Say Prost at 7 Long Island Oktoberfest Celebrations

Oktoberfest began in October 1810 in Munich, Germany as a 16-day festival to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. These days, there’s no need to book a flight to Europe to enjoy good music, food, parades and times. These Long Island celebrations bring Munich—and sausage, pretzels, beer, pretzels, potato pancakes and more pretzels—to you.

Related Content: NYC Oktoberfest Celebrations That Would Make Munich Proud 

Bay Shore

Where: Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Drive, Bay Shore
When: Oct. 22, VIP session – 12:45-5:30pm, General admission – 1:30-5:30pm
Why Go: Dust off your combat boots for an afternoon of beer, brats and punk music at Great South Bay Breweries annual Punktöberfest. Five TBA punk rock bands will provide the soundtrack to your tasting. Go 


Where: Black Forest Brew Haus, 2015 New Highway, Farmingdale
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 23-Oct. 15
Why Go: Every day is Oktoberfest at Black Forest Brew Haus, but the Farmingdale favorite is adding live music on weekends, including festively-named band Bratwurst Boys, in September and October to celebrate the actual festival. Black Forest is also brewing an Oktoberfest beer with a rich malt background and noble hops that are reminiscent to the original 1810 recipe. Go


Where: Maxwell’s
When:  Oct. 6-9
Why Go: Prost with this popular South Shore restaurant this October. Start with Bavarian Pretzel Bites, then order up a steaming bowl of potato ale. The wurst platter mixes bratwurst, knackwurst and bockwurst in Maxwell’s house Oktoberfest beer, comes with potato salad and sauerkraut and will likely leave you full until Thanksgiving. Go 

Locust Valley

Where: Thomas Park
When: Oct. 1, 1-7pm
Why Go: It’s guilt-free indulgence. Locust Valley Rotary’s Annual Oktoberfest features food trucks, desserts and beer and all proceeds will benefit Gift of Life. Go 


Where: Crossroads Farm, 480 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
When: Oct. 22, 1-7pm
Why Go: Sample small-batch brews from local breweries like Port Jeff Brewing Company and Mustache Brewing Company and see what this local farm is harvesting this fall.  The first two pours are on Crossroads. Go 


Where: Citi Field
When: Sept. 23, 5:40pm
Why Go: Ditch the peanuts and cracker jacks and opt for pretzels and brews instead. The Mets will host their annual pre-game Oktoberfest Party Sept. 23, and guests will get to walk off with a souvenir beer stein and a pair of tickets to see the Amazin’s take on division rival Philadelphia Phillies. Go 


Where: Zum Schneider Montauk
When: Oct. 15-16, Oct. 22-23
Why Go: Get to The End one more time. The Montauk outpost of the New York City favorite blends the laid-back East End vibe with Eastern European flare. For Oktoberfest, Zum Schneider Montauk has 11 hours of live music on Saturdays, 7 on Sundays, Haxn (pork shank), Wisen Handl (broiled chicken), Riesenbrezn (giant pretzels) and plenty of imported Oktoberfest beers on tap.  Go

Pro Tip: Say “Prost!” when you clink steins this Oktoberfest. It means “cheers” in German.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.