Cheers to Long Island Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest is a tradition that dates back more than 200 years and celebrates the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Even though it began in Munich, Germany, one doesn’t need to hop on a plane to celebrate with good food, music and parades. Let these Long Island celebrations bring the sausage, beer and pretzels to you.

Related Content: Raise a Stein at These 5 Long Island Beer Gardens


What: Oktoberfest Montauk 2017
Where: Zum Schneider Montauk (4 S Elmwood Ave)
When: Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22
Why Go: The rustic-chic German restaurant will feature nine hours of live music on Saturdays and five on Sundays, along with Haxn (pork shank), Wisen Handl (broiled chicken), Riesenbrezn (giant pretzels) and plenty of imported Oktoberfest beers on tap. Click to go

Bay Shore

What: Punktöberfest
Where: Great South Bay Brewery (25 Drexel Drive)
When: Oct. 21, VIP session – 12:45-5:30pm, General admission – 1:30-5:30pm
Why Go: Celebrate with this popular South Shore brewery for an afternoon of beer, brats and punk music. The annual Punktöberfest will have five TBA punk rock bands, local vendors and games. Click to go


What: Annual Oktoberfest 2017
Where: Knights Of Columbus Hall (186 Jericho Turnpike)
When: Sept. 9, 7-11pm
Why Go: Foodies are in for a real treat. The celebration will have an open bar, German beer and food, coffee, dessert and a live band. Reservations only. Click to go

Glen Cove

What: Oktoberfest At The Mansion
Where: Glen Cove Mansion (200 Dosoris Ln)
When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 1-8pm
Why Go: Kick of the festivities with live music from local biergarten favorites Eddie Forman and Josef Kroboth. There will also be special Oktoberfest beers and seasonal fall craft brews. Click to go


What: Oktoberfest Sunday! Music Fest
Where: Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market (4558 Sound Avenue)
When: Oct. 29, 10am-5pm
Why Go: It’s a celebration of fall fun. Enjoy craft beer from Garden of Eve Farm Brewery, hayrides, roasted sweet corn, pumpkins and of course live tunes by bands like Bluegrass by Buddy Merriam and the Backroads. Click to go