Your Guide to Oktoberfest 2023 on Long Island – Where, When and How to Celebrate

Welcome to the ultimate guide to Oktoberfest 2023 on Long Island! Dust off your lederhosen and raise a stein in celebration of this iconic German festival. In our comprehensive guide, we’ll take you on a journey through all the essential details you need to know to celebrate Oktoberfest on Long Island this year. Grab your beer-loving buddies and get ready to embark on an Oktoberfest adventure like no other!

Oktoberfest at Lucharitos

  • When: Saturday, October 7th from 2-6pm
  • Where: Lucharitos, 872 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville.
  • What: Drink, food, and live music. Beer garden, face painting, magician, pretzel stand and candy apple stand. 

Oktoberfest at Somerset Brewing 

  • When: Sunday, October 1st at Noon
  • Where: Somerset Brewing, 94 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead
  • What: German food, live music from The Bratwurst Boys, commemorative Somerset Bavarian-style mugs will be sold for $25 and refills for $5.

Beer Fest at Tanger Outlets Deer Park

  • When: Saturday, October 15th from 1-5pm
  • Where: Tanger Outlets Deer Park
  • What: This one is a little Oktoberfest-ish. Tanger Outlets Deer Park will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Oompah Fest

  • When: Sunday, September 10th from 1-5pm
  • Where: Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, 42155 Main Road, Peconic
  • What: Celebrate Oktoberfest with us with a live German Oompah band, Die Spitzbuam  And beer!

Oktoberfest at Garden Grill

  • When: Starting September 15th through October 28th
  • Where: Garden Grill, 64 North Country Road, Smithtown
  • What: German food, beer and fun in an outdoor beer garden.

Inaugural Oktoberfest Party at Sayville Bait & Tackle

  • When: Saturday, September 16th from 2-6pm
  • Where: Sayville Bait & Tackle, 220 N Main Street, Sayville
  • What: Beer trailer, live music, vendors, and a stein holding contest! $25 ticket gets you your own stein + first fill, and a pretzel! Live music from Buoy 34.

Brew Cheese

  • When: Saturday, September 16th
  • Where: Brew Cheese, 40 Woodbine Avenue, Northport
  • What: Oktoberfest and Stein holding competition. The competition will kick off at Brew Cheese in Northport and the winners of this round will compete at Schnitzels on September 17th. More info to come.


  • When: Saturday, September 16th
  • Where: Destination Unknown Beer Company, 1 South Chicago Ave, Bay Shore.
  • What: Get ready for the ultimate beer-lover’s paradise. Head over to DUBTOBERFEST, where you can savor the flavors of over 20 Long Island breweries, indulging in Traditional German Style and Fall Beers that’ll leave your taste buds dancing. That’s not all! They have an action-packed day planned: Delicious Food Trucks to satisfy your cravings, stein hoisting competitions to test your strength, music to keep you dancing and so much more!

4th Annual Das Biergarten Oktoberfest

  • When: Every weekend starting Saturday, September 16th until whenever!
  • Where: Das Biergarten, 1148 West Beech Street, Long Beach
  • What: Beer, food, outdoor seating and live music.

Schnitzels Gastropub 1st Annual Oktoberfest Kickoff & Beer Stein Holding Competition

  • When: Sunday, September 17th at 2pm
  • Where: Schnitzels, 77 Main Street, Stony Brook
  • What: Schnitzels will be hosting its 1st Annual Oktoberfest Kickoff & Beer Stein Holding Competition. Oktoberfest food specials, new beer lineup, and more! Please note: 1st round of the Beer Stein Holding Competition will be held at Brew Cheese Northport on September 16th.


  • When: Sunday, September 17th at 11am
  • Where: Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square
  • What: Experience the closest thing on Long Island to actual Oktoberfest at the Plattduetsche Biergarten in Franklin Square beginning on Sunday, September 17, 2023 with its annual Ompahfest. Live music, authentic German cuisine, and activities for all!

Oktoberfest at The Oak Chalet

  • When: Starting Thursday, September 21st 6-9pm and every Wednesday and Thursday through October 26th
  • Where: The Oak Chalet Restaurant, 1940 Bellmore Ave, Bellmore
  • What: Have fun and enjoy their German specialties along with festive music from accordionist Frank Rapuano.


  • When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2-6pm
  • Where: Lithology Brewing Company, 211A Main Street, Farmingdale
  • What: Inaugural Oktoberfest at Lithology Brewing Company. Food trucks, music, games and three breweries on tap. More to be announced.

2nd Annual Barrier Brewing Company Oktoberfest

  • When: Saturday, September 23rd from noon-5pm
  • Where: Barrier Brewing Company, 3001 New Street, Unit A2, Oceanside
  • What: Barrier branded tankard, 10 German/Oktoberfest inspired brews, bavarian food, traditional oktoberfest contests (stein holding, best costume & hammer strike), more beer, music by The Bratwurst Boys, Axe throwing booth and more (beer). $40 per person. This event is family-friendly. Rain or shine.

2nd Annual Oktoberfest in the Park 

  • When: September 30th, from 3-9pm
  • Where: Grangebel Park, Peconic Ave, Riverhead
  • What: Riverhead hosts an Oktoberfest celebration, promising a fusion of authentic German music, cuisine, and a stein-holding contest. Get ready to don your costumes and raise your steins for an evening of merriment.

📷 Brett Sayles

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