Best Oktoberfest events
The biergarten kicks off festivities with a ceremonial keg tapping. Loreley keeps the party going all month with Bavarian suds like Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier, as well as 12 kinds of sausages served that the Sausage Fest in October. Rounding out the revelry are beer tastings led by brewmaster Rudi Eilers, a pig roast and a free Halloween bash where you can drink pumpkin beer from mini pumpkin kegs.
Take a leisurely cruise up the Hudson River to gorgeous Bear Mountain State Park. After a 2.5-hour cruise, you'll have three hours to explore the park's natural beauty, abundant hiking trails and zoo. On the way back, join the onboard Oktoberfest complete with craft beer, German food and live music.