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A keg tapping at Loreley Beer Garden.
Photograph: Courtesy of Loreley Beer Garden | Oktoberfest? More like Oktobeerfest.

The best Oktoberfest events in NYC this year

Raise a stein and say ‘Prost!’ to German food and drinks this September and October.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Contrary to its moniker, Oktoberfest, the annual autumnal celebration anchored in Munich, Germany, with satellite festivities all over the globe, kicks off in September. Lucky for you, New York City hosts some of the best boozy, musical sausage fests in the world. This year’s events include weeks-long waterside parties and brewery bashes—all with plenty of German (and local!) beer to start your fall eating and drinking plans out right.

Here's where to keep the party going all season long.

RECOMMENDED: Oktoberfest NYC 2023 guide

Looking for other fall activities?

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Just being in NYC in the fall is an experience in itself—for a few brief months, we all channel Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail and breathe in the crisp air filled with the smell of leaves and pretend we're in the middle of a love story for the ages (maybe we are). It's true that NYC is one of the most sought out places to experience the best that fall offers, from delightfully spooky Halloween events and festivals to gorgeous leaf-peeping opportunities and some of the best festivals.

Autumn in NYC is tough to match! Keep scrolling to find out how to make this the best one yet.

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