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2013 Oktoberfest Has Begun on Long Island!

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Grab your beer, sausage, and lederhosen for the Long Island festivals going for this Oktoberfest 2013!

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Part of enjoying the fall, Long Island enters a worldwide celebration. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival that is held all over world that began on September 21st  goes til October 6th this year. Beginning in 1810 and inspired by Bavarian culture in Germany, the festival has evolved over time. Today's festivals begin with a gun slaute and the tapping of the first keg at noon.

While at an Oktoberfest, you can also enjoy a platora of food items such as, chicken, sausage, roast pork, ham hock, and cabbage.

Oktoberfest is more than beer and food, visitors to fairs like to dress up as well either in Bavarian hats in honor of Bavaria or lederhosen.

There are many Oktoberfest events going on Long Island. Be sure to check out one of the events below before Oktoberfest ends!

Do you know any other Oktoberfests happening on Long Island? Tell us below and add the events to our Things to Do section!