It’s our favorite time of the year!
As the crisp air starts to weave its magic, and the leaves put on their fiery display, the Finger Lakes region comes alive with a spirited celebration that brings together two of our favorite things: craft beverages and community camaraderie. That’s right, Oktoberfest is just around the corner!
Celebrate the Craft
Oktoberfest is a famous annual beer festival and folk fair that takes place in Munich, Germany and is one of the largest and most well-known beer festivals in the world. It originated in October 12, 1810, when Munich’s citizens celebrated the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The event’s success led to its repetition, laying the foundation for Oktoberfest. While its origins included horse races, the festival shifted its focus over time to beer, food, and Bavarian culture.
Today, Oktoberfest features beer from Munich’s traditional breweries, authentic cuisine, and lively music in large beer tents on the festival grounds, drawing worldwide tourists seeking the festival’s unique atmosphere and camaraderie. This event is a symbol of German traditions and has inspired similar celebrations globally.
At the heart of Oktoberfest lies the essence of local businesses and the unique flavors they bring to the table, quite literally. The Finger Lakes area is dotted with charming craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries that take pride in their artistry, their commitment to quality, and their passion for showcasing the region’s bounty. By embracing Oktoberfest in the Finger Lakes, you’re doing more than just having a good time; you’re becoming a vital thread in the fabric of our community. You’re supporting the dreams of small business owners who have chosen to call this picturesque region home and celebrating the dedication and hard work of the local artisans who pour their heart and soul into every drop.
As you prepare to toast to Oktoberfest, remember that you’re not just raising a glass; you’re raising the spirits of a community that thrives on your support. Let’s come together, celebrate with zest, and keep the spirit of local craft beverages alive in the Finger Lakes. Prost to a season of joy, flavor, and unity!
Join Us for an Unforgettable Oktoberfest Experience, discover one of the many events happening on the trail.
1. OKTOBERFEST at NO BS Brew Company
Join the crew at No BS for live music from the Frankfurters from 6:00 PM –10:00 PM, a Stein Hoisting Contest, Keg Rolling Relay Race and German fare! Don’t miss the special release of their OKTOBERFEST beer!
September 23, 2023
2. OKTOBERFEST Weekend at Sager-Stoneyard Pub
It’s Fest time at Sager-Stoneyard Pub! Enjoy several authentic German-style beers from both breweries and savor the tastes of Munich with Giant Pretzels and Bratwurst Platters.
Friday, September 22, 2023
4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2023
12:00 PM — 10:00 PM
3. OKTOBERFEST with Rohrbach Brewing Company
Bring your friends and celebrate Oktoberfest with Rorbach’s! Find them at the Public Market, and while you’re there, enjoy their seasonal German lager and appreciate the artistry of great beer.
Friday, September 22, 2023
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
4. ROCK-TOBERFEST at Reinvention Brewing Company
A highlight of the fall event season! Join us for this family-friendly event featuring smoked Bratwurst & award-winning BBQ from Black Hart BBQ starting at 3:00.
Hot Dogs and Gin will ROCK our back yard stage from 5-8pm! For the 1st time ever, father-son duo Doug & Eamonn Hubert are bringing their full band all the way from Binghamton!
Customer favorite Octothorpe Oktoberfest lager will be on tap and available in 4-packs to take home.
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
3:00 PM — 8:00 PM
5. OKTOBERFEST BEER FESTIVAL at NYBP Victor
Experience Oktoberfest just like you would in Munich with authentic German Music from the live band! Don’t miss the Stein Hoisting competition, German costume contest, and the NYBP Weiner Toss!
Pair your favorite German craft ales and lagers with your choice of Biergarten Bratwurst, Bavarian Pretzel, or German Fried Pickles (included in ticket!)
Travel between the Munich Biergarten, German Beer Hall and Bavarian Garden as you taste TEN 5 oz. tasters of beer, including faves like their Award-Winning Prost! Oktoberfest Lager, Drunkin Punkin, Augustiner Lager and Frankenstiener Black IPA…just to name a few!
Upon check in you’ll receive your commemorative stein to travel around the world with, and your exclusive NYBP Oktoberfest passport! Get a stamp at every biergarten, and bring your passport back any following day for a free pint of Prost! (while supplies last)
Sunday, October 15, 2023
2:00 PM — 6:00 PM
GA — $53.87