#OKTOBERFESTNEWYORK

Festival Info

We are excited to bring three weekends of the Oktoberfest atmosphere over from Munich to New York!

We will have live music with steins full of beer, traditional Oktoberfest food for sale and fun for the entire family.

Sept 17th -18th 12pm until 12am
Sept 24th – 25th 12pm until 12am
Oct 1st – 2nd 12pm until 12am

The event is free. Reserve your ticket today!

Watermark (Pier 15)
78 South Street New York, NY 10038
212 742 8200

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About

There’s lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest…the steins of beer, the tents, the lederhosen, the pretzels.

If you’re not traveling to Munich this year, you could have missed out on three of the best weeks of your life – until now. This year will be different for you! This year will be the year we bring the OktoberFest atmosphere from Munich to New York!

Start the workouts now to carry a stein in each hand.

But Oktoberfest is about more than authentic German beer! Over 3 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great. We’ll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you’ll get some of the best Oktoberfest food that New York has to offer.

And while you eat, be sure to enjoy the amazing views of New York at our 3,500 square foot venue featuring the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline.

There are lots of beer festivals, but there’s only been one Oktoberfest…until now.

Grab your free tickets today!!

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Food & Beverage

For Oktoberfest, we will set the price of everything on our menu to $8—including the beer. 1 Liter Steins will cost $16.

Expect the traditional Hofbrau beer as well as Weihenstephan and Radeberger, all served at picnic tables alongside brats, pretzels & much more.

There will be a ticketing station to purchase food and drink tickets for all of your Oktoberfest selections.

Travel & Directions

By Subway

To FULTON STREET

Follow WALKING directions below.

By Subway

To FULTON STREET or WALL STREET

Follow WALKING directions below.

By Bus

To WATER STREET & MAIDEN LANE

M15 M15-SBS
QM7 QM8 X8 X14 X15

Follow WALKING directions below.

WALKING

Walk Southeast towards the East River on Maiden Lane, John Street, or Fulton Street.
Once you reach SOUTH STREET, cross the street and walk under the FDR DRIVE OVERPASS
and onto the waterfront walkway. Walk out onto PIER 15 directly across from
Fletcher Street, the second pier south of the South Street Seaport.
Watermark Bar is the farthest east pavilion on the pier.

FAQs

Here’s a run down of the questions we are most frequently asked.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, you can always visit the CONTACT page to get more detailed information.

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE OKTOBERFEST NEWYORK?

Sept 17th -18th 12pm until 12am
Sept 24th – 25th 12pm until 12am
Oct 1st – 2nd 12pm until 12am

Watermark (Pier 15)
78 South Street New York, NY 10038
212 742 8200

AS AN ATTENDEE, WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THIS EVENT, AND WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

When we set out to throw Oktoberfest New York, our main focus was throwing the event we would personally want to go to – the official Oktoberfest in Munich. As Oktoberfest fans, we have been to lots of Oktoberfest events, and there are good and bad things about each one. At our event, you can expect a fun crowd that appreciates all things traditional Oktoberfest. You can also expect to see families enjoying ping pong, foosball and face painting. This event is about enjoying and learning about Oktoberfest with beer drinkers and families alike.

THE EVENT IS FREE. WILL THE BEER AND FOOD BE FREE ALSO?

We would love to charge nothing for food and beer but hey, it’s New York. You know that there’s a charge somewhere. Steins of beer will be for sale as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages.

I’D LIKE TO HELP OUT, WHAT CAN I DO? DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

We absolutely need volunteers! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and fill out our contact form.

DO YOU OFFER DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS?

While we encourage attendees, if they choose to drive, to arrange safe transportation, we do not offer a special ticket for Designated Drivers. While Oktoberfest is the focus of the event, it’s not the only thing that will be going on that day. We’ll have a bunch of food/non-alcoholic drinks, and drinking water throughout the day. New York offers a safe transportation alternative within walking distance of our event.

WHY SHOULD I RESERVE MY FREE TICKETS TO THE FEST?

You definitely want to make the cut if the event gets sold out. We can only allow a certain number of guests into the tents at any given time and you want to make sure that you are there.

WILL YOU HAVE ANY NON-OKTOBERFEST BEERS?

Absolutely not! One of our main goals is to replicate the Munich experience in New York. That means, if its not an Oktoberfest type of beer, we won’t carry it on the festival dates. Ask pourers on-site and they’ll walk you through the beers offered. You’ll see German beer that you know and love. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, or just learning about Oktoberfest, we promise to have something for everyone. Bring your friends and introduce them to steins!!

CAN I BRING MY CHILD AND/OR FAMILY?

Absolutely! We made arrangements for children to have activities to participate in during the festival. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to drink beer but otherwise, bring the family – this include infants. Any child without a parent will not be admitted, no exceptions.

WHY ARE THERE LINES TO GET IN?

Many people will arrive early to the festival, and a line to get in to Oktoberfest is inevitable. The lines will move quickly if you have your tickets ready.

WILL THERE BE ANY FOOD OR NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AVAILABLE?

There will be plenty of food available, with a wide variety of food options available for purchase. Water will be available throughout the festival. Some vendors may choose to provide food or non-alcoholic beverage samples, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. We recommend bringing cash to be on the safe side.

ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS?

Of course, it’s a beer festival! You can always ride New York Mass Transportation.

WHAT ARE THE PARKING OPTIONS?

New York has tons of parking available. Please be prepared, and bring cash. We don’t set the prices, and have no control over the charges.

WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE FESTIVAL?

The following items are prohibited:

  • Outside food, drink, or alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons (knives, pepper spray, any concealed weapons or firearms, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks
  • Unapproved marketing material of any kind (pamphlets, handouts, advertisements)
  • Other items as determined by facility security

All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event. Security reserves the right to request patrons to return prohibited items to their vehicle, or dispose of these items; non-cooperation may lead to ejection from the facility.

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR CAT?

Sorry, no pets are allowed at Oktoberfest New York unless you have a permit.

SMOKING POLICY

Smoking is not allowed on Pier 15.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND MARKETING POLICY

We encourage you to take still photographs at the event! In fact, we hope after the event that you’ll post some photos to our Facebook page and tag us.

INTOXICATED PATRONS

All festival attendees are expected to drink responsibly. Any guest who is believed to be intoxicated when entering the festival will be denied entry, and a refund for your admission will not be provided. We’ll have plenty to go around, so please don’t pre-party!

Any attendee who is found intoxicated or causing general disturbance will be asked to leave the facility without a refund.

PRIVACY POLICY

The Oktoberfest New York does not share personal information with any third parties. Any information collected by us on your behalf will only be for clearly stated purposes (e.g. purchasing tickets entitles the holder to admission to our festival on the date and time indicated on your tickets).

We are not responsible for republished content from this website that is not wholly contained within this website.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated August 5, 2015. If you have questions, feel free to contact us directly via our Contact Us page.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

This event is free.

This event will take place rain or shine and the holder bears all risks of inclement weather. Tickets are not redeemable for cash.

The holder hereof voluntarily assumes all risks incidental to the event, including bodily injury and death, whether occurring prior to, during or following the event. The holder consents to the use of his or her image, likeness, actions and statements in connection with any recorded audio, photograph, video or other publication of the event.

Certain items may be prohibited by the policies of management, venue, promoters, participants or organizers. The holder consents to being searched from time to time including upon entry to the event.

By obtaining this ticket you accept the terms and conditions.

Contact & Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer and enter the event for free, please reach us using the Contact form.

Watermark Bar, Pier 15
78 South Street
New York, NY 10038