Where to Stay for North Fork Oktoberfest

October 19, 2023

Enjoy the perfect fall adventure on Long Island’s North Fork at the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest. This eagerly anticipated festival will feature live music, plenty of beer and brats, and interactive events, including Stein holding and costume contests. The merriment takes place in a beautiful outdoor setting at Milton L. Burns Park. Keep reading to find out more about this year’s Oktoberfest, then plan to book your stay at The Menhaden, one of the best-regarded North Fork luxury hotels that’s located just a quick drive away from the festivities. 

Autumnal Cheer at Oktoberfest in the Park


Let’s set the scene: It’s a crisp autumn evening on the North Fork, and the scent of freshly baked apple pies, pumpkins, and hot cider is in the air — and, not to mention, sizzling bratwurst. ‘Tis the season for Oktoberfest, that Bavarian-born beer extravaganza that draws revelers of all ages and signifies the true start of fall. This year’s North Fork celebration is set to be one for the ages, with rollicking live music from the Bratwurst Boys and a light show at dusk. Plus, the park’s regular Reflextions art exhibits will be on full display, which include illuminated marine animals, a submarine, and a mosaic-tiled duck.  


It’s not Oktoberfest without lederhosen, of course, so you can expect family dirndl and lederhosen contests to be happening throughout the day. As far as food and drinks go, Twin Fork Beer Co, North Fork Brewing Co, Uber Geek Brewing Co, and Tradewinds Brewing Co will serve top seasonal beers ranging from German imports to local craft selections. Meanwhile, Seaside Grill will be cooking up all kinds of savory, German-influenced treats — think smoked veal and pork sausage with sauerkraut and soft Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese. All in all, Oktoberfest is easily one of the most popular Long Island getaways of the season.


Book Your Stay at The Menhaden


Looking for hotels near North Fork NY? Try the luxurious Menhaden, which overlooks the Greenport Harbor and boasts an enticing mix of high-end service and boutique-style amenities. After a day of fall fun, you’ll love relaxing in the cozy, sleekly furnished rooms here, with their sumptuous high-thread-count linens, curated decor, and spacious, spa-like bathrooms. Bonus points for all the “extras” available to guests, like homemade pastries, delicious coffee, a scenic rooftop bar (complete with a firepit), and various complimentary offerings — namely, gourmet snacks in the galley, electric car rentals, and even an electric-powered car rental. Fully immerse yourself in the spirit of Oktoberfest with a stay at The Menhaden, one of the top North Fork NY hotels.