Oct. 4, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
Sunnyside Gardens Park will host its annual Oktoberfest this weekend, complete with biergarten, authentic German food, the festival’s ever-popular pumpkin patch and an arts and crafts fair.
The event is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 between 12 noon and 5 p.m. at the park, located at 48-21 39th Ave.
The park’s picnic grove will be transformed into a beer garden, where award winning, German-style beer will be served. Attendees can also enjoy German food and live music throughout the day.
There will also be an arts and crafts fair at the festival featuring work from local artists. The artists and craft vendors will showcase their work which will be for sale at the festival. Past events have seen about 20 vendors at the festival.
The family friendly event will feature a huge pumpkin patch, kids crafts, carnival rides, face painting and other activities for children to enjoy.
Oktoberfest draws visitors from across the city, with about 2,000 festival-goers expected.