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.
Great event with a great turnout and some wonderful bands that performed. And yes it was open to the public.
Will this be open to all or only for the members?
If it’s members invited only then kindly never speak of anything else from the park again. The members don’t want anyone else to be involved.
They should do away with anything German related…. Do you see what is going on in there country??
So organize one.
This was meant as a response to Jose’s comment, not Anonymous.
To: Anonymous. That’s ridiculous.
Bxgrl only likes responses that agree with her.
Why are we having events like this in our neighborhood. There are. Try few Germans. We need to celebrate our Hispanic heritage. More Hispanic events in Sunnyside.
Can we do this event AND do more Hispanic events?
Maybe that’s the reason. It can’t be all about the Hispanics. Heaven forbid anyone should learn anything about another culture!
Yes, Germans started WW1 and WW2. 100 million people died. Now we learned something about Germany. Thank you for that education.
The policies of the winning allies after WW1 guaranteed us a WW2. But, back to being relevant to this, Oktoberfest roots are from 1820’s. So I don’t believe there will be a German Army recruitment kiosk there if people were curious. There will be a fantastic array of delicious beers and food tho! Enjoy and hopefully the weather holds up
Yes, the policies of the allies were to blame for the death camps. You are a total fool.
All about Hispanics?! It’s never about Hispanics! Why are we having an Octoberfest?’
You spelled Oktoberfest wrong. Don’t get so offended, besides it’s Hispanic Heritage month.
How many Hispanic beers?? GOOD beers??
Festivals are meant to be enjoyed by everyone. Just because Oktoberfest was started in Germany 100’s of years ago, doesn’t mean it’s only for Germans or people of German descent. Open your mind, you might just learn something.
What will I learn from an Oktoberfest? What beer to order? I’m sure you don’t open your mind to other cultures. White people are not open to other cultures.