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Sunnyside Gardens Park’s Popular Oktoberfest to Take Place Saturday

Oktoberfest 2011

Oct. 3, 2013 By Christian Murray

The 7th annual Sunnyside Gardens Park Oktoberfest is taking place Saturday and children throughout the area will be treated to a range of activities– from pumpkin picking to face painting.

“This year we are expecting more than 2,000 people,” said Lisa Jacobsen, the president of Sunnyside Gardens Park. “The event continues to get more popular each year.”

This year organizers have ordered 1,000 pumpkins for children to choose from. “We increased it from 750 since we sold out of them by 3 pm last year,” Jacobsen said.

Saturday’s event will feature a climbing wall, pony rides and live music for kids. There will be craft tables for children to decorate their pumpkins.

Meanwhile, the adults will be able to taste a range of different beers, enjoy sausages, potato salad, hotdogs and burgers. There will also be wine.

Furthermore, more than 20 arts & crafts venders will be setting up tables and selling items such as paintings, jewelry and pickles.

“We have such a variety of activities taking place all within the confines of the park,” Jacobsen said. “People can have a beer while their children play. It’s great”

Time: October 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (rain date: Oct. 6)
Location: Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave. (at 49th Street) in Sunnyside.
Admission: Free

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Kristin B

Oktoberfest was great this year. Since it overlapped with the craft fair, we were able to listen to music, drink some beer, buy a couple pieces of art from local artists while our daughter enjoyed the kid stuff.

Ann P

Looks like the weather should be great on Saturday. This is one of the best events at the park and I know my kids love getting to pick out and paint their pumpkins. Hope to see lots of friends and neighbors there!


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