If you want to have the most epic fall, follow the Hudson Valley Fall Bucket List.

Fall means a lot of things for people, apples, pumpkin spice, and for some beer. Oktoberfest in Germany officially starts on September 22 and runs through October 8. But in the Hudson Valley, Oktoberfests are happening throughout September and October.

German beer is actually my favorite so Oktoberfest has an extra special place in my heart. These are some of my favorite Oktoberfest events in going on in the Hudson Valley this fall:

Millhouse Brewing Company Oktoberfest Dinner
While it's not a true Oktoberfest, Millhouse's Oktoberfest Dinner sounds awesome. Not only do you get brats, steins of their seasonal Oktoberfest beer and all the German sides, but you also get to take home a 4-pack of their Oktoberfest.

Germania of Poughkeepsie's Oktoberfest 2018
If you're looking to get down with your inner German self, this is one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the Hudson Valley. A day filled with music, food, and of course beer.

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest At Anthony Wayne
I haven't attended their Oktoberfest before but it has been on my bucket list and I think this may be the year I make it happen. Bear Mountain Inn is beautiful and I've heard it's one of the best, and largest, celebrations of the season around.

While those are my three favorites in the Hudson Valley, there are plenty of other events and places that celebrate Oktoberfest in the Hudson Valley. They're organized by date and then some great German restaurants are listed below:

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival
September 15 | Beacon Riverfront Park | Beacon

Free Oktoberfest With Ciders In The Catskills At Hunter Mountain
September 22-23 | Hutner Mountain | Hunter Mountain

Union Vale Oktoberfest 2018
September 23 | Tymor Park & Forest | Lagrangeville

Albany, NY's 10th Annual OKTOBERFEST Block Party!
September 29 | Albany Warehouse District | Albany

Oktoberfest In Cold Spring
September 29 | Mayor's Park | Cold Spring

Free Oktoberfest With Colors in the Catskills: Off-Road Edition At Hunter Mountain
September 29-30 | Hutner Mountain | Hunter Mountain

McGarrah's Oktoberfest
September 29 | 300 Stage Rd | Monroe

Annual Golf Outing And Oktoberfest
October 4 | Quaker Hill Country Club | Pawling

Oktoberfest at Putnam County Golf Course 
October 5 | Putnam County Golf Course | Putnam

Free Oktoberfest With Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally At Hunter Mountain
October 6-7 | Hutner Mountain | Hunter Mountain

Traubenfest
October 7 | German Masonic Park | Tappan

Free Oktoberfest With Wine Tasting On The Mountain At Hunter Mountain
October 13-14 | Hutner Mountain | Hunter Mountain

5th Annual Brabenec for Assembly Oktoberfest
October 16 | Crystal Inn | Warwick


 

Gus's Tavern
10 Quassaick Ave. (RT 9W), New Windsor, NY 12553 | (845) 561-3113

Mountain Brauhaus
3123 U.S. 44, Gardiner, NY 12525 | 845-255-9766

Gunk Haus
387 South St, Highland, NY 12528 | 845-883-0866

Schatzi's Pub and Bier Garden
202 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601  | 845-454-1179