09/12/17 6:02am

It’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest on the North Fork. (Credit: Digital Cat, Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/14646075@N03/)

Break out the dirndl and lederhosen. Strike up the oompah band and brush up on your polka steps. Oktoberfest is upon us.

You may think my enthusiasm premature, but the Bavarian celebration actually begins in mid-September and runs through early October. (more…)

10/19/15 11:20am

VERA CHINESE PHOTO Matt Heege and Ashley White of Rocky Point at the inaugural downtown Riverhead Oktoberfest pub crawl.

The bars of Riverhead drew people from the East End and beyond for the inaugural Oktoberfest pub crawl on Sunday.

The event wasn’t as well attended as the recent Santacon pub crawl or the St. Patrick’s Day-themed March of the Leprechauns (exact attendance numbers for Oktoberfest were not immediately available). And there were also far fewer people donning lederhosen on Sunday then there were wearing red suits or green T-shirts for the previous events. Still, it was a way to liven up downtown on what would likely be an otherwise sleepy Sunday. (more…)

10/13/15 10:58am
halloween north fork events

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

From haunted houses to real ghost stories to spooky hayrides, there are plenty of Halloween activities on the North Fork this month to put a chill in the air and keep you up at night. Here’s a rundown of the Halloween fun: (more…)

10/02/15 6:23am


Don’t you want to dress like these guys in the above photo and drink beer out of a boot? Then come on down to downtown Riverhead’s first Oktoberfest pub crawl.

The event will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 8 p.m. at participating businesses. Entry bracelets are $10 each and can be purchased online and picked up at the Suffolk Theater box office or purchased at participating vendors. Click here to purchase a bracelet. (more…)

10/14/13 12:30pm
oktoberfest garden of eve

Photo by Carrie Miller

Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market is hosting its first annual Oktoberfest celebration next weekend Oct. 19-20.

The two-day event celebrates local brews and farming with Long Island craft beers, pumpkin picking, farm tours, vendors, food, live music, farm animals, hayrides and 8+ varieties of garlic to eat and plant. (more…)