Celebrate Oktoberfest in Ridgewood!
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October. Get out of the house and check out these local places in Ridgewood… drink beer and celebrate!
Celebrate Last Day at Nowaday’s Nowafest:
From September 16th through October 3rd, Nowadays is celebrating Nowafest, their own little take on Oktoberfest. They’ll have special beers on tap from Finback, Queens Brewery and other local beer makers, and the kitchen will be serving up a special spin on their already excellent bratwurst. Cheers!
“Every year since we’ve opened, we’ve done Nowafest, our take on Oktoberfest. From September 16th through October 3rd, we’ve got German-style sausages from NYT-acclaimed butcher The Meat Hook at the truck and special beers from Threes Brewing (plus a couple German staples for folks who want to keep it classic) at the bar. Prost!”
Tuesday October 3rd: 4pm – midnight
56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Gottscheer Hall’s Annual Oktoberfest
Come join us at Gottscheer Hall for their annual Oktoberfest! It is Friday night October 6th from 9:00PM til late! HB Oktoberfest beer on tap, full bar menu, giveaways, and live music. Again, lederhosen is strongly encouraged! No cover and free entry!
History of the Gottschee people: With the dissolution of the Austrian empire Gottschee was given to the newly formed country of Yugoslavia. In 1941, Gottschee became a territory of Italy, as a result of a treaty between Germany and Italy. Over 11,000 Gottscheers were relocated into a German annexed sector known as Untersteiermark (Lower Styria), that had formerly belonged to the Austrian province of Styria until made a part of Yugoslavia in 1918. At the end of World War II, when both Gottschee and Lower Styria were reclaimed by Yugoslavia, the people of Gottschee were made homeless and stateless and ended up as refugees and expellees in temporary camps in Austria.
Thousands of Gottscheers had come to the United States of America since the late 1800’s, settling mainly in New York and in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1945, they started a large-scale movement to help their uprooted kinfolk in Europe, who eventually migrated to many countries. Today, the largest number of Gottscheers and their descendants live in the United States of America; smaller numbers have settled in Canada, Austria, Germany, and some have found a new home in other countries.
Friday Oct 6 at 9 PM – 3 AM
657 Faiview Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385