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Sunnyside Gardens Park to Host its Annual Oktoberfest Saturday

The pumpkin patch at Sunnyside Gardens Park during Oktoberfest 2018 (Photo: Queens Post)

Oct. 6, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

Sunnyside Gardens Park will host its annual Oktoberfest this weekend, complete with a 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. 8 between noon and 5 p.m. at the park, located at 48-21 39th Ave. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 1 but was postponed due to rain.

The park’s picnic grove will be transformed into a beer garden, where German-styled beer, wine and cider 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 will have tables where they will showcase their work that will be for sale. 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. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Oktoberfest draws visitors from across the city, with about 2,000 festivalgoers expected.

Sunnyside Gardens Park, located at 48-21 39th Ave.

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