Oktoberfests in Westchester County in 2011

We’re talking dirndl skirts, swelling bosoms, and beer steins, folks: Think the St. Pauli girl http://www.flickr.com/photos/safoocat/2368627413/ with a buzz and seriously lowered standards. Now that I’ve got your attention, it’s Oktoberfest time, when usually uptight German people gather together at communal tables, sing songs, and listen to oompah bands. Here are some outdoor beer events to make autumn more welcome.

Bedford Post
October 16, 2 - 4:30 pm
$60 per person
Look for a four-course, German-inspired menu with beer pairings and festive music. Space is limited, so please contact (914) 234-7800 or email reservations@bedfordpostinn.com to book.

The Peekskill Brewery’s Third Annual Birthday Bash
October 15, 2pm
$5 beer tickets buy 16-oz session (craft) beer or 12-oz specialty brews
Look for music by The Jukebox Romantics, Phineas & the Lonely Leaves, and others; also snacks, face painting, local vendors, pumpkin decorating, and more.  Visitors must be 21 years old to enter the beer tent, where 15 breweries will be pouring. Look for Captain Lawrence, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn Brewery, Kelso, and others.

Pound Ridge Harvest Festival
October 15, 2 - 6pm
From the announcement, “Pound Ridge Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Pound Ridge Partnership and a host of local businesses and organizations. The day will include amazing food, games for kids, a beer garden for the over-21 crowd and a root beer garden for the under-21 crowd, live music, and much, much more.”



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