#SprechenSieDumbo?

Oktoberfest

Oompah bands. "Pick-your-own-apples" photo experience. Arts and crafts. Festive themed eats. Bavarian beer in limited edition steins. And one cölöringundphräsescöntestfuräll (yes, there are prizes.)

2019

Friday October 4 & Saturday October 5 in the Dumbo Archway

We're transforming the Dumbo Archway into a traditional German Beer Hall with plenty of Dumbo flair!

Think Oompah bands. "Pick-your-own-apples" photo experience. Arts & crafts. Festive themed eats. Bavarian beer in limited edition steins. And one cölöringundphräsescöntestfuräll (yes, there are prizes.)

FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM

5:30pm | Smitty's Polka Band. Classic Oktoberfest with a punk rock edge.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, 2019 | 1 - 9 PM

1 pm | Street Beat Brass Band. A New Orleans inspired brass band, play traditional German, Polka, and Oompah hits.

5pm | BB and the Polkahaus. Enjoy a high energy Oktoberfest performance complete with costumes, tubas, accordions, and more. {Special appearance by BB and the Polkahaus courtesy of HONK NYC.}

PLUS, HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND:

A "virtual" apple-picking photo experience! Get that insta-perfect shot without leaving the neighborhood.

A social media contest where YOU are invited to create your own German DUMBO Oktoberfest words with the hashtag #SprechenSieDUMBO for the chance to win prizes.

AND FOOD!

A festive menu of pretzels, brats, veggie brats and sauerkraut, plus Sixpoint's #DumboWeisse - our custom Hefe-Weisse! - on tap, served in limited edition beer steins.

Sprechen Sie Dumbo? Of course you do.





Thanks to Dumbo-based Small Planet for their support of Oktoberfest!

2018

Our third annual Oktoberfest brought back crowd pleasers Street Beat Brass Band and The Polka Brothers, and introduced Smitty's Polka Band to Dumbo. Arts and crafts, virtual apple picking and themed eats rounded out the Archway festivities.

If you can’t make it all the way to Germany, the Dumbo Oktoberfest is the next best thing.

Jetsetter

2017

Our second annual Oktoberfest brought back crowd pleasers MELINA and the Oompahs, with additional performances by the Street Beat Brass Band and The Polka Brothers. Arts and crafts, virtual apple picking and themed eats rounded out the Archway festivities.

2016

We transformed the Archway into a traditional German “beer hall” with plenty of DUMBO flair for the first time in 2016, with performances by MELINA and the Oompahs, DJ Holzmeister a.k.a The Kaiser—a DUMBO nightlife luminary and co-founder of nightclub Lunatarium—arts and crafts, and a virtual apple picking photo experience.