Since the first festival in 1810, Oktoberfest has spread beyond Munich to the rest of Germany and the world. This year, the German festival is coming to Manorhaven, but just for one night, instead of the traditional two weeks.
Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church will hold an Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 13 at Polish Hall at 5 Pulaski Place in Port Washington from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
“This is the first time we’ve held the event, and we’re very enthusiastic it will be a success,” said Lorraine Alessi, who helped plan the event.
Alessi said there will be Haufbrau beer from Munich and wine. There will be bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato dumplings and other German foods. A 50/50 raffle will be held, and attendees will be entertained by the Die Spitzbuam Band and German dancers.
Tickets for the event cost $45 and each attendee will receive a complimentary drink of beer or wine. All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Fatima, specifically for renovating a wing of the church.
The tickets must be purchased before the event, as they cannot be purchased at the door. Tickets can be ordered through the parish office, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone at 516-767-0781.