Germania of Poughkeepsie proudly presents the return of..

germania lederhosen for Oktoberfest

Do you know where your lederhosen are?

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Join our authentic, over 170 year strong German heritage organization as we host the traditional Bavarian fall festival, and continue yet another fun filled family friendly year of community activities… Deutsche Style!

Fest Fun For All Ages!


Germania of Poughkeepsie proudly offers plenty of fun family friendly activities all weekend long  in keeping with the German festival tradition and in the spirit of Gemütlichkeit.

There’s something about the style and sounds of Germania of Poughkeepsie’s traditional Bavarian fall festival that gets kinder of all ages wanting to put their “Alpen” on!


German Eats

Bring Your Appetite!


Germania festival menus offer a wide assortment of many family favorites.  There’s something for everyone.  Don’t miss out on Germania’s Bavarian style sausages and desserts.  Pretzels, sauerkraut, potato salad and more.

Snack on popcorn and hot dogs, or try one of our famous full dinner plates.  Sandwiches and plenty of kinder friendly options.

Wurst is Best!

Visit Germania’s express Imbiss style Brathaus!

Enjoy authentic German fest favorite sausages and Bavarian Pretzels.

Craving something sweet?

Oma’s famous Apfelstrudel is guaranteed to satisfy.  

Really Hungry?

Or maybe you’ve been waiting all year for your favorite authentic German meal.  Germania’s complete pavilion kitchen will not disappoint.

Quench your fest thirst!

Non-alcoholic drinks, or a quick snack are easily accessible for fest goers of all ages.


The Adlers Band

September 12th & 13th

See full schedule below for all times

The Adlers Band blend the perfect amount of Austrian, German and American music into one of the best Oktoberfest-Party Bands available in the USA today!

Gregory & The Mountain Brauhaus Band

Saturday, September 12th

1:00 – 2:00pm

2:30pm – 3:30pm

A Germania Favorite!
Hudson Valley's staple Bavarian & fest music ensemble.  Bringing you all your favorite "Heimat Hits"! 

The Bratwurst Boys

Friday, September 11th

6:00pm – 7:00pm

7:30pm – 8:30pm

8:45pm – 10:00pm

The Bratwurst Boys are currently the hottest Oktoberfest band out of Long Island amongst a growing scene of young lederhosen clad hipsters and dirndl wearing frauleins.

Germania Almrausch S.V.

September 11th - 13th

See full schedule below for all times

Germania Oktoberfest's very own traditional German folk dance group brought to you by members of Germania of Poughkeepsie!

Special Guests


Be sure to stop by and check out the Oktoberfest vendors!

You're sure to find something you have been looking for.

With Your Stylist Susan Tucci!

Brought to you by Anne Sullivan!

Essie Braun


Interested in becoming a vendor at Oktoberfest or other great Germania Events?


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