Germania of Poughkeepsie inc.

Germania of Poughkeepsie proudly presents Oktoberfest 2024!

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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

May 18th & 19th (See Full Schedule for Times)

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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!

Dave Betz Band

Friday September 6th, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Offering a wide range of professional music entertainment from full bands, duos,trios. Classic rock, oldies, country, polkas all types of events.

Alpine Squeeze!

Saturday September 7th, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

What people enjoy most about Alpine Squeeze is that our performances blend the traditional songs of “Oktoberfest” with popular music that people can sing and dance to. Spirited polka’s and enchanting waltzes, Latin, pop, country and jazz are all in the mix!

Germania Almrausch S.V.

September 8th - 10th

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.

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


Goats of Pioneer Valley

Oktoberfest Sponsors

Dutchess Beer Distributors

101.5 WPDH The Home of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Wolf 97.7, 97.3, 105.5 Hudson Valley’s New Country


William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Matt’s Autobody

Suzanne King & Kevin Kieran


H.G. Page & Sons, Inc.


Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP


Star Gas Products, Inc.
Schaller & Weber
My Wine & Spirits
Royal Carting Service Co.
Alto Music of Dutchess County
Viscount Wine & Spirits
Steuben Society of America, Dr. Charles Gilbert Spross Unit No. 167
FC Bayern Supporters of Connecticut
Carol Ann & Eddie Fischer
Anita & Harold Heitmann
Dieter & Rosemary Krebs
Esther Odescalchi
George Schmidt
Evelyn & Claude Wuytack