New York City’s largest outdoor Oktoberfest festival, Oktoberfest NYC 2019 kicks off on Friday, September 13th, one week in advance of the official start of the famous German festival, at Watermark Bar at Pier 15. From Merchants Hospitality, OktoberFest New York will span six weekends, turning downtown’s Pier 15 into a lively celebration of authentic German beers, traditional German foods, OktoberFest decorations and fun games for the entire family. The open-air, family-friendly festival will run from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, from September 13th to October 20th with up to 150,000 guests expected over the six weekends. With general admission tickets, guests will have access to a variety of activities including Volley Pong, Corn in the Hole and Ping Pong, as well as a Masskrugstemmen (stein-holding) contests for guests over 21 years of age. To commence the official start of OktoberFest NYC 2019, on Saturday, September 21st at 5 p.m., Anne Becerra will be hosting a ceremonial keg tapping, following the well-known OktoberFest tradition that dates back to the 1950s in Munich. General admission to OktoberFest NYC 2019 is complimentary and patrons must RSVP online to confirm attendance. Tickets can be purchased beforehand or on-site for food and beverages.