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Update: Oktoberfest’s outdoor festivities canceled due to forecast, but costumed ‘beer crawl’ at downtown breweries will be held instead

The second annual Oktoberfest event in Grangebel Park has been canceled due to potential inclement weather this weekend, but indoor celebrations will still be held on location at participating local breweries.

Riverhead to hold Oktoberfest celebration Saturday along the Peconic riverfront

Riverhead's first Oktoberfest, organized by the East End Tourism Alliance and the Business Improvement District, will feature local beer and wine tastings, some traditional Oktoberfest foods, live music and contests. At dusk, the Reflextions: Art in the Park exhibit in Grangebel Park will be lit up, and will feature live music from the band Who Are Those Guys, until 10 p.m.

Oktoberfest pub crawl planned for downtown Riverhead this fall

Downtown restaurants, bars and breweries will provide food and drink specials and live music for the event, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 18.