The people who brought SantaCon and the March of the Leprechauns to Riverhead are adding a fall pub crawl to the lineup and this time the theme is Oktoberfest. Lederhosen is encouraged.
Sunday, October 18, between noon and 8 p.m. Riverhead bars, restaurants and breweries will offer special Oktoberfest deals to patrons who purchase a $10 bracelet. Bracelet proceeds will be donated to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to Riverhead Townscape, a nonprofit that beautifies downtown Riverhead and hosts the annual Riverhead Country Fair.
SantaCon and March of the Leprechauns both drew about 1,200 participants to Riverhead, and each rose about $12,000 for charities and nonprofits. Past beneficiaries included the East End Emerald Society, Maureen’s Haven and the New Beginnings Brendan House.
Participating venues for the Oktoberfest pub crawl include Joe’s Garage & Grill, Mazi, Perabell Food Bar, Cliff’s Rendezvous, Digger’s, Crooked Ladder Brewing Company, Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria, Suffolk Theater, Vines & Hops and Long Ireland Beer Company. Hotel Indigo and Hyatt Place will offer special rates.
Drink specials, German cocktails and German food will be offered. Suffolk Theater will have DJ Phil from 3 to 8 p.m. with half-price German and seasonal beer.
Purchase a bracelet online at suffolktheater.com to pick up at the Suffolk Theater box office, or pay cash at a participating vendor.