I went to Oktoberfest on Governors Island yesterday! It was absolutely gorgeous out; was a perfect day to sit outside enjoying a few brews and great conversation. Colonel's Row was fenced off for the festival, so we got our free admission bracelets and walked around a bit until it started at noon. Once we went in, we got in line for beer tickets-- the line was crazy long!
Tickets were $2 each, and beers were $6, $8 and $10. We bought $40 worth of tickets, and got 5 beers to split between the two of us. They were all beers neither of us had ever tried-- we got some good stuff!
There were various food stands, ice cream, and a live band. It wasn't as crowded as I had expected, which was nice. We had no trouble finding seats, and spent the afternoon drinking and talking in the blazing sunshine. Was an amazing afternoon.