Oktoberfest has been our little fall tradition since we started dating back in the day. We're about 1 hour drive away from the Bear Mountain State Park in upstate New York and I just love the nature and clean air out here. Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain is quite peaceful and family-oriented. There's live German music, beer (of course), food (sausages, waffles, pierogis etc.)and local crafts and vendors.
I love these local bee products and we usually get couple of beeswax candles to take home with us. They also had variety of flavored and unflavored honeys, honey sticks, soaps, candies and bee pollen.
Fun times. Totally worth the drive.