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This year's Oktoberfest in Locust Valley featured an (Credit: Johnny Milano)

This year's Oktoberfest in Locust Valley featured an inflatable slide and a bounce house. The event at Thomas Park also includes live music, food such as bratwurst, and pumpkin painting. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Oktoberfest in Locust Valley

Oktoberfest in Locust Valley

This year's Oktoberfest in Locust Valley featured an
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

This year's Oktoberfest in Locust Valley featured an inflatable slide and a bounce house. The event at Thomas Park also includes live music, food such as bratwurst, and pumpkin painting. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Jenna Cangero, 1, of Locust Valley, slides down
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Jenna Cangero, 1, of Locust Valley, slides down an inflatable playpens during this year's Oktoberfest in Locust Valley. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Children were encouraged to participate in the festival
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Children were encouraged to participate in the festival and use inflatable slides and a small bouncy castle at this year's Oktoberfest in Locust Valley. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Children and families paint pumpkins at Oktoberfest in
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Children and families paint pumpkins at Oktoberfest in Locust Valley. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Children and families were invited to paint their
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Children and families were invited to paint their own pumpkins at this years Oktoberfest in Locust Valley. Oktoberfest hits Thomas Park in Locust Valley, where families can enjoy live music, traditional food such as bratwurst, and participate in activites such as pumpkin painting. (September 22, 2012)

Oktoberfest in Locust Valley (Sept. 22, 2012)
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Oktoberfest in Locust Valley (Sept. 22, 2012)

Girls use beads and wire to create necklaces
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Girls use beads and wire to create necklaces and bracelets. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Eleonore Mordacq of Locust Valley participates in colorful
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Eleonore Mordacq of Locust Valley participates in colorful sand design. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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From left, Lila, 4, and Gigi Kellison, 7,
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From left, Lila, 4, and Gigi Kellison, 7, of California, participate in colorful sand design. (Sept. 22, 2012)

German sausages cook on the grill in celebration
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German sausages cook on the grill in celebration of Oktoberfest. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Guests enjoy some traditional food. (Sept. 22, 2012)
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Guests enjoy some traditional food. (Sept. 22, 2012)

A sand-shaping station. (Sept. 22, 2012)
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A sand-shaping station. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Traditional food. (Sept. 22, 2012)
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Traditional food. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Shoes dot the entrance to the large inflatable
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Shoes dot the entrance to the large inflatable slide at Oktoberfest in Locust Valley. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Families' painted pumpkins on display. (Sept. 22, 2012)
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Families' painted pumpkins on display. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Die Spitzbuam performs. (Sept. 22, 2012)
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Die Spitzbuam performs. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Children and families were invited to paint their
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Children and families were invited to paint their pumpkins at Oktoberfest in Locust Valley. (Sept. 22, 2012)

German specialties such as cotton candy, caramel apples
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German specialties such as cotton candy, caramel apples and fudge bars were also served. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Timmy Dunn Jr, 12, of Bayville, gets his
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Timmy Dunn Jr, 12, of Bayville, gets his hair painted orange. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Zachary Green, 4, and Ryleigh, 7, of East
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Zachary Green, 4, and Ryleigh, 7, of East Norwich. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Lilly, left, of Locust Valley, and Christopher Denatale,
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Lilly, left, of Locust Valley, and Christopher Denatale, of Bayville, rest and watch the polka-inspired band Die Spitzbaum. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Die Spitzbuam performs music. (Sept. 22, 2012)
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Die Spitzbuam performs music. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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