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Oktoberfest in Locust Valley

This year's Oktoberfest in Locust Valley featured an

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) Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Oktoberfest in Locust Valley

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

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
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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)

Children and families paint pumpkins at Oktoberfest in
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

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

Oktoberfest in Locust Valley (Sept. 22, 2012)

Girls use beads and wire to create necklaces
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

Eleonore Mordacq of Locust Valley participates in colorful
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

From left, Lila, 4, and Gigi Kellison, 7,
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

Guests enjoy some traditional food. (Sept. 22, 2012)
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

A sand-shaping station. (Sept. 22, 2012)
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

Traditional food. (Sept. 22, 2012)
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Traditional food. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Shoes dot the entrance to the large inflatable
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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)
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

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

Die Spitzbuam performs. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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

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

Timmy Dunn Jr, 12, of Bayville, gets his
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

Zachary Green, 4, and Ryleigh, 7, of East
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

Lilly, left, of Locust Valley, and Christopher Denatale,
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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)
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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

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