Fall has arrived and is making its comeback at the LIC Flea & Food.
This weekend the popular Long Island City flea market, located at the outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, will begin its Oktoberfest celebrations.
To start the festivities, the LIC Flea will have a pumpkin patch with pumpkins straight from the farm.
Oktoberfest beers will be available from the local breweries at the LIC Flea Beer Garden, which is set up along the basin in the back of the market with views of the Manhattan skyline and outdoor seating. Beer selections come from SingleCut Beersmiths, Queens Brewery, Finback Brewery and Rockaway Brewing Company.
Some LIC Flea vendors will also be featuring special menu items just in time for the celebrations.
Vendor Oconomi will be offering Japanese Berkshire pork kurobuta sausage with Karashi (Japanese mustard). The Chia Jar will have a harvest pumpkin spice chia jar and carrot cake chia jar.
Frittering Away will be offering a non-alcoholic gluhwein (mulled pomegranate) and Petalouda Bakery will have a coconut farina cake “revani.”
Another special menu item will be an “Oktoberbratbeercheesefest” hand pie from Love.Grit.Cook. It is a stuffed pie with locally made bratwurst from Ridgewood’s Morscher’s Pork Store, Gruyere, cheddar and beer cheese sauce, caramelized onions and a crunchy pretzel crust. It will be served with a schmear of beer mustard.
Finally, vendor Sweet Muse will offer special edition brownies such as stout fudge brownie, beer and pretzel brownie, and pumpkin swirl fudge brownie.
LIC Flea & Food is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will run through the end of the year. The LIC Flea Beer Garden is open during the hours of operation of the flea market.
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