Ram’s Head Inn to celebrate Oktoberfest

The Ram's Head Inn on Shelter Island (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island  (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Put on your lederhosen and belly up to the bar, because Oktoberfest is coming to the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island.

The historic restaurant and inn will host their first Oktoberfest celebration next month on Saturday October 17, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We used to do some beer dinners and stuff like that,” said Ram’s Head owner Linda Eklund. “But this time we thought it would be fun to host an event, because there are some great things going on the island that day. There’s the Shelter Island 5k, then we’re doing the Oktoberfest and then the Shelter Island Historical Society will host their Oyster Festival at 4 p.m.”

Oktoberfest celebrations will take place on the hotel’s great lawn right after the Shelter Island 5k race and will feature a pig roast along with live music, as well as East End vineyards and breweries offering tastings. Admission is $35 per person and will include two drink tickets along with the food and music.

Runners taking part in that day’s Shelter Island 5k race are invited to bring their race number with them to the Oktoberfest after the race, to enter to win a grand prize raffle.

“It’s very rare that Shelter Island has a complete day of activities where you can just roam the island and see one event at 11 a.m. , then another event at 1 p.m. and then even another event later in the day,” Eklund said. “This is a great way of connecting all these events with one another.”

The Ram’s Head Inn is located at 108 Ram Island Drive on Shelter Island Heights. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.theramsheadinn.com