Raise Your Steins to Lake George’s Ultimate Oktoberfest Celebrations
The Adirondack air gets crisp, and the leaves start to turn - it’s that time of the year again in Lake George! As the season changes from summer to fall, the Lake George region comes alive with the excitement of not one but two Oktoberfest celebrations: the Lake George Village Oktoberfest and the Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Charity Block Party.
A Double Dose of Oktoberfest Excitement
Lake George Village Oktoberfest: October 6-8, 2023
Kicking off the festivities is the local favorite that combines the traditional Oktoberfest celebrations with the charm of Lake George: the Lake George Village Oktoberfest. This family-friendly event transforms the heart of Lake George into a bustling European-style street fair. As soon as you enter the festival, you'll feel like you've been transported straight to Germany. Sponsored by Adirondack Brewery, the festival features traditional music and an incredible selection of Bavarian food and brews.
The streets of Lake George Village will also come alive with over 30 vendors, artisans, and fun activities, like a barrel race, a keg-throwing contest, dancing chickens, and more. There will even be games and rides for kids to ensure everyone has a great experience regardless of age. Guests can indulge in traditional Oktoberfest fare, like grilled sausages, giant pretzels, turkey legs, and Wienerschnitzel as well.
At Oktoberfest, there is no shortage of specialty beverages, thanks to the local and regional breweries showcasing their finest creations. This year’s beer selection boasts an assortment of Adirondack Brewery's top-notch offerings, including an Oktoberfest brew, Lake George IPA, and Bare Naked Ale. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to try the new canned cocktails from High Peaks Distilling.
Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Charity Block Party: October 14, 2023
The heart and soul of any Oktoberfest are the brews, and the Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Charity Block Party sure does deliver. This 21-and-over block party is a beer festival-style celebration that guarantees a good time. Attendees can sample delicious brews from 12 New York State guest breweries in addition to Adirondack Brewery’s fall classics that will be on tap. There will also be an array of local wine and craft cider options.
Oktoberfest isn’t just about beer though, it’s a whole sensory experience. The festival will feature German bites, like mouthwatering potato pancakes, bratwurst, knackwurst, and more. Additionally, guests can test their strength in the keg tossing and stein hoisting contests, play a leisurely game of cornhole, and listen to live music. Whether you’re dancing the polka or making your way through endless beer samples, you’ll be swept up in the Oktoberfest spirit.
If the endless amount of food, beverages, and entertainment aren’t enough, there is something even more special about this event. Since its beginnings almost 15 years ago, the Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Charity Block Party has raised well over $100,000 for local charities and doesn’t plan on stopping there. This year, all profits of the Charity Block Party will go to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks.
“The atmosphere at these events is truly remarkable. We work with some of the best organizations, vendors, and staff in the area to make these events happen, and being able to help support and donate to these local charities is truly amazing,” says Adirondack Pub and Brewery general manager James McReynolds.
Plan Your Visit This Fall
Lake George Village Oktoberfest
Date: October 6-8, 2023
Time: Friday 5-10 PM | Saturday 12-10 PM | Sunday 12-5 PM
Location: Canada Street, Lake George
Ticket details: Free admission
Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Charity Block Party
Date: October 14, 2023
Time: Saturday 1-5 PM
Location: Adirondack Brewery, 33 Canada Street, Lake George
Ticket details: $55 in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets include entry, unlimited beverage samples, a sampler stein, and a food voucher valued at $15.
Whether you’re a beer connoisseur, a foodie searching for authentic flavors, or someone who simply loves a good time, the Lake George Village Oktoberfest and Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Charity Block Party offer something for everyone. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to raise your steins at these exciting celebrations. Prost!