Plans are under way for the fourth annual Hague Oktoberfest Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21 - 23, at the Hague town park on Lake George. The The Fritz Polka Band from Verona will perform.
Plans are under way for the fourth annual Hague Oktoberfest.
The event will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21 - 23, at the Hague town park on Lake George.
“The annual Hague Oktoberfest has become one of the fall highlight events in the North Country,” said Donna Wotton, an Oktoberfest organizer. “There’s something for everyone at Oktoberfest.”
Festivities will begin Friday with a dance 7 to 11 p.m. with the local band Calamity Rock providing the music. A beer tent will be open and vendors will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and other items.
The Fritz Polka Band from Verona will get things started at noon Saturday. Information on the band is available online at www.fritzspolkaband.com
“The Fritz Polka Band is nationally acclaimed for their great polka and oompah interpretations and we look forward to their return to the Oktoberfest stage for the third straight year,” Wotton said. “Dancing is encouraged.”
Adirondack Brewery will showcase several seasonal brews and there will be wine tasting and an expanded vendor fair throughout the day.
“The counselors from Silver Bay YMCA will bring their creative energy back to the kids’ activity tent for pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, the bouncy house and other fall favorites,” Wotton said. “There will be great traditional German and Belgian food, burgers and grilled chicken, and festival favorites like funnel cakes and French fries. Work off that great meal with a good old-fashioned polka under the tent.”
There will also be games for adults beginning at 2 p.m.
“Last year more than 20 burly gents hurled an empty keg across the lawn in the keg toss competition, while an equal number of women competed for the Miss Oktoberfest crown for the woman who could run the fastest and spill the least liquid from eight beer steins,” Wotton noted.
A non-denominational religious service led by the Bruce Tamlin of Silver Bay under the Oktoberfest tent at 9 a.m. will conclude the event Sunday.
“There will be a fellowship hour with refreshments after the service,” Wotton said. “The beauty and serenity of the lake and the great fellowship will no doubt lift the spirits and this is a great way to spend a little more time with the friendly residents of Hague.”
The Hague Oktoberfest will be held rain or shine.
Hague Oktoberfest is sponsored by the town and businesses of Hague. For information on the event, weekend specials for lodging, restaurants and stores go online at www.visithague.com/Oktoberfest.htm