Downtown Ithaca’s 2nd Annual Ithaca Oktoberfest

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2012 by vtbrous

Kilpatrick’s Publick House & Downtown Ithaca Alliance to host the Second Annual Ithaca Oktoberfest – October 26 – 2 to 6pm in Downtown Ithaca on Restaurant Row.  The Ithaca Oktoberfest is full of rich harvest season celebrations complete with live music, samplings from regional breweries, wineries and farmers, as well as local food vendors.

Local favorite microbreweries will be competing in the Oktoberfest championship for best beer.  The first Champion of the “Oktobercup”, Cortland Beer Company, will be back to defend the tasty title.  Other competitors include Bandwagon, Empire Brewing, Bacchus Brewing and Ithaca Beer Company. Local farm goods and food tastings will be available at every turn.

You will be able taste the last bit of fresh seasonal apple cider or get pumpkins to take home and carve.  Ithaca’s authentic sauerkraut makers will be on site to give a real Oktoberfest feel to any tasty treat.   There will be live music such as and Ithaca Oktoberfest is a day devoted to great beer, wine, food, and music! Come celebrate with Ithaca’s finest indie rock band, Monoculture from 2-4pm; a fresh duo of musicians dedicated to the influences of pop, blues and soul. Mike Brindisi and The New York Rock will be closing out the show from 4-6pm with classic 90s rock songs you can’t help but sing along with, contests and prizes occurring throughout Oktoberfest.

Advance purchase tickets may be purchased with cash or credit card at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office or over the phone by calling 607-277-8679. Tickets will be available for pick up on October 26 in the express line upon presentation of identification (over 21). Tickets can be purchased the day of as well.  Tickets are $15 for 10 drink samples and 5 food samples. Larger food portions will be available for purchase.

Vendors include:

German Spätzle, onion pie, sauerkraut, bratwurst, turkey drums, funnel cake and much more . . .
Kilpatrick’s Publick House (host)
Ithaca Ale House
Collegetown Bagels

Beer & Wine:
Amber Ale, IPA, Blond, Pumpkin Ale, Pirate Eye IPA, Hefeweizen, High Step Weizenbock, & Coffee Porter
Hopshire Farm & Brewery
Ithaca Beer Company
Cortland Beer Company
Empire State Brewing
Bacchus Brewing Company
Bandwagon Brewpub
Six Mile Creek Vineyard
Upstate Brewery
Wagner Valley Brewery

pumpkins, chestnuts, cider, seasonal produce
AJ Teeter Farm
Twisted Tree Farm
Heller’s Farm
Taitem Engineering
& More

Music Schedule:
2-4pm – Monoculture
4-6pm – Mike Brindisi & the New York Rock

For more information, to participate as a vendor or volunteer, contact Patty Clark at (607) 277-8679 or


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