Downtown Ithaca’s Third Annual Ithaca Oktoberfest

Downtown Ithaca Alliance to host the Third Annual Ithaca Oktoberfest – October 25 – 2 to 6pm in Downtown Ithaca on Restaurant Row.  The Ithaca Oktoberfest is full of rich harvest season celebrations complete with live music, sampling 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” was Cortland Beer Company in 2012 followed by Hopshire Farm Brewery in 2013.  Both will be back to defend the title of best brew. 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 in festive garb or with your signature Oktoberfest drinking boot.

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 (starting October 1st). Tickets will be available for pick up on October 25 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.

Last Year’s 2013 Vendors Included:

Food:
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

Farmers:
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 ithacaoktoberfest@gmail.com.

2 Responses to “Downtown Ithaca’s Third Annual Ithaca Oktoberfest”

  1. Update for 2013?

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