Oktoberfest is back in the Adirondacks

Prost! It’s time to toast Oktoberfest season, which is back in 2021 after a year without these traditional brouhahas.


Adirondack Pub & Brewery announced that the annual three-day Columbus Day Weekend Oktoberfest event will be back in Lake George this year. Time to dust off your lederhosen and get ready to have the WURST time this fall!


Enjoy the fall foliage (which is often at peak Columbus Day weekend) at this Bavarian-style street fair on Canada Street in Lake George near Shepard Park. Traditional Oktoberfest fare, tasty beer, and live music are all part of the fun. There is no charge to enter. Food and drink are available for purchase.


Here are the dates & times:

  • Friday, October 8 from 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 9 from noon to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 10 from noon to 5 p.m


Keeping the Stein Full


Adirondack Pub & Brewery is also bringing back its Oktoberfest Celebration the following Saturday at the Pub.


This will be their 15th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1 to 5 p.m.


What can you expect? Non-stop polka music of course, so don your dancing shoes with your lederhosen. An awesome beer garden with NYS guest breweries and a tasty menu including Bratwurst, Knackwurst, and Weisswurst plus all the German fixings.


There will also be keg tossing, stein hoisting, a costume contest, cornhole and much more.


Click here for ticket information.


A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund.


“We are extremely happy to partner with this amazing local charity. We have worked with them in the past, so we’re excited to be doing so again. Please visit their website at the link above for more about this worthy charity,” Adirondack Pub & Brewery posted on Facebook.


Local businesses are going above and beyond what is required of them to ensure guests, employees, and the community are kept safe as COVID-19 variants continue to spread.


“We anticipate another great year of fun while also practicing safe habits. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority at Adirondack Brewery, and we are committed to the safety of everyone for these events, and at our restaurant.


Please be aware, that although there are no current guidelines that will restrict this event; Adirondack Pub & Brewery, and its employees, will adhere to all CDC, NY State, Warren County, DOH, and local Village of Lake George COVID-19 guidelines,” the Pub posted on Facebook.



Northway’s New Oktoberfest


The next weekend on Saturday, October 23, 2021, Northway Brewing Co. in Queensbury will host its first Oktoberfest from 3 to 7 p.m. with live music by The North & South Dakotas.


They will have various breweries, distilleries, cideries, wineries, and food on site.


Click here for ticket information.


Digital Passport


Don’t forget to sign up for your Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail Digital Passport! It’s free and doesn’t require you to download an app — just save it to your phone’s home screen for easy access. This passport is your ticket to savings at select locations, and you win prizes for checking in at a certain number of places.


Click here to get your passport!


About Adirondack Pub & Brewery:

Located in the heart of Lake George village since 1999, Adirondack Pub & Brewery not only provides top quality craft beverages, but also a family-friendly dining experience that can’t be beaten. With an Adirondack-themed interior, Beer Garden, and tons of outdoor seating the Adk Pub is a must-stop destination for all ages.


Originally focused on producing the best craft beer in the region, we’ve expanded to a wider variety of products including two different hard ciders, and five flavors of hard seltzer. Not to mention our delicious, and non-alcoholic craft soda, Bear Wizz Root Beer for the younger crowd.


About Northway Brewing Co:


Northway Brewing Company is excited to craft beers that celebrate the people and landscapes that make up our area. Located just north of Saratoga Springs on the edge of Adirondack Park in Queensbury, NY, our facility features a large outdoor seating area, a 3,000 square-foot taproom, and plenty of space and parking.


Our Taproom offers full pours, flights, growlers, cans to go, as well as merchandise.


Our Northway Foodtruck is open weekly with updated menus available on our social media. Come by and see what’s being brewed in the North Country.