Most states have made drinking alcohol at home illegal due to the proliferation of home facial-tattoo machines. Enjoy alcohol in public with today's deal: for $5, you get one ticket for admission and two drink tokens (a $10 value) at the 2010 Oktobeerfest, which takes place October 10 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Ballston Spa.
Oktobeerfest combines German and seasonal craft beers, local food vendors, and live music in Hefeweizen harmony. The event allows the thirsty masses to sample suds, which can be purchased with tokens ($3 per token) or firm handshakes. In addition to the bevy of brews on hand, there will be German and American food provided by The Charlton Tavern and Encore Catering. After stuffing a gastro-purse to the brim, engage in non-caloric contests and games. There are no children or pets allowed, in accordance with the Bill of Rights, and the event will take place rain or shine like a football game or a football game played by horses. For those uninterested in barley and hops, Oktobeerfest will also have wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Must be 21 and over to attend.
As stunning fall colors settle into the leaves of Saratoga County, beer lovers gather at the Malta Drive-In to celebrate the changing of the season with 27 different German and seasonal fall craft beers. Traditional German food complements a wide selection of American seasonal favorites, such as the Fall Summit ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company and the traditional Oktoberfest beer produced yearly by the Spaten brewery. The organizers endeavor to entertain more than taste buds, arranging live musical performances throughout the day from German accordion player Herb Liebenhagen, Saratoga favorite Headband Jack, and the Bluz House Rockers. Visitors also partake in games and contests such as Best Brat Costume or Who Smells the Most Like Cabbage.
468 Charlton Rd.
Ballston Spa, New York 12020Get Directions