Oktobeerfest

Ballston Spa

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In a Nutshell

Festival patrons wander through green fields while live music mingles with the scent of 27 seasonal craft beers

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Promotional value expires Sep 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of event. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Oktobeerfest. Must provide first and last name at checkout. Refundable only on day of purchase. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The constant enmity between fall harvest festivals and beer festivals raged for centuries until the notorious Pumpkin Ale Treaty was signed to unify these rival factions. Give peace a chance with today's Groupon to Oktobeerfest in Ballston Spa on Saturday, September 17 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:

  • For $5, you get admission for one to Oktobeerfest and one German Das Boot mug (a $10 value).
  • For $9, you get admission for two to Oktobeerfest and two German Das Boot mugs (a $20 value).

The suds savants at Saratoga Festivals present Oktobeerfest, a celebration of 27 German and American seasonal craft beers poured at Ellms Family Farm. While live music tickles earlobes and German food sternly satisfies stomachs, lederhosen-clad festival patrons play horseshoes, bocce, and other lawn games. Lackadaisical pumpkins and squashes loll about the lush landscape, carving human faces on each other in order to burglarize a delicious brew.

Though drink tickets are not included in this deal, mature adult humans and muscular centaurs may purchase them at the festival ($3 each). A beer sample requires one ticket and a full mug requires two. Festival workers ask patrons to bring valid IDs, tickets, and cash, as well as proper clothing and sunscreen. Additional event details and directions lie in wait on the website.

This Groupon is not valid toward alcohol. Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID.

Oktobeerfest 2012

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.

Customer Reviews

176 Ratings

Awesome venue, great bands and great beers
David E. · October 3, 2012
Great venue. Better food choices is a must.
William J. · October 1, 2012
Great location. Beer was great, needed more food vendors
Lisa C. · September 30, 2012
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    Ballston Spa

    448 Charlton Rd.

    Ballston Spa, New York 12020

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