Hague to host Oktoberfest

HAGUE - A bit of Germany is coming to the North Country.

Hague will host Oktoberfest 2009 on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The celebration will be held noon to 6 p.m. in the Hague town park at the intersection of Route 9N and Route 8.

Oktoberfest 2009 will feature beer from several local microbreweries, live music, German and other festival food vendors, a children's activity tent and festival games for the adults.

"Oktoberfest is a wonderful opportunity for people from around the region to discover the exciting things that are going on in this North Country jewel," Hague Supervisor Dan Belden said. "Aside from the intrinsic beauty of our lakeside location, this is a community where the generations play together, from the littlest kids to the seniors. At Oktoberfest, the residents, local businesses, and civic groups all to come together in a coordinated effort to showcase all that's really special about Hague on Lake George."

Glens Falls-based Davidson Brothers Brewery will be among the participating microbreweries. They will feature their Dacker Adirondack Ale, a traditional blonde malt, Irish Red, an Irish-style ale, and other seasonal brews.

There will be live music on the main stage throughout the festivities featuring German Oom-Pah bands, polka music and dancing, and North Country bluegrass.

The 12-piece Inseldudler band from Champlain Valley will anchor the music program. The Inseldudler band from Champlain Valley will play Oom-Pah favorites and polkas throughout the afternoon.

Vermont-based Fire in the Kitchen will play at the event as well, featuring Green Mountain clogger Kristen Bolton.

There will be a special program for the children at 3:30 p.m. with lumberjacks and whistles.

The grand finale will be a bluegrass jam featuring many local favorites.

There will be activities for children of all ages. The Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks will provide counselors and activities in the Kids Activity Tent with games and fall favorites like face painting, pumpkin crafts, sack races, obstacle course and a brand new Hague Coloring Book created by many well-known North Country artists.

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