Hague Oktoberfest deemed a success

More than 1,000 people attend

Nicole Buhac dressed the part for the annual Hague Oktoberfest. The event attracted hundreds of people to the town park on Lake George.

Nicole Buhac dressed the part for the annual Hague Oktoberfest. The event attracted hundreds of people to the town park on Lake George. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Hague Oktoberfest was a hit, according to organizers.

“Once again the Hague Oktoberfest event was very successful,” said Graham Bailey, event chairman. “The Hague Oktoberfest committee would like to thank everyone in our community for their support of the fourth annual Hague Oktoberfest weekend.”

The Oktoberfest committee includes Bailey, Jack Bast, Carolyn Close, Dick Gladu, Tom Haskell, Linda Mury, Rudy Meola, Carol Pittman, Steve Ramont, Neil Rypkima and Donna Wotton.

Held Sept. 21-23, the event attracted more than 1,000 people from 15 states and Canada. There were 24 New York counties represented.

Friday featured the Calamity Rock band entertaining more than 250 people under the tents while they enjoyed food, Adirondack Brewery beers and dancing. Nearly 900 people attended Saturday for food, beer, games and music from Fritz's Polka Band followed by Peter McGee on the accordion. The weekend concluded with about 35 people attending the lakeside non-denominational service given by the Rev. Bruce Tamlyn on Sunday morning.

Rick Meyers of Hague won the key toss and Catherine O’Leary of Hague was named Miss Oktoberfest. Friday's 50/50 raffle was won by Dave Mertz of Paxinos, Pa. Saturday's 50/50 raffle was won by Marijke Masquelier of Hague.

“The Oktoberfest committee extends their special thanks to the 100-plus volunteers that make this Oktoberfest possible,” Bailey said. “Without their support in every aspect of the event from parking and park entry, to the children’s tent, to beer sales and clean up, this event would not be possible. A special thanks to the Fish and Game Club who kept the beer flowing on Friday and Saturday. Thanks also to the craft and food vendors for their participation.

“The committee is especially grateful for the support of the local business community and their sponsorship that funds this event,” he added.

Oktoberfest sponsors included the town of Hague, the Hague Chamber of Commerce, the Sno-Goers, Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, Alison Craig Realty, Ananda Yoga, Belden Property Services, David Dunn Construction, Dockside Landing, Firehouse Restaurant, Glens Falls National Bank, Green Acres Campground, Hague Creek Gallery, Hague General Store, Hague Motel, International Paper, Lake George Lettering, Lakeside Plumbing, Locust Inn, North Country Landscaping, Northbrook Motel, Ruah Bed and Breakfast, Silver Bay General Store, Silver Bay YMCA, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Walt Porter Building, Walt Waters Excavating and WTB Construction.

Trout House Village Resort provided its tent for children’s activities and Condit Brothers donated a portable restroom.

“We look forward to seeing everyone next year,” Bailey said.

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