Drawing: Oktoberfest Block Party VIP tickets

Wolffs Oktoberfest promo video aerial screengrab

Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

The annual Oktoberfest block party in North Albany organized by Wolff's is this Saturday, September 29. We have two VIP tickets for the festival to give away. Maybe to you.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's something you're excited about doing this fall in the Capital Region?

Maybe it's picking apples. Maybe it's taking a walk in the fall foliage. Maybe it's just hygge-ing the heck out of things as the weather turns cool. It can be pretty much whatever. We'll draw one winner at random.

About those VIP tickets... They include a free commemorative stein, quick entry to the event, access to the VIP tent, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, private bathrooms, and a selection of wine.

The Oktoberfest block party is Saturday, September 29 from 11 am to 7 pm on Broadway in front of Wolff's Biergarten in the Warehouse District. General admission is $15 ahead / $20 day of.

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Wednesday and must respond by 5 pm that Thursday.

photo via Wolff's Youtube


do a cooking class at different drummer's kitchen; pick apples at samascott and get doughnuts and booze at golden harvest; and hit June farms while the leaves change!

Looking forward to outdoors everything. Summer too hot, sticky, and humid. Love fall walks, bonfires, everything about it!

Play some fall golf!

I'm looking forward to eating Dutch Udder's cider donut ice cream.

Hiking! Really want to check out a few of the local fire towers to get a good view of the fall foliage

I can't wait to go apple picking on a crisp fall morning.

I'm most excited to go apple picking at Indian Ladder & eat some fresh cider donuts!

I'm looking forward to fire pits and bonfires!!!!

Hiking and visiting Indian Ladder Farm!

Eating Pho, Ramen and other noodle soup dishes on a weekly basis to combat my persistently runny nose.

Fall biking and Indian Ladder!

apple picking and eating samascotts dairy free pumpkin ice cream

To enjoy the colors I plan to drive East from Albany on Rt. 2 to visit the Grafton NY Peace Pagoda. Then up to Petersburgh Pass to hike the Taconic Crest Trail. Afterwards drive to Williamstown to visit the Clarke Museum. Then on Rt 7 and dine at The Man of Kent Tavern.

Enjoying some homemade apple crisp.


Fall foliage while riding along the Capital Region Bike paths. .

Home brewing again.

Being chilly!

Saturday afternoon walks through Washington Park on the way to the Lionhart pub, to get in those last few enjoyable warmish weather days on the patio while enjoying a seasonal pint of craft brew....yum...

Looking forward to sitting around a wam fire pit on a chilly night

Bagging leaves, yeah.



Taking my boyfriend on a haunted hayride! (he's never been)

Taking a hiking in the ADKs.

As a new resident of Albany, I'm looking toward Oktoberfest and drinking some cider at Indian Ladder.

Halloween and brewery tours

Pumpkin beer and stuffing my face with Bowman's cider donuts.

Burning apple pie candles, waking up to the fresh autumn air, and having pumpkin beer!

You can't beat a hike through Five Rivers when the leaves have changed!

A nice fall sightseeing cruise on the Hudson.

Picking apples at Indian Ladder

It's cliche, but I love apple picking, and pumpking carving in the fall. Also, getting some more fire tower mountains done!

Cruising down the Hudson River on the Dutch Apple sipping a delicious warm cider and Jameson.

I am excited about (hopefully) enjoying my last fall as a renter and my first (hopefully) as a homeowner. To watch the leaves change and fall in a place of my very own.

Everything! Apple picking and cider donuts and looking at the leaves from Thacher Park!

Breweries and bike trails.

Excited for one final hike up in the High Peaks.

I already went apple picking, so I will just say I'm looking forward to apple pies and being able to use my oven again thanks to cooler weather!

planting a ton of garlic

fall hikes, enjoying apple cider donuts.

Taking my kids for their first cider donuts and picking out pumpkins!

Eating apple cider donuts

I'm looking forward to the wonderful fall foliage here in New York. Can't wait to take in the sights.

Looking forward to hiking the Eastern Escarpment Trail and taking in the foliage around the Catskills.

We're looking forward to hiking, now that our busy summer schedule is winding down a bit.

Wearing my Irish tweed cap ....

Walking through downtown Troy on a wet and grey day, feeling my feet slip on the sodden leaves, and then meeting friends for a beverage in a place that is warm, full of laughter, and folks wearing sweaters.

bike riding in the mountains

brewery tours and cider donut partaking!

My favorite thing about fall is playing flag football with my friends on Sunday mornings! It’s a great way to enjoy the amazing fall weather before spending the day watching more football...

Rocky Horror Picture Show @thepalacetheater

Fall foliage hikes, car rides and foliage boat ride on Lake George. Apple picking and of course pie making. And our annual fall family paintball fest!

I’m really excited to explore some of the local farms and festivals. Going to try and experience a haunted hayride or corn maze this year!

A trip to Indian Ladder Farms is on my fall bucket list!

Baking with local apples, hiking.

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