The Ithaca Commons may be in the midst of significant reconstruction, but that won't stop Downtown Ithaca from celebrating its second annual Oktoberfest. The event will take place on North Aurora Street this Saturday, October 26th.
Kilpatrick's Public House and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance are partnering to host this weekend's Oktoberfest, which will feature drink samples and food samples from several area brewers, wineries, and restaurants. A $15 pack of tickets will cover ten drink samples and five food samples. Vendors will also be selling full portions of food.
Some of the foods available include onion pie, potato pancakes, soft pretzels with mustard, Bavarian chocolate pie, chicken schnitzel with gravy, bratwurst, and funnel cakes. Beers from Bandwagon Brewpub, Hopshire Farm & Brewery, Cortland Beer Company, Empire State Brewing, Ithaca Beer Company, and Bacchus Brewing will be available, as well as wines from Six Mile Creek Winery.
The musical lineup includes Monoculture, which played a CD release set at the Haunt earlier this month, and Ithaca stars Mike Brindisi and the New York Rock.
The City of Ithaca will be closing the 200 block of North Aurora Street from noon until 7pm on Saturday to accommodate Oktoberfest. Drivers traveling north on Aurora Street from South Hill will need to turn left onto Seneca Street, and drivers heading west on Seneca Street will not be able to turn right onto Aurora Street.