Oktobeerfest Fun!

Talk about a BLAST of a day!


Brian, Mal, Jeff, Sarah, Me, and Jay spent our entire afternoon boozin’ it up at Oktobeerfest. The event was really nicely organized, it was a perfect day for it, the crowd was hopin’, and there was plenty of beer to go around. Mug

One of the coolest aspects, right from the get-go, was that we got these awesome mugs to be able to cart around with us all day long, rather than continually using plastic cups. It was great then, and will be great many times down the road, I’m sure.


Once we got ourselves checked in and had mugs in hand, it was time to scope out the scene.


The event was held at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, which none of us had ever been to. It’s definitely a nice spot, and I made a few mental notes to try to make it back for Halloween Hayrides and the Corn Maze. Winking smile


There were five different beer stations set up throughout the farm, so our crew started off by heading to the closest one.


As soon as I saw pumpkin beer on tap, I went for it. I wish I knew what the names of the beers were that I tried today, but unfortunately, it was hard to tell since they weren’t labeled very well. It may have been called Pumking??


All I know is that it was good.


One of the other things that we liked was how you could use the drink tickets you buy for either a full mug (2 tickets), or a sample, half mug (1 ticket).


More times than not, the person pouring was very generous with their sample size, which we certainly weren’t complaining about! Winking smile


Our group spent a good portion of the day chatting, laughing our faces off, sampling each others’ beers, and just having an absolutely awesome time.



There was even live music for a majority of the day, which definitely added to the theme of the event.


Some of us were actually really enjoying that live music.


The couples…

Sarah & Jeff


Brian & Mal


Ummm, yeah, whoever they are? Winking smile


The event also had some awesome looking and smelling food which a few of us ended up grabbing mid-day.


Tell me that is not one amazing-looking piece of heaven, right?!? A German Chocolate Brownie which, let me tell you, definitely tasted like it fell from the heavens. So, so good!


The rest of the day carried on, with plenty more laughs and of course, some shenanigans.


By the way, did you guys know that today is officially halfway to St. Patrick’s Day? No wonder there was shenanigans…we love to have a good time on St. Patty’s Day, so of course we’d celebrate on half St. Patrick’s day (sort of like a half birthday?)

There were shoes missing…


Slides to slide down…


Plenty of “CHEERS” to go around…


Nonstop laughter…



And tons of fun with some awesome friends.





I Red heart my friends. Smile

(Thank you so much to A.J., from Saratoga Festivals for providing the tickets for the event. It was an amazing day!)


After an afternoon of drinking beer and laughing until our bellies hurt, it is definitely time for me to hit the hay. Jay and I have an early morning tomorrow…we’re headed to this fun place!

G’night, friends!!

(P.S. – I completely forgot to choose a winner for my Facebook Page Giveaway, so I will be doing that tomorrow…lucky for any of you who haven’t had a chance to enter yet!) Winking smile


  1. says

    Looks like you had a great time. I’ve seen a lot of people drinking the pumpkin beer….I guess I must try it in the name of fall!

    I love going to the corn maze every year…so much fun and a true sign of fall.

  2. says

    That looks like a blast! I’m not a beer drinker, but it still looks like a fun thing to do with friends whether drinking or not. I went to a wine festival similar to this a few weeks ago and had a great time.
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  3. sara says

    Courtney! I just made your banana pumpkin bread it was absolutely amazing! I made some changes because I had to use what I had but it was still amazing. Great Harvest has nothing on this banana pumpkin chocolate chip bread.
    My substitutions:
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup vanilla agave (its what I had)
    1/4 cup coconut oil
    then carob chips instead of raisins. My husband is crazy and doesn’t like raisins
    Seriously you are amazing!

  4. Amy says

    Looks like a great start to the fall. Its still hot here in Florida. I wish we had festivals like that. Its things like festivals that make me miss living up north.

  5. says

    looks like a blast~! also I love your purse- do you know where you got it?
    Also, I have to ask, did you get the cookies and workout in before heading out the door? I always have a million things to do before I leave, but I love it when they actually all get done haha (the workout usually doesnt happen)

    • Courtney says

      I got the bag at Kohls about a month ago and love it!
      And YES! I got the cookies baked and squeezed in a workout via Jillian Michaels on Exercise on Demand. I was impressed with myself 😉


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