OCCA's first-ever Oktoberfest will celebrate OCCA's ongoing efforts to protect, preserve, and enhance the region's natural resources. The event will feature exhibits and displays highlighting OCCA's programs on invasive species, water quality, land-use planning, solid waste recycling, and more.
An important part of any Oktoberfest is food and music, and OCCA Oktoberfest is no exception. Featured entertainment for the day is Fritz's Polka Band of Verona, NY. German-styled food, including brats and sauerbraten, will be served by Hot Rod's BBQ of Otego.
The day promises to be full of fun activities. Oneonta World of Learning will be on hand to provide Oktoberfest-themed activities for children, including a maypole dance, chestnut tossing, and Edelweiss hats. There will also be a just-for-fun yodeling contest and a Best Strudel competition.
Admission to this event is free with paid admission to the Popp Butterfly Conservatory ($11 for adults, $9 for children age 11 and under, seniors, and college students). Proceeds from admissions will benefit both OCCA and Popp Conservatory. For more information, contact Jeff O'Handley at (607) 282-4087, or go to www.occainfo.org.