Embrace Autumn with the Best of Otsego County: Oktoberfests, Tractor Fest, Harvest Celebrations, and Distinctive Distillery Delights. Your Ultimate Guide to September and October Events.

The crisp autumn air of Otsego beckons locals and visitors alike to indulge in a series of events that epitomize the spirit of the season. Whether you're yearning for the comforting embrace of a crackling firepit at Brewery Ommegang, the authentic taste of Oktoberfest from Butternuts Beer & Ale, or the melodic undertones of live music as you toast to fall at Red Shed Brewery, there's something for every palette. Dive deep into the heart of farming history with The Farmers’ Museum at Tractor Fest or immerse yourself in the unique Oktoberfest-Halloween blend that is Foothills PAC's Shocktoberfest. For those who lean towards the serene, Cooperstown Distillery offers an experience steeped in taste and sophistication, while NY Goat Yoga's GOAToberfest guarantees an unforgettable mix of wellness and whimsy. Whichever you choose, Otsego this fall is a tapestry of flavors, sounds, and sights, waiting to be explored.

Red shed6th Annual Harvest Fest
Red Shed Brewery

Oct 14

It's that time of year again- the weather has cooled down quickly and the leaves are starting to change. Join us on October 14th at our Cooperstown Taproom for a celebration of all things Autumn! Wear your warmest flannel, cozy up by our firepit, and fall in love with what's on tap. With live music by Jump The Shark 2-4pm and Double Barreled 6-8pm, yummy food specials, delicious drinks, and classic fall decorations complete with pumpkins, mums, and cornstalks, this will be a great way to celebrate the new season. You don't want to miss it!


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OktoberfestButternuts Beer & Ale

September 30 | 12-6

Raise a stein at the Butternuts Beer & Ale Oktoberfest Celebration on September 30th, 12pm-6pm! Savor local beer bratwurst, jumbo pretzels, and fresh apple cider delights, while enjoying German tunes and games. Discover more at the Farm!


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tractor festTractor Fest
The Farmers’ Museum

Oct 7

Learn about the world of tractors and everything they powered on New York State farms at the tenth annual Tractor Fest. See classic tractors, small engines, and other machinery––illustrating the growth of farming technology. Regular museum admission rates apply.


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Fall firepit fridaysFall Firepit Fridays
Brewery Ommegang

Every Friday

Join us for Fire Pit Fridays this Fall and warm up to the tunes of the Grateful Dead tribute band, Grateful Upstate Toodeloo! Locals, take advantage of our rewards program to earn delectable discounts. Intrigued?


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Cooperstown DistilleryCooperstown Distillery

Experience the taste of excellence at the Cooperstown Distillery Beverage Exchange! We are dedicated to sharing our award-winning spirits in a unique setting that combines a world-class tasting lounge with an inviting bar featuring craft cocktails made with our very own handcrafted spirits.


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Foothills PAC

Oct 14

Get ready to spook up your lederhosen at Shocktoberfest! Imagine Oktoberfest meets a haunted house—with ax throwing! From craft beers and live music to tarot readings and a late-night Rocky Horror screening, it's the ultimate mashup of all things October. Kids allowed—if they dare (and bring a grownup). 

Tickets to JUST attend the Rocky Horror screening are available as well if you're lame!


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NY Goat Yoga

Oct 15

Mark your calendars for the annual GOAToberfest, the perfect blend of wellness and autumnal fun! Start with an invigorating goat yoga class, then savor local craft beer, enjoy a scenic hayride, and capture stunning photos with peak NY fall foliage as your backdrop. Make this your "BEST DAY EVER" by clicking below to buy your tickets now!


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