North Albany Oktoberfest set for Saturday

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-12-54-25-pmAs I was driving down Broadway in Albany's Warehouse District this morning, it occurred to me that simple task would be impossible on Saturday.

That's when Wolff's Biergarten will be hosting its annual North Albany Oktoberfest block party. As in the past, the city will block off Broadway to vehicular traffic between Ferry and Thatcher streets. That stretch will be turned over to food vendors, keg bowlers, dachshund racers and other partyers. Plus, there always is the Oktoberfest 5K run.

Tickets, available online, are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event. A $50 VIP ticket covers a free souvenir 1-liter stein, hors d'oeuvres, a wine selection, and private rest rooms. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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