Fritz’s Polka Band will headline the fourth annual Hague Oktoberfest Sept. 21-22. This will be the third year the band has performed at the event and it anchors the festivities on Saturday afternoon.
Hague The Fritz’s Polka Band will headline the fourth annual Hague Oktoberfest Sept. 21-22.
This will be the third year that the band has performed at the event and it anchors the festivities on Saturday afternoon.
“Fritz’s Polka Band has been treating their fans to their unique sound of traditional, and not-so-traditional polka since 1978,” said Donna Wotton of the Hague Oktoberfest committee. “FPB has performed at many famous clubs around the northeast including B.B. King's Club, The China Club and The Metropolitan Club. Among their movie credits, their music appears on ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ DVD, from Paramount Pictures. Last year FPB had two different songs appear in episodes of the hit cable TV show ‘Breaking Bad,’ which airs on AMC.”
The weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 21, with a dance under the tent from 7-11 p.m. Local band Calamity Rock will perform rock and roll and country standards for dancing. The beer tent will be open for business and food vendors will serve festival foods, burgers and dogs, and soft drinks. All ages are welcome.
On Saturday the 2012 Oktoberfest celebration starts at noon when Fritz’s Polka Band takes the stage.
Organizer Graham Bailey said, “FPB is nationally acclaimed for their great polka and oompah interpretations and we look forward to their return to the Oktoberfest stage for the third straight year. Dancing is encouraged!”
Information on the band is available at www.fritzspolkaband.com/home.
Hague Supervisor Edna Frasier said, “We invite everyone to come to Hague on this great fall weekend and discover our beautiful town and friendly community. Everything takes place right on the lakeside. Of course there will be plenty of beer, wine, German and Belgian food, burgers and dogs, funnel cakes and fries. The Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks will host the kids activity tent with bobbing for apples, the bouncy house, and other fall favorites. When was the last time you could entertain your entire family for $5 a day!”
The festivities will happen rain or shine under the tents in the Hague Park at the intersection of Routes 9N & 8. There's free parking and everything is in walking distance.
Hague Oktoberfest is sponsored by the town and businesses of Hague. People can look for Oktoberfest weekend specials for lodging, restaurants and stores on the Oktoberfest website at http://www.visithague.com/Oktoberfest.htm or on new coupon sheets at the entry to the event.