2015 Oktoberfest Bigger and Better!!

The date is set for 2015, join us on Saturday September 26th from Noon till 9pm (expanded hours) for the Sixth Annual Glenville Oktoberfest. The committee has been meeting for months and we have posted updated sponsorship and vendor applications on this website.

Our 2010 Press Release: First Annual Glenville Oktoberfest Promises to be a Great Event

Schenectady, NY (September 16, 2010) – The Town of Glenville, Richmor Aviation and the Glenville Business and Professionals Association announces the first annual Glenville Oktoberfest slated for Saturday, October 2, 2010. The family-friendly event will be held from 2-10 p.m. on the grounds of the Schenectady County Airport and in the Richmor Aviation hangar.

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From left: Hannah, Chris and Bailey White; Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle; Event Chair David Hennel; Jim Valachovic and Dave Buono of Richmor Aviation; Heinz Rupport of German-American Club stand in front of a 1942 Boeing Stearman and a 1987 Porsche Carrera 911 Targa.

“Glenville Oktoberfest is a business and community sponsored event that gives everyone an opportunity to come out have fun and sample what Glenville has to offer. Our goal is to have this become an annual event, one that will develop into an established destination activity,” said Glenville’s Small Business Economic Development Committee Liaison and Town Councilman Sid Ramotar.

Admission and parking are free. The event includes live music, German foods and beer garden, cruise-in, fire truck pull competition, flag football games, children’s activities, exhibitors and harvest specialties. The Dead Spartans, Alan Payette Band, Squeeze Play and Herbert and his Accord-a-Tones will perform throughout the day on the grounds and in the Richmor Aviation hangar. The German-American Club will serve German sausages and salads, beer, wine and soft drinks. The cruise-in welcomes all specialty cars and motorcycles. Those interested can register by contacting Rick DiCresce 518.248.0626. Vendors and exhibitors interested in participating can download an application from www.glenvilleoktoberfest.com.

“Richmor Aviation welcomes the chance to host our neighboring businesses and the public at large,” said CFO Jim Valachovic. “We’re looking forward to having our hangar filled with the delicious smells of German food, lively German music, laughter and camaraderie.”

“The Glenville Business and Professional Association (GBPA) is a collaborative of Glenville businesses that have created a network of support and resources for the betterment of the business and the community,” said GBPA President Kelly Olson of Olson Signs. “We’re excited to be co-hosting this community event. What a great opportunity to get our local professionals and Capital Region residents together to celebrate all the wonderful things Glenville has to offer.”

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The German-American Club’s Chris White and Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle stand in front of a 1942 Boeing Stearman and a 1987 Porsche Carrera
911 Targa.

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