When chatting with Andrea from St. Elizabeth Medical Center about Octoberfest, I asked what I thought was a dumb question. "Is Octoberfest in October this year?" Turns out Octoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 20th from 2-5pm at the F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica NY.

Octoberfest or Oktoberfest (Germany) has grown from small get togethers to become one of the largest festivals in the world. When you enjoy our Oktoberfest celebration you'll be supporting the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing program. You can find out more by calling 734-4287 or by emailing them at bfilletti@stemc.org. Remember, your contributions are tax-deductible and if you get your tickets early, they are only $30. Hurry, grab them by Friday, September 5th. They'll be $35 beginning September 6th, 2014.

If you're considering being a sponsor at Utica's Octoberfest, here are the details.

Wow; food from Swifty's Restaurant & Pub, Saranac beverages, live music by The Dusty Puppies and Gridley Paige...this is going to be a Utica Octoberfest you'll never forget!