Erie, head to New York -- it's the Wurst!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:55 AM
Erie, head to New York -- it's the Wurst! by Ben Speggen

For many folks, fall just isn’t complete without beer. If you’re one of these folks, then mark your calendar for the Wurst Party Ever – which is actually one of the best parts of fall.

The Main Lodge at the Peek’n Peak Ski Resort will be converted in a German-style beer hall Saturday, Oct. 25 and stuffed to the gills with bratwursts, Bavarian pretzels, sauerkraut, and of course, beer. Lots and lots of beer – more than forty local and import craft brews on tap to be exact, all for the Peak’s annual Wurst Party Ever.

In addition to the German cuisine and plentiful beer options, German music will be piping throughout the Beer Hall to get you in the Oktoberfest and German spirit, as the fall season settles fully upon us while we try to keep Old Man Winter waiting just a few weeks longer.

But just like fall won’t last and will give way to winter, the advanced ticket deal won’t either. They’re available now on the Peek’s website for just $40 – which gets you access to beer and food tastings and your own bier stein. That early bird special, however, is only available until Oct. 19. After that, tickets for on-time birds will still be available up to the day of the event for $50 at the Peek’s Annex.

So if beer, pretzels, and brats sound like the perfect fall weekend getaway to you, make a plan to get tickets and head north out of Erie to New York to get the German experience without leaving the states. Lederhosen optional. 

5 to 9 p.m. // 1405 Olde Road, Findley Lake, N.Y. 14736 // 716.355.4141;

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