Cooptoberfest 2015



Previous “Cooperstown Field Day” family event returns to Cooperstown with expanded offerings

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Rotary Club of Cooperstown, Brewery Ommegang and Townsquare Media announce the event formerly known as “Cooperstown Field Day” will return downtown Saturday, October 10 as the “Main Street Cooptoberfest.” This fall’s event will include family friendly activities, games, and vendors and will expand into the evening for adults with the inaugural Cooperstown on Tap event featuring sampling of New York craft beers and ciders.

Main Street Cooptoberfest is a celebration of NY foods and beverages, Cooperstown’s Main Street and the community, artistry, and history that abounds in the village and surrounding areas. The event will showcase Cooperstown as a regional gem and destination for art, family fun, and an authentic “hometown” feel. The event is also an opportunity to Main Street restaurants and retailers to showcase their businesses to the crowd of locals and visiting attendees and in the evening to feature the outstanding craft beers and ciders New York State has to offer.

“Our objective is to bring back our marque fall event that allows us to showcase our wonderful village and its Main Street,” says Matt Hazzard, executive director for the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce. “We welcome our new partner Townsquare Media and our title sponsor Brewery Ommegang as we hope to provide a day of fun filled activities.”

“The village and spirit of Cooperstown is such a vital part of what makes Ommegang special,’” says Bill Wetmore, Brewery Ommegang General Manager. “We take a great amount of pride in promoting our home across the country and with the Main Street Cooptoberfest we get a chance to draw in people throughout the region to experience what makes this place so extraordinary up close.”

Cooperstown on Tap is an event produced by Townsquare Media’s America on Tap division. In addition to Brewery Ommegang and their six brewing siblings, more than 30 breweries from across the New York State will each pour at least two of their best offerings at the event. The beer and cider tasting is accompanied by live music, food and activities – all on Main Street from Pioneer to Fair Street.

America On Tap Beer Festivals is the first and only national live event series dedicated to showcasing specialty and craft breweries from around the globe, while also delivering authentic, craft beer-focused experiences filled with live music, great vendors, and delicious local food.

“We are excited to partner with the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and with Brewery Ommegang and look forward to the first successful Cooperstown on Tap,” said A.J. Bodden, executive producer, America on Tap. “Our goal is to deliver a more robust festival experience by providing the best of the local and national craft beer scene for an unforgettable and authentic beer experience.”

Main Street Cooptoberfest music and activities are free and open to the public during the day from 10am to 4pm. More information can be found on the Chamber website,, at and on the events Facebook page Tickets to Cooperstown on Tap are $35 each for General Admission and $50 for VIP. VIP ticket holders get an extra hour of sampling special Brewery Ommegang beers. All tickets are and are available now on the event website, If available, day-of General Admission tickets will be $45. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Area businesses and vendors interested in participating in the Main Street Cooptoberfest can contact the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce at 607-547-9983 or by email, .