Oktoberfest season is here. Keep an eye out for those seasonal brews on the shelves, bratwurst and sauerkraut on every menu, and local Oktoberfest and German celebrations popping up throughout September. The Genesee Country Village and Museum is going all in on Monday, September 4, with its Hop Harvest Festival and German Heritage Day. The festival will start at the beginning of the beer-making process with hops-picking, and attendees can follow the rest of the method in the museum's working 19th century brewery. Along with beer tastings, German music and dances by regional cultural groups, and of course bratwurst, sauerkraut, and beer bread, the employees at the historic village will demonstrate cooking with beer and how the hops plant has been used in dyeing and medicine.
The Hop Harvest Festival and German Heritage Day will take place Monday, September 4, at Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $22 for adults; $19 for students and those 62 and older; $14 for ages 4 through 18; and free for kids 3 and younger. 294-8218; gcv.org.