Waffles and Puppets!

Join us for Waffles and Puppets, our annual brewery birthday party, on October 25 from 11am to 5pm.

For the kids we have “The Puppet People” from Albany, NY bringing “The Wizard of Oz” to life on stage with their hand-crafted puppets. There will be a magician performing throughout the event, craft vendors, face-painting, bounce houses, games, a balloon artist, and a book tent where children may select a book to take home.  Hot, Belgian-style waffles, other food items, and Ommegang beer is available for purchase for the duration of the event.

WP Square

There will be a costume parade at 2pm for children who wish to attend the event in their Halloween costume. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Admission to Waffles and Puppets is free.  For attendees 12 and over, a $2 donation to the Rotary Club is suggested.  Tickets for the activities will be available for purchase at the entrance.

The visitor’s center will be open for for tours and tastings during the event and the cafe will be open as well.

The Cooperstown Rotary Club’s annual fall event is its biggest fundraiser of the year, enabling Rotary to fund a variety of programs and charities that benefit the local community and communities around the globe.  Proceeds from Waffles and Puppets will benefit local programs such as the Cooperstown Food Pantry, the Angel Network, Village Parks, and countless youth organizations like Scout troops and Girls on the Run.

Hope to see you there.

Allison and Brian

Cooperstown Field Day is October 4. We’re bringing the beer.

We love a good party and our beautiful hometown is getting ready to throw a big one. Cooperstown Field Day is Saturday, October 4 from 12-9PM.

The Village  of Cooperstown is blocking off Main Street from the traffic light to the library on the day of the event. Haven’t been to Cooperstown before? We have one traffic light. One. And also one library. So if you’re coming to town and need directions, just mention either of those landmarks to a local and they’ll get you there.

There will be live music featuring Iron Horse Bluegrass, a farmer’s market, pumpkins, the CNY Cornhole Tournament, activities for kids, and an arts walk. The event is FREE and family-friendly.

During the event, attendees 21+ can swing over by Pioneer Street for Nine Innings of Beer. For $20, you can sample Ommegang ales paired with delicious dishes from some of our favorite local restaurants.

Field Days Poster_V6Signups for the CNY Cornhole Tournament are at noon that day. Tickets for the Nine Innings of Beer are available at noon as well.

9am – Cooperstown Farmers Market Opens

12pm – Main St. activities open

12pm – CNY Cornhole Tournament registration start

1pm – CNY Cornhole Tournament begins

2pm – 6pm: 9 Innings of Food & Beer begins

Pioneer Park Music Schedule:

12:00p – Mary & The Bogarts – Mary & The Bogarts have been a staple of the local Cooperstown music scene for years. Their dancy, unique selection of covers will get you moving early.

1:30p – Wayne Carrington & Friends – Spirited folk music from the heart of NY. Folk, blues, country, and a little fried up rock n’ roll meet in the middle in this intoxicating blend of Americana.

3:15p – Gradient- Gradient’s infections set-list is chock full of all your favorites.

5:00p – Blues Maneuver- One of the Catskill region’s premier bands for more than a decade. The bands top-notch musicianship and vast repertoire make them ideal music fans for all ages.

7:00p – Iron Horse – Best known for their spirited covers and “Pickin’ On:” albums; Iron Horse brings Field Days to a close in style. Whether they’re pickin’ on Elton John, Modest Mouse, Metallica, or Van Halen their unique style of Bluegrass will have you dancing long into the night.

Hope you’ll join us on October 4th to celebrate the culture, history, artistry, and community of Cooperstown.

HUGE thanks to the event sponsors (in no particular order) The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, Preferred Mutual, Taylors, The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown Bat Company, Carbone Auto Group, Otsego County Tourism, New York Central Mutual, Green & Green Law Office, Paperkite Creative, The Farmer’s Museum, The Fenimore Art Museum and of course, our lovely Village of Cooperstown.


Ommegang Innovation Beers at BCTC

Mike McManusOur Innovation Manager Mike McManus is responsible for developing news beers with the staff brewers and refining recipes. He says he has one of the best jobs at the brewery. Mike has been whipping up some interesting new beers on the pilot system this year and he’ll be pouring some of them at BCTC this weekend.

Here’s what’ll be rotating through the innovation tap on Saturday:

Bourbon Barrel Adoration 11.6% ABV
Adoration winter ale aged in Catskill Distilling Bourbon Barrels

Calypso Hennepin 7.7% ABV
Hennepin Saison with Calypso hops in kettle addition and dry-hopping

Gose 4.5% ABV
Tart, salty, spiced with toasted coriander and lemon and lime zest

Table Beer 3.5% ABV
“Dry-zested” with lemon and orange

Session IPA 4.5% ABV
Equinox single hop IPA

Coffee Ale 7.5% ABV
Full bodied amber ale with coffee, chocolate, and milk sugar

Dark Saison (% ABV
Dark farmhouse ale

There are very limited quantities of these beers and there’s no particular pouring schedule. The innovation tap at the Ommegang table will be like beer roulette so stop by a few times and try what Mike has on tap. You’re sure to walk away a winner.


BCTC FAQ: It’s starting to feel like Vegas!

It’s starting to feel like Vegas at Ommegang! The tents are going up, the beer is rolling in, and we’re busy putting the venue together for our Las Vegas-themed Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival this weekend. View the schedule of events here.

Below is information about parking, check in, the main event, camping, and safety. For those without tickets to BCTC, please note we are closed to the public on Friday and Saturday for the event. We are open for regular tours, tastings and the store and cafe on Sunday at 11am.


Parking is available in the field next to the brewery grounds and there will be signs and volunteers to direct you there. CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED!

Handicap parking is available in the parking field on either side of the check in tent.


The check-in tent is located between the parking lot and the brewery grounds. Please have a photo ID with you when you check in. BCTC is a 21+ event.

Check-in for VIPs is Friday from 12-6PM. Check-in for participating breweries is also Friday from 12-6PM. Check-in for Tasting and Tasting+Camping ticket holders is Saturday starting at 12pm.

VIPs will receive their tasting glass at the dinner on Friday night. Tasting and Tasting+Camping ticket holders will receive their tasting glass at check-in on Saturday. Don’t lose your glass!

Volunteers may check in at the volunteer table in the admissions tent to receive their tee shirts. Volunteer shirts should only be worn during your volunteer shift. Volunteer questions should be directed to Sami Kadhim at

The Main Event

No alcohol may be consumed by persons less than 21 years of age. Our staff reserves the right to cut off alcohol service to any individual that appears to be intoxicated. Non-adherence will result in removal from event grounds.

No pets allowed except certified assistance animals. Paperwork may be required.

No weapons, explosives, or illicit substances of any kind are permitted on Brewery Ommegang property.

Please respect our property and staff. Anyone caught damaging property or buildings, or being abusive to any of our event staff will be removed from the property. No exceptions.

Personal cameras are allowed at the event. Drone/aerial photography is not allowed without prior consent/insurance verification. Contact with media/photography inquiries.

Only vendors licensed with Brewery Ommegang and with New York State are allowed to vend at Ommegang events. No exceptions.


No campfires or charcoal grills are allowed anywhere on Brewery Ommegang property or satellite parking lots. Brewery Ommegang offers rustic camping (tents only); no RVs or camping trailers are allowed. No vehicles are allowed in the camping area. Camping is only allowed in the designated camping area.

Potable water, port-a-potties and shower trailers are located near the camping area. All campers will need to vacate the camping area by 12pm on Sunday, August 10.


Medical personnel will be on site for emergencies. If you require assistance at any time please contact one of our event, security or medical personnel.

Plan to get home safely. Taxi services are available. Don’t drink and drive.

Please let us know if you have a question that we haven’t answered! We strive to make every event at Ommegang a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees, performers, and our staff. We appreciate your adherence to our policies.