The tradition continues!
Oktopurrfest 2023

Oktopurrfest returns on October 12, 2023!
Revolution Hall, 425 River St, Troy

Congratulations to our 2022 Feline Festmeister - Nova!


Watch 2021 Feline Festmeister Louie's video:


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Save the date for Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Oktopurrfest returns to Revolution Hall on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society presents the world’s one and only OKTOPURRFEST, now in its 5th year! This legendary feline-centric celebration features great food, Brown’s award-winning craft beer, music, fun swag and the highly anticipated crowning of the Feline Festmeister!


Honorary Chairs & Emcees
Two Buttons Deep

If you're not familiar with Two Buttons Deep (2BD), you're missing some of the most entertaining “stuff worth talking about” in the Capital Region and beyond. Through their unique array of media personalities, including founder Cap'n Jack (aka Jack Carpenter), Two Buttons Deep tells authentic and personal stories about living – and loving – life in Upstate on their social channels. Although the 2BD gang is known for its love of dogs (check out @pupstateny on Facebook and Insta), they are excited to be part of this festive feline fete, now for their third year. This time, they've been purr-moted to Honorary Chairs!

Great Tunes by
nonstop music

Modern, cutting edge and fresh beats that just might have you moving your paws!


A Menu of Delicious Fall Favorites
  • Vegetable crudite with roasted beet & chickpea hummus (V, GF)
  • Brown's Oatmeal Stout beer pretzels with Pale Ale honey mustard sauce and beer cheese (both VG)
  • Potato pierogies (VG)
  • Pumpkin & sage risotto (VG, GF)
  • Brown's beer bratwurst; sauerkraut with rosemary (GF, VG)
  • Roasted potatoes (VG, GF)
  • Vegetable fritters (V, VG)
  • Butternut squash soup (V, GF)
Honorary Committee Tickets

As a member of our Honorary Committee, you play a special role in this celebration! For your support of $185 per couple, $95 per person, or $75 for young professionals (age 30 and under), you will attend the event and enjoy some special "purrks:"

  • a great menu selection featuring delicious fall comfort foods (includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options)
  • a beer token
  • a 4-pack of Brown’s Best Friends IPA
  • fest-appropriate swag, including signature pint glass and cat ears
  • special recognition on signage
General Tickets
  • At just $40 per person, this sweet deal includes all the fun and festivities of Oktopurrfest, including food, a beer token, great music and some fun surprises!


Who will be the Feline Festmeister?

about the Festmeister

Feline Festmeister nominations are now closed. Join us at Oktopurrfest to see who is crowned for 2022!

"Festmeister" is the ceremonial title for the one who presides over the celebration. While this prestigious title is usually reserved exclusively for felines, 2020 presented some extraordinary challenges, so we opened it up to all species.

In 2021, we returned to our true Oktopurrfest roots and crowned Louie our Feline Festmeister.

2021 - Louie
2020 - Ransom (the only canine Festmeister)
2019 - Piezon
2016 - Inaugural Festmeister, Brian Williams, Anchorcat





Thank you for participating in Happy T'Ales!

With the support of hundreds of contestants and voters, we raised
an incredible $30,216 for the animals!

Congratulations to the very well-dressed Beary, who will grace the label of Brown's Best Friends IPA!


Beary is a 13-year-old labradoodle who has lived in the Capital District all his life! His quirky personality, sweet demeanor, and human-like eyes make him a remarkable fellow. Beary recently had a splenic tumor rupture, so he is making lemonade out of lemons by living his best life! He's been doing all his favorite things like traveling to Cape Cod, swimming in Sacandaga Lake, and cooling down with puppuccinos. Beary's other past times include watching Alf, snacking on donuts, and always being the star of the family Christmas card.

Learn see why Beary stole our hearts:


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