The tradition continues
Oktopurrfest 2023
Thursday, October 12

Sold out - thank you!

Revolution Hall
425 River St, Troy
6:00-8:30 pm

VIP Yappy Hour 5:00-6:00 pm
(Sponsors and Honorary Committee members)


The event was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended and supported.


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

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society presented the world's one and only OKTOPURRFEST, now in its sixth year. This legendary feline-centric celebration featured delicious fall fare with a German-ish theme, Brown's award-winning craft beer, great music, fun swag, raffles and the highly anticipated crowning of the Feline Festmeister.

Joining us as Honorary Chair was Vic Christopher, president of Clark House Hospitality, and his dog and Co-Chair Groucho. Sponsors and Honorary Committee members enjoyed an exclusive Yappy Hour with Vic and Groucho.

Also at this event, we unveiled the winner of our Happy T'ales Beer Label Contest, whose face was featured on cans of Brown's Best Friends American Style IPA.


honorary chairs
Vic Christopher and Groucho

President and Mascot, Clark House Hospitality

A message from Vic ...

"Groucho is my best friend and always by my side. It's hard to imagine life without him, which is why we so deeply appreciate the work of MHHS. By joining the Oktopurrfest Honorary Committee, you'll be invited to a pre-fest Yappy Hour hosted by us from 5:00-6:00 pm. Stick around for the main event to enjoy a delightful menu, a 4-pack of beer, an Oktopurrfest pint glass, tunes by DJ Trumastr and more."

Jack Carpenter, Two Buttons Deep
and MHHS CEO Ashley Jeffrey Bouck

Two Buttons Deep (2BD) offers some of the most entertaining "stuff worth talking about" in the Capital Region and beyond. Through their unique array of media personalities, including co-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 fourth year. Jack and our CEO Ashley Jeffrey Bouck make a great team!

A Menu of Delicious Fall Favorites

5:00-6:00 pm
Yappy Hour includes Appetizers, Beer and Wine


6:00-8:30 pm
Oktopurrfest Menu

  • Potato pierogies (VG)
  • Pumpkin & sage risotto (VG, GF)
  • Brown's beer bratwurst (not GF)
  • Sauerkraut (VG, GF) with rosemary roasted potatoes (VG, GF)
  • Vegetable fritters (V, VG)
  • Butternut squash soup (V, VG, GF)

Plus coffee, tea and desserts

Who will be the next Feline Festmeister?

about the FELINE Festmeister 

Each year, a new Feline Festmeister is crowned. That feline presides over the celebration (virtually, of course) and holds the title for one year.

While this prestigious title is usually reserved exclusively for felines, 2020 presented some extraordinary challenges, so the competition was opened up to all species. Ransom was our one and only Canine Festmeister,

In 2022, we were proud to announce Nova as our Feline Festmeister.

2023 - Yogi
2022 - Nova
2021 - Louie
2020 - Ransom (the only canine Festmeister)
2019 - Piezon
2016 - Inaugural Festmeister, Brian Williams, Anchorcat





2023 Festmeister Yogi


Katze Sponsors
Dirndl Sponsors
Lederhosen Sponsor
Purrost Sponsors