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FREE OKTOBERFEST

Hunter Mountain is honored to announce Oktoberfest has been included in USA Today's 10 Best Oktoberfests in the Nation!

Our FREE Oktoberfest, 4 weekends long, features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Experience live entertainment and great food surrounded by lush fall foliage.  Our modern celebration of the harvest features numerous vendors, free crafts for the kids, and much more. Plus, each weekend also features specialty events - see below for more details. FREE Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages.

Hours for all four weekends are 11 AM to 6:15 PM Saturday; 11 AM - 5:15 PM Sunday (except October 7th which will run until 6:15 PM), rain or shine.

The first weekend of Oktoberfest features our Ciders in the Catskills tasting event showcasing some of the best cideries in NYS. Also, don’t miss the high-flying action provided by the Monster Energy Aerial Stunt Show!​ 

The second weekend of Oktoberfest features our Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally! Whether you have a motorcycle or not, you can still enjoy the wonder of fall in the Catskills paired perfectly with our Oktoberfest activities. The beer will be flowing, food will be plenty, and the music will be as rocking as ever! 
  • Doxie Derby Sunday, September 30th | Registration coming soon! 
Ring in October with our third weekend of Oktoberfest, featuring the Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally. All European model car owners are welcome to bring their vehicles to showcase in exclusive fashion for the crowds. Grab your traditional German-American garb to dance the day away with German-American music and authentic traditional cuisine.
  • Live Music featuring 17-time Grammy Award Winner, Jimmy Sturr! 
Our fourth and final weekend of Oktoberfest features a showcasing of local wineries to compliment the festivities, offering samples of their finest locally-crafted wines. As the weekend’s festivities continue, take advantage of your last chance to take in exceptional views from our Scenic Skyride Chairlift. 
  • Spitz Blitz Race to the Summit Saturday, October 13th | Registration coming soon! 
  • Doxie Derby Sunday, October 14th | Registration coming soon! 
If you would like to participate as a vendor, please scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out a vendor contract. Please note, the submission of your contract does not guarantee your vendor participation. You will be contacted by our vendor coordinator.



Dog Policy
Dogs are welcome at the outdoor portion of this event, however; they are required to be on a leash of no more than 6 feet long. Dogs are not permitted in any of the buildings on the property. Dogs are not permitted on the Skyride. Do not leave your dog unattended at any time. Hunter Mountain reserves the right to request that any dog be removed from the festival grounds for any reason. Please be considerate of others and the environment – pick up after your dog.


Food Vendor Contracts

Commercial/Craft Vendor Contracts