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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!

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Our FREE Oktoberfest, which runs 4 weekends long through September and October, features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the great 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.

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Hours for all four weekends are:
  • Saturdays: 11 AM - 6:15 PM
  • Sundays: 11 AM - 5:15 PM (except October 7th which will run until 6:15 PM)
  • All four Oktoberfest weekends are rain or shine.
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Ciders in the Catskills Logo

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!​ 

Travel Advisory: Please be advised, there is ongoing DOT road maintenance of Route 23A from Palenville to Haines Falls. As a result, this road is limited to alternating one-way traffic in a specific section. Alternate routes with negligible travel time differences are available from both the North and South; from the South via Thruway Exit 19, to NY-28W towards Phoenicia, then northbound on NY-214 to Hunter; and from the North via Thruway Exit 21, to NY-23 W toward Windham, then County 65 to NY-296 South to Hunter. Click here to learn more | Click Here to View the Entertainment Schedule! Featured entertainment:​ Monster Energy Aerial Stunt Shows


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The second weekend of Oktoberfest will no longer feature the Motorcycle Rally. However, we are excited to announce that Colors in the Catskills will now feature off-roading! After great success with our summer and fall 4X4 off-road adventure events, we are offering another opportunity for those with off-road vehicles to experience the fun and excitement of off-roading at Hunter Mountain while enjoying the Colors in the Catskills. Whether you have an off-road vehicle or not, you can still enjoy the wonder of fall in the Catskills paired perfectly with our Oktoberfest activities. Food and beverages will be plenty, and the music will be as rocking as ever! Click here to learn more Click here to view the entertainment schedule!  Featured Entertainment: Doxie Derby Sunday, September 30th | Register your doxie now!

Oktoberfest III with Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally: October 6-7, 2018 

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.  Click here to learn more | Click here to view the entertainment schedule!  
Featured entertainment:  Live Music from 18-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. Click here to learn more | Click here to view the entertainment schedule!  
Featured entertainment: 

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.

A blonde Dachshund participating in the Derby at Oktoberfest weekend at Hunter Mountain which was voted as one of the top 10 best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country by USA Today!
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.

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