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Ciders in the Catskills


September 23-24, 2017

Autumn is apple season, and when it's apple season, you can bet it's also hard-cider season (which thankfully happens to be year-round), and at Hunter Mountain, we're bringing ciders here! New this year, enjoy tasting from numerous New York State cideries at our first-ever Ciders in the Catskills tasting event held on-site during Oktoberfest!

Admission to the festival is free & a cider-tasting voucher is only $10, which provides you with tastings and a Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest cider-tasting glass! For $19 more, treat yourself to a Skyride and commemorative Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest T-shirt with our Oktoberfest VIP Package! Click here to purchase your Cider Tasting VIP Package! Tasting-only vouchers can be purchased on-site at the Guest Services office.

  • Hours are 11am - 6:15pm Saturday; 11am - 5:15pm Sunday
  • Bands on Saturday and Sunday
  • Family Fun, Food & beverage
  • Artists/crafts vendors
  • Skyride will be open
  • Zip Line Adventure tours will be open
  • Premier on-site lodging available at the Kaatskill Mountain Club or you can click here for other lodging nearby.
  • Purchase of $10 Cider Tasting voucher includes commemorative Hunter Mountain wine-tasting glass. Wine Tasting Vouchers available at the door.

Attending Cideries:
  • Nine Pin Cider
  • Sun Dog Cider
  • Pitchfork Cider (Sunday Only)
  • Awestruck Cider
  • McKenzie's Hard Cider
  • 1911 Hard Cider
  • Angry Orchard
  • Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider
  • Lake George Cider Project
  • Stone Bridge Cider

Food Vendors:
  • Bier Garten – Table Service on the Main Deck with an assortment of German Meals and desserts
  • Scottie’s Good Food – Brats, Sausages, Baked Potato and Potato pancakes
  • Andre’s BBQ – Burgers, hot dogs & pierogies
  • Harvest Moon Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn, Fresh Ice Tea, Roasted Nuts, Hot and Ice Coffee
  • High on the Hog BBQ – Ribs, pulled pork, pork quesadillas and Mac & Cheese
  • Rossi’s Fried Dough – Deep fried Oreos, Cotton Candy, Candy Apples and Fried Dough
  • Strudelicious – Apple, Cheese, Cherry Strudel and Vegetable Puffs
  • Texas Tornado Chips – Tornado Chips, Curley Fries, Fried Veggies & Nachos
  • The Poutine Machine – Poutine, Seasoned Potatoes & Curd Cheese
  • Waffle House – Belgian waffles and Soft-serve Ice Cream

Crafts/Commercial Vendors:
  • Audrey’s Art – Scarves and Ladies apparel
  • Bucci – Handmade Jewelry & candle creations
  • CD&S Vending – Toys, collectables and faires
  • Cozy Corner – Scarves, Bamboo sheets and pillows
  • F & S Jewelry – Sterling Silver Jewelry
  • Green Mountain Energy Co. – 100% pollution free energy from wind and sun sources
  • Henry Schweizer – Antique and modern beer steins, cups and plates
  • Hickory Dickory Dock – Cuckoo Clocks, Beer Steins, and German Gifts
  • LuLa Roe – Clothing, leggings, skirts and more
  • Native Expressions – Gloves, dresses, toys and more
  • One More Thing – Apparel, jewelry & accessories
  • Partridge Sugar House – NYS Maple products
  • Rip’s Wild Mountain Honey – Raw Honey
  • Troll Valley German Imports – Beer steins, Hats, pins and more
  • Woodchip Critters – Fleece Jackets, toys fidget spinners and more
  • Zoellner’s Artistic Glass – Hand blown Glass and Glass blowing demonstrations

Fun for Kids:
  • Catskill Mountain Inflatables – Bounce Houses, Face painting and more
  • Andrew Simmons Wild Animal Show
  • Kids’ Arts and Crafts

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