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Ciders in the Catskills

Oktoberfest I with CIDERS IN THE CATSKILLS ​

September 22-23, 2018

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! Enjoy tasting from numerous New York State cideries at our Ciders in the Catskills tasting event held on-site during Oktoberfest!

Admission to the festival is FREE & a cider-tasting voucher is only $20, which provides you with 20 cider tastings and a Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest cider-tasting glass! For even more of an experience, treat yourself to a relaxing ride on our Scenic Skyride and commemorative Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest T-shirt with our Oktoberfest VIP Package - see below for details.

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. 

Cider Tasting VIP Package (Valid Sept. 22 or 23​) - **SOLD OUT FOR SATURDAY; SUNDAY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON SITE ONLY $45**
  • Includes commemorative cider tasting glass for sampling great ciders from around New York State! 
  • You'll receive a tasting voucher for 20 cider tastings with plenty of cideries to choose from. 
  • Admission for one to our Scenic Skyride. Take in incredible fall views of the surrounding Catskill Mountains. 
  • One commemorative limited edition 2018 Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest T-Shirt. Wear it with pride at one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country! 

Further Event Details 
  • Hours are 11:00 AM - 6:15 PM Saturday; 11:00 AM - 5:15 PM Sunday
  • Bands on Saturday and Sunday | Click here to view the entertainment schedule!
    • Saturday at 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM | Sunday at 1PM, 2:30 PM, and 4PM. 
  • Family Fun, Food & beverage
  • Artists/crafts vendors
  • Premier on-site lodging available at the Kaatskill Mountain Club or you can click here for other lodging nearby.
  • Purchase of $20 Cider Tasting voucher includes commemorative Hunter Mountain cider-tasting glass. Cider tasting vouchers will be available at the door.
  • Click here to view the entertainment schedule!
A list of cideries currently attending for 2018 is available below with even more to come!
2017 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

2017 Food Vendors:
  • Bier Garten – Table Service 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
2017 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:
  • Bounce Houses, Face painting and more
  • Wild Animal Show
  • Kids’ Arts and Crafts