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Ciders in the Catskills

Oktoberfest I with CIDERS IN THE CATSKILLS ​

September 28-29, 2019

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 one low price (NOW AVAILABLE) which provides you with 10 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.


Beer lovers don't you worry we'll have plenty of our traditional Oktoberfest beer line ups of porters, ales, IPAs, and traditional German Weiss and more.  

Beer Boot VIP Package - $39 available onsite while supplies last

  • Custom & Commemorative Hunter Mountain Beer Boot Glass for Drinking
  • Includes admission for one to the Scenic Skyride where you can take in incredible fall views of the surrounding Catskill Mountains. 
  • One commemorative limited edition 2019 Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest T-Shirt. Wear it with pride at one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country! 
Cider Tasting VIP Package (Valid Sept. 28 or 29​)  -  $39 online only!  Buy Now!
  • Includes commemorative cider tasting glass for sampling great ciders from around New York State! 
  • You'll receive a tasting voucher for 10 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 2019 Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest T-Shirt. Wear it with pride at one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country! 

2019 Souvenir Oktoberfest T-Shirt
A limited number of Oktoberfest T-shirts will be available during Oktoberfest weekends - secure yours with the VIP Package! 

Entertainment Schedule 
  • Main Stage
    • Saturday September 28th 2019 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sonny Rock
    • Sunday September 29th 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Lustre Kings 
  • Colonel's Hall 
    • Saturday September 28th 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Germania Almrausch Schuhplatter Verein
      • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Mountain Express 
      • 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Germania Almrausch Schuhplatter Verein
      • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Mountain Express 
      • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Germania Almrausch Schuhplatter Verein
      • 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Mountain Express 
      • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Germania Almrausch Schuhplatter Verein
      • 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Mountain Express 
    • Sunday September 29th 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Germania Almrausch Schuhplatter Verein
      • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Mountain Express 
      • 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Germania Almrausch Schuhplatter Verein
      • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Mountain Express 
      • 3:30 PM - 4:00PM Germania Almrausch Schuhplatter Verein
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mountain Express 
Further Event Details 
A list of cideries who attended for 2018 is available below !
2018 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
2018 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
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.