Oktoberfest I with Ciders in the Catskills
Sat, Sep 22 - Sun, Sep 23
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:15 PM (Sat) | 5:15 PM (Sun)
Location: Hunter Mountain
Our FREE Oktoberfest, which runs 4 weekends long through September and October, 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 festival admission
makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages.
Enjoy Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain in style with VIP Oktoberfest packages!
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 weekends of Oktoberfest are rain or shine.
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DETAILS FOR ALL FOUR FREE WEEKENDS OF OKTOBERFEST ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:
Oktoberfest I: September 22-23, 2018:
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.
Oktoberfest II: September 29-30, 2018:
NEW! 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 wanted to offer 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!
Oktoberfest III: 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.
Oktoberfest IV: October 13-14, 2018:
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