Attitash Bear Peak, NH
Web address: http://www.attitash.com/summersite/frameset.html
Come join the celebration at the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Attitash Bear Peak. Activities for this traditional Bavarian celebration include games, entertainment, cultural activities and a full menu of great German food. Also enjoy ethnic dancing, children's activities, and live Bavarian music by nationally acclaimed performers and an Oktoberfest beer garden all weekend. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Lodging starts at $229 per night based on double occupancy. This price includes $50 per person in spending money to be used for activities at Attitash Bear.
Loon Mountain Resort, NH
Oct. 1-2 and 7-9
Web address: http://mid.loon.boothcreek.com/summer/events/
The Bavarian Festival at Loon Mountain is so big it requires two weekends to fit in all the fun and partying. This 34th annual festival is packed full of everything German, from weinerschnitzel and great beers to oompah-bands. But this festival's popularity is out, and so is most of the lodging so book a room asap.
Lodging starts at $77 per night based on double occupancy.
Waterville Valley, NH
Web address: http://mid.water.boothcreek.com/summer/events/
Come take a gander at the beautiful fall foliage on the mountains surrounding Town Square while indulging in a few German extravagances. With plenty of authentic German music and food, plus rides and entertainers for children and a tent sale for anyone looking to save money, Waterville Valley is the place to be to celebrate Oktoberfest in the mountains.
Lodging starts at $61 per night based on double occupancy.
Holiday Valley Resort, NY
Web address: http://www.holidayvalley.com
Hosted by the town of Ellicottville and Holiday Valley Resort, the annual Ellicottville Fall Festival offers a great chance to head to the mountains and party like it's mid-winter. Featuring cheap chair-lift rides to the cookout at the mountaintop as well as a ski swap, bike and running races, live entertainment and arts and crafts, this festival is not to be missed. Plus, each food vendor donates a percentage of the profits to charity, so eat up!
Lodging starts at $154 per night based on double occupancy.
Ski Plattekill Mountain Resort, NY
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Web address: http://www.plattekill.com
Join in the fourth annual Oktoberfest celebrations at Ski Plattekill. Enjoy the beautiful scenery with fall foliage chair-lift rides or find great deals at the Tent Sale. Children can participate in the Pumpkin Painting Contest and daredevils can ride in any of the three mountain bike races. German brats and brew accompanied by live music from 11 A.M.-3 P.M. offer the perfect escape for relaxation in the middle of an excitement-packed day.
Lodging starts at $40 per night based on double occupancy.
Camelback Ski Corporation, PA
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Web address: http://www.skicamelback.com/f-events.html
Come partake in the Oktoberfest festivities at Camelback, featuring German food and bands, a craft show, and a pre-season tent sale. For the kids there's pumpkin painting, hay-rides, the alpine slide, and miniature golf.
Lodging starts at $89 per night based on double occupancy.
Killington Resort, VT
Web address: http://www.killington.com/html/events00-01.html#october
The Killington Brew Fest is the perfect place to celebrate the coming winter. With ten local Vermont breweries tappping their finest microbrews plus live music and a barbecue, there's something for everyone.
Lodging starts at $150 per night based on double occupancy.
Mount Snow Resort, VT
Sept. 30 and Oct. 7-8
Web address: http://www.mountsnow.com/summer00/events/events_fs.html
The German festivities at Mount Snow are split into two weekends, so you should definitely be able to find a date that fits into your schedule. With live music from bands such as The Mad Bavarian Brass Band and the Alpiner Oompah Band as well as traditional German food, beers and games, who could resist this party? Admission is $10 per day for ages 21 and up and $6 per day for ages under 21.
Lodging starts at $70 per night based on double occupancy.
Stowe Mountain Resort, VT
Web address: http://www.stowe.com
The Oktoberfest celebrations at Stowe provide something for everyone. Bavarian foods and drinks will tempt your tummy while live bands and Bavarian dancing will keep you moving. Add a silent auction for the shoppers and a traditional Bavarian puppet theater for the children, and there's entertainment for all. Admission is $5 per day for adults 21 and up and $3 per day for ages 9-20. Ages under nine are free with a paying adult.
Lodging starts at $157 per night with up to four people in the room.
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