Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 18th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Day Weekend

 Attitash Mountain Resort will host its 18th Annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11 at the Bear Peak base area. The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, authentic German fare as well as a Biergarten featuring 19 different local and regional breweries serving a host of seasonal beers and ciders.

Oktoberfest, a family tradition at Attitash, features a wide variety of activities for kids and adults. Within the festival grounds children have their own Kinderplatz tent complete with arts & crafts, face painting and other mini-games organized by the Mount Washington Children’s Museum. Outside, youngsters will also find a giant inflatable obstacle course to play in.

For the adults, a staple of the Attitash Oktoberfest is the Samuel Adams Stein Hoist Competition. A competition of strength and concentration, participants over 21 years of age will attempt to hold a full beer stein with a straight arm parallel to the ground for as long as possible. Whoever can last the longest will win an overnight stay in Boston and a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. Rounding out the adult activities are the keg toss competition, corn hole boards, and slacklining.

Hours for Oktoberfest are Saturday, October 10, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to purchase in advance online at to save on admission and reserve a commemorative mug complete with one drink. Admission at the door is $12 (age 21+, positive ID required), $7 (ages 6-20), and children 5 and under are free.

In addition to the Oktoberfest, the Bear Peak base lodge will be open for winter season pass sales. Monday, October 12 marks the final preseason deadline to purchase an Attitash/Wildcat season pass before prices go up to full price. There is no entrance fee for those wishing to just purchase or pick up their season pass.

For more information on Oktoberfest, to pre-purchase tickets online, or for season pass information visit


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