Plan your fall adventure around Sugar Mountain Resort’s 33rd annual Oktoberfest celebration, Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8. Take in the beautiful fall foliage, cool, comfortable mountain temperatures, and a weekend full of festival activities from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Be sure to bring the kids because Sugar’s Oktoberfest is fun for the whole family. Admission, parking, and shuttle service are free of charge.
Live Bavarian music performed by the 15-piece Harbour Towne Fest Band guarantees to bring the sounds, dances, and enthusiasm of Bavaria to Sugar Mountain. German bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, strudel, and pretzels and American food like hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, and other festive foods delight any appetite. Plus, barrels and barrels of Bavaria’s Spaten Oktoberfest beer, created in 1872 and brewed in Munich, Germany, is the world’s first Oktoberfest beer, flows generously.
Local & regional arts & crafts and fun food vendors sprawl their wares on the grounds of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort. The children’s fun center includes hayrides, corn hole, pumpkin bowling, water balloon tossing, play time with Sugar and Sweetie Bear, and an array of bounce houses. Glide from Sugar Mountain’s 4,100’ base to its 5,300’ peak through the forest and above the treetops among the beautiful fall foliage aboard the Summit Express chairlift. Take part in a Bavarian costume contest. Shop for cold-weather-wear at the Sugar Mountain Sports & Gift Shop and bring home a Bavarian memento from the Oktoberfest souvenir tent.
Lodging specials are available Oktoberfest weekend, and there’s always room for vendors and volunteers to join in the Oktoberfest celebration