Enjoy Bavarian Food, Beer, Music and More at Sugar Mountain’s Oktoberfest This Weekend

Published Monday, October 5, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Sugar Mountain Resort’s 25th annual Oktoberfest will be held October 10-11. Take in the beautiful fall foliage, cool and comfortable mountain temperatures and a weekend full of Oktoberfest activities from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Be sure to bring the kids and the grandparents because the festival is for the whole family. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. Rain, shine or snow the festival will go on!

Bavarian cuisine including bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, strudel and pretzels will be available starting at 11:00am both Saturday & Sunday. To help wash it down an ample supply of authentic Bavarian Spaten beer will generously flow each day until 5:00pm. Spaten Oktoberfest beer, created in 1872 and brewed in Munich, Germany, is the world’s first Oktoberfest beer. If Bavarian cuisine isn’t your preference American hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, and other festive foods will be on hand.

Artisans,crafts-people and food vendors will open their booths at 10:00 am each day. Pottery and ceramics to jewelry, doggie items and fun food will cover the back lawn for your browsing or shopping pleasure.

A children’s activity area is located in the Ski School Play Yard. The children’s area includes bounce and play stations, hay rides, and a chance to meet Sugar Bear and Sweetie Bear. Face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and drinks will also be available in the children’s activity area.

An Oktoberfest isn’t complete without the sounds of an Oom Pah Band. Yodeling, accordions, Alpenhorns and dancing will entertain from noon until 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The 15-piece Harbour Town Fest Band guarantees to bring the sounds, dances and enthusiasm of Bavaria to Sugar Mountain.

There’s nothing more American than listening to a local school band. The Valle Crucis Middle School band will be performing on Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy the area’s fall foliage while riding the Green Chairlift and the Oma’s Meadow Chairlift to the top of Oma’s Meadow Slope.

Shop for the upcoming fall and winter seasons at Sugar Mountain Resort’s Sports & Gift Shop located on the first level of the main lodge building. The Ski Shop will offer 30 percent off all 2015 and older winter apparel and footwear plus all Spyder Sample items will be 50-70 percent off. Sale prices are available only during the two-day Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Some merchandise exclusions do apply. New 2016 winter merchandise will also be available. Commemorative Oktoberfest and souvenir items can be purchased in the Sports Shop or outside, under the tent on the main celebration deck.

If you’re planning to spend the weekend take advantage of on-mountain lodging discounts of 25 percent.

For additional information, or if you are interested in volunteering or becoming a vendor, please call Sugar Mountain Resort’s administrative office at: 828-898-4521.

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