Bartlett, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort will host the 15th annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 at its Bear Peak base area. New this year, the Attitash Oktoberfest will serve as this region’s official qualifier for the Samuel Adams Stein Host National Competition. The two-day Oktoberfest weekend will also feature live, traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, dancing, kids’ activities, games, authentic German food and the Biergarten tent featuring local and regional brewers. This year’s participating brewers, all competing for the “People’s Favorite” annual award, include: Frank Jones, Long Trail Brewing, Narragansett, Samuel Adams, Sebago Brewing Co., Shipyard Brewing Co., Tuckerman Brewing Co., White Mountain Distributors featuring Bud & Bud Light, Woodchuck Cider, and Woodstock Inn Brewery.
In addition to the previously mentioned Samuel Adams Stein Host Competition happening both days that allows participants age 21+ a chance to compete for a Grand Prize trip for two to Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest will also feature the annual favorite “Keg Toss” contest with chances to win prizes from sponsors Tuckerman, Long Trail, Shipyard, and Woodstock Inn Breweries. A climbing wall, EuroBungy trampoline jump, and the Kinderplatz games and activities area for children will also be located within the outdoor festival area. Hours for Oktoberfest will be Saturday, October 6, noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, noon – 5 p.m. The entrance fee to attend Oktoberfest, food or beverage not included, is $10 (age 21+, positive ID required), $5 (ages 6-20), and children under age 6 are free. During the event hours in the Bear Peak base lodge, Attitash staff will be available to process season pass purchases before the current lowest-price deadline of Monday, October 8 and to also print 2012/2013 passes for those who have already purchased and want to pick up (no entrance fee required to purchase or pick up a 2012/13 season pass). For more information on the Oktoberfest visit www.attitash.com.
Attitash Mountain Resort in the Mount Washington Valley offers fall fun with the original Alpine Slide, year-round Nor’Easter mountain coaster, lift-service downhill and cross-country mountain biking, scenic summit chair ride and will host its 15th annual Oktoberfest during the Columbus Day weekend. Attitash Mountain Resort is also home to the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center providing the areas only full-service, slopeside accommodations. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.
Photo – A participant in the annual Keg Toss contest at the Attitash Oktoberfest gets ready to give it her best throw.
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