The German Alps Festival at Hunter Mountain to Feature Jimmy Sturr Orchestra and Much More

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 07 2012 - 12:49 PM

Fireworks display on Saturday and Polka Mass on Sunday with Father Anthony Motta

HUNTER, NY – The annual German Alps Festival is set to kick off on August 11 & 12 at Hunter Mountain, featuring traditional German-American food, Schuhplatter dancers, fireworks, polka mass as well as tons of live entertainment. The 18-time Grammy Award winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra will be headlining the festival with other acts including the Maestro’s Men, Alex Meixner Band, Dsb Die Schlauberger and more. A full entertainment schedule is available at

The festival grounds open at 11am on Saturday, with a fireworks display at 9:30pm. New to the festival this year is the Polka Mass, at 11am on Sunday, with Father Anthony Motta of the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls, NY. Also added to the entertainment schedule are various games including Keg Rolling, Wife Carrying, and Masskrugstemmen, a beer stein holding competition. There will be numerous art, craft and food vendors located throughout the festival grounds spanning the indoor and outdoor areas of Hunter Mountain. The festival will take place rain or shine with plenty of room for dancing and fun, including a designated children’s entertainment area.

Hunter Mountain’s Skyride will be operating over the weekend, allowing festival-goers to take the chairlift to the summit of the resort—hours of operation and pricing can be found at New York Zipline Adventure Tours will also be operating; reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 800-486-8376.

Admission to the German Alps Festival is $9 per person if purchased early on or $12 at the door. For interview opportunities with Jimmy Sturr and our other entertainers, please contact Gus Kosior, Entertainment Director, at; or 845-651-4266.