However, one of the best reasons to take an autumn getaway in the area is the Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain! This special annual event is a beloved tradition in Bear Mountain, NY and a fantastic opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime. Here is what you need to know about the Bear Mountain Oktoberfest 2017 along with other things to do in the surrounding area!
When you request your free copy of our guide to Fall in Connecticut, you’ll find even more events like Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain! You’ll also discover plenty of fun-filled activities and attractions to enjoy during your stay with us.
About Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain
On select dates from September 23rd through October 29th, this Bavarian-inspired festival is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events! This means that it is well-worth the hour drive from the Stanton House Inn in Greenwich. Just to prove it, here are some of the most fun things you can expect at the Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain:
- 4 Party Wagons with 16 Beers on Tap Each
- Mobile Food Carts
- An Expanded Buffett
- Live Music Performances
Want the ultimate Oktoberfest experience? You’re in luck! The VIP Experience Package is brand new for this year and offers irresistible perks for only the most committed beer and Oktoberfest fans! Here is what is included in the Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain VIP Experience Package:
- Access to the VIP Tent
- Unlimited Food and Beer Tastings
- Complimentary 2017 Stein
- Oktoberfest T-Shirt
On event days, you’ll be able to indulge in the festivities from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Live music performances are from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If you’ll be parking at the event, prepare to pay $10 per vehicle. The parking lot fills up fast, so we recommend carpooling if possible.
Explore the Nearby Hiking Trails
After enjoying the Oktoberfest activities, you won’t want to leave without checking out the Bear Mountain trails! These incredible hiking paths link with the famous Appalachian Trail and provide stunning views of the Hudson River, Peekskill, and more. It is one of the most popular and beautiful hikes near NYC and an absolute must if you’re in the area.
Not Sure if You Can Make Oktoberfest?
No biggie! There are plenty of other fall festivals in CT and the Lower Hudson Valley. Check out our full list to find one that fits your schedule!
And be sure to read our full guide to Fall in CT. It includes all our favorite activities, attractions, and more in both Connecticut and the Lower Hudson River Valley.
If you haven’t already, be sure to download your free copy of our Greenwich Visitor’s Guide! It’s filled with all the best recommendations for local restaurants, attractions, and more.