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White Mountain Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Get a taste of the Bavarian Alps right here at Loon Mountain during White Mountain Oktoberfest, the region's largest celebration of German food, drink and music. Presented by Samuel Adams, this two-day festival perfectly coincides with fall foliage season, so you'll enjoy beer and brats alongside stunning views of New Hampshire's White Mountains. There will be equally stunning deals on skis, snowboards and other winter gear during our inaugural Loon Mountain Sports Tent Sale.

All weekend long, an Oompah-band will provide the soundtrack to a stein-hoisting contest, keg toss, and kids' activities - including a root beer keg toss and pumpkin painting. It's the perfect weekend to reconnect with old friends and make new ones during the weekend's full lineup of activities and entertainment. Prost!

Gates Open: 11:00am

Admission is free for all ages. Please bring a valid ID and please drink responsibly. #WMOktoberfest

Glass Boots & Steins

These limited-edition beauties hold one liter of liquid and are the perfect accessory for your lederhosen. Don't be caught bootless. Purchase at the event, while supplies last. Limited quantities available. 

Ceramic Steins (24oz.) will be available for purchase throughout the event. While supplies last.

All Weekend

Tent Sale

Save up to 50% on skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and more at the inaugural Loon Mountain Sports Tent Sale. Get deep discounts on outerwear, hats, goggles and other accessories. Score deals on brands like Salomon, K2, SPY and many more.

Season Passes

It's the final weekend to lock in the best rates of the season. Purchase your 2016/17 New England Pass through Monday, October 10 and you'll enjoy direct-to-lift access to three premiere resorts: Loon Mountain, Sunday River and Sugarloaf. Pick up your pass this weekend and go directly to the slopes this winter. Buy  today!

Live Music

The hills - and Octagon Lodge - will be alive with the sounds of Oompah! Clap along to the Eastern Sound Orchestra as they play polkas, waltzes and other German-style favorites. The music starts at 11:00am on Sautrday and 11:30am on Sunday.

Pumpkin Painting

Pick out your favorite pumpkin and make it as festive as you like. While supplies last.

Water Balloon Launching

Load, pull, aim, and release. See if you have what it takes to hit our targets located up on the hill for a chance to win awesome prizes!

Saturday, October 8

11:00 - 1:00pm | Beer College with Samuel Adams

Get a higher, hoppier education. Ride the gondola to your beer classroom where professors from Samuel Adams will drop some serious Boston-brewing secrets for you and your study buddies. Taste and smell fresh ingredients and soak up beer knowledge to gain a better understanding of beer styles and what makes your drink of choice so good. Obviously, you'll need to try some, too. Sample exclusive brews, along with many of Samuel Adams flagship favorites. Once you've "studied" enough, take the Skyride down with your new Samuel Adams gear and flex your beer-brain muscles at Oktoberfest.

Limited spaces are available. 
$30 pp | Ages 21+ | Meet at the Welcome Tent

12:30pm | Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting

Raise the stein! Think you can hoist a full-liter stein longer than anyone else? Be sure to show up in the Octagon Lodge for your chance at an entire year of beer bragging rights!
Sign Up: 12:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Ages: 21+ | Limited to 20 participants

1:00pm | Family Relay Sack Race

Teams of 2 will compete in our obstacle course sack race over hay bales and around corn stalks. Be sure to hold off on the sauerkraut until after you've finished hopping around!
Sign Up: 12:00pm @ Welcome Tent

2:00pm | Kids Root Beer Keg Toss

Kids ages 20 and under compete by tossing an empty keg of root beer as far as they can. This keg is kid-friendly in size and taste. Presented by K&W Root Beer
Sign Up: 1:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Limited to 50 participants | Ages: 12 & under and 13 & up

3:00pm | Stein-Carryin', Keg-Rollin' Relay Race

Teams of 2 should be prepared to roll kegs around hay bales and then hurdle some more hay bales while carrying steins, all while trying to beat the clock. Presented by Samuel Adams.
Sign Up: 2:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Ages: 21+

4:00pm | Keg Toss

Be a competitor or a spectator in Saturday's biggest event. Wind up & heave a properly-emptied keg the furthest and you'll take home the crown. Presented by Samuel Adams.
Sign Up: 3:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Ages: 21+ |Male & Female Divisions | Limited to 50 Male & 50 Female participants

Sunday, October 9th

12:30pm | Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting

Raise the stein! Think you can hoist a full-liter stein longer than anyone else? Be sure to show up in the Octagon Lodge for your chance at an entire year of beer bragging rights!
Sign Up: 12:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Ages: 21+ | Limited to 20 participants

1:00pm | Football Viewing Party + Ticket Giveaway

Tom Brady makes his triumphant return to the field Sunday, and you can cheer him on. That's right, you and your closest Pats fans can watch the game...outside...at Oktoberfest...in the middle of the White Mountains. Plus, you can enter to win a free pair of tickets to watch Brady & the boys play in person. It's free to attend this viewing party and free to enter to win. Stick around for the Quarterback Challenge happening at 3pm for your chance to win even more. All ages can compete.
Enter to win at the Welcome Tent on Sunday. | Winner will be announced at the start of the Keg Toss.

1:00pm | Family Relay Sack Race

Teams of 2 will compete in our obstacle course sack race over hay bales and around corn stalks. Be sure to hold off on the sauerkraut until after you've finished hopping around!
Sign Up: 12:00pm @ Welcome Tent

2:00pm |Kids Root Beer Keg Toss

Kids ages 20 and under get to compete in throwing an empty keg of root beer. This keg is kid-friendly in size and taste. Presented by K&W Root Beer
Sign Up: 1:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Limited to 50 participants | Ages: 12 & under and 13 & up

3:00pm | 4th-Quarter Quarterback Challenge

Hut, Hut Hike! Test your QB skills in this challenge of accuracy and distance. Establish yourself as an elite quarterback and leave the field a champion.
Sign Up: 2:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Limited to 50 participants | Ages: 12 & under and 13 & up

4:00pm | Keg Toss

Be a competitor or a spectator in this marquee event of the weekend. Simply heave a properly-emptied keg the furthest and you will be crowned the Keg Toss Champion of 2016! Sounds easy, huh?! Not so much. Presented by Samuel Adams.
Sign Up: 3:00pm @ Welcome Tent | Ages: 21+ |Male & Female Divisions | Limited to 50 Male & 50 Female participants


While you're here, tag your photos with #WMOktoberfest! We'll be sharing some of our favorites.
Don't forget to follow Loon and Samuel Adams.
Prost!

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