September 26 - 27, 2020 | Whiteface Mountain
Each fall we dust off our lederhosen, fire up the oompah band and enjoy a tall mug of German beer at the Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest. Mark your calendars for the weekend-long, Bavarian-style celebration with authentic music, dancing, food and beer—rated one of the 5 Must-Visit Oktoberfests in North America by SKI Magazine! Kids will enjoy our Meriloons & Friends Face Painting & Balloon Animals as well as Whiteface's Adeventure Zone all day, each day.
Click below to view the Oktoberfest Shuttle & Event Schedule.
Important Info on Festival Tickets
We're offering FREE 1-Day Admission + Gondola Ride for anyone with an Olympic Sites Passport, as well as FREE Admission + Gondola Rides on Sunday for all Whiteface and Mt. Van Hoevenberg 2019/20 Season Pass holders! Simply present your Olympic Sites Passport or Season Pass at the gate. If you don't have your Season Pass yet (either it's being mailed or you're planning to pick up), just head to the ticket window for your free admission and gondola ticket.
Enjoy Oktoberfest in style when you buy the 2-Day Stein Package which includes an exclusive Stein Mug with a free beer along with it!
Juniors ages 12 & under can also enjoy FREE admission both days of the festival. All festival attendees must have an admission ticket for entry, so we encourage families to order their free Junior Admission ticket(s) in advance online to avoid waiting at the ticket window. You may also choose to purchase a Gondola Ride Add-On for Juniors ages 7-12 online for $18 per person. Please note: Cloudsplitter Gondola Rides are FREE for ages 6 & under.
*Pet policy: We all love our pets, but we do ask that you leave them at home during the festival. Only service dogs will be permitted at Oktoberfest.
shuttle schedule & map
Olympic Center Box Office to Whiteface
12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Whiteface to Olympic Center Box Office
|Sat - 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm | Sun - 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm|
Wilmington Shuttle: Adirondack Chocolates to KOA to Whiteface
(1:30 pm departure from KOA)
Wilmington Shuttle: Whiteface to KOA to Adirondack Chocolates
|Sat - 6:15 pm (6:30 departure from KOA) | Sun - 5:15 pm (5:30 departure from KOA)|
View the DEC Hiker Shuttle Schedule and the Whiteface - Lake Placid Hike Shuttle map below to see what times and dates the shuttle runs between Lake Placid and Wilmington.
oktoberfest tickets & pricing
|1 Day Admission + Gondola Ride | Ages 13+||$22|
|2 Day Stein Package (limited quantity) | Ages 13+||$38|
|Bundle of 5 Beer Coupons | Ages 21+||$30|
|2 Day Junior Admission | Ages 0 - 12||FREE|
|Junior Gondola Ride Add On | Ages 7 - 12||$18|
|Rates at the Gate|
|1 Day Admission | Ages 21 - 64||$16|
|1 Day Teen/Senior Admission | Ages 13 - 20 / 65+||$10|
|1 Day Junior Admission | Ages 0 - 12||FREE|
|Gondola Ride Add-On | Ages 7+||$18|
|Gondola Rides | Ages 6 & under||FREE|
|Bundle of 5 Beer Coupons||$40|
|Adventure Zone Trampoline Ride (1 time use)||$5|