Pats Peak announces its 16th annual Oktoberfest celebration in conjunction with the 48th annual Pats Peak Ski Team Ski and Snowboard Sale on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
The Oktoberfest event is from 11am to 5pm and admission is free. This event is one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in New Hampshire. It includes live music from King Ludwig's Bavarian Band, sing-a-longs, beer stein holding contest, authentic German food, beer garden, chairlift rides, kids’ activities, bounce houses, woodsmen show, chainsaw carving show, and more along with festive Oktoberfest decorations. Harpoon Brewery is the major sponsor with other sponsors including Elan Skis, Alpina Ski Boots, Dalbello Ski Boots, MB Tractor & Equipment, Edmunds Ace Hardware, Grappone Automotive Group, VIP Party Rentals and White Park Dental.
Kids' Activities will take place in “Bear-Varia” with spin art, caramel apple making, "doughnut dangle", keg bowling, White Park Dental smiling faces face painting, face painting clown, temporary tattoos, VI Rentals Inflatables (jungle bounce house, 16ft slide, boulder dash obstacle course) and more 11am-3pm along with appearances from Boris and Snowball. The Woodsmen Show includes ax throwing, wood chopping, 2-man saw cutting and more from 11am to 3pm. In the Chainsaw carving area a log will be transformed into a piece of art using a chainsaw from 11am to 3pm. The Finish Line Ski & Board Shop will have an outside tent sale with deals up to 50% off. There will be special pricing available on service work in the Repair Shop where equipment can be dropped off to get them ready before the season begins.
The annual Ski and Snowboard Sale hours are 11am to 3pm. This is an opportunity to buy and sell new and used ski and snowboard equipment and accessories with a portion of the benefits going to the Pats Peak Ski Team, a non-profit organization benefiting junior alpine racers. Equipment to sell can be dropped off from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018. There is an automated online process for selling items at the sale. This will reduce lines during the check in process and waiting time after the sale is over. Participants will be able to sign-in online, enter the items to be sold before sale day, get hourly updates during the ski sale as items are sold, and receive a check in the mail for the merchandise sold after the sale automatically: https://www.patspeakracing.org/page/show/4529023-ppst-annual-ski-sale.
Sunday, November 4, 2018 is the last day to purchase Pats Peak Season Passes for up to a $40 discount. The price will then go up to $559 from $539 for an Adult Unlimited Season Pass and the price of a Junior Unlimited Season Pass goes to $499 from $459. Other season pass options are available. See www.patspeak.comfor more information.
“The Ski and Snowboard Sale has plenty of choices for new equipment at great prices from some local shops and there’s a large selection of ‘new to you’ equipment in the consignment sale area as well,” says Jim Wall, Pats Peak Events Director. “You don’t have to ski to have fun at the Oktoberfest Celebration. It’s a fun event to hang out, take in the beautiful views and enjoy the activities.”