30th annual Fall Festival: Two days of fun at Belleayre

Highmount — The fall foliage will almost be an afterthought. Belleayre Mountain is anxious to open its venue doors when the 30th Annual Fall Festival will introduce its new pulse of energy in the form of the newly expanded Entertainment Village.
A truly communal gathering, the Belleayre Fall Festival, back on the mountain after having been held in Arkville last year, has traditionally drawn its visitors with local craft artisans and tasty German fare. Free parking and admission make this affordable fun for the whole family.
Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 10, RatBoy from New Paltz will take the stage at 11 a.m. delivering indie-pushing-jam-band sounds for excited crowds. Locally known and celebrated, Blues Maneuvers, will then follow from 2-4 p.m. Brooklyn’s rising sensation, Kara Suzanne and the Gojo Hearts will close Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. with a set of country alt-rock. Sunday will continue to rock at the mountain with the sultry voice of Renee Bailey of the Saints of Swing. Another local band, Detour will then please the crowds from 1:30- 3:00 p.m. The festival weekend will then culminate with widely acclaimed group, The Trapps. Music lovers of all types will surely enjoy the stunning, outdoor acoustics of these authentic, New York bands. Fittingly, the Fall Festival will give guests the options of enjoying seasonal varietals in the Beer Garden. The Food Court will be bigger and better than ever featuring tastes such as pulled pork sandwiches, Jamaican jerk chicken, pizzas, paella, deep fried Oreos, and the ever famous German delights.
Countless ongoing activities throughout the weekend will serve fun for everyone. Catskill Outback Adventures will be hosting an outdoor expo center with a zip line and exciting ropes course for children and adults, alike. Arkville Bikeville will make available mountain bikes for weekend riding enjoyment. The Raptor Project from Roxbury will give visitors a unique eyeful with gorgeous birds of prey that have been featured on Time Magazine, Rolling Stones Magazine, and throughout schools, nationwide. Renowned, local raptor rehabilitator Jonathan Woods will be featuring eagle owls and snowy owls in his display as he returns to the Belleayre Fall Festival for the first time in over a decade. Festival gates will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, closing after the Entertainment Village quiets.
Other highlights don’t stop there. Jimmy’s Belleayre Ski Shop, Kenco, and The Pro Ski and Board Shop will be hosting a ski and snowboard equipment sale. On Saturday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hudson Valley Blood Services will be hosting a blood drive in the Overlook Downstairs Café. The SkyRide will be running to bring guests to the top of the mountain, presenting sweeping landscapes of the Catskill Mountains.
For further event details please visit www.bell eayre.com.