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Tussey Mountain’s OktoberFest To Celebrate Fall’s Arrival

With fall officially underway as of today, students and community members alike will certainly be looking for fun ways to celebrate the new season and changing leaves. Whether you prefer to ring in autumn by strolling among the thousands of beautiful trees on campus, or take in a 3:30 kickoff against San Diego State this Saturday, there’s one event going down this week with all the ingredients of a Penn State community favorite.

The Fourth Annual Tussey Mountain OktoberFest, featuring a dusk bonfire, chairlift rides, live music from the Bavarian Stompers and John Stevens’ Doubleshot, food, games, contests, and of course, beer, will be held this Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5:30-10 p.m.

If you haven’t made it out to Tussey for its famous WingFest Thursdays each summer, no need to fret. The mountain’s Amphitheater, located in nearby Boalsburg, is only a 10-minute drive from campus. However, Penn Staters without a car, or those over 21 and interested in enjoying some of the eight varieties of beer on tap, CATA’s B Route offers the perfect solution.

As far as admission goes, there are two ticket options. For $10 (in advance) or $20 (upon arrival), patrons will receive a 16 or 34-ounce commemorative glass stein, as well as entertainment and games covers. However, if you’re feeling festive and elect to wear lederhosen or Bavarian clothing to OktoberFest, you’ll receive $5 off at the gate.

While no pets or outside food and beverage is permitted, Tussey Mountain will have a wide variety of festive culinary options available. Herwig’s Austrian Bistro, Benjamin’s Distinctive Catering, Rosie’s Pierogies, Doan’s Bones Barbecue, and World’s Fare Catering will all be serving specialty fare at the base of the mountain.

Happy Valley may be atransatlantic flight from Munich, but at Tussey Mountain’s OktoberFest you can taste for yourself what makes the world’s largest Volksfest such a hit in Germany each fall.

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About the Author

Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


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