Oktoberfest in Lake PlacidLederhosen, beer, and schnitzel, oh my! When it comes to Oktoberfest, festivals from city to city can vary in quality. Luckily, our event measures up, as SKI Magazine ranked the Oktoberfest in Lake Placid as one of the top five in the country. Don’t miss this much-anticipated festival at the end of September every year. Make sure you put on your lederhosen and dirndls in your room at Whiteface Lodge before you head out for beer, live music, and all the German festivities you can dream of at the Oktoberfest in Lake Placid. Prost!


Oktoberfest in Lake Placid means live music and dancing, food, and of course, beer. Purchase a bundle of five beer coupons if you’re committed, or go with a group and split the tickets to maximize your fun. Stick around and sip while traditional German bands perform with accordions, drums, guitars, and more. Watch German dancers twirl, jig, and slap the soles of their feet to the polka beat. Finally, cap off the festival with a big-picture view via a gondola ride, with the crisp, fall wind blowing through your hair. Whether it’s the music, dancing, food, or music, this extravaganza is sure to be one of your favorite fall things to do in Lake Placid. 


There are lots of ways to save money on your tickets to Oktoberfest in Lake Placid. Purchasing tickets online in advance is the best way to do it. However, if you own an Olympic Sites Passport, you can get free entry—plus a free gondola ride. Or, get free admission on one day if you are a Whiteface and Mt. Van Hoevenberg season pass holder. Children 12 and under are free, but gondola rides are extra. Get one- or two-day admission passes depending on how many ales, lagers, or stouts you can handle.

Hotels Near Whiteface Mountain 

The perfect place to stay during this Oktoberfest in upstate NY is Whiteface Lodge, as its location near the shores of the lake puts you minutes away from your festival destination. If you’d rather skip the crowds at our Lake Placid events, but still want to continue the Oktoberfest celebrations, order a beer on tap at Peak 47, steps away from your room. Otherwise, rest up after your day of drinking, dancing, and celebrating German culture at Oktoberfest in Lake Placid by returning to our luxurious mountain rooms. Call us at 518-523-0505, or find more information on our website.