Let's go to Octoberfest at Bear Mountain State Park and Inn!!

Let's head up to Bear Mountain to participate in their Oktoberfest on Sunday Oct 20th starting around noon. 

Lets plan to get there a bit earlier than noon to avoid the traffic, food/beer lines, and huge crowds!  Carpooling will start in lower Westchester by 10:15am at the Fleetwood Train Station in Mt. Vernon. You can set up other carpooling groups further north in Westchester... 

Bear Mountain has been celebrating Octoberfest for many years, and this year will be fabulous because both the Inn and their restaurant are open - finally  -- after 7 years of renovations to the building! 

So let's enjoy Fall in the most perfect way - with Oktoberfest 2013 at Bear Mountain State Park! German Food and Beer, Traditional Entertainment, Local Artisan Craft Vendors.....and much, much more. Free admission. $8 per vehicle parking fee. Beer/soda/water and food are available for purchase. 

We are going on this date so we can see dSb (die Schlauberger) America’s #1 German Festival Band with Die Erste Gottscheer Dance Group.  Through the years, traveling from state to state and festival to festival, this outstanding group of men entertain audiences of all ages. Their energy and “get involved” attitude lets everyone join in the fun of the festivities. They are known as the alternative to Oompah. Their impressive body of work includes an album which was nominated for the 2001 JP Folks Music Awards.  The group has had the honor of performing the American National Anthem at Shea Stadium as well as Giants Stadium. Their presence in the music community has resulted in a 2004 National Network Television Commercial for Hewlett Packard’s IPOD.

They are NOT an OOOompa Band - but a German folk and rock band.. they will get you up and dancing!! 

So, let's go have some fun, the leaves will be in prime color, the beer will flow, the food will be yummy, and the music will get your heart going! 

If folks want to carpool, please note in the comments and we'll set something up.. 

See you there! -


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  • Karen

    Sorry Terry, car accident yesterday- other priorities (&transport issues) today.

    October 20, 2013

    • Terry

      sorry to hear that - hope you are okay~

      October 21, 2013

    • Karen

      Yes, I'm fine but was a bit shaken up (car coming from garage on W88th drove right into my driver's door as I was driving past) so stayed in Manhattan overnight.

      October 23, 2013

  • Marta

    What a nice festival & a great day. Looking forward to doing this again but glad I had the chance to do so with friends.

    October 21, 2013

  • Ann

    What a great day! It was packed so getting there early was key. Good beer, great food, awesome band! Nice to meet some new friends also!

    October 21, 2013

  • Ellen

    Wonderful time, lots of fun!

    October 21, 2013

  • Terry

    What a great day!! The beer was flowing, the food was yummy, and the band rocked!! Great to be out in the fresh air (luckily we got a nice table near the band) and had a chance to wander around the lake and the Inn.. thanks to all who joined me.. .traffic and parking were tough be we all knew this going in... earlier is ALWAYS better for these types of events...

    1 · October 20, 2013

    • Bernadette B.

      it was a fantastic day 4 of us walked across the Bear Mt Bridge to avoid the traffic it was delightful saved on parking and bridge toll Ya WHO

      1 · October 20, 2013

    • anne m.

      yes it was a great day for octoberfest , couldnt have asked for better weather . heres to new friends

      October 20, 2013

  • anne m.

    hi terry not sure why my name didnt show up on the list of attendees . my self bernadette , george and bernadettes friend joan walked across the bridge , it was a great day , great to meet everyone , looking forward to more !!

    October 20, 2013

  • wy

    I really enjoyed myself. Everyone was very nice and friendly. It was nice to walk around, have some beer, eat some food and enjoy the fall foliage scenery.

    October 20, 2013

  • Craig

    Leaving CT late for Albany, won't 'be able to stop in.
    Hope it is wonderful day for all.

    October 20, 2013

  • Vickie

    I haven't met up with you guys yet but I'm having a great time!

    October 20, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Hi Vickie I am in line at tge circular bar were the mucus is were is everyone else ?

      October 20, 2013

  • wy

    Hi terry what is your phone number. We are outside of the park on the line to drive in.

    October 20, 2013

    • Terry

      I am at Hessian lake where the Oktoberfest us. Find us there. Sent cell # ydsterday

      October 20, 2013

  • Ed

    Just joined the group. Are there any open seats available in cars possibly heading from White Plains?

    October 20, 2013

    • Rosanna

      Hi Ed,

      October 20, 2013

    • Rosanna

      Hi Ed! Just spoke with Tara & she's also running a bit late so I can't take her. She's in Hartsdale, maybe you can go together? She'll email you now.

      October 20, 2013

  • Rosanna

    Hi Tara- I sent you an email saying I could pick you up at the Hartsdale Stn. around 10:30. Are you up for that?
    Otherwise, maybe you can go w/ Cynthia... I also offered to possibly take Wy, if we can coordinate the time. I just don't want to leave too late & get stuck in traffic!

    October 20, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Hello everyone sorry for the tardy update but I am still going ot drive up and I have room in my car for two people, I am willing to meet you in lower westchester? Please sent response to unike amp 007at gmail .com

    October 20, 2013

  • wy

    Cynthia did you get my updated message to either meet you wherever is convenient or if you want to pick me up in Yonkers or another location.

    October 19, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Sorry not but I just sent you an email with my info so call me and we can make a plan

      October 20, 2013

  • wy

    Hi Rosana can I come along too I can meet you in Scarsdale or hartsdale

    October 19, 2013

    • Rosanna

      Hi! Can you give me a tiny bit of info about yourself? (Send me an email)

      October 19, 2013

  • Rosanna

    Hi! Just joined this group! I'm waitlisted for Sun. to Bear Mtn. Oktoberfest but I'll probably drive up anyway, possibly with a friend, and I'd be willing to give somebody a lift from Scarsdale/Hartsdale tomorrow around 10:15.

    October 19, 2013

    • wy

      Can I get a ride too. I can meet you in Scarsdale or hartsdale.

      October 19, 2013

    • wy

      I ride with you too. I can meet you in Scarsdale or hartsdale.

      October 19, 2013

  • Bernadette B.

    anna marie sent you a response this am dont know if you go it
    meet me in Chappaqua at my apartment 9 Chappaqua MT Road[masked] i will leave at 12:30 made a committment to exercise in the am now everyone knows te he

    October 19, 2013

    • Rosanna

      Not sure if this reply was intended for me but I'm leaving at about 10:15 am & not very near close to Chappaqua so n/g for me. Rosanna

      October 19, 2013

    • Terry

      Rosanna and Tara you need to talk with each other as you are close to one another! perhaps you can carpool

      October 19, 2013

  • wy

    Hi Cynthia
    You will pick me up. I am in Yonkers. I could meet you at your location.

    October 19, 2013

  • wy

    I can meet you Cynthia

    October 18, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Ok should I pick you up in tarry? Email me tge address ok

      1 · October 18, 2013

  • Craig

    Might drop in late on my way to Albany. Can't make it at the regular event time.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Hi , I will be driving up at about 10:00 am and I am looking for a car pool buddy, will pick up in Westchester any where near the Hutch? Or you can meet me at my place we have lots of parking?

    October 18, 2013

  • Bernadette B.

    i live in Chappaqua i have room for three not leaving til 12;30 take the Harlem train to Chap will pick you up at train[masked] happy to have company

    October 17, 2013

  • wy

    Hi does anyone else have a seat avail. I live near Yonkers.

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, does anyone still have an extra spot in their car and is passing by one of the Metro North stops? I'd be coming in from the city...

    October 17, 2013

    • Terry

      I have room in my car -- so you can take metronorth to the Fleetwood stop on Harlem line.. we'll discuss times..

      1 · October 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, thank you!

      October 17, 2013

  • Ann

    Are we meeting at a specific spot on Sunday? 11:30 ish?

    October 17, 2013

    • Terry

      no we will coordinate via cell phone, as I am not going to wait in one place for 30 people to show up!! LOL

      October 17, 2013

    • Ann

      That's what I was wondering. :-)

      October 17, 2013

  • Alison L.

    I was there this past Saturday. I strongly encourage you all to arrive no later than 11:30. And either bring your own lunch or get lunch as soon as you walk in to fest area...lines for food get long very quickly!

    October 14, 2013

    • Terry

      Thanks Alison for the update -- we'll have to plan to get there earlier so we can avoid the lines and crowds!

      October 15, 2013

  • Terry

    Hey Everyone -- please indicate in your comments if you need/want to carpool - and whether you can give a ride, or need a ride.. There are a bunch of us who live up north as well -so if you can set up a carpool for northern westchester, that would be good too..

    October 8, 2013

  • angelo

    Terry
    Got room in your car

    October 7, 2013

    • Terry

      yes, angelo -- your seat is procured! :)

      October 8, 2013

  • Lucy

    I thought this trip was for Saturday. Unfortunately I cannot make it Sunday. Bummer!

    October 8, 2013

  • Liz

    Anybody willing to give me lift

    September 23, 2013

    • Linda G.

      sure Liz, I live in Bedford Hills. Where do you live?

      September 23, 2013

    • Liz

      Thanks Linda but I live in the Bronx getting lift with terry.

      September 23, 2013

  • Liz

    Thanks terry will meet u @fleetwood sratoon then thanks linda

    September 23, 2013

  • wy

    I would like to carpool.

    September 5, 2013

  • Joni

    not sure may be out of town

    August 16, 2013

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