By Heather DeLong Are you ready to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and spec-tacles of the 5th Annual Skitoberfest at Boyne MountainResort? Welcome back the weekend event on October 4thand 5th with your family and friends as you take part in thiscornucopia of entertainment celebrating the best of fall in anOktoberfest style setting while anticipating the winter seasonof sports! Boyne Mountain plans to expand its attractions forthis year’s festival of events, so come out, have fun and makenext weekend a trip to remember.Boyne Mountain Resort has been a favorite Midwest desti-nation since 1948. The family-owned, four-season resort hasearned Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor, been rec-ognized by Conde Nast Traveler readers among the Top 50Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America, and has beennamed a Top 10 Indoor Waterpark by Budget Travel andReaders’ Choice Favorite from Spa Magazine. BoyneMountain offers 60 runs on 415 skiable acres, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, Michigan’s largest indoor water-park, Solace Spa, Zipline Adventures, two golf courses, discgolf, lift-serviced mountain biking, beach activities, kids pro-grams, lodging, meeting and wedding facilities and realestate.On Friday, October 4th, the festival begins with the Bell’sLove & Hoppiness gathering. Visitors are welcome to sip aselection of Bell’s beers in the Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeriafrom 7 to 9 pm, and join in on the after party in theSnowflake Lounge at 9 pm.More excitement follows on Saturday, October 5th with theSnowsports Summit hosted by Olympian and U.S. Ski andSnowboard Hall of Fame inductee, Cary Adgate from 10 amto 5 pm in the resort’s Civic Center. The Summit will featureski gear, technique seminars, physical conditioning tips anda ski swap. The fun doesn’t end there. Four-time Olympian,six-time U.S. National Champion and former U.S. Ski Teammember Sarah Schleper will be this year’s special guestspeaker making a stage appearance at 1:30 pm. Shortly afterat 2 pm, the outdoor scene will ramp up with activities galore!Speaking of new attractions this year, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, dual extreme air jumpers, acrobatics, fire breathing per-formances, and an elaborately decorated Biergarten will be on show foreveryone to see.Don’t miss out on more than 100 varieties of Michigan beers, wines, spirits,foods and treats for tastings, live street theatre and performances, groomerrides, free scenic chairlift rides, chalk art, and hayrides. Kids’ attractions fea-ture a Northwoods Soda root beer and soda garden, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, crafts, and more. The annual-ly anticipated Rail Jam competition starts at 3:30 p.m.To end the evening with at bang, a DJ and the Chicago-based band, After Party, keep the party going well into thenight with dancing and enjoyable entertainment. Admission for all events is free; tickets are sold for tastingsand select day-time kids’ activities, and a cash bar is avail-able during the evening entertainment. For a completeschedule of events, visit BOYNE.com. If you’re looking elon-gate your Boyne Mountain stay, a special lodging package isavailable starting at $99 per person for one night or $178 perperson for two nights including overnight accommodationsin Boyne Mountain’s Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa, 10tasting/event tickets, commemorative mug, and discount onthe purchase of a VIP pass to the Biergarten. For reservations,visit BOYNE.com or call (800) 462-6963.For any questions regarding Skitoberfest, contact ErinErnst at (231) 549-6832 or email@example.com.See you there!
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