Rangeley, Maine – Sept. 23, 2021 – It may not be snowmaking season just yet, but Autumn is here. And, with pleasing temperatures and eye-popping foliage, it’s a great time to plan a trip to Saddleback Mountain for the weekend to enjoy some festive fall events and recreation. This October the resort in partnership with the Hight Family of Dealerships and Bigelow Brewing Company is kicking off the start of the upcoming season with a free family-friendly fall festival and a traditional Oktoberfest style celebration. Both events are open to the public. (Children are permitted into Oktoberfest, but not something we’re trying to encourage)

In addition to the festivities, Autumn is a great time to get fit for the upcoming ski season, too by spending the day hiking up Saddleback’s Mountain Ski Resort and to the summit which is part of the Maine Appalachian Trail. Just in time for the Fall Festival, Saddleback will officially open the new South Branch mountain bike trails to the public for the very first time on Saturday, October 2. For more information on hiking and the mountain and upcoming events: https://www.saddlebackmaine.com/

The ticket office will also be open during these events for those interested in picking up or purchasing a season pass or multiday ticket deal for the 21/22 ski season.

Following are the event dates and highlights:

Fall Festival at Saddleback

Date: Saturday, Oct. 2

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: FREE (Must reserve a “free” ticket through Eventbrite)

Saddleback and the Hight Family of Dealerships are hosting a FREE community-centered day of fun to say thank you to the Saddleback family for a successful season. Families are invited to enjoy a special day of festive activities including kid’s face and pumpkin painting, pumpkin ring toss, haystack hide and seek, festive photo ops, a costume contest and special hot cider and donut treats. For those interested in mountain biking, the new South Branch mountain bike trails will officially open to the public. Starting at 1 p.m., live music by the Maine-based band Cadagan will kick off on the deck and there will also be a bonfire at the base area. A potluck style lunch will be served, so families are urged to bring their favorite dish to share. The ticket office will be open starting at 8 a.m., providing a perfect time to pick up a season pass for the year.
For more info on the day of event schedule and to reserve your free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170181520509

Oktoberfest at Saddleback

Date: Saturday, Oct. 9

Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cost: $25 per ticket

Saddleback, the Hight Family of Dealerships and Bigelow Brewing company will celebrate Oktoberfest on the mountain with live music from the Mallett Brothers band, seasonal brews, games and traditional German style food. Special festivities include a keg toss, strudel baking contest, team costume contest and stein hoisting. Tickets to the event are $25 and include entrance to the Oktoberfest fair and Mallett Brother’s show. The first 100 tickets sold will include a signature Saddleback Oktoberfest pint glass. Kids 12 and under are free.
For more info on day of event schedule and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170186958775
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For more information on Saddleback Mountain and upcoming events, visit www.saddlebackmaine.com.

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About Saddleback Mountain

Located in the beautiful High Peaks and Lakes district of western Maine, Saddleback Mountain was founded in 1960 and has grown its reputation for exceptional snow, some of the best skiing terrain in the East and a friendly, laid- back culture. At 4,120 feet of elevation and 2,000 feet of vertical, Saddleback is Maine’s third biggest mountain, and its base lodge elevation of 2,100 feet is the highest in the east. Just below the mountain is the iconic village of Rangeley, which is the gateway to Rangeley Lake, Mooselookmeguntic and Richardson Lakes.

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