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13th Annual Fall Festival

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From Saturday, October 26, 2013 -  10:00am
To Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 04:00pm
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This year's festival will be held on October 26th & 27th, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm each day. On Saturday, October 26th, we will have our 1st Annual Rail Jam.  Our 2nd Annual Whitetail Fall Downhill 5-K Trail Run  will be held on Sunday, October 27th. Live entertainment plus all of your festival favorites will return again this year.

Admission to the festival:

  • Adults              $8.00
  • Seniors            $4.00
  • Kids 6-12         $4.00
  • Kids under 6     FREE

Ski & Board Swap

If you are in the market for some gently used winter gear, don't forget to check out our annual Ski & Board Swap during the Great Outdoors Festival. Proudly brought to you by the great folks of Whitetail’s Ski Patrol, this year’s swap will be held:

Saturday, October 26th from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 27th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

If you have gear you would like to sell at the swap, you may drop it off October 21st thru October 25th between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at our Guest Services lobby.

Pre-Season Rail Jam! (SATURDAY)

On Saturday, October 26th, we will be hosting the first freestyle competition of the season! More information on the set up of the course will be posted on our website and Facebook as we get closer to the event. Price to compete is $20 dollars and includes entry into the festival. Prices will be awarded to the top 3 skiers and top 3 boarders based on best trick! (difficulty and style) Stay tuned to our Facebook for more information!

2nd Annual Whitetail Fall Downhill 5-K Trail Run
October 27th, 2013 (SUNDAY)

If you are an avid runner who prefers the technical challenge of a trail run, have we got an event for you. Our 2nd Annual 5-K Trail Run will be held on Sunday, October 27th at the Outdoor Festival. The race will begin at 9:30 am with prizes being awarded to the top finishers. There are 2 ways you can register for this event: you can register via IMAthlete, or if you would prefer to register via mail, please download and complete our
Whitetail Resort Fall Downhill 5K Registration and Release Form.
Mail form and payment to:
Whitetail Resort
13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, PA - 17236
Attention: Dusty Wissmath

Registration fees are as follows:
$35 if you register before October 15.
$40 if you register between October 15 and the day of the race.

Race participants will receive a technical T-shirt and admission to the Outdoor Festival.
T-Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after October 18th!

Age Categories are:

  • Under 16
  • 16-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-59
  • 60+

For a map of the race course, go to:

Entertainment Line-Up

 The Hillbilly Gypsies (SATURDAY)

Old time homegrown Appalachian Bluegrass comes to Whitetail on Saturday when The Hillbilly Gypsies take center stage at 12:30 pm. Performing 2 sets of good ole time rotating string bluegrass, they are sure to have you on your feet, strumming right along. Watch here as they perform Rocky Mountain Top:

For more information on The Hillbilly Gypsies, please visit their website at: The Hillbilly Gypsies
Or "Like" them on Facebook at:

The Hello Strangers (SUNDAY)

What do you get when you combine American folk traditions, modern indie rock, Texas country-folk, and roots rock? The incredibly talented duo from Mercersburg, PA...none other than our very own The Hello Strangers.


Other Activities

Kid's Acitivties Exhibitors Fun For All
Barnyard Buddies Penn State Timber Sports Team Climbing Wall
Hay Maze Seeing Eye Puppy Club Paintball Target Shoot
Kid's Corner Apple Butter Demo Haunted Hall
Castle Moon Bounce Blacksmith Snowmaking Tours
4-H Pony Rides Wood Carver Chairlift Rides
Barrel Train Birds of Prey Archery Target Shoot
Play Area Reptiles Eating Contests
Catch & Release Fishing Rinehart Orchards Groomer


If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this year's festival, please download our application here:  2013 Fall Festival Vendor Application

Mail completed application and fees to Whitetail Resort, attention Melissa McFadden.



Location : Whitetail Resort
Contact : Katrina Gayman


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