MERCERSBURG, PA – Whitetail Resort is busy preparing for the 12th Annual Great Outdoors Festival which will be held at the resort on October 27-28 from 10 am until 5 pm. The resort will be hosting a number of craft and food vendors from the region, as well as regional organizations such as the Penn State Mont Alto Woodsman Team, The Appalachian Outdoor School, The Franklin County 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club, and Apple Butter Making by local Boy Scout Troop 95 from Shady Grove, PA.
A new addition to the festival this year is the 1st Annual Whitetail Resort Fall Downhill 5-K Trail Run which begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 27. The challenging course is set on the Whitetail Mountain and includes both uphill and downhill terrain. Entrants receive a free Tech T-shirt as well as free admission to the Great Outdoors Festival.
Other highlights of the weekend include chairlift rides, pie and ice cream eating contests, kid’s entertainment and activities, snowmaking tours, paintball, archery, a petting zoo, and a climbing wall. Saturday, October 27 will feature the country blues stylings of The Folsom Prisoners, a band from Fairfax, Virginia. The West Virginia bluegrass band The Hillbilly Gypsies, will perform at the festival on Sunday, October 28.
The cost of admission to the festival is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids aged 6-12 and seniors. Admission is free for kids aged 5 and under. Any person who comes to the festival to pick up or purchase a winter season Season Pass or Advantage Card will also receive free admission to the festival. The festival marks the last weekend of the Season Pass and Advantage Card Early Bird Sale which ends on October 31.