Killington’s inaugural Oktoberfest event deemed a “smashing success” by resort officials

By Polly Lynn

KILLINGTON — Killington resort did not sell any tickets at the gate to the inaugural Oktoberfest event this past weekend, Oct. 9-11, as entry was free and open to the pubic. Therefore, figures for attendance are approximate, Rob Megnin estimates that there were about 1,500-1,700 attendees at peak times. Perhaps a more telling record of the event’s success was the food and beverage department’s strong numbers both at the base lodges and Peak Lodge, Megnin noted. Adding that the Adventure Center did very well, too.

“It was certainly a robust weekend for business all around,” Megnin said. “I think a lot of things lined up to make it a success, from the peak foliage to the terrific weather… it was a smashing success! And our partnership with Human Movement is really blossoming.”

Oktoberfests and beer festivals in general tend to be popular attractions this time of year, he noted. But this one, in particular, resort personnel feel could grow to become the biggest single event of the season.

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