Calendar of Events



AUGUST 27-28 (Sat-Sun)
2nd Annual Farm Fresh Festival

Join us for a Celebration of the Massachusetts' Agricultural & Specialty Food community featuring locally grown and produced foods! Enjoy a huge farmers' market filled with locally-grown produce, animal products, crafts and much more! Taste samples from local wineries, enjoy cooking demonstrations, take in some live music and let the kids have fun in our petting zoo and pony rides! We will also have the World Champion Pumpkin Chucker Cannon on site shooting off every 15 minutes throughout the weekend. CHECK IT OUT!

SEPTEMBER 2 - 5 (Fri-Mon) 
MTNside Labor Day Sale

A full weekend of fantastic sales on ski and snowboard equipment and winter apparel. Blowout pricing on leftover items! Special "Family Fun Days" featuring LIVE music and activities for the kids on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-4pm. SEE MORE!

SEPTEMBER 10 & 11 (Sat-Sun)
19th Annual MusicFest

Voted "Best Local Music Festival" at the Worcester Music Awards presnted by Pulse Magazine. MusicFest features two stages along with a Mountainside BBQ, our traditional BEER-FEST-OF-ALE, a Classic Car Show presented by the Pike FM on Sunday, local craft vendors and our Scenic Summit SkyRide. See More!

Saturday is Country Day and includes Kristen Merlin, Jay Taylor, Lance Carpenter, Annie Brobst and Darren Bessette on the side stage!

Sunday is Rock/Blues Day and includes Mitch Chakour with special guest Jon Butcher, OneEleven, Aldous Collins, Travis Colby and Sons of Businessmen on the side stage!

See Full Details HERE!


Run To The Summit

5k and Half Marathon Race to support the Marlene Mills Foundation. Full details and registration information can be found HERE!

SEPTEMBER 24-25 (Sat-Sun)
26th Annual KidsFest

KidsFest is two full days of music, food, and family fun! Live shows, walk-around entertainment, magic shows, clowns, our scenic summit SkyRide and much more! Enjoy great food and product sampling by vendors! This year will feature the XPogo Stunt Team, Rainforest Reptile Show, WXLO's Wachusett's Got Talent, Sterling Gym's Ninja Warrior Course and much more! Check out the full details HERE!


Heart Warrior 5k & Kids Run

Created to support the Boston Children's Hospital Heart Center, this fun race will feature a 5k run and Kids' Run starting at 9:00am and leading right into KidsFest. Registration details can be found HERE!


Central MA Beer Mile

test your tolderance and speed at this officially timed beer mile set on a 400 meter track in the Ski Area parking lot. The concept is simple, drink one 120z beer/seltzer (2oz for wine drinkers), run 400 meters, then repeat three more times! Full Details and Registration Info can be found HERE


OCTOBER 1-2 (Sat-Sun)
7th Annual BBQFest

Great BBQ, lively music, a beer tent, OysterFest, a Pig Roast and family fun entertainment all combine in this great event! Also enjoy numerous craft vendors, a farmers' market, Scenic SkyRide and more! This year features the Nerveless Nocks 'Ball of Steel' along with a chili cook-off, etc... The event benefits the Greg Hill Foundation. See Full Details Here!



OCTOBER 6-10 (Thur-Mon) 
26th Annual Columbus Day Ski/Board  Sale & SwapSale/Swap

Bring in your used equipment to sell for cash or Wachusett credit! Buy new skis or a snowboard with the cash or the credit you earn! This is the perfect chance to upgrade your gear for the coming winter. Special "Family Fun Days" featuring activities for the kids along with live music are on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-4pm. See more information here!


Sail the Rails Jam

Join us for our Sail the Rails Jam during our HUGE Columbus Day Ski & Snowboard Sale & Swap. Test yourself on multiple features and see how well you've maintained your skills from last season. See full details here!

OCTOBER 15 (Sat)
7th Annual Great New England Apple Pie Contest

Join this amateur-only, two division apple pie contest, now in its 6th year and continuing to grow! Entrants receive two complimentary admission tickets to AppleFest and winners receive great prizes, including Hannaford Gift Certificates! Full details and application form can be found HERE!

OCTOBER 15-16 (Sat-Sun)
33rd Annual AppleFest

Our most popular fall festival celebration including over 100 craft exhibitors, a farmers' market, kids entertainment and peak fall foliage viewing from the SkyRide. Also enjoy Oktoberfest themed food specialties and German music. This year features the Panfilov Performing Pets, Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Apple Pie Baking and Eating Contests and the Cider House 5K! See full details and buy tickets HERE!

 Cider House 5K Run/Walk

Join us for our Annual race to kick off the second day of AppleFest. the Cider House 5K takes place on off-road terrain across the mountain and finishes with Apple Cider and Donuts from Red Apple Farm! Details and registration information can be found HERE!

Food Truck & Craft Brew Festivaltt

Join us at Wachusett for Food Truck Festival of America's Food Truck and Craft Brew Festival. There will be dozens of trucks, the SkyRide will be running and you certainly won't leave hungry. Go to FTFOA for full details and tickets!


We are constantly updating our calendar!
Check back for more updates!

Please note: During Summer and Fall the lodge and premises may be closed to the public during private events.