Calendar of Events


We are constantly updating our calendar!
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Please note: During Summer and Fall the lodge and premises may be closed to the public during private events.

SEPTEMBER 9-10(Sat-Sun)
3rd 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! See full Details!

SEPTEMBER 23-24 (Sat-Sun)
27th Annual KidsFest

KidsFest is two full days of family fun! Live shows by Josh and the Jam Tones, Ninja
Tarzan, Rainforest Reptiles, Flying High Frisbee Dogs and the Maximum Velocity BMX Show
. Ninja Warrior Course presented by Sterling Gym, WXLO Field Games, walk-around entertainment, magic shows, clowns, our scenic summit SkyRide and much more!
 The Life is Good Kids Foundation is the official charity partner of the event! See Full Details!

8th 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! The event benefits the Greg Hill Foundation. See Full Details!


2nd Annual Race to the Summit 5K/Half Marathon

Enjoy the back roads of Princeton and Westminster, ending at the summit of Wachusett Mountain. Racers receive free admission to BBQfest, a T-shirt, medal and post-race food. Event Details and Registration!

OCTOBER 5-9 (Thur-Mon) 
27th Annual Columbus Day Ski/Board  Sale & 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.

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.

OCTOBER 14 (Sat)
8th 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!


OCTOBER 15 (Sun) 
Cider House 5K

Coordinated by Optimum Performance this year, this fun and challenging 5k run/walk throughout the carriage roads and hiking trails of Wachusett's front side! All participants receive free admission to AppleFest after the race. Prizes for top overall finishers as well as 1st and 2nd place in each age group. Details and sign up found HERE!

OCTOBER 14-15 (Sat-Sun)
34th 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 live music, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Apple Pie Baking and Eating Contests. We'll have Jonathan Woods and his Raptor Project show along with additional family entertainment.


Join us for our NEWEST Fall Festival! We've pulled out the OktoberFest theme from our Applefest festival and created a whole new event focused around great German Music, specialty food, beer and entertainment! We'll also have our SkyRide running for the great fall foliage and craft and farmers' market vendors.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Support the American Red Cross' annual winter Blood Drive at Wachusett. Give to this great cause and receive a lift ticket/discounted learn to ski or snowboard voucher to Wachusett for your donation. Call 1-800-red-cross to schedule an appintment, or just show up to donate.

Wine, Cheese, Chicks and Skis

A fun night to connect with other female skiers and riders. Enjoy wine, food, informative lectures and demonstrations as well as sampling and access to MTNside Ski & Ride. Space is limited! 


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!


SUNDAY, November 12
ITC (Instructor Training Course) Training Begins

If you've ever wanted to become a ski or snowboard instructor, this is your chance. Join the Wachusett team and help others learn how fun skiing and riding is!

Kick-Off Comedy Night

Work off your Thanksgiving dinner as you work out your abs while laughing aloud to four hilarious local comedians. Make it a complete night by taking a few runs on the mountain before settling in for the fun (weather permitting - stay tuned!)