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14th Annual Great Outdoors Festival

14th Annual Great Outdoors Festival

October 26, 2014

This year's festival will be held on October 25th & 26th, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm each day. On Saturday, October 25th, we will have our 2nd Annual Harvest Huck Rail Jam.  Our 3rd Annual Whitetail Fall Downhill 5-K Trail Run  will be held on Sunday, October 26th. 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


Retail Shop Sale

Stock up on everything you need for winter at this great preseason sale during our Outdoor Festival!

Selected Skis, Snowboards, Boots and Helmets are all 30-40% off!

Selected Luggage, Poles and other Hard Goods are also 30-40% off!

Selected Adult and Kids Clothing, Gloves, Hats and other Accessories are 30-50% off!

We also have a large selection of NEW 2014/15 Merchandise available.

Super Close Out Deals on ALL 2013-2014 Equipment, Youth and Adult sizes of Skis, Snowboards, Boots and Poles. Get here early, these are going to go FAST!


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 25th from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 26th 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 20th thru October 24th between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at our Guest Services lobby.


3rd Annual Whitetail Fall Downhill 5-K Trail Run
October 26th, 2014


If you are an avid runner who prefers the technical challenge of a trail run, have we got an event for you. Our 3rd Annual 5-K Trail Run will be held on Sunday, October 26th 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. Meritus Logo
Mail form and payment to:
Whitetail Resort
13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, PA - 17236
Attention: Dusty Wissmath

Registration fees are as follows:
$30 now through August 31st
$35 if you register between September 1st through October 25th
$40 if you register on 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
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

For a map of the race course, go to:

Take a look at this video to see what the terrain is like for our 5k Trail Run.

This race event is co-sponsored by Meritus Health of Washington County - Thank you Meritus!
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Entertainment Line-Up

The Hello Strangers

We are pleased once again to bring you our very own - local grown, sister sounds of The Hello Strangers... taking center stage on Sunday at 12:30 pm. Performing 3 sets of "American folk traditions, modern indie rock, Texas country-folk, and roots rock, all tied together with lilting harmonies that only sisters can create". Watch here as they perform Never Roam Again:

For more information, please visit their website at: The Hello Strangers

Or "Like" them on Facebook at:



Other Activities

Kid's Acitivties Exhibitors Fun For All
Barnyard Buddies PSU Mont Alto Woodsmen 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

Don't miss out on Dogsled Demonstrations by "Wilderness Adventure Kennel". Stop by their exhibit, meet the dogs, and learn how to harness and bootie a dog.


If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this year's festival, please download our application here:  2014 Fall Festival Vendor Application

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