Saturday from 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
See why Van Cortlandt Park is where NYC hikes when you join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for Hike-toberfest! Hike in the park followed by a classic Oktoberfest celebration, complete with local beer, German food, live music, lawn games, and more.
*Updated COVID-19 Protocols below.
All registered hike participants will receive a VCPA long-sleeve t-shirt.
Long Hike: Up for a Challenge • Starts at 2:30pm
Explore lesser known areas of the park on this 5-6 mile hike. Our longest and most difficult hike of the day!
Medium Hike: Take in the Scenery • Starts at 3pm
CLOSED. MEDIUM HIKE IS AT CAPACITY.
Educational Hike: Learn Something About the Park • Starts at 3:30pm
This 2-mile, easy walk will have plenty of stops along the way, highlighting natural delights and fascinating park history.
Family Fun Hike: Bring the Kids • Starts at 3:30pm
This short, family fun hike is followed by a hands-on art-making activity where you and your little ones create a project to bring home. One adult for every two kids, please!
Adults (21 plus)
Hike & Oktoberfest Ticket: $90
Ticket includes a guided hike in VCP, VCPA long-sleeve t-shirt, souvenir mug, and admission to
Oktoberfest party (Oompah Band, German food, dessert, and local craft beer).
Oktoberfest Only Ticket: $70
Admission to Oktoberfest party (Souvenir mug, Oompah Band, German food, dessert, and local craft beer).
Hike Only Ticket: $30
Ticket includes a guided hike in VCP and VCPA long-sleeve t-shirt.
Junior Tickets (ages 13-20)
Junior get everything above except beer
Hike & Oktoberfest: $65
Oktoberfest Only: $50
Hike Only: $30
Kids tickets (5-12):
Get everything except beer and t-shirt
Hike & Oktoberfest: $40
Oktoberfest Only: $30
Hike Only: $20
Kids 4 and under are free.
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*Attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Proof of vaccination includes the NYS Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid Safe Pass App (for Apple or Android devices), or completed vaccination card (hard copy or photo).
Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test conducted between Thursday, October 21 and Saturday, October 23. Rapid antigen tests will not be accepted.
Children under 12 may enter without displaying proof of vaccination as long as they wear a face mask, except when eating and drinking, whenever they are unable to maintain six feet of social distance from others. Children under 12 may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test conducted between Thursday, October 21 and Saturday, October 23 to participate without a mask. Rapid antigen tests will not be accepted.
If you purchased your ticket prior to September 21, and do not wish to follow the updated policy, you can request a full refund before October 7, 2021 by emailing [email protected].
30 days or more = Full refund + processing fee ($5)
14-29 days = 50% refund + processing fee ($5)
0-14 days = No refund
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