The Hohmeyer family, in partnership with the Friends of St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower and Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides, present the sixth annual fundraiser for the restoration of the historic fire tower on St. Regis Mountain.
Fire towers played an important and illustrious role in protecting the Adirondack Mountains. The Friends of St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower work with the State of New York to light up the tower once a year to commemorate this significance. They are a volunteer organization that has worked hard to rejuvenate this iconic landmark and make it accessible to the public.
Enjoy one of the best views of St. Regis Mountain and the lighting from our beach with a Taste of Octoberfest Dinner. Add in a spectacular Sunset Stagecoach Ride with Lucky Clover to make it a unique and fun experience!
Schedule of Festivities
6:15 PM: History of Octoberfest Beer Tasting & Workshop
Optional. Join Ernest Hohmeyer for a 30-minute workshop on the Myths and History of Octoberfest while you savor six (6) different imported craft beers from around the world. How did Octoberfest start? Was it always about beer? $25 Per Person.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Taste of Octoberfest Dinner
Savor a specially priced Taste of Octoberfest Dinner buffet in our Lake View Great Camp or on the Lake View Patio, which offers a picturesque view of the sunset and St. Regis Mountain. Specialty selections from our hand-crafted wine & Beer Cellar will be available to add on. $39 Per Person.
Covered Wagon & Sunset Stagecoach Rides
Optional. Add on a Covered Wagon or Sunset Stagecoach Ride from Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides and their magnificent Percheron Draft Horses Jasper and Fly. Ride on an authentic 1800s Stagecoach as you meander through the Lodge’s nature trails and down to the beach. Stagecoach rides: $25, Wagon Rides: $15.
8:00 PM: History of the St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower
A special presentation about the History of the St. Regis Fire Tower; there will be fun trivia and prizes that you can take home too!
9:00 PM: St. Regis Fire Tower Lighting
Volunteers, having carried various lights to the mountain summit, will light the tower from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The purpose is to draw attention to the historic role fire towers played in the protection of the community and the surrounding forest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come for the lighting only?
Only those guests who have reserved for the Taste of Octoberfest Dinner will be able to view the lighting from our beach.
What happens if it rains?
A rain date, though hopefully unnecessary, is scheduled for Sunday, September 3rd, 2023.
Sign-up is required; no tickets will be provided at the door at this time. Limited seating and tickets are available; reserve today. Details subject to change without notice. This event is a fundraiser, and ticket purchases help us donate to this volunteer organization.