Scenic fall foliage sky rides, live music, festival vendors, kid’s activities and the amazing Scottish Highland Game athletes will make for an exciting Fall Festival at Bristol Mountain on Sunday, October 12th from 10am-5pm.  Guests can watch 33 kilts clad US and Canadian athletes compete in a variety of events which includes: Open Stone, Hammer Throw, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, Flaming Caber Toss, Weight over Bar and Weight for Distance.  Spectators will have the opportunity to make a donation to OASIS (Outdoor Adventures for Sacrifice in Service) by participating in the Keg Throw.  All sponsorship dollars will support the mission of OASIS, which is to teach disabled military veteran to ski on adapted equipment as well as participate in archery, sailing and horseback riding.  Crowds of 6,000 or more are anticipated based on previous years’ attendance.

The base area of the mountain will be the backdrop for a variety of vendors including Hemlock Hills Alpaca Farm, a quaint Farmer’s Market, Simply Crepes, The Brown Hound Bistro,  Santillo’s Fried Candy Bars, Carver’s Kitchen, Arbor Hill Winery, Summit Grille and the Morning Star Café.  A variety of local wineries, breweries and distilleries will provide tasting opportunities for age appropriate guests.   Black Button Distillery will sample their unique Bourbon infused maple syrup.  Face painting, arts and crafts, and the Ontario Country Safe Child ID program will be available in the Rocket Lodge.  Local craft vendors will also be on hand.   Families can even enjoy volleyball with a 48” beach ball.  Live music will play during the day.   If conditions are just right members from the Rochester Area Flyers Hang Gliding Club may take flight off of Stid Hill.

Scottish Highland Games organizer Tim Mullally is thrilled to be back for the second year and has more athletes than last year committed to compete.  As is the tradition of these games, a Scottish Bag Pipe troop from Rochester will pay tribute to fallen soldiers with bag pipe procession at noon.  In preparation for the upcoming ski and snowboard season Bristol Mountain will be hosting a Used Ski and Snowboard sale in the Event Center.

For more information regarding the Bristol Mountain Fall Festival, Fall Sky Ride Season (weekends from September 20th – October 26th plus Columbus Day) and the Scottish Highland Games please contact Drew Broderick at 585-455-4186 or  For Fall Sky Ride information please go to

Drew Broderick 585-455-4186