belleayrelogo.jpgHighmount, N.Y. -  There's a chill in the air and the first leaves at the summit are just starting to turn so that means one thing. Belleayre is currently ramping up in preparation for the 31st Annual Fall Festival and Craft Fair on Columbus Day Weekend on October 9 and 10. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever with an expanded entertainment village including concerts by a number of local favorites including the local rock of Detour, the classic reggae of The Big Takeover, Belleayre regulars and favorites The Trapps fresh from opening for America at the Belleayre Music Festival and the alt-rock of New Paltz based Ratboy. The popular zipline run by Catskill Outback Adventure will be back this year. And of course the festival will feature an expanded selection of local artisans and craft fair vendors and fair food vendors that have been the core attraction of this long-standing popular event which traditionally draws around 5000 people per day. And the Huge Winter Apparel and Ski Gear Sale will be back as well. Vendors who are interested in participating in the Fall Festival should contact Belleayre at 254-5600 x2474. $99 3-Packs For Sale at Fall Festival Only During the Fall Festival, in preparation for winter, Belleayre's favorite season, Belleayre Mountain will again make available to their patrons the popular $99 3-packs of anytime lift tickets with no blackout dates. This deal will be offered for sale on both days of the Fall Festival in Overlook Lodge only this year the promotion will be expanded to allow the purchase of two 3-packs per household. (Previously this deal was restricted to one 3 pack per household.) 3-Packs will be available on-site only and purchaser must have a valid ID. Purchase a Season Pass in September and Share Belleayre with Friends People who choose to wait and buy their season pass in September still get a great deal. Early Bird pricing is still in effect and as an added value, the September Belleayre Season Pass Deal includes our Share Belleayre promotion.  Share Belleayre includes five discounted guest passes that can be used at any time during the season. Bring your friends to introduce them to the Belleayre experience as a guest for only $34 per person which is an additional $100 value. Additionally when you purchase a season pass and Bring a Friend into the Belleayre Family save even more. Current season pass holders who bring a new friend who buys a full adult season pass receive additional $50 off their price. Bring a senior season pass holder and receive $25 off or recruit a new family to the Belleayre experience and receive $100 off. Book Now and Get Lessons for Less Belleayre Winter Programs are now on sale. Book now for the Race, Alpine or Freestyle Programs. As of September 1, another new deal currently being offered is Lessons for Less. Book now for Private Lessons or Kidscamp and receive an additional $10 off per lesson booked or Kidscamp session scheduled. To receive the $10 off per lesson mention the promo code "Lessons 4 Less" when booking. This offer will be good only through the Fall Festival Weekend. Please note that this deal excludes Kidscamp 6-packs. Belleayre Mountain is a year-round outdoor recreation area in the Catskill Mountains operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Belleayre Music Festival is a non-profit 501c3 organization with a mission to bring arts and culture to the Catskill Region that operates in a partnership with Belleayre Mountain. Contact: Jonathan King Belleayre Mountain Marketing Department Phone: 845-254-6114 Email: jdking@gw.dec.state.ny.us Web: http://www.belleayre.com/ Belleayre Phone: 845-254-5600