The Handel Family welcomes you to come and celebrate Catskill Mountain Thunder. This is a motorcycle festival like no other. It is held at a beautiful resort nestled in the Northern Catskill Mountains.

Catskill Mountain Thunder

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Pre-Festival Parties


Join us Wednesday September 14th for our Pre-Festival Pub Crawl and party.


Enjoy the pre-party, live entertainment. If you haven’t done the pub crawl before, you should, it is a “not to be missed” event. We board buses and off we go to some of our favorite local establishments in the region. Some you may have heard of, some you haven’t, all interesting and fun places that you will definitely enjoy on the pub crawl or when you ride through the Catskills throughout the festival. There will be drinking and giveaways, and the crew always brings their own brand of shenanigans. All good fun and a great way to kick-off the festival!


We feature a huge vendor expo with at least 60 vendors every year. Also During the 3-day festival there will be stunt shows with MX professionals, The Wall of Death and live music all day long. Enjoy rodeo games such as weenie bite, slow race, potato-in-a haystack, one-legged boot race, etc., seminars on antique bike restoration, bike shows with $1,000 in cash prizes, Bike Build-Off with celebrity bike builders, Airbrush Contest, Food available in multiple locations.


We have 2 huge concerts on Friday and Saturday night – this year the Blue Oyster Cult and Kashmir are the headliners. While we also have live bands in the bar, on the front lawn, and out in the beer garden. Along with live bands we oand of course a whole host of bike builders, including Ron Finch. Plus motorcross races, SPAGHETTI WRESTLING, “Wall of Death”, a phenomenal fireworks show & much, much more!

2016 Band Lineup

  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Kashmir
  • Shovelhead
  • Dressed for the Occasion
  • EB Jeb
  • Moonshine Junkies

Other Activities

This Festival goes much deeper than what meets the eye, you will see that you wont run out of things to do. We also feature AERIAL BURNOUTS, Guided and self-guided tours, Leather show, bonfires, browse our antique bike museum,and on Sunday we have a huge Pig Roast with unlimited beer.


In addition to lodging accommodations on site, there are also RV and tent camping with electric and water available. These sites are first come first serve. Some people come as early as a week ahead of time to hold their spots. You can also come and hold your spot with your tent or RV and pay a storage fee.


CMT Fun & Entertainment

Blue Oyster Cult - Saturday Night
Blue Oyster Cult

Kashmir Led Zeppelin Tribute - Friday Night Kashmir Led Zeppelin Tribute

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