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.

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Pre-Festival Parties


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


Enjoy the pre-party, live entertainment.  All good fun and a great way to kick-off the festival!

And so it Begins … CMT Festival

We feature a huge vendor expo with at least vendors every year. During the 3-day festival, there are stunt shows with MX professionals, the Wall of Death, food and drinks at the pavilion 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 – including national headliners. We also have live bands in the bar, on the front lawn, and out in the beer garden. Along with live bands we have 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

  • Friday Headliner – To Be Announced
  • Saturday Headliner – To Be Announced

More Bands All Weekend Long (To be Confirmed)

  • Dressed for the Occasion
  • Bullzeye
  • Moonshine Junkies

Other Activities

This Festival goes much deeper than what meets the eye, you will see that you won’t run out of things to do. We also feature AERIAL BURNOUTS, Guided and self-guided tours, 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 can be reserved or you can obtain a site when you arrive. We recommend calling to make your check-in more efficient. Some people come as early as a week ahead of time to grab a coveted spot. You can also come ahead and hold your spot with your tent or RV (fees apply). After sites with utilities are exhausted, we will still always find a spot for you. Much like your table at the holidays, “we always have room for one more”.


CMT Fun & Entertainment

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