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CATSKILL MOUNTAIN THUNDER MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL

We may be biased - but this is the best motorcycle festival in the northeast. You won't run out of things to do with our large vendor expo, stunt shows, live entertainment, bike runs and more!

Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival is hosted at Blackthorne resort each September. The grounds include over 100 acres of camping amenities, motel rooms, inground pool, Tiki Bar, pavillion, a field that gets filled with vendors, bike builders competing in a bike build off, bike games, bike artists, MX stunt show, bands, bars including a martini bar & so much more. Standard camping amenities apply, and there is also a huge indoor bar with food, drinks and hosting some of the best musicians in the region. A dining room, beer garden, aerial burnout pit, multiple outdoor bars and a huge outdoor stage for the headline bands. 

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Over 100 Acres, Bars & Live Entertainment All Weekend
​Check out the Itinerary

ITINERARY

Tuesday​

Taco Tuesday

Taco Bout a Party

Check into your room or your favorite campsite early 

Then join us for our FREE taco party.

Why:  Why not ? I mean it is Tacos :-) 

CMT folks started getting here early, so
it seemed like a great idea. 

Truth be told, we literally stole the idea from Charity who was doing an amazing Taco Tuesday at her campsite. We had so much fun we decided to do it for everyone ;-) 

Enjoy

Early bird gets the nacho! 

Taco Tuesday two women in sombreros .. Charity & Tracy

Tracy & Charity Ready for Taco Tuesday

 Dale Handel 
​Great night, foggy memory, message us for credit if you took this photo 🤣

Group shot from Pub Crawl Stop 

 Attendee Shot Stolen from the Facebook Group
​This may have been taken by BOLD Endeavors or an attendee, pub crawl nights get hazy fast, if you took this pic let us know :-) 

Wednesday

Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl - Meet outside of the bar for a fun-pregame party before we load up on busses. 

We stop at multiple bars, a snack stop along the way, and return to Blackthorne just in time for some live entertainment with some of the best bands in the region.

You can have smiles like these as well, no one is shocked to learn this was not the first stop 🤣.

We always end up back home at the Blackthorne Phoenix bar for a great regional band to kick the festival into high gear before it has even officially started.​

Thursday

FREE Pre-Party

This pre-party gets bigger every year and features FREE BBQ and beer at the pavilion!

This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with some of the vendors, performers, and other attendees!

Mike of Mike of the Monsters & Baz of Bullzeye​

 When not playing around, these lead singers are consummate entertainers and the crowd loves them 🧡

Call of the Wild Photography

Bike Buildoff

Call of the Wild Photography

Friday​

  • ​Gates open early​ to field of excitement
  • Live entertainment all day & night 
  • ​Regional & National Bands
  • ​Vendor expo
  • Stunt shows, such as Motocross, wall of death & globe of death performances
  • Bike build-off
  • ​Spaghetti wrestling 
  • Headlining concert

Saturday​

  • ​Gates open early​
  • Live entertainment all day & night 
  • Regional & National Bands
  • ​Vendor expo
  • Stunt shows, such as Motorcross, wall of death & globe of death performances
  • Bike games
  • ​Bike builder competition ​
  • Headlining concert

Bike Games

Call of the Wild Photography

The end .. woman in thong on back of motorcycle leaving the bar

The END. But first a day of fun & games

Call of the Wild Photography

Sunday​

  • Gates open early

  • Live entertainment 
  • ​Vendor expo​
  • Stunt shows, such as Motorcross, wall of death & globe of death performances
  • Bike competition
  • Tattoo competition
  • BBQ at pavilion
  • ​Then like all good things, it comes to an end 

ITINERARY

Tuesday​

Taco Tuesday

Tracy & Charity
Ready for Taco Tuesday

 Dale Handel 
​Great night, foggy memory, message us for credit if you took this photo 

Taco Bout a Party

Check into your room or your favorite campsite early 

Then join us for our FREE taco party.

Why:  Why not ? I mean it is Tacos :-) 

CMT folks starting getting here early,
so it seemed like a great idea. 

Truth be told, we literally stole the idea from Charity who was doing an amazing Taco Tuesday at her campsite. We had so much fun we decided to do it for everyone ;-) 

Enjoy

Early bird gets the nacho! ​

Wednesday

Pub Crawl

Group shot from Pub Crawl Stop 

 Attendee Shot Stolen from the Facebook Group

Pub Crawl - Meet outside of the bar for a fun-pregame party before we load up on busses. 

We stop at multiple bars, a snack stop along the way, and return to Blackthorne just in time for some live entertainment with some of the best bands in the region.

You can have smiles like these as well, no one is shocked to learn this was not the first stop 🤣.

We always end up back home at the Blackthorne Phoenix bar for a great regional band to kick the festival into high gear before it has even officially started.​

Thursday

FREE Pre-Party

Mike (Left) & Baz (Right)
​Awesome Regional Bands

Call of the Wild Photography

This pre-party gets bigger every year and features FREE BBQ and beer at the pavilion!

This is the perfect opportunity to mingle with some of the vendors, performers, and other attendees!

Area 61 Bike Build-Off

Call of the Wild Photography

Friday​

  • ​Gates open early​
  • Live entertainment all day & night 
  • ​Regional & National Bands
  • ​Vendor expo
  • Stunt shows, such as Motorcross, wall of death & globe of death performances
  • Bike build-off
  • ​Spaghetti wrestling 
  • Headlining concert

Bike Games

Call of the Wild Photography

Saturday​

  • ​Gates open early​
  • Live entertainment all day & night 
  • Regional & National Bands
  • ​Vendor expo
  • Stunt shows, such as Motorcross, wall of death & globe of death performances
  • Bike games
  • ​Bike builder competition ​
  • Headlining concert

The END. After a day of fun & games

Call of the Wild Photography

Sunday​

  • Gates open early

  • Live entertainment 
  • ​Vendor expo​
  • Stunt shows, such as Motorcross, wall of death & globe of death performances
  • Bike competition
  • Tattoo competition
  • BBQ at pavilion
  • ​Then like all good things, it comes to an end 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 Do you require reservations for camping?

No, But we strongly encourage you make a reservation to streamline the check-in process.

 Where can I buy tickets for the headlining concert?

ONLY at the door day of! No advanced or online sales. Warning, like all concerts scammers will try every sob story in the book to sell their ticket to you. They do NOT have a ticket, no pre-sales. You can only get tickets at the office when the festival starts.

 Are all bike brands welcome?

Ab-sa-freaking-lutely. Yes, bring all brands. Enjoy!

 What is included in the 3 day admission price?

Access to the field, vendor expo and all entertainment - including the headlining concert.

 Does the Festival day pass grant access to the concert? ​

No! Hotel, campground or 3 day admission pass holders have access to the concert. Additionally, you can buy a concert only ticket. You must specifically buy a ticket that includes the concert in order to attend the concert. 

 Why are there so many admission options? 

Event admission is available in several options due to popular demand so CMT folks can access everything or just the parts they want. Hint: The 3-day pass is the best value option. 

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