Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Rocktoberfest at Red River Gorge Set For Oct. 9-11

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 11, 2015  
Contact Information:  Josephine Sterr

SLADE, Ky. – Rocktoberfest, an annual climbing event sponsored by the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition, will be held Oct. 9-11 at Red River Gorge.


Rocktoberfest features climbing competitions, climbing clinics, vendor booths, films and music. It is part of this year’s Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games.

This event serves as a fundraiser for the coalition. Funds are used to purchase land for recreational use.


“Red River Gorge is one of the world’s premier sport climbing destinations,” said Josephine Sterr, president of the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition. “People come from all over the world to climb at the Red River Gorge.”


The Rocktoberfest competitions feature climbers earning points for climbing the most routes over a specified time period. With hundreds of natural standstone arches and massive amounts of sandstone and clifflines, the Red River Gorge is a perfect climbing destination.


The Rocktoberfest headquarters will be located near the rest area at Exit 33 off the Mountain Parkway at Slade.


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The Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games feature a variety of outdoor events held across the state during October. These events illustrate the beauty of the outdoors in Kentucky, as well as the many adventure tourism opportunities.

For more information about the games, visit:

To find information about all of the outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism’s website at