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Enter Now to Win A Staycation!

What is it?

Have the Time of Your Life and relive the moments of our all-time favorite movie!
Experience movie-inspired  dance, music, arts and entertainment and celebrate with us 10 years of festival tributes to the iconic film Dirty Dancing. Get nostalgic with a lakeside screening of the film, carry a watermelon, learn the dance steps and attempt the famous lake lift in the very place it happened!

Relish in the timeless songs, love, passion, inspiration and courage that Johnny & Baby gave us during that unforgettable summer in the Catskills!

What will I win?

Enter now to win up to 4 tickets to the iconic Dirty Dancing Festival, access to the movie viewing on the lake and 1 night lodging at the Carrier Houses Bed & Breakfast, Friday, September 13th! Start practicing your lake lift because you could be headed to the 10th anniversary of The Dirty Dancing Festival. Simply enter your email address below for a chance to win. We’ll select our lucky winner on August 28th. Good luck!

At A Glance

Winners will receive:
1 night lodging at the Carrier Houses Bed & Breakfast on Friday, September 13
Tickets to the festival for Saturday, September 14

Winners will be selected on August 28