The rutting season for red deer begins, and the stags fight ferocious battles and the strongest stag drives out the weakest and lures the hinds to mate. This is also the time when regulation of the entire deer population begins by culling 700 head of game up to the end of January. Dyrehavsbakken amusement park closes for the winter on about 1 September. The closing is marked by a cortège of 4,000 motorcycles driving from Nørrebro in Copenhagen to the amusement park.
The fallow deer are in rut and the largest and strongest deer meet to fight on a common mating place south-west of Eremitageslot (Hermitage Palace), where the females - the does - select their mate. Enjoy the drama from afar. Dyrehaven is characterised by many different deciduous trees that light up in the most wonderful yellow, orange and red colours before their leaves fall off. On the first Sunday in October, the traditional Eremitage Run with more than 21,000 participants takes place. During the autumn holidays kite flyers gather in front of Eremitageslot to fly kites.
On the first Sunday in November, Dyrehaven is full of magnificent and riders in red jackets and white jodhpurs, when Sportsrideklubben ends the season with the annual Hubertus Hunt. The almost 150 horses and riders warm up to hunting horns in the fenced-in area across from Peter Lieps Hus, and almost 40,000 spectators stand along on the route, not least at Magasindammen. The finish is at Eremitageslot. Hubertus hunt is an old tradition, and Sportrideklubben's hunt in Dyrehaven has been held since 1900. The deer is fed every day from November to the end of April at a number of feeding grounds in Dyrehaven.