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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

September 2nd & 3rd, 2017

Beaver Creek's 18th annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin' oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer and wunderbar wurst! Enjoy complimentary live entertainment in Beaver Creek Plaza all weekend and it’s the perfect time to be outdoors and hike, bike, play a round of golf and celebrate Oktoberfest in Beaver Creek.

Musical highlights include Trachtenkapelle from our sister city in Austria, Lech Zurs and Beaver Creek’s very own Helmut Fricker! Headliners will be announced soon! Once again, guests of all ages will have the chance to compete in the Bavarian Costume Contest on Saturday. On Sunday, kids will be able to showcase their musical talents at the Kids’ European Alpenhorn contest.

A Kids’ Fun Zone will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday providing activities, arts and crafts designed for kids 12 and under. Don’t miss the Oktoberfest Shuffle before enjoying the brats and beer garden on Sunday morning.

Oktoberfest offers free admission to the plaza and food and beverage are available for purchase. Commemorative steins will be available for $47 (cash or credit card) at the plaza bars - cost includes your first beer free! Stein supply is limited and will run out!

2017 Oktoberfest Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 2nd

11:00AM - 6:00PM    Beer garden and restaurant vendors open (Plaza)
11:00AM - 12:15PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria (Main Stage)
11:00AM - 4:00PM    Kids' Fun Zone open at Centennial Park (Base of Chair 6)
12:00PM   Bavarian Costume Contest Registration (Red Guest Service Tent on Plaza)
Spaces are limited - sign up early!
12:30PM - 1:30PM   Live music by The Helmut Fricker Band (Main Stage)
1:45PM - 2:45PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria (Main Stage)
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Live music by The Helmut Fricker Band (Main Stage)
4:00PM
  Bavarian Costume Contest (Main Stage)
4:30PM - 6:00PM   Live Music - Headliner To Be Announced! (Main Stage)

Sunday, September 3rd

10:00AM    Oktoberfest Shuffle - 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K (Base of Chair 6)
11:00AM - 6:00PM    Beer garden and restaurant vendors open (Plaza)
11:00AM - 12:15PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria (Main Stage)
11:00AM - 4:00PM   Kids’ Fun Zone open (Base of Chair 6)
12:00PM   Kids' Alpenhorn Contest Registration (Red Guest Service Tent on Plaza)
Spaces are limited - sign up early!
12:30PM-1:30PM   Live music by The Helmut Fricker Band (Main Stage)
1:45PM - 2:45PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria (Main Stage)
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Live music by The Helmut Fricker Band (Main Stage)
4:00PM   Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest at Centennial Park (Kids' Fun Zone)
4:30PM - 6:00PM   Live Music - Headliner To Be Announced! (Main Stage)


Event Descriptions

Kids' Fun Zone

   
 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest   A free Kids' Fun Zone is available from 11:00am - 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday in Centennial Park, located at the base of Chair 6. The Fun Zone includes free face painting, arts & crafts, a bouncy house and more!

Bavarian Costume Contest

   
 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest   Come show off your Bavarian style on Saturday, September 2nd! Registration begins on Saturday at 12:00pm at the red guest service tent - spaces are limited so make sure to sign up early. Contestants will compete in one of four divisions: Boys (12 & Under), Girls (12 & Under), Men (13 & Up) and Women (13 & Up)  All participants must be present in front of the main stage at 4:00pm for judging. 

Kids' Alpenhorn Contest

   
 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest   Calling all kids! Come test your Alpenhorn skills on Sunday, September 3rd at the Kids' Alpenhorn Contest, located in the Kids' Fun Zone at Centennial Park. Registration begins on Sunday at 12:00pm at the red guest service tent - spaces are limited so make sure to sign up early. Contestants will participate in one of three divisions: Ages 8 & Under, Ages 9 - 12 and Ages 13 - 16. The contest will start promptly at 4:00pm!
 

Oktoberfest Shuffle

   
 Oktoberfest Shuffle   Squeeze in a workout before all the beer and brats from the annual Oktoberfest weekend - all for a great cause! Join us on Sunday, September 3rd for the Oktoberfest Shuffle - a non-competitive walk, hike, or run over your choice of a 5 km or 10 km course across the scenic trails of Beaver Creek Mountain. Free Family Fun 1 km also available. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Please click on the Oktoberfest Shuffle tab for details and registration!

 


   
   









Oktoberfest Shuffle -  Sunday, September 3rd: 

Get a workout in with all the beer and brats from the annual Oktoberfest weekend - all for a great cause! Join us for the Oktoberfest Shuffle - a walk, hike, or run over your choice of a 5 km or 10 km course across the scenic trails of Beaver Creek Mountain. 

 A portion of the registration proceeds will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.


The first 200 runners registered will receive a commemorative Oktoberfest Shuffle hat. All race participants will enjoy a beer and a bratwurst. 

Race registration coming soon - check back here for updates!

Event Schedule:

 8:30am:  Registration & Check In Open (Top of Ice Rink Escalators)
 10:00am:  Race Begins (Base of Chair 6)
 12:15pm:  Awards (Main Stage)


2017 Oktoberfest Lineup

The Helmut Fricker Band

   
 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest   Clad in lederhosen and toting an accordion or alpenhorn, Helmut Fricker has entertained visitors at Beaver Creek since the resort opened in 1980, yodeling and cracking jokes. Helmut is an icon in Beaver Creek and we always look forward to the entertainment of the Helmut Fricker Band at Beaver Creek Oktoberfest! 

Trachtenkapelle

   
 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest  
Trachtenkapelle is comprised of a group of musicians, spanning all ages that make up the town band of Beaver Creek's sister city of Lech Zürs, Austria. As in any town band they play an integral part in the cultural and entertainment life of Lech Zürs - from the regular series of summer outdoor concerts to church festivities and ceremonies, to their annual gala concert, and to our renowned musical festivals. Their repertoire consists mainly of traditional Austrian and Bohemian band music; marches, polkas and waltzes. However, every once in a while contemporary sounds do escape! 
 

   
   



   
   



2017 Oktoberfest Sponsors Coming Soon!

     
     


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