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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

September 5th - 6th, 2015

Beaver Creek's 16th 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 be sure to take advantage of great lodging packages for the event.  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! 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. Beaver Creek’s signature Culinary Demonstration Series will feature complimentary Bavarian-inspired demonstrations from local chefs. 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.

Saturday, September 5th

11:00AM - 6:00PM    Beer garden and restaurant vendors open 
11:00AM - 12:15PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria
11:00AM - 4:00PM    Kids' Fun Zone open at Centennial Park
12:00PM - 1:00PM   Bavarian Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)
12:30PM - 1:30PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
1:45PM - 2:45PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria
1:30PM - 2:30PM   Bavarian Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Bavarian Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)
4:00PM
  Bavarian Costume Contest
4:30PM - 6:00PM   Live music featuring Journey Unauthorized

Sunday, September 6th

10:00AM    Oktoberfest Shuffle presented by SmartWool - 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K 
11:00AM - 6:00PM    Beer garden and restaurant vendors open
11:00AM - 12:15PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria
11:00AM - 4:00PM   Kids’ Fun Zone open
12:00PM - 1:00PM   Bavarian Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)
12:30PM-1:30PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
1:45PM - 2:45PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria
1:30PM - 2:30PM   Bavarian Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent) 
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Bavarian Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)
4:00PM   Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest at Centennial Par
4:30PM - 6:00PM   Live music featuring Bruce in the USA: the World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 

:30PM-6PM: Live Music by Aeromyth: Aerosmith Tribute Band

Bavarian Costume Contest 
Come show off your Bavarian style on Saturday, August 30th. Sign up at the red Guest Services tent between 12:00 - 12:30pm to be considered. Spaces are limited so make sure to get there and sign up early. All participants must be present in front of the main stage at 4pm for judging. 


Kids' Alpenhorn Contest 
Kids come show off your alpenhorn talent on Sunday, August 31st at Centennial Park. You must sign up between 12:00-12:30pm to participate. The contest will start right at 4pm. 


Trachtenkapelle (from Lech, Austria): The Lech Town Band! 
The Lech Town Band is comprised of a group of musicians, spanning all ages. As in any town band they play an integral part in the cultural and entertainment life of Lech - 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. 


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




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Oktoberfest Shuffle presented by SmartWool- Sunday, September 6th: 


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 presented by SmartWool, 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. 

All registration proceeds will go to benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

Eventbrite - 2015 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest Shuffle- presented by SmartWool

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