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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 $48 (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 Lift Ticket Patio
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 by Hard Day's Night-Beatles Tribute Band (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 (Lift Ticket Patio)
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)
4:15PM   Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest at Centennial Park (Kids' Fun Zone)
4:30PM - 6:00PM   Live Music by Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band-Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
(Main Stage)

*Dog policy: During summer festivals at Beaver Creek, leashed dogs are permitted in designated dog-friendly areas, outside of festival boundaries. Dog-friendly areas include Creekside Park, on-mountain hiking trails, and Beaver Creek access road pathway.


Event Descriptions

Kids' Fun Zone

   
 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest   A free Kids' Fun Zone is available from 11:00am - 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Lift Ticket Patio. 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!

 


   
   








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! 
 

   
   



   
   




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.


Race Results:

CLASS : 10FA
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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1   1054 10FA        Elizabeth Rusthove  1:05:09 (1)                 1:05:09 (1) 
2   1025 10FA        Christine Strom     1:06:56 (2)                 1:06:56 (2) 
3   1055 10FA        Amy Bronson         1:07:26 (3)                 1:07:26 (3) 
4   1049 10FA        Thompson Aline      1:07:44 (4)                 1:07:44 (4) 
5   1048 10FA        Valerie Stoniker    1:08:14 (5)                 1:08:14 (5) 
6   1033 10FA        Jeanne Tanous       1:10:11 (6)                 1:10:11 (6) 
7   1022 10FA        Kelsey Cole         1:12:34 (7)                 1:12:34 (7) 
8   1021 10FA        Melody Pallaoro     1:15:54 (8)                 1:15:54 (8) 
9   1024 10FA        Averill Hovey       1:21:32 (9)                 1:21:32 (9) 
10  1053 10FA        Sara Sybrant        1:23:02 (10)                1:23:02 (10)
11  1026 10FA        Margo Pitts         1:24:44 (11)                1:24:44 (11)
12  1006 10FA        Stacy Yarnell       1:27:43 (12)                1:27:43 (12)
13  1020 10FA        Lauren Pettit       1:29:11 (13)                1:29:11 (13)
14  1029 10FA        Kathie Lister       1:34:59 (14)                1:34:59 (14)
15  1052 10FA        Debbie Seele        1:41:38 (15)                1:41:38 (15)
16  1018 10FA        Tess Reinhold       1:48:25 (16)                1:48:25 (16)
17  1019 10FA        Cora Wolfington     1:48:28 (17)                1:48:28 (17)
18  1028 10FA        Cathy Collins       1:48:35 (18)                1:48:35 (18)
19  1027 10FA        Rhoda Peckham                                               
20  1030 10FA        Suzanne Pettit                                              
21  1031 10FA        EVE STEPHENS                                                
22  1032 10FA        Tari Nicolas                                                

CLASS : 10MA
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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1   1008 10MA        Steven Uecker      50:46.51 (1)                50:46.51 (1) 
2   1007 10MA        Jon Tarkington     52:44.95 (2)                52:44.95 (2) 
3   1012 10MA        Vincent Nickols    55:12.38 (3)                55:12.38 (3) 
4   1047 10MA        Ben Reeves         58:53.22 (4)                58:53.22 (4) 
5   1014 10MA        Jeff Campbell       1:02:46 (5)                 1:02:46 (5) 
6   1051 10MA        Danny Queenan       1:02:47 (6)                 1:02:47 (6) 
7   1004 10MA        Benjamin Hughes     1:04:35 (7)                 1:04:35 (7) 
8   1009 10MA        Jason Randall       1:08:09 (8)                 1:08:09 (8) 
9   1005 10MA        Bryan Lennon        1:13:31 (9)                 1:13:31 (9) 
10  53   10MA        Devon Mayer         1:14:13 (10)                1:14:13 (10)
11  1011 10MA        Rob Sebesta         1:14:20 (11)                1:14:20 (11)
12  1044 10MA        Austin Klinger      1:15:03 (12)                1:15:03 (12)
13  1043 10MA        Keith Klinger       1:17:04 (13)                1:17:04 (13)
14  1001 10MA        Connor Berry        1:17:08 (14)                1:17:08 (14)
15  1056 10MA        Scott Lightenberge  1:20:49 (15)                1:20:49 (15)
16  21   10MA        Leigh Fatzinger     1:22:19 (16)                1:22:19 (16)
17  1002 10MA        Tim Pallaoro        1:25:05 (17)                1:25:05 (17)
18  1013 10MA        Mark Cole           1:25:46 (18)                1:25:46 (18)
19  1003 10MA        Kevin Pallaoro      1:29:35 (19)                1:29:35 (19)

CLASS : 10MA
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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20  1016 10MA        Donald Pettit       1:34:59 (20)                1:34:59 (20)
21  1017 10MA        Marlin Smickley     1:41:39 (21)                1:41:39 (21)
22  1015 10MA        Jeff Reinhold       1:48:26 (22)                1:48:26 (22)
23  1000 10MA        Eric Campbell                                               
24  1010 10MA        Tyler Chapman                                               
25  1078 10MA        Fred Mcmurdy                                                

CLASS : 5FA
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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1   5    5FA         Grace Cryer        31:13.33 (1)                31:13.33 (1) 
2   7    5FA         Jessica Shafer     31:13.96 (2)                31:13.96 (2) 
3   40   5FA         Maddie Weiser      31:15.60 (3)                31:15.60 (3) 
4   25   5FA         Nancy Mires        31:45.44 (4)                31:45.44 (4) 
5   3    5FA         Morgan Moody       32:14.49 (5)                32:14.49 (5) 
6   98   5FA         Campbell Coddingto 32:53.71 (1)                32:53.71 (1) 
7   8    5FA         Meredith Carlton   32:54.54 (6)                32:54.54 (6) 
8   41   5FA         Alexei Uecker      32:56.37 (7)                32:56.37 (7) 
9   1    5FA         Kendall Grojean    33:09.45 (8)                33:09.45 (8) 
10  12   5FA         Tracey Clery       36:22.53 (9)                36:22.53 (9) 
11  120  5FA         Kim Kidwell        36:29.04 (10)               36:29.04 (10)
12  22   5FA         Jennifer Pate      36:47.67 (11)               36:47.67 (11)
13  33   5FA         Marcia Bergin      36:55.21 (12)               36:55.21 (12)
14  106  5FA         Brigette Denning   37:12.95 (13)               37:12.95 (13)
15  43   5FA         Annika Strom       38:16.47 (14)               38:16.47 (14)
16  115  5FA         Linn Randall       39:06.14 (15)               39:06.14 (15)
17  9    5FA         Lindsay Hardy      40:18.03 (16)               40:18.03 (16)
18  76   5FA         Kristi Lush        40:50.49 (17)               40:50.49 (17)
19  27   5FA         April Hansen       42:16.54 (18)               42:16.54 (18)
20  93   5FA         Linda Stephens     42:23.91 (19)               42:23.91 (19)
21  31   5FA         Maria Lina Diaz    43:02.42 (20)               43:02.42 (20)
22  35   5FA         Nancy Knight       43:48.38 (21)               43:48.38 (21)
23  20   5FA         Barb Waters        44:48.88 (22)               44:48.88 (22)
24  26   5FA         Trish Muller       46:13.84 (23)               46:13.84 (23)
25  28   5FA         Jennifer Winding   47:22.41 (24)               47:22.41 (24)
26  30   5FA         Londa Dewey        47:23.70 (25)               47:23.70 (25)
27  2    5FA         Molly Winding      47:30.30 (26)               47:30.30 (26)
28  6    5FA         Kristin Dewey      47:31.29 (27)               47:31.29 (27)
29  114  5FA         Shelley Rice       47:33.80 (28)               47:33.80 (28)
30  34   5FA         Lisa Pelchat       47:34.82 (29)               47:34.82 (29)
31  18   5FA         Shelby Brandsma    51:44.52 (30)               51:44.52 (30)
32  19   5FA         Lori Long          51:59.78 (31)               51:59.78 (31)
33  15   5FA         Tashawna Rodwell   52:29.49 (32)               52:29.49 (32)
34  11   5FA         Laura Nelson       55:59.77 (33)               55:59.77 (33)
35  24   5FA         Denna Biderman     58:06.49 (34)               58:06.49 (34)

CLASS : 5FA
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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36  16   5FA         Darcie Weiser       1:00:34 (35)                1:00:34 (35)
37  4    5FA         Camilla Johnson     1:01:52 (36)                1:01:52 (36)
38  39   5FA         Isabelle Svendsen   1:02:52 (37)                1:02:52 (37)
39  67   5FA         Karen Svendson      1:02:53 (38)                1:02:53 (38)
40  42   5FA         Skylar Svendsen     1:03:49 (39)                1:03:49 (39)
41  37   5FA         Nancy Hovey         1:12:13 (40)                1:12:13 (40)
42  113  5FA         Joy Okman           1:17:34 (41)                1:17:34 (41)
43  36   5FA         Nancy Pallaoro      1:18:07 (42)                1:18:07 (42)
44  32   5FA         Pam Brenckle        1:18:08 (43)                1:18:08 (43)
45  104  5FA         Nina Mcmurdy        1:19:36 (44)                1:19:36 (44)
46  10   5FA         Kristen Ford                                                
47  13   5FA         Jill Powell                                                 
48  14   5FA         Melissa Kearney                                             
49  17   5FA         Jessica Rumpg                                               
50  23   5FA         Karen Svendsen                                              
51  29   5FA         Jen Vanderhoof                                              
52  38   5FA         Lauren Rice                                                 
53  68   5FA         Ashley Samuelson                                            

CLASS : 5FK
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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1   73   5FK         Sam Ament          29:13.46 (1)                29:13.46 (1)
2   71   5FK         Sydney Ament       31:14.39 (2)                31:14.39 (2) 
3   62   5FK         Sonja Strom        38:13.75 (3)                38:13.75 (3) 
4   81   5FK         John Schaefer      40:02.97 (4)                40:02.97 (4) 
5   83   5FK         Noelle T           52:53.05 (5)                52:53.05 (5) 
6   78   5FK         Parker Wolters                                              

CLASS : 5MA
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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1   52   5MA         James Englert      28:32.98 (1)                28:32.98 (1) 
2   119  5MA         Fred Dutcher       32:17.04 (2)                32:17.04 (2) 
3   45   5MA         Steve LaFrance     33:10.69 (3)                33:10.69 (3) 
4   50   5MA         Eric Rodwell       36:20.02 (4)                36:20.02 (4) 
5   109  5MA         Shane Newman       37:42.70 (5)                37:42.70 (5) 
6   59   5MA         THOMAS OWEN        38:39.24 (6)                38:39.24 (6) 
7   92   5MA         Florian Webber     39:00.52 (1)                39:00.52 (1) 
8   54   5MA         Peter Strom        39:24.19 (7)                39:24.19 (7) 
9   121  5MA         Tommy Hollaher     39:59.87 (2)                39:59.87 (2) 
10  72   5MA         Jackson Smith      40:02.44 (8)                40:02.44 (8) 
11  58   5MA         Randall Hansen     42:22.85 (9)                42:22.85 (9) 
12  49   5MA         Scott Rice         43:01.69 (10)               43:01.69 (10)
13  118  5MA         Frank Campbell     46:13.03 (11)               46:13.03 (11)


CLASS : 5MA
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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14  80   5MA         Nicholas Bernhard  46:16.25 (12)               46:16.25 (12)
15  46   5MA         Carlton Dewey      47:32.49 (13)               47:32.49 (13)
16  69   5MA         Nelson Matthew     52:37.34 (14)               52:37.34 (14)
17  85   5MA         Geoffrey T         52:57.32 (15)               52:57.32 (15)
18  70   5MA         Mike Nelson        56:02.78 (16)               56:02.78 (16)
19  57   5MA         Davis Burke        56:22.47 (17)               56:22.47 (17)
20  110  5MA         Nick Newman        57:18.09 (18)               57:18.09 (18)
21  51   5MA         Peter Weiser        1:00:35 (19)                1:00:35 (19)
22  47   5MA         Delano Johnson      1:02:09 (20)                1:02:09 (20)
23  56   5MA         Erik Svendsen       1:03:49 (21)                1:03:49 (21)
24  48   5MA         Chris Carlton                                               
25  55   5MA         Ted Biderman                                                
26  60   5MA         George Vanderhoof                                           

CLASS : 5MK
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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1   86   5MK         Michael Dudzic     21:44.51 (1)                21:44.51 (1) 
2   100  5MK         Luke Stephens      29:01.90 (2)                29:01.90 (2) 
3   87   5MK         Chris Dudzic       29:02.48 (3)                29:02.48 (3) 
4   65   5MK         Matthew Younce     29:49.74 (4)                29:49.74 (4) 
5   64   5MK         Xander Weiser      31:12.90 (5)                31:12.90 (5) 
6   63   5MK         David Shaltakoff   32:15.39 (6)                32:15.39 (6) 
7   77   5MK         Owen Lush          40:49.46 (1)                40:49.46 (1) 
8   84   5MK         Kyle T             41:07.31 (7)                41:07.31 (7) 
9   61   5MK         Heitz Biderman     58:05.33 (8)                58:05.33 (8) 
10  44   5MK         Sinclair Carlton                                            

CLASS : 5MKK
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
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1   66   5MKK        Noah Nelson        56:01.46 (1)                56:01.46 (1) 

CLASS : Kids 1K
Pl  Bib  Class Team    Name                Run 1         Run 2        Result 
_______________________________________________________________
1   82   Kids        John Schaefer      51:45.38 (1)                51:45.38 (1) 
2   79   Kids        Jack Wolters                                                
3   74   Kids

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)

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

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! 
 

   
   



   
   



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