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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

August 30th - 31st, 2014

Beaver Creek's 15th 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 on stage during the Kids’ European Alpenhorn contest.

A Kids’ Fun Zone will be open from 11-4PM 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, August 30th


11AM-6PM: Beer Garden and Restaurant Vendors open

11AM-12:15PM: Live Music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria

11AM-4PM: Kids’ Fun Zone Open

12:00PM-1:00PM: 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: BBQ Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)

3PM-4PM: Live Music by Helmut Fricker Band

3PM-4PM: BBQ Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)

4PM: Bavarian Costume Contest

4:30PM-6PM: Live Music by Aeromyth: Aerosmith Tribute Band


Sunday, August 31st


10AM: Oktoberfest Shuffle-5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K

11AM-6PM: Beer Garden and Restaurant Vendors open

11AM-12:15PM: Live Music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria

11AM-4PM: Kids’ Fun Zone Open

12:00PM-1:00PM: 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: BBQ Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)

3PM-4PM: Live Music by Helmut Fricker Band

3PM-4PM: BBQ Culinary Demonstration (Culinary Experience Tent)

4PM: Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest

4:30PM-6PM: Live Music by Aeromyth: Aerosmith Tribute Band



Spiegelau Beerglass Tasting Seminar
Forever change the way you think about serving and enjoying craft beer. Exceptional glassware is the key to elevate all facets of this delicious subject and this seminar shows you how while sampling four great local brews! 
Location: Saturday, September 1, 11:30am-1pm at the Beaver Creek Culinary Demo tent (Next to Beaver Creek Sports). 
Tickets: $30 per person (Buy Tickets Here)
*Each guest receives a set of Spiegelau beer glassware - Valued at $50* 


Bavarian Costume Contest 
Come show off your Bavarian style on Saturday, September 1st. Sign up at the information kiosk between 12 & 3:30pm 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, September 2nd in front of the main stage. You must sign up between 12 & 3:30pm 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. 




THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

BUD LIGHT  Smartwool  SmartWool Store, located at the 
entrance of Beaver Creek Village 



 

Oktoberfest Shuffle - Sunday, August 31st: 


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 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.

REGISTRATION WILL BE LIVE SOON
(Day of registration begins at 8:30am)


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