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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

September 3rd & 4th, 2016

Beaver Creek's 17th 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! 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.

Saturday, September 3rd

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
12:30PM - 1:30PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
1:45PM - 2:45PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
4:00PM
  Bavarian Costume Contest
4:30PM - 6:00PM   Live Music - Headliner TBA

Sunday, September 4th

10:00AM    Oktoberfest Shuffle - 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
12:30PM-1:30PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
1:45PM - 2:45PM   Live music by Trachtenkapelle from Lech-Zurs, Austria
3:00PM - 4:00PM   Live music by Helmut Fricker Band
4:00PM   Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest at Centennial Park
4:30PM - 6:00PM   Live Music - Headliner TBA 


Bavarian Costume Contest 
Come show off your Bavarian style on Saturday, September 3rd. 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, September 4th 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. 




Oktoberfest Shuffle -  Sunday, September 4th: 

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. Registration will open June 1st!

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



Thank you to our 2016 Oktoberfest Sponsors!

Mountain Living Magazine     Smartwool


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