September 1st & 2nd, 2018

Oktoberfest

Beaver Creek's much-loved and longest running tradition returns: Oktoberfest! Rooted in our friendship with sister-city Lech-Zuers, Austria, Beaver Creek's Oktoberfest is a friendly and intimate festival that offers traditional live music, food and family-friendly fun in the heart of of our Bavarian-inspired Village.
 

Saturday, September 1 
11:00 a.m. Traditional Keg Tapping – Bier Garden Opens!  
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Live Music by Trachtenkapelle 
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kids’ Zone 
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Live Music by The Helmut Fricker Band
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Bratwurst Eating Contest 
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Live Music by Trachtenkapelle 
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Live Music by The Helmut Fricker Band
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Stein Hoisting Competition 
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Best Dressed Contest  
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. The Killer Queens, All Girl Queen Tribute  

Sunday, September 2
9:00 a.m. Oktoberfest Shuffle 
11:00 a.m. Traditional Keg Tapping – Bier Garden Opens!  
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Live Music by Trachtenkapelle 
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kids’ Zone 
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Live Music by The Helmut Fricker Band
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Bratwurst Eating Contest 
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Live Music by Trachtenkapelle 
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Live Music by The Helmut Fricker Band
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Stein Hoisting Competition 
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Best Dressed Contest  
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. ZoSo, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

 

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Here’s what’s on tap for this year’s event:

Traditional Keg Tapping

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2

11:00 a.m.

Join us at the stage to help us kick off the Beaver Creek Oktoberfest weekend with a traditional keg tapping!

 

Kids’ Zone

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Kids’ Zone includes arts & crafts, games, face painting and more!

 

Bratwurst Eating Contest

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2

1:30 – 1:45 p.m., sign-up at the red guest service tent starting at 11:00 a.m.

If you’re not one of the brave participants, then come watch as they compete for the title of “The Best of the Wurst”

 

Stein Hoisting Competition

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. – sign-up at the red guest service tent starting at 11:00 a.m.

Lifters and drinkers alike, this one’s for you. The contestant that can hold not one, but two full steins straight out in front of them the longest wins!

 

Best Dressed Contest

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2

4:15 -4:30 p.m. – sign-up at the red guest service tent starting at 11:00 a.m.

Dress to impress… impress the judges visiting from our sister-city, Lech-Zurs, Austria in our Best Dressed Contest. 

 

Oktoberfest Shuffle

Sunday, September 2

7:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. start time and 11:15 a.m. award ceremony

What tastes better than a beer and a brat? A beer and a brat that you've earned running for a good cause! Join us for the 12th Annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest Shuffle, benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

 

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Enjoy traditional live music all weekend long from Trachtenkapelle and The Helmut Fricker Band.

Trachtenkapelle 
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!

The Helmut Fricker Band
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! 

 

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VIP

A unique VIP package is available on Sunday for festival goers that want to get the most out of their Beaver Creek Oktoberfest experience! This package includes private access with premium viewing, complimentary food and beverage, meet-and-greet sessions and ease of access.

Sunday, September 2nd VIP Experience
- Private access to the White Carpet Club, located next to the Coyote Cafe;
Includes inside comfort lounge; seating, lockers, private restrooms and refreshments
- Private access to the VIP area, located to the right of the stage;
Includes $50 worth of food and beverage vouchers redeemable at all participating bars and food vendor booths. Servers will provide table service to three of the participating vendors
- Meet-and-greet sessions with members of the band(s)
- Limited-edition 2018 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest pin
Please note: the official 2018 Beaver Creek stein ($48 value) is not included unless you purchase the upgraded ticket option.

Pricing
Sunday VIP Ticket: $120.00
Sunday VIP Ticket w/ Stein Upgrade: $158.00

 

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Oktoberfest Shuffle

What tastes better than beer and a brat? A beer and a brat that you've earned running for a good cause! On Sunday of Oktoberfest, spend the morning enjoying the beauty of Beaver Creek's trails with the Beaver Creek Oktoberfest Shuffle. Sign up for the 5k, 10k or 1k family race and build up your appetite for the day while supporting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. All proceeds go to the fund, which helps those living in the Vail Valley experiencing financial hardship due to medical crisis.

2018 Race Results

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FAQ

Do I need a ticket? 
No, this event is open to the public. 

How do I get there?
Click here to find out! 

Where do I park or how do I get around? 
Click here to find out! 

Where should I stay?
Click here to find out! 

What is not permitted?
Smoking and pets are not permitted within the event boundaries. 

Will there be a lost and found? 
Click here for Guest Services. 

Can a show be rained out?
Oktoberfest occurs rain or shine – there may be delays due to adverse weather conditions.   

Questions or Concerns?
Click here to email us. 

 

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