August 30 – September 1, 2019

Oktoberfest

Beaver Creek's much-loved and longest running tradition returns: Oktoberfest! Rooted in our friendship with sister-city Lech Zürs, 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.
Oktoberfest

Friday, August 30
4:00 p.m. - Biergarten and Root Biergarten Open
4:00 - 5:45 p.m. - Live Music
5:45 p.m. - Pretzel Toss at the Main Stage
6:15 - 8:00 p.m. - Live Music
8:00 p.m. - Biergarten Closes
8:00 p.m. - Billy Strings at the Vilar Performing Arts Center

Saturday, August 31
11:00 a.m. - Biergarten 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
3:00 p.m. - Pretzel Toss at the Kids' Zone
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. - Stein Hoisting Competition
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. - Best Dressed Contest
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. - Space Oddity, The Ultimate David Bowie Experience
6:00 p.m. - Biergarten Closes

Sunday, September 1
9:00 a.m. - Oktoberfest Shuffle
11:00 a.m. - Biergarten 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
3:00 p.m. - Pretzel Toss at the Kids' Zone
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. - Stein Hoisting Competition
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. - Best Dressed Contest
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Fleetwood Mask
6:00 p.m. - Biergarten Closes

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

Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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


Bratwurst Eating Contest  

Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 

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”


Pretzel Toss

Friday, August 30 - 6:00 p.m. 
 
Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 - 3:00 p.m. 

The classic game of egg toss with a German twist. Toss your pretzel back and forth between you and your teammate while moving further and further away from each other. Last team standing wins! 


Stein Hoisting Competition

Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 

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, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 

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-Zürs, Austria in our Best Dressed Contest. 


Oktoberfest Shuffle


Sunday, September 1

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 13th 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!  

 

 

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

Note: 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.

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

How do I get there?
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Where do I park or how do I get around? 
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Where should I stay?
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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?
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