Bavarian Foods, Beer Garden and Live Music Return to Beaver Creek for the 17th Annual Oktoberfest

29 August 2016
  • Labor Day Weekend festivities featuring Petty Fever, Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and The Hollywood Stones, Tribute to the Rolling Stones
  • The fun continues all weekend long with Kids’ Fun Zones, Costume Contests, and Oktoberfest Shuffle 10k, 5k, and 1k
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – 2 full days of Bavarian fun are planned for this weekend in Beaver Creek to celebrate the 17th Annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest, September 3-4, 2016. The celebration kicks-off on Saturday at 11 a.m. with a beer garden, authentic Bavarian food, Kids’ Fun Zone and live music from Trachtenkapelle out of Lech- Zürs, Austria. The event hosts live musical acts throughout the day, a Bavarian costume contests and a 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K race on Sunday. The Beer Garden and live music events are free to enter and will be a foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah musical good time.  Beaver Creek Oktoberfest is presented in partnership with Spaten Beer, Aquafina, Smartwool, Vibram, and Mountain Living.
 
This year’s live music features Trachtenkapelle from Beaver Creek’s sister city of Lech-Zürs, Austria, the Helmut Fricker Band, the rock and roll sounds of Petty Fever on Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and The Hollywood Stones on Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
 
The Kids’ Fun Zone will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn at Centennial Park on Saturday and Sunday offering arts & crafts, and activities designed for kids 12 and under.
 
Don’t miss the Bavarian Costume contest that will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m. on the main stage. Guests can register starting at 12 p.m. at the red Guest Service tent on the plaza – spaces are limited to make sure to sign up early. The Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest registration will take place on Sunday starting at 12 p.m. in the village with the Alpenhorn contest commencing at 4 p.m. in Centennial Park.
 
The Oktoberfest Shuffle presented by Smartwool on Sunday, Sept. 4 is a fun way to see the mountain and kick start the morning. The race begins at 10 a.m. and includes a 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K option for all ages and ability levels. Race participants will receive a gift, bratwurst and beer or non-alcoholic drink. To pre-register for the event, visit www.beavercreek.com/oktoberfest. Pre-registration is $35 for adults and $40 the day of the race. The pre-registration for participants ages 7-18 is $25 and $30 the day of the race. Children 6 and under participate for free. All proceeds will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.
 
 
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest Event Schedule:
 
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016
Beer Garden, Brats & More, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza
Kids’ Fun Zone, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Centennial Park
Vibram Sole Factor, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Covered Bridge
Live Music from Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zürs, Austria, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. & 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza stage
Smartwool Perfect Pair, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Outside Smartwool Store
Helmut Fricker Band, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. & 3 – 4 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza stage
Complimentary Photo Booth Hosted by Bamboo Booth, 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Covered Bridge
Bavarian Costume contest, 4 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza stage
*Register at the red guest service tent by the ice rink starting at 12pm. Spaces are limited.
Petty Fever, Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza stage
 
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016
Oktoberfest Shuffle presented by SmartWool – 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K, 10 a.m., Centennial Park
*Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Centennial Park, located at the base of the Buckaroo Gondola
Beer Garden, Brats & More, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza
Kids Fun Zone, 11a.m. – 4 p.m., Centennial Park
Vibram Sole Factor, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Covered Bridge
Live Music from Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zürs, Austria, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. & 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza stage
Helmut Fricker Band, 12:30– 1:30 p.m. & 3– 4 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza stage
Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest, 4 p.m., Centennial Park
*Register at the red guest service tent by the ice rink starting at 12pm. Spaces are limited.
The Hollywood Stones, Tribute to the Rolling Stones, 4:30– 6 p.m., Beaver Creek Plaza stage
 
For more information on Beaver Creek’s Oktoberfest or to register for the Oktoberfest Shuffle, please visit www.beavercreek.com/oktoberfest.
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com


 

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