Munich comes to the Vail for two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun emulating the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn: Oktoberfest.
Vail Oktoberfest™ is a family affair, with events and activities for both adults and kids alike. The event is free and open to the public. This year, guests will see the return of many crowd favorites like Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests, Stein Lifting Competition presented by Vail Vitality Center and the ever-popular Keg Bowling competition. Guests will also be delighted with Bavarian music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, authentic Bavarian food and beverages including Klement's bratwursts, pretzels, beverages from Hacker-Pschorr and Jägermeister and much more.
Vail Oktoberfest™ kicks off at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 in Lionshead with the return of FAC (Friday Afternoon Club) - oom-pah style and will be followed by the Ceremonial Hacker-Pschorr Welcoming, officially marking the start of Oktoberfest in Vail.
Where: Vail, Colorado.
When: Sept. 9 - 11 in Lionshead and Sept. 16 - 18 in Vail Village.
Why: Throw on the lederhosen, tie up the dirndls and grab your stein because the lineup of entertainment for Vail Oktoberfest™ is not to be missed. All throughout Vail Oktoberfest™, guests will enjoy oom-pah music from Vail Oktoberfest™ legends Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band. In addition to the live music, guests can participate in Bavarian style dancing demonstrations, see traditional alpenhorn blowing, hear yodeling and much more.
For more information visit www.vailoktoberfest.com.