Friday, October 10, 2014

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

So the snow has started falling in Colorado already. But for my recent visit, the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Sunny and 80 degrees everyday. (Which made up for our evening arrival temp of 48 with drizzling rain and chance of snow) While we were there, I was able to visit the cute town of Breckenridge for my first time. And it happened to be the weekend of Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest was held on Main Street  in Breckenridge with free admission and free parking. You can purchase collectible steins, to be filled with beer, or tokens which would get you a full pour of beer for $5 in advance and $6 at the festival.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest is the largest one in the Rocky Mountains. They pour 8000 gallons of beer, which is more than enough to serve all of Mile High Stadium!
During the day there were oompah bands and polka dancers, german food, many people dressed in traditional german dress and of course, beer. Paulaner beer to be exact. Which is quite fitting as Paulaner comes from Munich, home of the first Oktoberfest held in 1810. (We not only sampled beer but also a brat and apple strudel) I had a great time - some might say it was the company - but it was a very fun festival. Affordable, great weather and not too large or crowded.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest is usually held the 2nd weekend of September. Friday is a shorter festival day with the popular Brewmaster's Dinner held on Friday night,  usually a sell-out. And longer festival hours are held on Saturday and Sunday. The 2015 dates and prices are still to be determined. You can find out info. about it here

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  1. This Oktoberfest celebration looks like so much fun. I've never been to one, but I think I would really enjoy all the oompah bands and the wursts. The one you went to in Breckenridge seems like a really good one -- free and not too crowded. How fortunate that you visited that weekend.

    1. It was my first Oktoberfest Michele - and we actually went to two! Vail was also having theirs on Sunday. I think they are more prevalant in the US now- or I am just noticing them more because I've gone to one now.