Breckenridge Oktoberfest

The approaching end of the summer season means one thing in Breckenridge – Oktoberfest! The annual Oktoberfest event in Breckenridge is one of the largest Oktoberfest events in the Rockies, and it begins this weekend!  Read on for all the necessary information on the traditional German celebration held in Breckenridge.

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The event takes place from September 11 – 13, kicking off your weekend with a few Friday afternoon libations. The event begins at 2pm on Friday, with ticket and stein sales until 5:15pm and beer and wine being served until 5:30pm. Just a short hour later the Paulaner Brewmaster’s Dinner begins. Fair warning – this event always sells out, so make sure to get your tickets soon!

On Saturday the festival gives you an early start to your weekend, with ticket and stein sales at 10am and pouring starting a short hour later. At noon, the ceremonial keg tapping takes place in the Blue River Plaza. Don’t forget to pace yourself – beer and wine will be served all the way until 5:30pm!

Sunday kicks off much like Saturday – 10am ticket sales and 11am pouring. Keep in mind that the day ends 1 hour earlier than Saturday. Serving will close at 4:30pm with food vendors following closely behind at 5pm.

Families
If you are planning to attend the even with your family, you may want to lean towards the Friday afternoon events or Sunday events. Saturday tends to be the busiest and longest day, so you can imagine what the long day of beer pours will do to those unacclimated to the altitude! The festival will feature a family play area with optional inflatables for a fee. Take advantage of the smaller crowds on Friday and Sunday and hit the trails on Saturday to avoid the crowds.

Football
Not willing to miss a second of football for the Saturday and Sunday events? No problem! This year the favorite college and NFL games will be streaming on a big-screen tv at the junction of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue. No more checking updates every few minutes on your phone… just head down to the big screen!

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Make sure to stop by the ATM because most of the food vendors are cash only. There are various ATMs located near the festival venue, but coming prepared will help avoid long ATM lines!

Now that you have the lowdown on this weekend’s Oktoberfest, visit BreckenridgeOktoberfest.com to pre-purchase your stein and drinking tickets, and to get any additional information you may need.