23rd Annual Oktoberfest This Weekend

Fall is here in Breckenridge. The days are getting a little shorter, a little cooler and town is a little slower than the weeks just past. But all that will be will be on hold this weekend as thousands will descend on Breckenridge to celebrate Oktoberfest by drinking beer from steins, eating all kinds of amazing German food (think pretzel, spätzle, schnitzel, etc.), dancing to the latest Polka hits and yelling Prost over and over again!

Each September, the town shuts down Main Street for three days of toasting, feasting and general merrymaking. This year Oktoberfest will offer more than three dozen genuine German food and beer vendors. Not only that, but there will even be other vendors and plenty of Polka music to dance to.

Also, this upcoming weekend will be one of the best of this fall to experience seeing the beautiful aspen trees as they turn yellow. If you are coming up this weekend for Oktoberfest, make time to do a short (or long) hike near one of the many aspen glades around Breckenridge. You will not be disappointed.

Don’t forget to arrive early to get your Oktoberfest 2017 Stein. Steins sell fast and often sell out by Saturday afternoon, so don’t wait too long. There is still time to pre-purchase a stein if you like. Click here for more information.

If you are thinking that Oktoberfest is all about drinking beer, you are pretty much right. But there are plenty of activities for the kiddos and people who want to do something more than just drink super-tasty German beer. Make sure to visit face-painting stations, get some pre-festival exercise at the 5k run and test your skills at a wide variety of German themed games, including the popular Hammerschlagen.

The fun kicks off on Friday at 2 p.m. and continues until 6 p.m. Saturday festivities start at 10 a.m. and will finish off at 6 pm. Then this Sunday, the fun starts at 11 a.m. and you’re welcome to hang out until 6 p.m. (usually later). Visit the Oktoberfest Insider’s Guide for more info and tricks for getting the most out of Oktoberfest weekend.

So, grab your lederhosen and get ready to Oom-pah and yell Probst!

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