September 6-8, 2019
By: Nicole DeCesare
The 25th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest is almost upon us! Celebrate with our town 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.
This is also the prime time for leaf peeping the 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!
Meets The Mountains
Don’t forget to arrive early to get your Official Oktoberfest 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.
If you’re thinking that Oktoberfest is all about drinking beer… you’re 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 5 pm.
So, don your lederhosen and get ready to Oom-pah and yell Prost!