Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2023 Event Guide
by Laurel Coffman / August 22, 2023
The iconic Breckenridge Oktoberfest is making a return in 2023! Join us for a weekend of views, brews, food and dancing in Breckenridge. Main Street will be closed to traffic and transformed for the 27th annual event hosted by Breckenridge Brewery.
Oktoberfest Weekend Schedule
Friday, September 15
Main Street Party: 2–6 p.m.
Weekend celebrations commence with the famous Main Street Party! Grab your stein and enjoy beer, food and dancing.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. High Five
1–5 p.m. Neue Polka
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Pine Beetles
1–2 p.m. Polkanauts
2-2:30 p.m. Official Tapping of the Keg Ceremony
2:45–4:30 p.m. Polkanauts
4:30–5 p.m. Stein Hoisting Contest
5–6:30 p.m. Blue River Grass
Saturday, September 16
Main Street Party: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
This is the longest and most popular day of Oktoberfest weekend. Live music, food, beer and dancing will be available all day long!
Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run: 10 a.m.
Enjoy a trail run among the golden aspens on Town of Breckenridge trails before joining in on the Main Street celebrations.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Neue Polka
1–5 p.m. Polkanauts
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Los Otros
12:30–1:30 p.m. Summit Concert Band
2–2:30 p.m. TBD
2:30–3:30 p.m. Those Austrian Guys
3:30–4:30 p.m. Breckenridge Brewery Stein Hoisting Contest
4:30–6 p.m. Those Austrian Guys
Sunday, September 17
Main Street Party: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Chase the Sunday Scaries away on the last day of Oktoberfest.
11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Polka Folka
3–5 p.m. DJ DC
10:30–11:30 a.m. Summit Concert Band–Rocky Mountain Brass
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Those Austrian Guys
12:30–1 p.m. Kids Costume Contest
1–2:30 p.m. Those Austrian Guys
2:30–3 p.m. Baby Bjorn Stein Hoisting Contest
3–5 p.m. Those Austrian Guys
Do I need reservations to attend Oktoberfest?
This event requires no reservations and is free to attend. However, collectible steins sell out every year! Be sure to plan ahead and purchase your steins and beer tokens from the Breckenridge Tourism Office ahead of the event.
Can I bring my dog?
Due to the large offering of food and beverages, pets are not allowed at this event.
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Enter to Win an Epic Oktoberfest Giveaway
Dance down Main Street to a traditional oompah band, yodel with a friend, grab an authentic Bavarian bite and join us to celebrate this year’s 2023 Oktoberfest. Pack your dirndls and lederhosen because one lucky winner will receive a three-night stay at the luxurious Grand Colorado on Peak 8, $1,000 cash and more!
Looking to get the most out of your autumn weekend in Breckenridge? Check out our other blogs on what to pack, where to leaf peep and how to enjoy the great outdoors.