Vail celebrates Oktoberfest in style two weekends in a row in September. Here’s the full release from Highline Sports and Entertainment:
What: Munich comes to Vail for two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun emulating the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn: Oktoberfest. Vail Oktoberfest™ is a family affair, with events and activities for both adults and kids alike. The event is free and open to the public. This year, guests will see the return of many crowd favorites like Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests, Stein Lifting and Keg Bowling. Guests will also be delighted with Bavarian music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, authentic Bavarian food and beverages including delicious Klement’s bratwursts, pretzels, beverages from Hacker-Pschorr and Jägermeister and much more.
Vail Oktoberfest kicks off at 12 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 in Lionshead with a new FAC (Friday Afternoon Club) – oom-pah style and will be followed by the Ceremonial Hacker-Pschorr Keg Tapping that evening, officially marking the start of Oktoberfest™ in Vail.
Where: Vail, Colorado. There’s no place like Vail for year-round recreation, outdoor pursuits and cultural activities in the heart of the Rockies. Located just two hours west of Denver, Vail’s fresh air, rugged beauty and charming pedestrian village await visitors.
When: Sept. 11 – 13 in Lionshead and Sept. 18 – 20 in Vail Village
Why: Throw on the lederhosen, tie up the dirndls and grab your stein because the lineup of entertainment for Vail Oktoberfest™ is not to be missed. All throughout Vail Oktoberfest™, guests will enjoy oom-pah music from Vail Oktoberfest™ legends Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band. In addition to the live music, guests can participate in Bavarian dancing demonstrations, see traditional alpenhorn blowing, hear yodeling and much more.
New this year: Vail Oktoberfest™ will start each Friday at 12 p.m. for FAC – oom-pah style! The Friday afternoon event will be honoring all active, inactive and retired military with (1) one complimentary beer. Additionally, there are a limited number of VIP tables available for FAC for businesses and individuals to enjoy reserved seating for eight people including the following for each person: Official 2015 Oktoberfest™ 1L stein, two complimentary beers and a bratwurst. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sponsors: Vail Oktoberfest™ is presented by Hacker-Pschorr and Town of Vail and sponsored in part by Sonnenalp Hotel, Jägermeister, Klement’s Sausage Company, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail Daily and KZYR the Zephyr.
Weekend Lodging Specials:
Event Lodging at the Sonnenalp
Sept. 11-13: Rates starting at $265 for one night and $255 for stays of 2 nights or more (rates may vary based on date of arrival)
Sept. 18-20: Rates starting at $285 for one night and $265 for stays of 2 nights or more (rates may vary based on date of arrival)
Lodging in a Lodgepole junior suite or better
2 commemorative Oktoberfest(TM) Steins (per stay) and 6 Oktoberfest(TM) Tokens (per person, per night)
$18 reduced price valet parking
Complimentary basic WiFi
No Resort fees!
*Rates may vary on based on date of arrival, availability and room category.
Based on double occupancy. To book your Oktoberfest package, call 800-654-8312 and mention this listing.
Event Lodging at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort sits 150 yards from Eagle-Bahn Gondola with relaxed lodging for daredevils or daydreamers. Reflective of a European chalet, the resort features rich wood accents, heated pools, ski & bike rental shop and quaint spa. Rates from $204 through October 31, 2015 – Includes Breakfast Buffet for up to two adults and children 12 and under. To book your Oktoberfest package, go to www.vailmarriott.com
For more information on Vail Oktoberfest™ go to www.vailoktoberfest.com or follow the event on Facebook.