22nd Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest
Posted by: admin September 8th, 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m talking about when those aspen leaves finally start to turn into a blazing bright yellow, the air starts to get a little bit crispy and spooky decorations begin lining the streets of suburban neighborhoods. Take all that and add lederhosen, polka music and endlessly flowing Paulaner bier, what do you get? The perfect recipe for fall in the Colorado High Country.
For those of you who reside locally, you’ve already been long awaiting this weekend’s festivities. For those of you who don’t have the pleasure of living in Summit County, this weekend marks the 22nd Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest, and as gobreck.com so eloquently puts it, “Breckenridge doesn’t take the responsibility of hosting the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains lightly.”
Essentially, if you’re able to head up the High Country for Oktoberfest this weekend, you’re going to want make sure you don’t have to drive or travel home until Monday morning. It’s that kind of party.
With no open container laws, you’ll enjoy a full weekend of parading that authentic German stein up and down Breckenridge’s historic Main Street while you indulge in over a dozen craft schnitzel and sausage vendors. And with Oompah dancing, bier girls and live polka music in every direction, it’s impossible not to have a great time.
Don’t let any of this deter you from heading up with the whole family! With Main Street closed off to vehicles for the festivities, it’s safe to wander up and down town with children, and while they have to be 21 to consume the flowing German bier, there’s plenty for them to enjoy while you indulge.
The Breckenridge Oktoberfest festivities begin Friday afternoon with a kickoff party from 2:00 – 6:00 pm on Main Street, followed by an elegant multi-course dinner featuring handpicked food and Paulaner bier pairings.
Saturday begins at 10:00 am with a 5k trail run followed by the Oktoberfest brunch at Breckenridge Brewery on South Main Street. Word on the street is save your appetite if you plan on attending brunch, as the meal is likely to feature four or more courses with multiple beer pairings. After that, the festivities continue in Downtown Breckenridge until 6:00 pm.
The street party continues all day on Sunday beginning at 11 am.
The Breckenridge Oktoberfest is not the type of event to just stop by and check out. It’s time to break out your lederhosen, because you will want to spend all weekend dancing to live polka while filling your belly with German fare and drink. So plan accordingly and book your stay at the Frisco Lodge on Main Street in Frisco for exclusive access to all the fun. PROST!