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Beaver Creek Oktoberfest to feature bands, brats and beer over Labor Day weekend

Nate Day
nday@vaildaily.com

Beaver Creek's Oktoberfest celebrtaions take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 with a beer garden, authentic Bavarian food, a kids fun zone, and live music. There will also be a famile run and brat eating, stein hoisting and costume contests.

Beaver Creek's website describes the Village as "Bavarian-inspired," so it makes sense that its Oktoberfest would draw from its "sister city," Lech-Zuers, Austria.

Traditionally Oktoberfests are all about the beer, and while it's a big deal at Beaver Creek, it has other focuses as well.

The weekend's schedule includes live music from Trachtenkapelle, The Helmut Fricker Band, The Killer Queens and ZoSo, offering a diverse musical experience.

Bratwursts will be among the attractions as well, as both days will feature a bratwurst-eating contest.

Stein hoisting

Throughout the day, a kids zone will also be in operation to entertain the young ones.

In addition to drinking beer, attendees will have the opportunity to hold one with their outstretched arm in a stein hoisting competition.

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Furthermore, a best-dressed competition will also take place on both Saturday and Sunday.

Beginning Sunday at 9 a.m., the Oktoberfest Shuffle, an annual 5K, 10K and 1K family run benefiting the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. Registration for the race will begin at 7:30 a.m.