16th-annual Oktoberfest continues Sunday in Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest schedule
Sunday, Sept. 6
10 a.m. — Oktoberfest Shuffle 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Beer garden and restaurant vendors open
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Kids’ Fun Zone open at Centennial Park
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. —Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zurs, Austria
Noon to 1 p.m. — Bavarian Culinary Demonstration, Culinary Experience Tent
12:30-1:30 p.m. — Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders
1:30-2:30 p.m. — Bavarian Culinary Demonstration, Culinary Experience Tent
1:45-2:45 p.m. —Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zurs, Austria
3-4 p.m. — Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders
3-4 p.m. — Bavarian Culinary Demonstration, Culinary Experience Tent
4 p.m. — Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest at Centennial Park
4:30-6 p.m. —Bruce in the USA, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. For more information, visit www.beavercreek.com.
BEAVER CREEK — The 16th annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest celebration continues today with a beer garden, authentic Bavarian food, Kids’ Fun Zone and live music from Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders and Trachtenkapelle, out of Lech-Zurs, Austria.
Sunday’s activities begin with the Oktoberfest Shuffle, presented by SmartWool, a fun way to see the mountain and kick start the morning. The race begins at 10 a.m. and includes a 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K option for all ages and ability levels. Race participants will receive a gift, bratwurst and beer or nonalcoholic drink. For those who haven’t already preregistered online, registration begins at 8 a.m., and it’s $40 for adults, $30 for teens ages 13 to 18, and children 12 and younger can participate for free. All proceeds benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.
The Kids’ Fun Zone will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn at Centennial Park, offering arts and crafts and activities designed for kids 12 and younger. The Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest registration will take place on Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the village, with the contest commencing at 4 p.m. in Centennial Park.
Complimentary Culinary Demonstrations will showcase traditional Bavarian food from local chefs, as well as Chef Werner, all the way from Lecher Stube in Austria. Demonstrations are located in the Kitchen Pavilion Tent at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
This year’s live music features Trachtenkapelle, from Beaver Creek’s sister city of Lech-Zurs, Austria, the Helmut Fricker Band and Bruce in the USA. Bruce in the USA is a tribute band to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band and is known to deliver powerful, note-perfect and visually accurate performances to sold-out shows.
Admission to Beaver Creek Oktoberfest is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. For more information, visit http://www.beavercreek.com.
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