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Adorn a keg: ski for free

Cassie Pence

VAIL – Tap into your artistic ability and let your imagination flow as you decorate Oktoberfest’s favorite silver barrel for the Vail Valley’s first Keg Decorating Contest.You can pick up empty kegs at West Vail Liquor Mart for a $15 deposit, which will be returned after the contest as long as the keg isn’t damaged. Adorned kegs are due at the Vail Daily today at 5 p.m. Decorated kegs will be unveiled during the official keg tapping ceremony Friday at 6 p.m. The winner receives a Vail Resorts season pass, and everyone who participated will receive some Oktoberfest goodies.Anything goes as far as materials contestants can use, from sequins to paint to paper mache to mosaics. “The contest will be judged on overall creativity and crowd response,” Amy Hornyak of Highline Sport and Entertainment, organizers for this year’s Oktoberfest, said.Judges are some of Vail’s high brass who will be presiding over the keg tapping ceremony.For more information, contact West Vail Liquor Mart at 476-2420 or the Vail Daily at 949-0555, ext. 412.

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