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Oktoberfest comes to Beaver Creek

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Daily file photo/Kristin Anderson

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Foot-stompin’ oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer and bratwurst return to Beaver Creek for the annual Oktoberfest event Saturday and Sunday in Beaver Creek Village.

The fun goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Enjoy free live entertainment featuring Helmut Fricker and “Trachtenkappelle,” a visiting band from Beaver Creek’s sister resort, Lech Zurs, Austria. Also headlining the event each night is Queen Nation, a Queen tribute band, that will perform each day at 4:30 p.m.

The Oktoberfest Shuffle kicks off Sunday morning with a noncompetitive 5-km or 10-km walk, hike or run of choice across a course on the scenic trails of Beaver Creek. Pre-register for the event for $35 or enter the day of the race for $40. Children 12 and under participate for free. All proceeds will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. There will be a post-party celebration following the event where all paid participants will receive a free beer, brat and ball cap.

There will be complimentary culinary demos from chefs from restaurants like Toscanini, Rocks Modern Grill, Beano’s Cabin, Mirabelle and more. The demonstrations take place at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

Dress in your best Oktoberfest gear for the Bavarian costume contest on Saturday at 4 p.m. and kids can test their musical talents in the annual children’s alpenhorn contest on Sunday at 2 p.m. Get there early to sign up as spaces are limited.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

For more information, visit http://www.beavercreek.com.

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