Say ‘prost’ to 17th annual Oktoberfest at Beaver Creek, Sept. 3-4 | VailDaily.com

Say ‘prost’ to 17th annual Oktoberfest at Beaver Creek, Sept. 3-4

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BEAVER CREEK — Experience two days of Bavarian-inspired celebrations today and Sunday in Beaver Creek with the 17th Annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest. The celebration kicks off on Saturday at 11 a.m. with a beer garden, authentic Bavarian food, Kids' Fun Zone and live music.

This year's music lineup features Trachtenkapelle from Beaver Creek's sister city of Lech-Zurs, Austria, the Helmut Fricker Band, the rock 'n' roll sounds of Petty Fever on Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and The Hollywood Stones on Sunday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Kids' Fun Zone will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn at Centennial Park on Saturday and Sunday, offering arts and crafts and activities designed for kids 12 and younger.

A Bavarian costume contest will take place Saturday at 4 p.m. on the main stage. Participants can register starting at noon at the red Guest Service tent on the plaza; space is limited. The Kids' European Alpenhorn Contest registration will take place Sunday starting at noon in the village, with the Alpenhorn contest commencing at 4 p.m. in Centennial Park.

The Oktoberfest Shuffle presented by Smartwool on Sunday 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. Preregistration is $35 for adults and $40 the day of the race. The preregistration for participants ages 7 to 18 is $25 and $30 the day of the race. Children 6 and younger participate for free. All proceeds will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

For more information on Beaver Creek's Oktoberfest or to register for the Oktoberfest Shuffle, visit http://www.beavercreek.com/oktoberfest.

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest schedule

Saturday, Sept. 3

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Beer garden open, with a la carte food and drink available for purchase, Beaver Creek Plaza

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Kids’ Fun Zone, Centennial Park

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Vibram Sole Factor, Covered Bridge

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Live music from Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zurs, Austria, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

Noon to 3 p.m. — Smartwool Perfect Pair, outside Smartwool Store

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Helmut Fricker Band, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

1:45-2:45 p.m. — Live music from Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zurs, Austria, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

2-6:30 p.m. — Complimentary photo booth hosted by Bamboo Booth, Covered Bridge

3-4 p.m. — Helmut Fricker Band, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

4 p.m. — Bavarian costume contest, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

4:30-6 p.m. — Petty Fever, tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Sunday, Sept. 4

10 a.m. — Oktoberfest Shuffle presented by SmartWool: 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K, Centennial Park

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Beer garden open, with a la carte food and drink available for purchase, Beaver Creek Plaza

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Kids’ Fun Zone, Centennial Park

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Vibram Sole Factor, Covered Bridge

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Live music from Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zurs, Austria, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

12:30-1:30 p.m. — Helmut Fricker Band, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

1:45-2:45 p.m. — Live music from Trachtenkapelle of Lech-Zurs, Austria, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

3-4 p.m. — Helmut Fricker Band, Beaver Creek Plaza stage

4 p.m. — Kids’ European Alpenhorn Contest, Centennial Park

4:30-6 p.m. — The Hollywood Stones, tribute to the Rolling Stones, Beaver Creek Plaza stage