The mountain town of Breckenridge in Colorado is holding its 15th annual Oktoberfest, the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains, from September 18 to...

The mountain town of Breckenridge in Colorado is holding its 15th annual Oktoberfest, the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains, from September 18 to September 20.

The Brewmaster’s Dinner on the evening of Friday, September 18 kicks off the weekend’s festivities. This event at the Salt Creek Steakhouse, hosted by Paulaner Bier, features a six-course gourmet German dinner and pairs a European beer with each selection. The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 each or $120 per couple.


Munich meets Breckenridge on Saturday and Sunday when Main Street closes and comes to life as a street party with traditional costumes, German food, Oompah and polka music, Bavarian dancers, children’s activities, a keg-tapping ceremony, a 5-kilometer run and … beer.

The festival will feature an Oktoberfest favorite, Paulaner Bier, as its presenting sponsor. Paulaner serves more beer per day at Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest than at any other Oktoberfest in Colorado, according to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber. Authentic German brews are served in commemorative Breckenridge steins manufactured and shipped directly from Munich. The Breckenridge Brewery will also be on hand serving its favorite fall beers and wine.

Groups of four can book a special Oktoberfest package starting at $90 per person per night. The package includes two nights of lodging, tickets to the Brewmaster’s Dinner, beer vouchers and a reserved commemorative beer stein. The package is offered from September 17  to September 21.

Additionally, groups of four can stay in Breckenridge for four nights, go on a two hour all-terrain vehicle tour to view the colors of the Ten Mile Range, ride through the fall foliage during a one-and-a-half-hour horseback ride, ride bikes down Vail Pass and pick up a town trail map to hike through Breckenridge’s yellow aspen groves. The price is only $79 per person per night, $315 total per person. This package is offered from August 30 to October 31.

For more information on lodging packages and the many special activities planned for the weekend, visit gobreck.com or call 877-593-5260.

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