Oktoberfest is a word that brings to mind the giant fair held annually in Munich. With good reason too as it’s one of the largest and most well attended fairs held in the world. An important way for Bavarian culture to be communicated to people around the world that might not generally experience it, the party has inspired a host of homages all around the world.
The Breckenridge Oktoberfest is one such event that combines American festivals with a weekend of parties, German cuisine and festivities modeled on the Bavarian traditions that take place every year in Munich. This year, the festival takes place September 12-14.
Offering many great events to take part in such as the Brewmaster Dinner, where patrons can experience a course dinner of genuine German cuisine where each meal is paired with a different beer or wine. Guests will also learn why each beer was paired with a specific course. It’s a real Breckenridge Oktoberfest specialty.
Not only can travelers and locals experience the dinner, there’s a variety of street vendors that offer everything from food to local made arts and crafts. At the bottom of the picturesque Rocky Mountains, it’s a true Bavarian festival that can offer visitors a true European experience with a hearty dose of local Americana.
Not only is the Breckenridge Oktoberfest one of the largest festivals in the area that’s held annually, it’s also locally supported and sourced by offering an outlet for local brewmasters to showcase their own beer and wine. You won’t just find great beer and wine there either. A variety of other types of vendors and artisans offers something for the young and old alike.
For just an extra touch of Germanic tradition there’s an authentic German dancing troupe out on the streets during the festival for spectators to watch and more importantly to drive home that authentic Oktoberfest feel.
So whether you’re coming for the food or drink, the experiences or festivities or you’re just a local who’s never thought about attending before there’s really no reason to not attend. Even if you happen to miss the festival this year, it’s almost guaranteed there will be another great one rolling around at the same time next year, or it wouldn’t be an Oktoberfest. Don’t forget to bring your ID!!