Brecktoberfest 2021

The mountains come alive in a whole new way in the fall. The charming town of Breckenridge welcomes autumn with a German-style festival, Brecktoberfest. Drink beer, bask in the refreshing natural air, and meet the fun folks that call Breckenridge home. Here’s what to know about this year’s festivities.

When & Where:

Traditionally, Brecktoberfest operates as a street fair, with patrons meandering through booths of craft beer and delicious eats. This year looks a little different due to pandemic restrictions. From September 24 – 26, Brecktoberfest offers two sessions each day. The first session runs from 11 – 2 and the second runs from 3 – 6. This year, Brecktoberfest takes place on the scenic Riverwalk Lawn and in the Riverwalk Center. Tickets are limited so purchase yours before they sell out!

Offers at Brecktoberfest

It should go without saying that this autumn festival is focused on free-flowing craft beer from our great state. Breckenridge Brewery offers fall selections from their tap while wine and beer are available for purchase. Bring you’re A-game to compete in traditional Oktoberfest games like nail hitting and barrel racing.

Even non-beer drinkers can enjoy this autumnal gathering. Live performances take place each day and mouth-watering Bavarian food is just too tantalizing to turn down. This year welcomes a new addition – the Fall Family Fair. Located in the Creative Arts District, this kid-friendly addition allows each member of the squad to partake in fall festivities and celebrate the creatives that make Breckenridge one cool spot to be.

Key Considerations

Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 96 hours will be required to attend the festival this year. Learn more about the policy here. With your ticket purchase comes one half-liter stein and two drink tokens. You’ll also receive access to the performances, food vendors, and games.

History of Oktoberfest

In 1812, Oktoberfest began to celebrate the marriage of Bavaria’s crown prince. That year, the festival concluded with a modest horse race. Now, some 200 years later, Oktoberfest is a two-week long celebration in which hundreds of brewers erect temporary booths and seating halls made with plywood. Some are large enough to seat 6,000 people. Approximately, 2 million gallons of beer are consumed at Oktoberfest each year. Parades, performances, costumes, and traditional food are all par for the course at the modern-day Oktoberfest.

Life in Colorado’s mountain towns offers an abundance of outdoor activities throughout the year. From skiing its steep slopes in the winter to wandering around wild-flower laden meadows in the summer, Breckenridge, Vail, Avon, and neighboring cities are a wonderful place to call home. Piedmont Apartments is a great place to land if you desire a gorgeous residence, unbridled mountain access, and a growing, diverse community. Contact us to learn more.

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