5 Secrets To Planning The Best Oktoberfest EVER!

Oktoberfest season is just around the corner! If you are looking for the best festival to attend in Colorado, head to Breckenridge where we throw the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains.  This three-day celebration is filled with lederhosen, schnitzel, beer and of course plenty of fun.  Gather up your polka crew and get ready for fun with the 5 Oktoberfest secrets to plan for!

1. Wear A Costume

Couple in german costume during Oktoberfest in Breckenridge
Couple in german costume during Oktoberfest in Breckenridge.

You don’t have to dress up but we can guarantee it’ll be more fun!  The most popular costumes are lederhosen and drindls with the occasional chicken costume thrown in! If costumes aren’t your thing we recommend dressing for comfort (you’ll be outside doing the polka most of the day), bringing sunglasses, wearing sunscreen and grabbing a layer for just incase.

2. Have Your First Drink On Us!

Breckenridge Oktoberfest beer steins
Oktoberfest beer steins.

Little known fact: When you pre-order your stein you receive one free beer token! Who doesn’t like free beer? Or better yet, having someone buy you a beer? Also, if you have your heart set on this year’s stein make sure you pre-order because steins normally sell out by Saturday afternoon. We’ll still have plenty of beer but you might have to drink it out of an everyday plastic cup.

3. Pace Yourself

Cooking bratwurst on the grill at Breckenridge Oktoberfest
Grilling up bratwurst during Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Any tried and true Oktoberfest veteran knows that pacing yourself is the secret to a great Oktoberfest.  Keep in mind, Oktoberfest beer is a bit heavier than your average light beer (and tastes a lot better too!); and that you’ll be drinking at 9,600 ft. We recommend sampling some of the fine German delicacies throughout the day, getting in a few polka dances between rounds, guzzling a water or two and counting your beer curls.

4. Choose The Right Day

Traditional live german band at Oktoberfest in Breckenridge
Band playing for crowd during Oktoberfest

Breckenridge knows how to party so we’ve extended Oktoberfest into three full days of fun.  Each day is filled with music, beer, and tasty treats but Saturday is by far the most popular day.  If you are looking for a mellower celebration or have the whole family with you we recommend checking out our Friday and Sunday events.

5. Turn the Best Oktoberfest Ever Into The Best Trip Ever

Downtown Breckenridge during Oktoberfest
Aerial shot of Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Very few of us have the stamina to celebrate Oktoberfest for three days straight so plan to work-off some of that beer with a hike, ride, or stroll through the golden aspens.  Don’t miss the Best Fall Colors in Breckenridge or the top Fall Activities to try during your trip.

By Breck Editorial

The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

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