Breckenridge Oktoberfest September 6-8, 2019 is the largest street party in the Rocky Mountains. The September street party is where Munich meets the mountains, featuring:
- More than three-dozen genuine German cuisine and brew vendors
- German-themed games including Hammerschlagan
- Bavarian lederhosen, Oompah and polka dancing
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Entry to Oktoberfest is FREE!
Due to the extensive food and beverage offerings, we ask that you please leave your four-legged friends at home as well as any outside alcoholic beverages. Oktoberfest patrons must be 21 to consume the wide variety of beverages offered, don’t forget your ID if you plan on partaking.
PROST! That means “cheers” in German.
Friday, September 7th
2:00pm – 6:00pm – Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2018 Main Street Party
The fun begins on Main St. with the kick-off to the Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2018 Main St. Party! Beer, food, music, and dancing will start at 2:00pm and go until 6:00pm on the first day of this three-day party.
Stein pre-sales are closed. Purchase your stein starting Friday at 2pm at the North or South end of the event.
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Brewmaster Dinner | *Brewmaster Dinner 2018 is SOLD OUT*
Enjoy a multi-course meal elegantly paired with Paulaner biers or alternate wines with the first course starting at 6:30p.m. It is a great evening of food, new friends and the perfect kick-off to an amazing Oktoberfest celebration dinner. The dinner will be held at Sauce on the Maggie where great food, drink, and vistas make for an amazing Breckenridge Oktoberfest dining experience. This year’s Brewmaster Dinner is Sold Out. Reserve your spot for next year.
Times Vary: 12th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament
Join us at the Breckenridge Ice Arena to cheer on the teams between festivities all weekend! 12th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament hosts over 30 men’s and women’s adult hockey teams. Register your team.
Saturday, September 8th
10:00am – 12:00pm. Breckenridge Brewery’s Oktoberfest Brunch
Join us for brunch at Breckenridge Brewery on Main Street. While the chefs are still working up a menu, the inside scoop is that the brunch will include 5 beer pairings with 4+ courses. Reservations are needed and this Oktoberfest inspired brunch filled up quickly last year so call the Breckenridge Brewery for reservations today (970)453-1550. Price is $55 plus tax and gratuity. Check in is 9:30-10am Saturday. Brunch will run 10-noon sharp.
10:00am – 1:00pm Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run SOLD OUT*
There are a few spaces left to register for the 2018 Breckenridge Oktoberfest Trail Run! But hurry, this race sells out every year!
11:00am – 6:00pm Main Street Party
The fun continues with great beer, food, music, and dancing. The good times start early at 11:00 a.m. and go until 6:00pm on the second and longest day of this three-day party. Stein pre-sales are closed. Purchase your stein starting Friday at 2pm at the North or South end of the event. If you don’t have your 2018 Stein by Saturday, hurry, because supplies are limited and usually sell out. (Stein and beer token booths open at 10:00 a.m.)
Sunday, September 9th
11:00am – 5:00pm Main Street Party
Sunday is your chance to have a beer in the morning for the second day in a row! This is the last day for great beer, food, music, and dancing on Main St. in down town Breckenridge. The good times start early again at 11:00 a.m. and go until 5:00pm on the final day of Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2018. If you haven’t sampled all the fine beer and food that this party has to offer, than get to work because your next chance is 365 days away! (Stein and beer token booths open at 10:00 a.m.)
Reserve your Spot for the 2019 Brewmaster Dinner
The 2018 dinner sold out in July! Reserve your spot (no money down) to receive an email when dinner reservations open up.
2018 Brewmaster Details:
The ultimate VIP experience at Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2018 combines gourmet multi-course dinner with brilliant, creative beer pairs from our partners at Paulaner and Sauce on the Maggie.
The Brewmaster Dinner will take place Friday, September 7th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the renowned Sauce on the Maggie in the Breckenridge Village where you can take in the breathtaking views from the base of the Peak 9 of the Breckenridge Ski area with your meal. Enjoy the masterful pairings of traditional German cuisine, authentic Paulaner Bier, Bavarian music and entertainment while we celebrate the traditions of Oktoberfest. Wondering what to wear? If you have a lederhosen or dirndl, there’s no better occasion to break it out and you surely won’t be alone.
*NOTICE* The Brewmaster Dinner for 2018 is SOLD OUT.
Reserve Your Spot For Next Year
Vendor registration for 2019 Oktoberfest will open up in March. Check back for details on how to apply.
We need help setting up, pouring/serving beer, and selling steins and drink tokens. We are happy to give all volunteers a half liter Oktoberfest stein and two drink tokens as a “thank you” for your help!
2019 Volunteer Registration will open in July.
Families at Breckenridge Oktoberfest
There’s plenty of kid-sized fun at Oktoberfest! Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest typically sees the biggest crowds on Saturday; to avoid the most hectic times, local families tend to come out on Sundays, or even Friday afternoon. A family play area will be available all three days with a free bounce house and other paid activities will be located on the Riverwalk Center lawn (just across the river from the Welcome Center). It’s a great place for families to kick back and the parents can still hang on to their beer. And of course, a busy Saturday downtown means lots of freedom for families to check out the Epic Discovery experience or to hit local trails.
View our Tips for a Family-Friendly Oktoberfest
Buying Food and Getting Cash
Most food vendors accept CASH only. The closest ATMs are located at Downstairs at Eric’s (111 S. Main Street), Main Street Mall (311 S Main St, Breckenridge near Shirt and Ernies). Additional ATMs are available at nearby First Bank, US Bank, Alpine Bank and Bank of the West, as well as inside Fatty’s.
Transportation & Parking
Plan on drinking? Don’t drive. Book your lodging in advance and plan walking, taking the free town bus or grabbing your lodging shuttle back to your place. You can grab bus schedules from the Welcome Center (203 S. Main Street) or Breckenridge Station (150 Watson Avenue) or view the schedule online. Didn’t plan on drinking but did? Don’t drive. Provided you’re parked legally, it’s OK to remain parked on town streets Friday and Saturday nights. Please make note that Breckenridge now has paid parking throughout town and is implemented from 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. daily.
There is no charge for entry to Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest; designated drivers should be ready to partake in food, music and dancing.
Restrooms are located throughout the event (look for portable toilets off Main Street on all sides streets). Bathrooms are also available at the Riverwalk Center (150 W. Adams Avenue) and the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main Street).