Beers, brats, full-on Oktoberfest action next two weekends in Vail

By Real Vail
September 9, 2011

Vail Oktoberfest returns to Vail for two full weekends of Bavarian fun in beautiful Vail, Colo. The Oktoberfest celebration kicks off this weekend in Lionshead Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-11. Dust off the lederhosen, throw on the dirndls and grab your steins because it's time to celebrate the most most popular party in the world - Vail style!

The weekend's festivities will include oom-pah parties, lively activities and traditional German fare in world-famous Vail, Colorado.

Bavarian tunes will be ever present along with crowd favorites like Beck's Keg Bowling, Klement's Bratwurst Eating contests, yodeling and alpenhorn blowing.

For more information and the full schedule of events, visit
Exclusive Oktoberfest Lodging Package from Sonnenalp Resort of Vail Sonnenalp logo

The Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, a resort steeped in rich Bavarian tradition, has put together two exclusive lodging packages for guests coming to Vail to take in beauty of fall and the energy of the Oktoberfest festival.

$245 per night includes

A stay in a junior suite
2 Official Oktoberfest beer steins and 6 tokens
Discounted parking at $15/day

$475 per night includes

A stay in a junior suite
Breakfast for 2 guests
Oktoberfest themed 3-course dinner for 2 in the Swiss Chalet
2 Official Oktoberfest beer steins and 6 tokens
Discounted parking at $15/day

Both packages are based on double occupancy and tax is not included. Visit to reserve or call (970) 476-5656.
Vail Oktoberfest Fun Run - Next WeekendFun Run

Sunday, September 18 at 9 a.m.
Check Point Charlie in Vail Village

Gather the kids, stretch the legs and enjoy a morning of friendly competition at the annual Oktoberfest Fun Run benefitting the Children's Garden of Learning on Sunday, Sept. 18 in Vail Village.

Event categories include a competitive 10K, a 5K run/walk and a kids' 1K in which strollers are welcome. Pre-registration is now open at

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