With the evolving physical distancing protocol required for large events, the Breckenridge Tourism Office is currently determining if Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest celebration can be compliant with public health and safety regulations. Please check back for details.
Breckenridge Oktoberfest, September 11-13, 2020, is the largest street party in the Rocky Mountains. Join us on historic Main Street where Munich meets the mountains for views, brews, yummy food, live music and more! Entry to Oktoberfest is FREE!
Festival & Event Updates
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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.
Join us at the Blue River Plaza stage for the ceremonial tapping of the keg to signal the official start of Okotberfest 2019!
2:00pm – 6:00pm – Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2019 Main Street Party
The fun begins on Main St. with the kick-off to the Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2019 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. Purchase your stein and tokens starting at the North or South end of the event.
Music Schedule: North Stage: 2:00pm – 5:00pm – Those Austrian Guys with Bavarian Schulplatters performing during band breaks.
South Stage: 2:00pm – 5:00pm – Pine Beatles with KSMT activation on stage during band breaks.
6:30pm – 9:00pm – Brewmaster Dinner
Enjoy a multi-course meal elegantly paired with Paulaner biers or alternate wines with the first course starting at 6:30 pm. 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 dinner will sell out.
Times Vary: Annual Men’s and Women’s Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament
Our popular Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament is back again to start the fall season off right! Come to Breckenridge to play in the Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament and enjoy hockey, fun, food and beverages on Breckenridge Main Street at Colorado’s best Oktoberfest celebration September 6-8, 2019!
Tournament games run Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Tournament Divisions include Men’s Open and Women’s A, B1 and B2. Registration deadline is Sunday, August 18 OR until tournament division is full. Full team payment is due at this time. Roster due at tourney check-in. Games are both indoors and outdoors.
Join us for brunch at the Breckenridge Brewery on Main Street before the festivities begin! Enjoy an Oktoberfest inspired brunch featuring 5 beer pairings with 4+ courses. Space is limited to the first 60 sign ups and fills up quickly. Call the Breckenridge Brewery for reservations and info: (970)453-1550. Check-in at 9:30 and receive a welcome beer!
Price: $60 (includes tax but not gratuity)
10:00am – 1:00pm – Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run
The 18th Annual Oktoberfest 5K is back again this fall offering an active start to a festive weekend. Lace up your running shoes and experience the changing aspens and beautiful scenery in this 5K trail run on Town of Breckenridge trails, finishing in time to enjoy the Breckenridge Oktoberfest celebration. The race is open to 300 runners.
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. Purchase your stein starting Friday at 12:00pm or Saturday at 11:00am at the North or South end of the event. If you don’t have your 2019 Stein by Saturday, hurry, because supplies are limited and usually sell out.
Music Schedule: North Stage: 11:00am – 6:00pm – Those Austrian Guys with Bavarian Schulplatters performing during band breaks.
South Stage: 2:00pm – 5:00pm – Polkanauts with KSMT activation on stage during band breaks.
Sunday, September 8th
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 am and go until 5:00pm on the final day of Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2019. If you haven’t sampled all the fine beer and food that this party has to offer then get to work because your next chance is 365 days away!
Music Schedule: North Stage: 11:00am -12:15pm Summit Concert Band
12:30pm – 5:00pm – Those Austrian Guys with Bavarian Schulplatters performing during band breaks.
South Stage: 11:00am – 5:00pm – Polkanauts with KSMT activation on stage during band breaks.
Purchase steins and beer tokens in advance
Steins & Beer Tokens
Steins are available in liter (33 oz.) and half-liter (16 oz.) sizes. All pre-orders come with 2 tokens. Each token can be redeemed for 16 oz worth of beer (33 oz. steins take 2 tokens for a full mug). Every Oktoberfest we sell out of steins, so we recommend ensuring you receive yours by purchasing your stein online prior to the event. Steins + tokens can be purchased with cash or credit cards. Day of sales are located at the North and South entrances to the event. Day of prices: Liter Stein: $38.00, Half-Liter Stein: $32.00, Beer Tokens: $6.00.
Pre-Purchase Your 2019 Oktoberfest Stein
Festival-goers who pre-purchase steins save money with the stein and ticket package and are guaranteed their reserved steins. Steins sell out EVERY YEAR and are typically gone by Saturday afternoon, so this is a great option for Saturday and Sunday festival-goers.
Pre-Sales have ended. You can purchase your stein at Oktoberfest while supply lasts.
How to pick-up your pre-purchased stein
Event Pick-Up – Friday Sept. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 8:
Pick-up your pre-purchased steins and tokens at the event starting on Friday, September 6th at 1:00pm. The stein pick-up booth is located in the center of the event on the corner of Main and Adams across from CB & Potts Restaurant.
Friday from 1:00pm – 6:00pm (Beer starts flowing at 2pm)
Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm (Beer starts flowing at 11am)
Sunday from 10:00am- 2:00pm (Beer starts flowing at 11am)
After 2:00pm on Sunday, we will release all pre-ordered steins to be sold to the public. If you did not pick up your stein in time, we will not be able to issue a refund.
Remember, this is a no pet event– please leave your furry friend at home or we will have to turn you away regardless of if you’ve purchased a stein. We will not ship steins to you– all steins must be picked up at the event on the corner of Adams Ave. and Main Street. See you soon!
Reserve your spot for Breckenridge Oktoberfest's Brewmaster Dinner
2019 Brewmaster Dinner: SOLD OUT
The ultimate VIP experience at Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2019 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 6th 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 lederhosen or dirndl, there’s no better occasion to break it out and you surely won’t be alone.
Plan on drinking? Don’t drive. Book your lodging in advance and keep your car parked. Our walkable town and free transportation system make it easy to get around town without a car.
There are plenty of transportation options for those who are going carless in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge FreeRide offers free bus transportation throughout the day with multiple shuttle systems running throughout Breckenridge. Most likely, the place you are staying is right next to a bus stop or offers its own FREE shuttle transportation to town. Once you are here, you’ll find it’s easy to get around town on foot or on bike and that everything is just a few blocks away. If you are planning to visit neighboring towns during your trip, the Summit Stage is a free county-wide bus system available throughout Summit County. Uber, Lyft and multiple taxi services are also available to help you travel around town or between towns. Learn more about going carfree on your next trip to Breckenridge.
While going carless is the easiest way to go, if you do need a car, we recommend parking outside of town and taking the bus in. The Breckenridge FreeRide bus system will service the Satellite Lot and Ice Rink lot on regular scheduling. Paid lots within town will be available for guest parking (F-Lot, Tiger Dredge, East Sawmill, and Wellington lots), but will fill up quickly. For free overflow parking, guests can park at Colorado Community College on the north end of town with the FreeRide bus servicing this lot every 20 minutes throughout the day.
Bike parking (bring your own lock) will be available at the Sons of Norway park, just south of Blue River Plaza, across from the Riverwalk Center.
Volunteer for 2020 Breckenridge Oktoberfest
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!
Breckenridge really knows how to party, hence why Oktoberfest spans three full days. Each day is filled with music, beer, and tasty treats, but knowing when to go based on your group or preferences is key. Our Breckenridge’s Oktoberfest typically sees the biggest crowds on Saturday; to avoid the most hectic times, families and locals tend to come out on Sundays or Friday afternoon. If you are planning to attend Sunday and would like a commemorative mug, be sure to pre-order your stein online. Steins sell-out every year and it is the only way to ensure you receive one. Be sure to visit the Welcome Center to get more trip ideas.
Family Activities: A family play area will be available all three days with a free bounce house and as well as paid activities 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.
Ski and Snowboard Swap: Be sure to check out the annual ski swap benefiting Team Summit at the Riverwalk Center to gear up for winter.
Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament: The popular Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament is back again to start the fall season off right! Come to Breckenridge to play in the Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament and enjoy hockey, fun, food and beverages on Breckenridge Main Street at Colorado’s best Oktoberfest celebration September 6-8!
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) and Kenosha (located at 301 S. Main St). Additional ATMs are available at nearby First Bank, US Bank, Alpine Bank and Bank of the West, as well as inside Fatty’s Pizzeria.
Beer/alcoholic beverage vendors take TOKENS only. You can purchase beer tokens at the North and South entrance tents and the token only tent in the center of the event with cash or card. Beer/alcohol vendors will not be able to sell tokens or take cash.
Commemorative steins can be purchased at the event in the North and South entrance tents with cash or card.
Where are Bathrooms Located?
Restrooms are located throughout the event (look for portable toilets off Main Street on all side streets). Bathrooms are also available at the Riverwalk Center (150 W. Adams Avenue), the Burro Barn located off Washington Ave. in the Arts District, Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main Street) and at Downstairs at Eric’s (111 S. Main Street), near the north entrance of the event.
Will There be Gluten Free Options and Specialty Drinks?
Gluten free options and wine will be available across from the Welcome Center on Main Street. Cocktails are located just south two booths south of the Gluten free Beer/Wine tent.
Will There be Recycling?
There will be Zero Waste tents throughout the event; be sure to look for these mighty Zero Heroes to help you dispose of trash, and recyclables items properly.
We are actively working on our vendor policy for the 2020 Oktoberfest event and hope to have the application live within the coming weeks. You can reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions.