PLENTY TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2020
The Friday Afternoon Club VIP experience at Vail Oktoberfest, brings you the luxury of premier seating, food, and beverages among the excitement and live music of the festival. Bring your family and friends together in the crowd to enjoy a reserved table just for you. Each VIP experience is available on FRIDAY only and accommodates 8 people, each of whom receive a 1L Vail Oktoberfest Stein, 2 complimentary beers, 1 bratwurst and pretzels for the table. Guests must reserve their table in advance. Tables are $800 each, and are very limited. Please email or call 970-476-6797 ext 716 to reserve your VIP experience in advance.
KLEMENT'S BRATWURST EATING CONTESTS
Vail Oktoberfest will also see the return of the Klement's Bratwurst Eating Contest, where the strong-willed and the strong-stomached battle it out to see who can devour the most brats in two minutes. The competitor who wolfs down the most brats in the allotted time wins, not only a great prize package, but the bragging rights of being a Vail Oktoberfest Klement's Bratwurst Eating Champion! The winner will be rewarded with an Oktoberfest stein and token package. There is no cost to participate, the contest takes place both Saturday and Sunday each weekend. Sign ups take place one hour before the competition begins. Look for the Vail Oktoberfest Frauleins!
Keg Bowling give competitors the chance to hurl a keg on wheels down the lane at a pyramid of empty kegs. It’s not as easy as it seems to bring down the entire pile, and the champion of the day is crowned by total number of kegs knocked over. Competitors must be at least 21 years of age to compete. The winners will be rewarded with an Oktoberfest stein and token package. There is no cost to participate in Keg Bowling, but as one of the most well loved contest at Vail Oktoberfest! Sign ups take place one hour before the competition begins. Look for the Vail Oktoberfest Frauleins!
STEIN LIFTING COMPETITION
The Stein Lifting Competition, will test the arm strength and stamina of even the fiercest competitors. Competitors will hold FULL beer steins - out from their body at shoulder level. The last person standing will take home an Oktoberfest stein and token package! There is no cost to participate, the contest takes place both Saturday and Sunday each weekend. Sign ups take place one hour before the competition begins. Look for the Vail Oktoberfest Frauleins!
OKTOBERFEST COSTUME CONTEST
2019 will see the return of the Oktoberfest Costume Contest! On Saturday of each weekend, guests who show up in full Bavarian attire or in another Oktoberfest related costume are invited to participate in the Oktoberfest Costume Contest. There will be divisions for men, women and children. The winner will be determined by crowd response, and that winner will take home an Oktoberfest stein and token package!
The live music at Vail Oktoberfest truly sets the scene for this iconic event. Guests will hear an abundance of traditional oom-pah music, courtesy of Oktoberfest mainstays. The music is accompanied by traditional Bavarian dancers who encourage everyone to get in on the fun. On Friday and Saturday evenings of Vail Oktoberfest, the party will switch gears and guests will enjoy live rock entertainment.
Oktoberfest in Vail is a family affair and open to all ages. The event features crafts during the day as well as live children’s entertainment. The Kinder Zone is open on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm each weekend.