Join us for the 27th annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest!
This legendary festival, presented by Breckenridge Brewery, will be returning to Main Street Breckenridge on Friday, September 15th through Sunday, September 17th.
Event goers can sample Breckenridge Brewery’s signature Oktoberfest brew, along with their other flavors, or opt to try the additional wine and cocktail selections. Traditional German food and classic festival fare will also be available for purchase. Families can enjoy kid friendly activities, as well as live music and dancing.
What You Need to Know for Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2023
Steins & Beer Token Sales
Pre-order your 2023 Breckenridge Oktoberfest Stein and receive 2 drink tokens for the best value! Both steins and drink tokens will be available for cashless (debit and credit card only) purchase separately at the Riverwalk Center during the event.
Most be 21+ with government ID to purchase drink tokens.
Click here to pre-order your half liter 2023 Breckenridge Oktoberfest Stein now!
Stein & Token Pick Up Times
Friday 1:30 pm – 5:45 pm (pre-ordered steins can be picked up at 12:30 pm)
Saturday 10:30 am – 5:45 pm (pre-ordered steins can be picked up at 9 am)
Sunday 10:30 am – 2:00 pm (pre-ordered steins can be picked up at 9 am)
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 15th
1 pm – 6 pm Family Fun Zone
Presented by the Breckenridge Recreation Center on the Riverwalk Center lawn, with bounce houses, face painting, and more!
2 pm – Ceremonial Keg Tapping
The ceremonial tapping of the keg marks the official start of Oktoberfest 2023, happening at the main stage.
2 pm – 6 pm – Breckenridge Oktoberfest Main Street Party
Oktoberfest fun starts on Main Street following the ceremonial keg tap. Enjoy beer sampling, food, music, and dancing. Last call for alcohol at 5:45 pm.
Saturday, September 16th
10 am – Oktoberfest 5k Trail Run
Take in Breckenridge’s changing aspens along Breckenridge’s trails before the party starts back up again.
The race starts at the Gondola Ski Back Ski Run and ends at the Blue River Plaza on Main Street.
Pre-registration closes at 8 am the day before the race - Friday, September 15th. The race is open to 200 runners and fees include Oktoberfest 5k socks and beer token (for runners who are 21+ only).
Click here for more information and to register for the race.
11 am – 6 pm – Main Street Party
Continue the fun on the longest day of the Oktoberfest party. Polka performances will be on the South Stage, 6 bands will be performing on the Main Stage throughout the day. Last call for alcohol at 5:45 pm.
Sunday, September 17th
11 am – 5 pm – Family Fun Zone
Head back to the Riverwalk Center lawn for another day of kid-friendly activities, presented by the Breckenridge Recreation Center.
11 am – 5 pm – Main Street Party
Celebrate the last day of the Breckenridge Oktoberfest with more great beer, food, music, and dancing. Last call for alcohol at 4:45 pm.
Polk Folka will perform from 11 am to 2:30 pm on the South Stage, followed by DJ DC.
Summit Concert band – Rocky Mountain Brass will perform on the Main Stage from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, followed by Those Austrian Guys on the Main Stage, with breaks for the Kid’s Costume Contest from 12:30 pm to 1 pm and the Baby Bjorn Stein Hoisting Contest from 2:30 pm to 3 pm.
Where to Park for the Breckenridge Oktoberfest
You’ll find the most convenient event parking at the paid South Gondola Parking Structure at 150 Watson Ave. Free parking is available on Airport Road. If parking at the Airport Lot, you can take the Gray Route bus downtown. We recommend arriving early as parking lots fill up fast.
Riding your bike to Oktoberfest? Bike parking will be available at the Sons of Norway Park, across the river from the Riverwalk Center Lawn. Make sure to bring your own lock.
Q: Is Breckenridge Oktoberfest a pet-friendly event?
A: Due to the extensive food and beverages being served, the Town of Breckenridge asks that you leave your pet at home. Service animals are excluded from this policy.
Q: Are tickets required to attend Breckenridge Oktoberfest?
A: The Breckenridge Oktoberfest is free to attend and does not require entry tickets.
Q: Do I need to purchase a stein to sample beer?
A: No, beer and other beverage options are available to purchase with or without a stein and cups will be provided if you choose not to purchase one.
Q: Is the entire event cashless?
A: All steins and drink tokens are available for purchase with a credit or debit card only. Beer and wine tents will exclusively accept tokens; however, tokens will only be available for purchase at the Riverwalk Center.
Most food vendors will accept cash.
Q: How is the Town of Breckenridge making this event more sustainable?
A: Breckenridge Oktoberfest is a plastic bottle free event and guests are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles. There will be several refillable water stations throughout the event.
All alcoholic beverages served at Breckenridge Oktoberfest will be in special event aluminum cups. Keep your drink cooler in this 100% recyclable cup!
Click here to learn more about our town’s sustainability initiatives.
Q: I ended up drinking and don’t want to drive, where can I park overnight?
A: If you’re drinking at Breckenridge Oktoberfest, please do not drive. Vehicles parked on town streets legally are ok to remain on town streets Friday and Saturday nights during the Breckenridge Oktoberfest. Please keep in mind that Breckenridge now has paid parking throughout town from 8 am to 8 pm daily.
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