Breckenridge Oktoberfest kicks off Saturday |

Breckenridge Oktoberfest kicks off Saturday

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

BRECKENRIDGE ” Grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen, and get ready for Breckenridge’s 14th Annual Oktoberfest. The event returns to Main Street to commemorate a time-honored tradition of German heritage. The festival has become a Breckenridge mainstay and offers Oompah music, Bavarian foods and kids’ activities.

Tonight is the Brewmaster’s Dinner at the Salt Creek Restaurant, 110 E. Lincoln. It will include a six-course European style dinner, each course will be paired with a different European bier. The reception will start at 6 p.m. (the first of six courses), and dinner will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 each or $120 for a couple. Call Linsey at (970) 453-5055 to make a reservation.

The Oktoberfest 5K Run / Walk has a 10 a.m. start on Saturday. The 7th run/walk begins and ends at the Riverwalk Center. Call (970) 453-1734 to pre-register. Cost is $20 for adults or $25 the day of the race. Cost for kids 17 and under is $10 (pre-registered) and $15 on the day of the race.

The main event, the Oktoberfest Street Party, will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in the 100, 200 and 300 south blocks of Main Street, Breckenridge, the street party kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the official keg will be tapped at noon. The street party features live music with Those Austrian Guys, food and beverage vendors, Schuhplattler dancers, kids’ rides and inflatables more. The festival will feature an Oktoberfest favorite, Paulaner Bier, as its presenting sponsor. Authentic German brews are served in commemorative Breckenridge steins manufactured and shipped directly from Munich, Germany. The Breckenridge Brewery will also be on hand serving their favorite fall beers and wine.

Visit for more information, or call (970) 453-5055.

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