Fall is almost here and we've compiled a list of all the fun events and festivals going on across Colorado Ski County.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area: Oktoberfest - September 14th
Hosted in the Mountain Goat Plaza, Arapahoe Basin’s first annual Oktoberfest will feature live Austrian folk music, Paulaner beer, giant pretzels, bratwurst and schnitzel sandwiches. Guests can catch live performances by Those Austrian Guys and take advantage of free chairlift rides to close out the summer. Yoga and Disc Golf continues through September 15. For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com
Aspen Snowmass: Jazz Aspen - August 31 - September 2nd
Jazz Aspen Snowmass is a community staple in the Roaring Fork Valley, known for its legendary and entertaining lineup. This year, guests will have the chance to dance and sing along to headlining musicians John Mayer, Sting, Weezer, Portugal The Man and more. Don’t miss the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, Balloon Festival and Bluegrass Sundays. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com
Beaver Creek Resort: Oktoberfest - August 30 - September 1st
New this year, families can kick-start their 3-day Oktoberfest celebration on Friday with a biergarten featuring authentic German beer, Oktoberfest-style local craft beer, root beer, pretzel toss, authentic Bavarian food, and live music. The event also hosts live musical acts throughout each day, stein hoisting competitions, Bavarian costume contests and a 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K race on Sunday.
Breckenridge: Oktoberfest - September 6-8th
Prost! To one of the first ways to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Nation. Going strong for twenty-five years as one of the first chances to Oktoberfest in North America, Breckenridge Oktoberfest brings a weekend of celebration, German cuisine and plenty of Paulaner beer. It is one of the largest Oktoberfests in the Rocky Mountain region and offers collectible steins imported directly from Germany.
Copper Mountain: Copper Country - August 30 - September 1st
Copper Mountain’s Labor Day tradition celebrates the best of the American spirit. Copper Country guests will enjoy free admission, free live music, fireworks, kids’ crafts and an arts festival. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com
Crested Butte: Chili & Beer Festival - September 7th
Mt. Crested Butte’s 21st annual Chili and Beer Festival, hosted by the Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, returns to the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area. With locally made chili, tasty craft beer and live music, this locals’ favorite event is not to be missed.
Crested Butte: Summer Closing Weekend - October 5-6th
Soak in your final scenic chairlift rides or cruise your last few Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park laps of the season, Oct. 5-6. The Bike Park, Adventure Park, zipline tours, disc golf and archery courses will all be open for the season, so help us send the summer season out with a bang!
Granby Ranch: Oktoberfest - September 29th
Granby Ranch will celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest featuring live polka music, cold beer and traditional fall food. Entry is free and Oktoberfest mugs will be available for purchase. Music at Milestone continues each Wednesday through September. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com
Keystone Resort: Taste of Keystone - September 1st
Round out your Labor Day weekend with the 32nd Annual Taste of Keystone. Enjoy sampling dishes from the resort's award-winning culinary talent, like Ski Tip Lodge and Keystone Ranch, while strolling the shores of Keystone Lake. Music and kids activities keep the day fun for the whole family!
Keystone Resort: Oktoberfest - August 31st
Dig out the lederhosen and bring out the family for Keystone’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest taking place in the River Run Village on Saturday, August 31st. Start the day with the River Run Merchant Tent Sale along with the Das Bier Burner 5K Run and get primed for the festivities later in the day. The Summit Concert Band kicks off the music at 1pm with Keystone's local favorite, Those Austrian Guys, taking the stage from 2 to 6pm. There will be plenty of kid’s activities including free face painters, crafts, the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, and Polka Dancers, along with a River Run Merchant tent sale to clear out the summer inventory.
Powderhorn Resort: Gears & Beers Festival - August 31st
Enjoy live music, multiple beer and wine vendors and a day full of biking. This weekend will also be the 4th stop of the Revolution Enduro Series making for some excellent spectating opportunities. Gears & Beers is sure to be a great day on the Grand Mesa with a cornhole tournament and a scavenger hunt. This event is free for all. For more information, visit www.powderhorn.com
Purgatory Resort: Marmot Mountain Trail Race - September 21st
Purgatory Resort is hosting The Mountain Marmot on September 21, an epic trail race in beautiful southwest Colorado. The 12-mile course winds through blazing aspen stands and features some of the most amazing single-track trails in Colorado. Start at the base of Purgatory Resort and run to the top (make sure to stop for some mountaintop bacon!) and down again. Sweeping views inspire runners and the steady grade makes it easy to fall into a nice rhythm. For more information, visit www.purgatoryresort.com
Steamboat Resort: OktoberWest - September 13-14th
Visitors are invited to celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest. The festival will feature over 40 Rocky Mountain beers, the famous beef cook off for the title of best brisket, and free live music by Waker. For more information and tickets, visit https://steamboatoktoberwest.com/
Telluride: Film Festival - August 30 - September 2nd
Taking over Telluride for Labor Day weekend, the prestigious Telluride Film Festival is four days of movie magic, a celebration of film, community and creativity. The festival notoriously keeps its film schedule a secret, but year after year, films make their debut at the festival and go on to future success. For more information on the film festival, visit https://www.visittelluride.com/play/festivals-events/2019-telluride-film-festival/
Telluride: Cars & Colors Festival - September 26-29th
Set among the canyons of the San Juan Mountains, Cars and Colors is placed against the spectacular backdrop of the area's September fall foliage. Throughout the span of four days vintage, exotic, and high-end restoration vehicles are showcased throughout town. If classic and vintage motorcycles or airplanes are more your taste, they've got those too. With four distinct venues, there is something for everyone. For more information on this event and several others in Telluride, please visit https://www.visittelluride.com/plan/blog/its-festival-season-in-telluride-2018/
Vail Resort: Oktoberfest - Sept. 6-8th & Sept. 13-15th
Vail’s Oktoberfest event features two full weekends of full-blown Bavarian fun. Crowd favorite events include Bratwurst Eating, Keg Bowling and Stein Lifting Contests, which are sure to leave participants and spectators overflowing with Oom-pah!
Vail Resort: Taste of Vail Fall Wine & Food Classic, September 20-21th
The only thing more spectacular than unlimited tastings from more than 13 local restaurants and 50 wineries is the gorgeous fall foliage scenery during the Fall Wine & Food Classic. Plus, events to work up an appetite include Bike & Brunch, Yoga in the Park, and a hike on Vail Mountain followed by brunch featuring wine tastings and education.
Vail Resort: FestiVail - November 21-29th
This Thanksgiving, Vail is debuting its new holiday tradition: FestiVail, a week-long celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday season and an official kickoff of the 2019-2020 winter season. From November 21-29, FestiVail will offer family-oriented activities throughout Vail Village, including cooking classes, ice skating, a Gobble Gobble Hike, Explosion of Lights and a Kris Kringle Market. A signature 10th Mountain Legacy Parade will also take place along the streets of Vail, honoring veterans and commemorating the legacy of Vail’s founders.
Winter Park Resort: Oktoberfest - September 7th
Brews, views, and Colorado tunes! Back for a second year, Mountain Oktoberfest at Winter Park returns Sept 7th, with a vast selection of Colorado craft beer and unlimited tastings for only $30. Plus, get a taste of local color with the start of mountain fall leaf peeping, a performance from local favorite Moffat Tunnel Band, and a display from community artisans, featuring the Fraser Murals. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our website: https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/mountain-oktoberfest