Photo courtesy Jack Affleck

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest : Oompah music, bratwursts, beers and lederhosen: Germany comes to Vail, Beaver Creek and Gypsum every autumn. The American twist on Germany’s Oktoberfest even comes with a professional yodeler or two.

Vail Oktoberfest was named among the ten greatest Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States by USA Today!

Photo courtesy First Descents

Man of the Cliff

Find a flannel and head to Avon for this mountain man fundraiser. Throw and ax, toss a hammer, shoot an arrow, pitch a keg and drink a beer to raise money for First Descents at the Man of the Cliff festival. 

Man of the Cliff is a two-day community festival centered around rugged Lumberjack-style games and a benefit concert.  All funds raised support First Descents and their local adventure programs for young adults impacted by cancer.  Man of the Cliff welcomes more than 200 competitors and 3,000 attendees for a weekend of outdoor activities, live music, delicious food and drink, and tons of family fun

Vail Village Car Show

 Get ready to see some spectacular vehicles in the magnificent setting of Vail Village at the Vail Village Car Show. Be sure to check out these amazing vehicles as you walk though  the Vail Farmers’ Market and Oktoberfest in Lionshead Village.

Photo courtesy John-Ryan Lockman

Septemberfest

Septemberfest is a two-day street party in Eagle  with live music, craft beer, full bar service, food vendors, backyard games and Mountain Rats trail running races.

Activity Providers

Sure, Vail is world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but the Vail Valley offers plenty beyond vast bowls of bluebird powder days and grippin' groomers. Whether you prefer your adventure water-drenched, iced, air-borne, cliff-side, cycled, motorized or snowy out mountain recreation covers it- and much, much more.

Restaurants and Bars

In the Vail Valley, eating isn't merely sustenance - it's an important part of the lifestyle. From fine dining hotspots to casual comforts, it's not hard to find great food. Colorado is known for their locals breweries, distilleries and even wineries. Come sample a taste of Colorado and even international spirit favorites.

Vail Valley Events

Ski terrain and wonderful snow put the Vail Valley on the map, but it's more than just a ski resort. The calendar is packed with events that are a big part of the Vail Valley's culture. From outdoor concerts at the Ford Amphitheater to bull riding at the rodeo, it's easy to stay busy.