Oktoberfest (Berthoud) Sat, October 5, 11am – 6pm - Fickel Park - Free cultural event featuring authentic music, beer, food & fun for the kids. An authentic German Oktoberfest with beer from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, German food, a polka band, accordion players, dancing, educational booths, lots of activities for the kids and more.
Visitors of the Beaver Creek Plaza will find themselves welcomed with the sights and sounds of Germany. Local German entertainer Helmut Fricker, decked out in traditional lederhosen, often wanders the plaza while playing an accordion or alpenhorn and belting out German songs and yodeling traditional melodies. Fricker has been in Vail Valley since the seventies, and has performed in Beaver Creek since it opened in 1980. He has stated that he is Beaver Creek's first official employee.