Oktoberfest arrives in Breckenridge, Colorado each autumn in one of the city’s most beautiful seasons. And what better way to celebrate the high country and, the changing colors of the leaves than participating in  a Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest!

Experience Germany in Breckenridge at the city’s 14th annual Oktoberfest, September 12-14, 2008, with parties, authentic German beer and food and special accommodation packages. The Victorian mining town of Breckenridge boasts a true Bavarian spirit with the Brewmaster’s Dinner on Friday evening. It kicks off the weekend festivities.  Salt Creek Steakhouse will host a six course gourmet German dinner, pairing a German beer with each selection. The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 each or $120 per couple.

Munich meets Breckenridge on Saturday and Sunday when Main Street comes to life with traditional costumes, German food, Oompah and polka music, authentic Bavarian dancers, children’s activities, a keg-tapping ceremony, 5k run and, of course, beer.

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.