Vail September Events

Vail September Events - Oktoberfest Summer’s peak may be behind us, yet the path towards the snowy winter season is in full force; which is to say, September is a prime time to visit Vail.  While you may know it as a dream ski destination, Vail is equally excellent in the late summer and early autumn, when the crowds are smaller and the price is right. Whether you’ve already booked your trip or you’re considering it, check out a few highlights of the September events in Vail. Make the most of the remaining days of warm weather before busting out the skis for what will undoubtedly be another epic season (opening day Nov. 22).

VAIL FARMERS’ MARKET & SHOW: running until Sept. 22

Sundays from 10:00am – 3:00pm

The hills are alive with the taste of locally grown organic produce and artisan treats at the Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show, open weekly throughout the summer. Experience Colorado’s finest with green veggies, international dishes, fresh baked goods and tasty Colorado wine, all on display for you every Sunday. In addition to the delicious food, the local artists are out in full force showing off their creativity. Discover everything from fashionable hand-made clothing and jewelry to crafty items for the home – the perfect souvenir of your Vail vacation awaits.

VAIL OKTOBERFEST: Sept. 6-8 / 13-15

Much of Vail already radiates with a distinctly Bavarian feel with its beautiful old-world architecture, and for a couple weeks in September it goes full Munich. The world famous Oktoberfest comes to the streets of Vail for a legendary celebration of beer, music and autumn. Bust out your lederhosen and dirndls and fill your steins with phenomenal beer at this awesome tribute to the world’s most popular party. Join in the festivities on Sept. 6-8 in Lionshead and Sept. 13-15 in Vail Village – it promises to be one heck of a shindig.

Emulating the more than two-century-old celebration that’s been attracting untold millions to Germany from around the world, Vail’s Oktoberfest delights guests for two jam-packed weekends of entertaining Bavarian music and dancing (featuring Vail’s own Helmut Fricker and the Rhinelanders Band rocking the house on the accordion and alphenhorn), mouthwatering traditional fare, yodeling, German brews, and lots of hilarious costumes. Oktoberfest 2013 will see the return of many popular events like bratwurst eating contests, Keg Bowling, Stein Lifting,  and the Oktoberfest Fun Run. If you can’t make it to Germany this year (or Kitchener, Ontario – Canada’s biggest Oktoberfest), then don’t miss out on the good times in Vail!

VAIL LIVING WELL SUMMIT: Sept. 19-21

The Vail Living Well Summit is an interactive health, fitness and longevity experience designed to maximize your life enjoyment. Open to all those looking to self-improve, the two-and-a-half day summit pledges to positively influence you to create change in your personal life and the world around you by inspiring actions to help you manifest your goals. Get involved with more than twenty experiential sessions each day to learn first-hand how you can use these skills and techniques to be well and get the most out of life. If you’re looking for inspiration and elevation, this is the place, with motivational speakers including legendary NFL Quarterback Joe Montana. This transformative event will educate and enrich you along your path to true health and happiness.

VAIL RESTAURANT WEEK: Sept. 27 – Oct. 6

If you’re looking to experience the very best of Vail Dining, start your food trip at the first annual 2013 Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week.  This ten-day event spanning through many of the greatest restaurants in Vail and Beaver Creek will quite literally take dining to new heights (little altitude joke for you).  This culinary celebration will feature a wide variety of prix fixe menus and specials all set at $20.13, showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings available in the area. Each bite will be perfectly paired with spectacular autumn views of the trees changing color throughout the Vail mountains. Vail is already legendary for its outstanding cuisine, and with Vail Restaurant Week you can experience it all.

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