Fall in Breckenridge means cooler temperatures, yellow aspens, and growing excitement for ski season. But before we jump into winter, we like to enjoy fall while we can! Breckenridge hosts several incredible events to keep us all sipping beverages, sampling cuisines, and savoring the autumnal season. Check out these unforgettable events for exquisite wines, beers, craft cocktails, guided tours, delicious food, live music, and more!

Breckenridge Wine Classic

September 15-17, 2022

Join master winemakers and chefs to wine and dine in Breckenridge! Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and locally made products at this ultimate food and wine experience. Sample hundreds of high-end wines!

Schedule

The Grand Tasting

  • Tastings are available Friday and Saturday of the event!
  • Hosted by Beaver Run Resort

“Prepare for a unique sensory immersion in beautiful Breckenridge during the fall season. The Classic’s Grand Tasting features an impressive selection of hundreds of domestic and international wines to sip on, plus premium craft beers and spirits. Live music and small bites will be included. Located in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado experience a one-of-a-kind mountain wine festival.”

  • Friday, Session 1: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Session 2: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Session 1: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Session 2: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Master Sommelier Reserve Dinner

  • Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Master Sommelier Wine Pairing Dinner, Hosted by Rootstalk Breckenridge

Tour of Pinot Noir Dinner

  • Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pinot Noir from Oregon and California Coasts Pairing Dinner, Hosted by Hearthstone Restaurant

Single Vineyard Selects Dinner

  • Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sustainable Single Vineyard Wine Dinner, Hosted by Spencer’s Lounge Beaver Run

Wild West of Wines Dinner

  • Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Local Wines from Carboy Winery, Hosted by Carboy Winery

Red All About It

  • Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Red Wine & Red Meat Pairing Dinner, Hosted by Modis

Uncharted Territories Hike

  • Friday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wine Hike Hosted by Cabin Juice Eatery & Bar

Winemaker for a Day- Blending Experience

  • Friday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wine Blending Experience Hosted by Alexander Valley Vineyards at Beaver Run Resort

Wine & Wildflowers Hike

  • September, September 17 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wine Hike Hosted by Cabin Juice Eatery & Bar

Portuguese Paradise Lunch

  • Saturday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Master Sommelier Duo Lunch Pairing Hosted by Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria
 Class On Glass- Riedel Workshop
  • Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wine Class with Take-Home Tasting Kit

Strings, Ciders & Sours

September 16-18, 2022

Calling all cider and sour lovers! Spend the weekend in Breckenridge sampling local and national craft breweries while dancing to live bluegrass jams! Attendees will receive a tasting glass, live music pass, and festival activities, along with food and drink tastings!

Schedule

Friday

  • Cider Pairing Dinner: Sauce on the Maggie at The Village
  • 6:30 p.m.: Doors Open
  • 7:00 p.m.: Dinner

Saturday

  • 12:15 p.m.: Will Call and Ticket Sales Open at The Village
  • 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: VIP Lounge Open at Sauce on the Maggie
  • 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Grand Tasting at Main Street Station
  • 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Live Music with Buffalo Commons at Main Street Station

Sunday

  • 11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.: Sunday Brunch at Sauce on the Maggie

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

September 23-25, 2022

The 26th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest returns to Main Street this fall! Break out your lederhosen and steins and get ready to indulge in German beers, music, food, dancing, and more. Sip, sample, and savor your way through this local favorite event!

Schedule

Family Fun Zone

  • Bounce houses, face painting, and more kids’ activities
  • Location: Riverwalk Center
  • When: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Ceremonial Keg Tapping

  • The ceremonial tapping of the keg signifies the official start of Oktoberfest 2022!
  • Location: Main Stage
  • When: 2 p.m.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest Main Street Party

  • The event we know and love! Main Street party featuring beer, food, music, and dancing.
  • Location: Main Street Breckenridge
  • When: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Main Street Party!

  • The event we know and love! Main Street party featuring beer, food, music, and dancing.
  • Location: Main Street Breckenridge
  • When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Oktoberfest 5k Trail Run

  • An active start to the indulgent weekend!
  • Location: Town of Breckenridge trails
  • When: 11 a.m.

Main Street Party!

  • The event we know and love! Main Street party featuring beer, food, music, and dancing.
  • Location: Main Street Breckenridge
  • When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Family Fun Zone

  • Bounce houses, face painting, and more kids’ activities
  • Location: Riverwalk Center
  • When: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

October 7-9, 2022

Craft Spirits Festival is the perfect fall event for the mixologist in your life. Enjoy workshops, walking tours, haunted mines, and more alongside delicious spirits tastings and craft cocktails! Celebrate spooky season in style this year in Breckenridge!

Schedule

Walk Through History

  • Guided tour of our nationally recognized Historic District
  • Location: Welcome Center 203 South Main St.
  • Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • $15 for adults, $5 for children (4-12)

Behind Swinging Doors Historic Saloon Tour

  • Walking tour of historic brewing, distilling, saloon features of Breckenridge’s mining heritage
  • Location: Welcome Center at Blue River Plaza
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • $20 (must be 21 or older)

Breckenridge Distillery Open House and Three-Course Dinner

  • Open House: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Three-Course Dinner: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • $45 for dinner

Scavenger Hunt & Craft Cocktails

  • Self-guided tour featuring saloons, restaurants, and taverns of Breckenridge
  • Scavenger lists and craft cocktails are available at participating bars
  • Free

Sweeney Todd at the Backstage Theater

  • Live theater production of Sweeney Todd with Haunted House. Bring costumes for Sunday night dress-up night!
  • Location: Backstage Theater

Better Bitters Workshop

  • Hands-on class that will teach you the basics of making cocktail bitters. Take home your own handcrafted bottle!
  • Location: Apres Handcrafted Libations, 130 S. Main Street
  • When: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Art of Mixology

  • Explore the creativity behind cocktail inventions!
  • Location: Apres Handcrafted Libations, 130 S. Main Street
  • When: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Walk Through History

  • Guided tour of our nationally recognized Historic District
  • Location: Welcome Center 203 South Main St.
  • When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • $15 for adults, $5 for children (4-12)

Still on the Hill Grand Tasting

  • Premier craft spirits tasting with over 40 distillers. Live bluegrass music.
  • Location: Riverwalk Center
  • When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • $45 in advance, $55 day of

Behind Swinging Doors History Saloon Tour

  • Walking tour of historic brewing, distilling, and saloon features of Breckenridge’s mining heritage
  • Location: Welcome Center at Blue River Plaza
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • $20 (must be 21 or older)

Haunted Tour

  • Explore the spooky scene in Breckenridge!

Horror at the Mine

  • Explore the spooky history of Country Boy Mine! Live actors, tunnel of terror, axe throwing, and more!
  • Where: 542 French Gulch Road

Scavenger Hunt, Parties, and Craft Cocktails Around Town

  • Explore restaurants, bars, and local mixologists!
  • After parties from 8 p.m. to close at:
    • Gold Pan
    • Modis
    • Apres
    • Breckenridge Pour House

Bloody Sunday Hangover Brunch

  • Craft-spirit cocktails and brunch at several restaurants around town!
  • Participating bars/restaurants: Apres, BOLD, Fatty’s, Gold Pan, Mi Casa, Modis, Ollie’s, Sancho Tacos & Tequila, Spencer’s

Tiki Time Workshop

  • Craft tiki-themed cocktails! Learn about he history and culture of tiki as well as different styles of cocktails
  • Location: Apres Handcrafted Libations, 130 S. Main Street
  • When: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Crafts & Cocktails Fair

  • Local hand-made goods and hand-crafted gifts for sale along with a KC BBQ lunch and craft cocktails!
  • Location: Breckenridge Distillery, 1925 Airport Rd.
  • When: Lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Craft fair 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Related Articles

, , ,

Staying Safe in Moose Country

Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, rivers are flowing, and our local wildlife is making appearances around town! Moose are among the most majestic and fascinating creatures we share our mountain town with. Seeing a moose in the wild is a…
, ,

Cinco de Mayo Breckenridge

Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican national holiday, is a celebration of the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. A year prior to this battle, President Benito Juarez suspended payments of foreign debts, prompting…
, ,

Spring Skiing: Late Season Operations

It's hard to believe that April is already here! Our spring season can bring some of the best days on the mountain- warm temperatures and, if we're lucky, big snowfalls! As the ski resort moves into the late season, it is important to know what…
, , ,

Après Sweets

Are you one of those people with an insatiable sweet tooth? Don't worry- we've got you covered! Whether you are looking for a spot to après with the kids or need an after-dinner treat, this list will give you everything you need for your craving.…
, ,

How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Breckenridge

Discover the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Breckenridge! Our charming mountain town offers a range of activities to embrace the Irish spirit. From enjoying festive beverages to tuning in to Irish tunes and indulging in authentic…
,

Peak Pours: Breckenridge’s Top Ten Après Spots

Wrapping up an incredible day on the slopes is best done by toasting with a drink. With numerous fantastic spots to discover, navigating Breckenridge's restaurants can be challenging. But fear not, as we've compiled a list of the finest après-ski…
, ,

Winter 2024 Events

Winter is in full swing, and the season is filled with enjoyable events catering to diverse interests. From the cozy warmth of live theater and musical performances to outdoor recreation experiences, there's something for everyone to appreciate…
,

Pizza Pursuits: Best Slices in Breckenridge

Welcome to Breckenridge, where pizza is one of our main food groups! Our mountain town is a treasure trove of pizza places of all varieties, from classic slices to quirky creations. And what better way to fuel your mountain adventures than with…
, ,

Holiday Dining Guide

Looking for somewhere to spend your holiday dinner in Breckenridge this year? Look no further! Here are a few of our favorite options guaranteed to make your holiday dinner memorable. From cozy hideaways to lively eateries, Breckenridge has…