Travelers Heading to Vail for the 2012 Oktoberfest Celebrations Book Vacation Rentals Through ColoradoVacationRentals.com

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Munich takes over the Streets of Vail for two full weekends September 7-9 and September 14-16 as the 2012 Vail Okbtoberfest kicks off. Traditional German music, cuisine, costumes and of course, beer bring a taste of Bavaria to the Ricky Mountains. Visitors heading to Vail for the event are staying in vacation rentals booked through ColoradoVacationRentals.com.

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In addition to participating in the festival, vacationers can take advantage of Vail’s incredible outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, climbing and rafting.

Munich will take over the streets of Vail for two weekends in September as the 2012 Vail Oktoberfest, a celebration of all things German. With a backdrop of gorgeous weather, Rocky Mountain vistas, and blue skies as far as the eye can see, Oktoberfest will launch in Lionshead September 7-9, and the party will return to Vail Village September 14-16. Travelers heading to Vail for one weekend or for a 10-day getaway to take in all the festivities are booking vacation rentals through ColroadoVacationRentals.com for their accommodations.

Embracing the more than 200-year-old German celebration known by millions around the world, Vail’s Oktoberfest will brings Bavarian music and dancing, traditional cuisine, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, German beer and much more to the traditional autumn festivities. Oktoberfest 2012 will see the return of many crowd favorites including bratwurst eating contests, Beck’s Keg Bowling and the Oktoberfest Fun Run.

Vail resident Helmut Fricker returns to Oktoberfest again this year to play traditional (and not so traditional) tunes on the accordion and alpenhorn in full traditional German attire. This year’s live entertainment includes plenty of traditional oom-pah music, courtesy of Fricker and the Rhinelanders. Professional Bavarian dancers will be on hand with traditional dance demonstrations, and all guests will be welcomed to join in.

Guests who arrive in full Bavarian flare or in another Oktoberfest related costume will be invited to participate in the Oktoberfest Costume Contest. The winner will be determined by crowd response, and that winner will take home an Oktoberfest stein and token package.

September is a perfect time to stay in one of Vail's mountainside vacation lodgings close to the Oktoberfest venue. In addition to participating in the festival, vacationers can take advantage of Vail’s incredible outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, climbing and rafting.

Booking a private Vail vacation rental condo, cabin or chalet is an affordable alternative to a hotel stay, with plenty of home-away-from-home amenities that make it much more comfortable. In addition to the privacy and space that a hotel room simply can’t provide, Vail vacation lodgings offer a full kitchen, laundry room, and other perks to keep everyone happy.

Oktoberfest in Vail is a family affair, with plenty of fun activities during the day for kids. Children and adults are welcome to participate in the Oktoberfest Fun Run, benefitting the Children’s Garden of Learning. The event features a 10k, 5K and Kids’ 1K.

For more information on booking private vacation rentals in Vail or anywhere in Colorado, visit the ColoradoVacationRentals.com website.

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