Culinary Events

Vail is known as a world-class culinary destination featuring unique dining experiences to delight your palate. But, did you know Vail also hosts several events showcasing food, beer, wine, spirits and more from near-by and around the world? Be sure to check out these incredible culinary inspired events:

Due to COVID-19, some of these annual events have been canceled. For most up to date event information VISIT OUR EVENT CALENDAR

WINTER/SPRING
Taste of Vail: The Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout North America’s favorite ski resort. During the annual four-day event, upwards of 5,000 people can “Taste the Vail Valley lifestyle,” which showcases Vail’s world-famous resort village set against dramatic mountain vistas.

Vail Restaurant Weeks: This Spring and Fall will kick off $20.20 Vail Restaurant Week! With participating restaurants spanning throughout Vail, this culinary celebration takes dining to new heights, literally! The events will feature a wide variety of specials, all starting at $20.20 and all showcasing the incredible and diverse culinary offerings. To further enhance each guest’s dining experience, each bite is perfectly paired with spectacular spring and autumn views spread across the stunning mountain backdrops.

SUMMER 
Rocky Mountain Burger Battle & Craft Beer Festival: The Battle Rocky Mountain Burger Battle has one simple goal, to determine the Best Burger in Colorado. Dozens of restaurants from across the Rocky Mountains will compete for burger dominance in a bloody, beefy brawl. Pair your burger with the best craft beer in Colorado and surrounding areas for a weekend of fun!

Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show: Entering its 19th year in Vail, along Meadow Drive, the market features over 135 participating vendors for 17 Sundays during the summer. Your senses will be overwhelmed by the smells and tastes of incredible food, local produce and tasty treats as you stroll through Vail Village.

Farm to Table Dinners: Join us for a chef-crafted dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, featuring seasonal and local ingredients. Intimate dinners are held outside in the heart of Vail Village; bring your sense of outdoor culinary adventure!

FALL
Gourmet on Gore: This unique culinary festival, and Labor Day weekend tradition, offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer, and spirits paired with savory delights from Vail’s top culinary experts.

Bourbon & Bacon Festival: Vail’s newest culinary festival featuring local chefs and restaurants showcasing their best bacon dishes, all accompanied by an array of specialty bourbons & unique whiskeys.

Vail Oktoberfest: Complemented by the European flair and the gorgeous mountain backdrops, Vail Oktoberfest™ returns for two full weekends of Bavarian fun. Festival guests will enjoy classic Bavarian fare, including brats, schnitzel sandwiches, spaetzle, pretzels and more. No Oktoberfest celebration would be complete without authentic Oktoberfest beer. Vail Oktoberfest™ is proud to serve Spaten, one of the six breweries allowed to serve during festivities in Munich.