Beyond Vail’s many restaurants, Vail hosts many culinary events rich with flavor showcasing Vail’s restaurants and Colorado ingredients. Come hungry and ready to delight your palate with the wonders of incredible foods and libations served in the stunning setting of Vail’s mountains and Villages.
Vail Craft Beer Classic – June 17 – 18
Raise your pints and join us for the Vail Craft Beer Classic as we tap the can’t miss Colorado beer festival of the season! Skip the standard same ol’ beer fests and getaway to beautiful for a weekend of outdoor adventures and hundreds of curated craft beverages. Featuring an extensive selection of craft ciders and seltzers alongside the craft beer lineup you already love.
Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show – Sundays, June 19 – Oct. 2
Entering its 21st year, the Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show has grown to nearly 150 tents over the course of 16-Sundays of the summer and fall. Vendors are handpicked with our guests in mind and deliver Colorado artisan items and food. Put on your comfortable shoes, stylish hat and bring your largest bag as you stroll down East Meadow Drive discovering all of the wonders and tasty treats. Great fun for the whole family from 9:30am -3:30pm every Sunday!
Vail Farmer’s Market Farm to Table Dinners – July 8, July 22, Aug. 12, Aug. 26
Join us for a chef-crafted dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, featuring seasonal and local ingredients and wines to compliment the meal. Dinners are held on Willow Bridge Road under a dreamy tent (rain or shine, so dress appropriately) with communal tables meant to inspire conversation and new friendships, while breaking bread together.
Vail Wine Classic – Aug. 11 – Aug. 14
Elevate your wine experience at the Vail Wine Classic – where every ticket is VIP and every wine tastes better in fresh mountain air. Taste from hundreds of high end wines, spirits and beers nestled in Vail. Over the weekend the Classic will feature robust Grand Tastings, intimate paired wine dinners, panels of experts, and wines from around the world. The Vail Wine Classic is your chance to grow your knowledge and enjoy top quality food and wines from vineyards around the world. Join us for good food, wine and outdoor adventures to create a weekend in Vail you’ll never forget.
Vail Oktoberfest – Sept. 9 – 11, Sept. 16 – 18
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. Lionshead Village: September 9-11, 2022 and Vail Village: September 16-18, 2022
Taste of Vail, Fall Food & Wine Classic – Sept. 23 – 26
This three-day event offers a beautiful fall setting for seminars, tastings, and camaraderie. Signature events include the Grand Tasting, Mountaintop Picnic, Lamb Cook-Off, and Debut of Rosé. Make time for smaller seminars and tastings with world-renowned wineries and chefs. Pre-purchase tickets to signature events, seminars and more!
*All culinary events will be following COVID safety protocols and guidelines and subject to change due to COVID