Vail, Colorado – June 10, 2011–People have always flocked to the Vail Valley in autumn to see the area’s renowned aspen trees turn golden yellow, but this fall ‘foodies’ have even more reasons to visit Vail with numerous culinary-themed offerings throughout the season.
It may be called Oktoberfest <http://email.22tech.com/t/r/i/jhjhilt/l/h/> , but the festivities for this popular annual festival are held in September – 9-11 and 16-18, 2011, to be exact – with two full weekends of German parties, bratwurst, beer gardens and traditional dance demonstrations held throughout Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail Restaurant Month <http://email.22tech.com/t/r/i/jhjhilt/l/k/> returns September 19 through October 16, 2011, featuring harvest dinners at local eateries, wine and beer tastings, chef demonstrations and activities for families.
Just minutes from Vail, Minturn Cellars’ <http://email.22tech.com/t/r/i/jhjhilt/l/u/> tasting room is open every Saturday through the end of October featuring local wines made from grapes from Grand Valley – one of the state's two designated American Vinticultural Areas. The Marketplace on Meadow Drive <http://email.22tech.com/t/r/i/jhjhilt/l/o/> includes a bistro, wine shop, deli, bakery, gelato shop and creperie and offers regular tastings and events. Many of Vail’s 100-plus restaurants also offer special ‘shoulder season’ deals and discounts.
The Antlers at Vail hotel <http://email.22tech.com/t/r/i/jhjhilt/l/b/> is a conveniently located ‘home base’ for fall festivals and activities, with spacious condominiums and fall lodging discounts of up to 35 percent off regular room rates from September 5 through November 17, 2011; prices for a studio suite start at just $156. Autumn is one of the best times to experience the Vail Valley. The summer crowds are gone, the days are sunny, the evenings are cool -- and the values can’t be beat.