On September 30th, the Eve of October 1st, one of the best month's of the year, Vail Brewing Co. will host Helmut Fricker to yodel and play his accordion to celebrate the release of our very own Dunkelweizen and Pumpkin beer.
It’s a given: If you’ve been to the Vail Valley more than once, you’ve seen Helmut Fricker, and if you haven't you need to be here to see him. He’s a fixture in these parts and has been since 1974.
Donned in his lederhosen, accordion and alphorn in tow, Fricker seems to pop up just when you least expect, entertaining the masses with his arsenal of jokes, songs, yodeling and incredible jubilant attitude that brings joy to all within his reach!
In Fricker’s world, everyday is Oktoberfest – a word that has come to mean “German party.” Certainly you can catch him any Vail, Beaver Creek or Lionshead Oktoberfest celebration – but Fricker doesn’t need a holiday to spread his joy! Many times you will see him meandering through a village and without any prompting, he’ll just break out in song. And if it’s raining or storming, there’s Helmut, entertaining on the town bus – telling jokes, or singing at the top of his lungs.
Don't miss your chance to see this Local Legend up close at Vail Brewing Co. !