Oktoberfest at Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

“Ales on Rails” Oktoberfest Celebration

vcrar1If you are going to be visiting Sedona, AZ and the Verde Valley in the month of October and love a good Oktoberfest celebration, then you will not want to miss “Ales on Rails” at the Verde Canyon Railroad! This is not just a one weekend event, this celebration takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October!

The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. Lunch is only $11 and the logo beer glasses that come with 5 beer tastings are $10!

The 1:00 pm train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on-board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery.

October at the Verde Canyon Railroad is not just about Oktoberfest, it is also the beginning of their Fall Colors Tour! This Fall excursion into the Verde Canyon is absolutely one of our all time favorites! Passengers on the Verde Canyon Railroad are treated to a gentle ride through a high-walled canyon painted in an array of vibrant autumn hues that shimmer and change around every curve in the track.

“The peak of the fall colors in the Verde Canyon depends on temperature, sunlight, and rainfall amounts. Timing can vary each year and can never be predicted exactly, however, passengers can generally be assured of viewing brilliant colors October through Thanksgiving, with the colorful climax reaching its peak during early November. Reservations should be made early, as this is a very popular time.” – Verde Canyon Railroad

Standard train fares apply, so we highly suggest taking advantage of our Inn of Sedona “Romancing the Rails” Vacation Package that includes one night at our hotel and two first class tickets on the train!

The Verde Canyon Railroad is located in Clarkdale, Arizona, only a 25 minute drive from Sedona. The train departs at 1:00 pm. and returns at 5:00 pm. If you are not taking advantage of our “Romancing the Rails” package and would like to purchase your tickets separately; reservations for the train are accepted at 800.582.7245 or online at Verde Canyon Railroad.

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