How To Celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado 2016

Vail Oktoberfest – Vail, Co – September 16-18, 2016Traditional food and Paulaner beer, bavarian music, dancing, yodeling, bratwurst eating contest, keg bowling, stein lifting, Oktoberfest costume contest and more over two full weekends in Vail. Free concerts on Saturday night. Family zone during the day for kids with crafts, entertainers and kids 1K fun run. Named by USA Today one of the ten greatest Oktoberfests in the US in 2010. No cost for admission.

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Photo Courtesy of ©Vail Oktoberfest




Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest including Rocky Mountain beer, local food specialties and festivities unique to Steamboat Springs.  We’re taking an Oktoberfest and stamping it with Steamboat’s western brand. No German beer here, just good ol’ Colorado Rocky Mountain beer, food and festivities.

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Photograph courtesy of ©OktoberWest


Pueblo Oktoberfest – Pueblo, CO – September 16-17, 2016 

26th Annual Oktoberfest German food, music and beer. Keg tapping at 6 PM on Friday night. Saturday is family day with the Denver Kickers German Dancers at 1 PM and German costume contest at 5 PM. Stein hosting contest at 8 PM both evenings. Admission is $5 at the door but free if wearing costume. Seniors and kids 12 and under are free.
Location: 132 W. “B” Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

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Photo Courtesy of ©Pueblo Union Depot


Loveland Oktoberfest – Sept 16-17, 2016
Loveland Oktoberfest will be celebrated on Friday from 3:00 – 9:00 PM and Saturday from 12:00 – 9:00 PM at 623 Denver Ave. Loveland, CO 80537. The event is free to attend and all ages are welcome.

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Parker Oktoberfest – Parker, CO – September 16-18, 2016
11th annual family friendly German-themed festival in the O’Brien Park parking lot from 11 AM to 9 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Location: 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker, Colorado

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Photo Courtesy of  ©Parker Oktoberfest


FORToberfest – Fort Collins, CO – September 17, 2016.
A celebration of Fort Collins with live music, seasonal beer from 6+ Fort Collins breweries and bicycle booths. Music lineup ranges from funk to bluegrass to rock and indie. Costumes are encouraged. Free admission. Thousands are expected to participate. Location: Downtown Fort Collins (Walnut St. and Old Town Square.

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Photo Courtesy of Downtown  ©Fort Collins Business Association


Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest – Golden, CO – September 17, 2016 Location: 16676 W. 50th, Golden, CO 80403

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Photo Courtesy of ©Denver Kickers Sport Club Inc 

Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest and 5K – Highlands Ranch, CO – September 17, 2016
Location: 9288 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Photo Courtesy of  © Highlands Ranch Community Association 

Photo Courtesy of ©Highlands Ranch Community Association 


Oktoberfest in Woodland Park – Woodland Park, CO – September 17-18, 20162016 marks the 19TH Annual Oktoberfest in Woodland Park, CO. You’ll find fun for the whole family including live music, plenty of authentic German food and drinks, arts & crafts and children activities. Don’t miss the ceremonial keg tapping on Saturday at 11 AM right after the national anthem. The two-day Oktoberfest in Woodland Park is a great way to enjoy this beautiful mountain town. 

 Photo Courtesy of  © The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce

 Photo Courtesy of ©The Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce


Autumn Gold Brats & Beer – Estes Park, CO – September 17-18, 2016
24th Annual festival with bratwurst, beer and live music. It is a family friendly event with face painting, corn bag toss, bouncing room, soap bubbles and rides in antique cars and a fire engine. Raffle tickets are $25 each with a grand prize of $5000. Festival happens in Bond Park. Sunrise Rotary has been organizing this event since 1995.


OktoBREWfest – Greeley, CO -September 23-24, 2016
Location: Lincoln Park (8th Street & 9th Avenue), Greeley CO
The Greeley Oktoberfest has changed its name for 2013 to reflect the focus on specialty brews, VIP tasting tent and expanded musical entertainment. But the same German traditions will still take place. Event kicks off Friday evening with brats, beer, games and a free concert. Huge children’s area on Saturday along with more music, food and specialty beer. Stein lifting, pie eating, volleyball and life size beer pong contests.

OKTOBEERFEST 2016 @ LCHope – Broomfield, CO – Sept. 23-24, 2016
Craft Beer, German Food, Kids’ Games, 50/50 Raffle and Polka Dancing to The Rocky Mountain Dutch Hop Boys! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries. Dates: September 23 5:00-10:00 pm, September 24 3:00-9:00 pm
Location: 1305 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, CO

Brush Oktoberfest & Car/Motorcycle Show – Brush, CO – September 23-24, 2016
34th annual event with Friday night Cruise In, car show, beer garden, live polka band and dog show/contest. Location: Main Street (Clayton) in Brush

Photo Courtesy of  ©Brush Area Chamber of Commerce

Photo Courtesy of ©Brush Area Chamber of Commerce


Colorado Springs Oktoberfest – Colorado Springs, CO – September 23-25, 2016
Keg tapping ceremony on Friday evening at 6:30 PM. 5K, Dachshund Dash, brat eating contest, German costume and stein hoisting contests. Sunday is family day and there is also a tuba competition. Live music, authentic German food and Paulaner beer.
Location: Security Service Field (Sky Sox Stadium), 4385 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO

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Photo Courtesy of CSOktoberfest


Lamar Oktoberfest – Lamar, CO – September 24, 2016
This festival is hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce. There is usually a beer garden, inflatable games for kids, Car & Motorcycle Show, charity 5K Relay Race, horse shoe tournament and local musical acts.

Denver Oktoberfest – Denver, CO – September 23-25 and September 30 – Oct 2, 2016.
Larimer Street in Denver’s Historic Ballpark Neighborhood is transformed for two weekends in September for this celebration of German culture. Over 250,000 people attend Oktoberfest Denver annually. Entertainment includes stein hoisting, long dog derby, keg bowling, Dashustlehoff 5K, bratwurst eating contest, costume contest and live music. Location: 20th and Larimer, Denver CO

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Photo Courtesy of @DenverOktoberfest



Oktoberfest Niwot – Niwot, CO – October 1, 2016
The 8th Annual Oktoberfest hosted by The Rotary Club of Niwot serves as a fundraiser for local and international projects. They will have bratwurst, pretzels, schnitzels and cold beer. Live entertainment featuring The Prime Time Band and the Chalet Dancers . For kids, there will be pumpkin painting, face painting and inflatable bouncy castle. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday,Location: Cottonwood Square, 7980 N. 79th Street, Niwot, CO

Photo Courtesy of Niwot Rotary Club

Photo Courtesy of Niwot Rotary Club


Montrose Oktoberfest – Montrose, CO – October 1, 2016
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 20
Colorado breweries! It raises money for All Points Transit. Location: Centennial Plaza in Downtown Montrose.

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Photo Courtesy of @MontroseOktoberfest


Berthoud Oktoberfest – Berthoud, Colorado – October 1, 2016
Fifth annual authentic German festival with beer from City Star Brewing, Berthoud Brewing, food, music, dancing, kid’s activities, arts & crafts. Scarecrow contest and Berthoud Fall Bicycle Classic are also usually on that date.
Location: Fickel Park, N 7th St, Berthoud, Colorado 80513

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Photo Courtesy of @BerthodOktoberfest


La Veta Oktoberfest – La Veta, CO – October 1, 2016.  30th annual Colorado Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Twin Peak Rodder’s Car show, dancing, bier garden, and arts & crafts.

Photo Courtesy of David Rinehart

Photo Courtesy of David Rinehart


Castle Rock Oktoberfest – Castle Rock, CO – October 1, 2016.
Beer, food, and live music to welcome fall. Kids will enjoy the bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and fun zone rides. Location: Festival Park, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Castlerock

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Castlerock


Celtic Oktoberfest – Carbondale, CO – October 7-8, 2016
Celtic Fest on Friday night including Best Legs in a Kilt Contest. Full day of German bands, food, beer, brat eating contest, liter holding contest and the chicken dance on Saturday. Location: 4th Street Plaza.

Photo Courtesy of Carbondale Chamber Of Commerce

Photo Courtesy of Carbondale Chamber Of Commerce


Ouray Oktoberfest – Ouray, CO – October 8, 2016
Beer, brats, polka fun, evening fireworks, and the Annual Jeep Raffle all make for a great day of fun.
Location: Box Canyon Lodge, 45 3rd Ave Ouray, Colorado 81432

Durango Oktoberfest – Durango, CO – October 8-9, 2016
Bere, food and music hosted by the San Juan Citizens Alliance. Pub crawl of local breweries and kids can enter the Children’s Museum air castle, get their face painted and enjoy kids crafts.
Location: Main St, Durango CO


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