Practice your polka, brush up on your chicken-dance, and welcome back the season of Oktoberfests in Colorado! Check out my Oktoberfest guide and dust off your lederhosen and dirndls. Prost!
Castle Rock Oktoberfest ⎪Come to Downtown Castle Rock to celebrate the season! Enjoy Colorado’s finest breweries, food trucks and family games! September 16
Brecktoberfest⎪One of the most iconic Oktoberfest events in Colorado returns with a three-day celebration in historic down-town Breckenridge, September 15-17, 2023. The 27th annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest Presented by Breckenridge Brewery mixes time-honored Oktoberfest traditions with collectible steins and local flavors from Breckenridge Brewery, this year’s premiere beer sponsor. September 15-17
Colorado Springs Oktoberfest⎪Food Vendors, Live Bands, Dancing, Wiener Dog Races, Stein Hoisting Contest, Costume Contest, Keg Tapping, Retail Vendors, Wine Tastings (Ticket Required); and Beer School (Ticket Required). Lots to do all weekend! September 29-October 1
Denver Oktoberfest⎪The event you’ve loved celebrating for 51 years with an elevated experience. Improved music production, full bars, less lines, and seamless payment for all food and drink. Entertainment includes stein hoisting, keg bowling and brat eating contests, live music, as well as the 12th annual Long Dog Derby, which determines the city’s fastest dachshunds. September 22-24 and September 29-October 1
Estes Park/Autumn Gold Festival⎪A Festival of Beer, Brats and Bands! September 23-24
Greeley OktoBrewfest⎪We’ll have at least a dozen northern Colorado breweries on hand, Distilleries and more! Enjoy food from 12 different vendors, and yes, there will be plenty of brats of course.
The Children’s area will be alive all day Saturday with inflatable fun, an obstacle course, WOW bubbles, pumpkin decorating, face painting and lots more fun for the kiddos.
Entertainment will include polka bands, The UNC Jazz Lab 1 Band, Randy Eckhart and the Dutch Hop Makers, the Greeley Children’s Chorale, The Colorado Conservatory of Dance, The Jurrassicastors, and more to be announced. September 29-30
Longmont Oktoberfest⎪Pull out your lederhosen and dirndls…Longmont Oktoberfest is back! The Left Hand Brewing Foundation is proud to present Longmont Oktoberfest–Longmont’s favorite community gathering featuring live music, local breweries, food & vendors, and fun for ages–all while raising to support local charities! September 29-30
Loveland Oktoberfest⎪In addition to the German-style beer, be prepared to wear your dirndl and lederhosen for the best-dressed competition and hoist those steins high for the stein-hoisting competition. Authentic German food, beer, and live music will give you the experience that you’re havin’ a pint in Dusseldorf. Prost! September 15-16
Montrose Oktoberfest⎪Montrose Oktoberfest is BACK! Back with the best beers of the Western Slope and beyond, live music in a NEW location, delicious food from local food trucks and restaurants—and best of all, BACK to sharing it together with our amazing community! September 30
Vail Oktoberfest⎪Vail Oktoberfest™ returns this September with time-honored traditions including keg bowling, stein lifting and bratwurst eating contests. You and your friends are invited to don your lederhosen and dirndls and join in the traditional Oktoberfest festivities while listening to live music with legendary performer Helmut Fricker and all the Bavarian musicians lined-up for two full weekends of celebration. As always, Vail Oktoberfest will be serving up all of the fun! There will be plenty of time to polka, so grab a pretzel or strudel, drink beer and say Prosit! September 8-10 and September 15-17
Berthoud Oktoberfest⎪Grab your lederhosen and join for the annual Berthoud Oktoberfest!
They are celebrating German heritage and traditions with their annual cultural fundraising event.
Enjoy live German music, beer, delicious German food, and MORE!
Admission to our family-friendly German-themed festival is FREE and the event includes a number of fun activities for children and adults. October 7
La Veta’s Oktoberfest⎪If you haven’t had a chance to attend La Veta’s Oktoberfest, what are you waiting for? Held on the first Saturday of every October, this incredible day includes a car show, German band, dancing in the street all day long, over 60 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a Veteran’s tribute, and a German Biergarten.
Festivities begin at 10 am after the 5K fun run. This popular run begins and ends in La Veta Town Park and takes runners through the Cuchara Valley, under the majestic Spanish Peaks. October 7
This year’s Oktoberfest experience features bratwurst served over red cabbage and sautéed apples topped with spaetzle drizzled with a Düsseldorf German mustard. Served with a roll and butter. September 9-October 21