Fall Colorado Festivals

Find a Colorado fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 has things to do across Colorado including activities in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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Mile High Horror Film Festival - Littleton, CO - Sep 28 to Oct 2, 2016

Highgraders Holiday (Mining Competition) - Ouray, CO - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2017
A non-profit event dedicated to the Ouray community’s mining heritage that showcases participant’s hard rock mining skills through competitions and demonstrations.

Denver Color Run - Denver, CO - Aug 26, 2017
The Happiest 5K on the planet comes to Denver, with a Colored Foam Zone and more

Annual Labor Day Rodeo and Parade - Ridgway, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
Enjoy a weekend of rodeo, with a parade and BBQ on Monday at Hartwell “Town” Park

Pearl Pass Tour to Austin - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017

Fall Birding Festival at Barr Lake - Brighton, CO - Sep 9, 2017
Head to the Barr Lake Nature Center for a celebration of the fall bird migration and a festival filled with food, fun, and lore. This event offers fun for the whole family, including guided tours of bird habitats, a ride on the Eagle Express for a driving tour of the wildlife refuge, an up close look at raptors and songbirds, educational booths, crafts, snacks and more

Oktoberfest Niwot - Niwot, CO - Sep 30, 2017
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

Vail Jazz Festival & Labor Day Party - Vail, CO - Jul 5 to Sep 3, 2018
The 12-week Vail Jazz Festival program culminates over Labor Day Weekend with the Vail Jazz Party, a unique mix of world-class musicians in a one of a kind format.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Loveland - Loveland, CO - Aug 23 to Aug 26, 2018
Ride one of multiple routes between 32 and 100 miles through rolling hills and scenic views in the gateway to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, while raising money for Juvenile Diabetes research.

Colorado State Fair - Pueblo, CO - Aug 24 to Sep 3, 2018
The largest summer event in the state started as a horse exhibition in 1869, before Colorado became a state.

T.E.V. Edelweiss Club Oktoberfest - Morrison, CO - Aug 24 to Aug 26, 2018
The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club puts on their authentic Oktoberfest event in August. Opening ceremonies are at 11:30 am on Saturday with music and dancing starting at noon. They feature kids games, face painting, folk dancing, German food, and lots of beer choices.

Colorado Cider Circus - Frisco, CO - Aug 25, 2018
Sample more than 75 different beers and ciders, plus live circus acts. Meet creators and learn about infusions and mixology. Held at the Copper Mountain Resort.

Trinidaddio Blues Fest - Trinidad, CO - Aug 25, 2018
Blues fest with food and drink on site.

Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 25, 2018
Dragon boat race, with twenty paddlers per boat combining strength and teamwork to move an elaborately decorated boat, plus Asian cultural performances and a health & wellness village, food trucks, beer garden, marketplace, and kids’ zone.

Alamosa Harvest Festival - Alamosa, CO - Aug 25, 2018
Farmers market tour, LOCAL! farm tour, farm-to-bbq dinner and festival with free admission to hands-on educational experiences, local foods, concert, and more.

Rendezvous at the Rock - Castle Rock, CO - Aug 25, 2018
Enjoy craft beer, food and music festival

Log Hill Hustle – 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk - Ridgway, CO - Aug 26, 2018
Raise money for Ridgway High School students who are continuing on with their education by participating in a 5K or 10K Run/Walk

Yampa Valley Crane Festival - Hayden, CO - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2018
Celebrating the fall gathering of Greater Sandhill Cranes in Northwest Colorado.

Four Corners Folk Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Labor Day Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
Three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 10,000 per day.

Telluride Film Festival - Telluride, CO - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
45th annual film festival in Telluride

Copper Country - Frisco, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Free live music and a fine arts exhibition at Copper Mountain Resort.

Wild West Air Fest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 1, 2018
Thrilling aerobatics and formation flying in the mountains over Labor Day weekend.

Keystone Oktoberfest - Keystone, CO - Sep 1, 2018
Try craft beers from New Belgium Brewery. Admission is $35 plus ticketing fee and includes free stein and three drink tickets. Additional drink tickets cost just $5. Or enjoy a 5K and get a pint of bier when you cross the finish. Local shops will get into the spirit with a tent sale. For the kids, they can get their face painted (free), enjoy a bounce house and chicken dancing.

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Enjoy these Bavarian festivities over Labor Day weekend. Enter the daily costume contest to win prizes and listen to the live oompah music. Get a workout at the Oktoberfest Shuffle, which is their non-competitive walk, hike or run over a 5K or 10K course on the trails of Beaver Creek Mountain.

Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Celebration - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
15th annual. Vintage and warbird aircraft displays, rides in planes, classic cars, RC airplanes, KidsSpace, plus the Farmer’s market on 6th St, sidewalk sale downtown, Steamboat Springs Stage Race, and Rocky Mountain Bull Bash PBR.

Salida Winefest - Salida, CO - Sep 1, 2018
Celebrate Colorado wineries, art, food, and live music, in Riverside Park.

Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
Free, family-friendly fine art festival.

Septemberfest - Rangely, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
A fun packed weekend with a 5k run/walk, rode, OHV ride, live music, contests, parade, craft fair, car show, and more!

A Taste of Colorado - Denver, CO - Sep 1, 2018
There’s free admission to this Labor Day weekend event with food from more than 50 top restaurants, music on six stages of entertainment, arts/crafts and family friendly carnival / kids’ activities.

Sedgwick Harvest Festival - Sedgwick, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Labor Day Weekend festivities including a parade, exhibits, activities for hte kids, contests, street dance, live music, demo derby and more

Commonwheel Arts Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Sep 3, 2018
Fine art and contemporary crafts at this juried show, plus children’s activities.

Windsor Harvest Festival - Windsor, CO - Sep 3, 2018
3-day event with live entertainment, arts & crafts, amusement rides, concerts, hot air balloon, fireworks and more.

Scotfest - Estes Park, CO - Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018
The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival includes Scottish athletic competition as well as Celtic music and dance.

Highland Ranch Days - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 6, 2018
Come celebrate your community’s heritage at the mansion! This event features historical reenactments, black smithing, pottery, Indian fry bread, a petting zoo, a real chuck wagon, livestock displays, and more. Hay rack rides will provide views of the ranch not typically seen by the public. Tours of the mansion will be held throughout the event.

Cherry Arts Festival - Aurora, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
A Friday night kickoff party in the Hangar begins a weekend full of fun for the whole family with kids activities, live entertainment, art and more

Vail Oktoberfest - Vail, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 16, 2018
Two weekends of fun. Traditional 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.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
The largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains will close Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado. Fall foliage, Paulaner Bier, German food, live music, keg tapping and children’s activities. Location: Main St, Breckenridge, Co, 80424

Arvada Harvest Festival - Arvada, CO - Sep 7, 2018
A local harvest event with food fair, parades and kid’s zone that has been running for nearly 100 years.

Cherry Arts Festival - Aurora, CO - Sep 7, 2018

Oktoberfest in the Pines - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
Two days of German flair with beer and food, live music, vendors and more

Apple Fest - Buena Vista, CO - Sep 8, 2018

Snowmass Balloon Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
One of the highest altitude balloon events in the country, with more than 30 pilots competing in challenges.

Thornton Harvest Fest - Thornton, CO - Sep 8, 2018

Colorado Artfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
A juried fine arts show with artists from all around the country, plus continual live main state entertainment, interactive kids exhibits, food and beverage offerings and so much more.

Fall Harvest Brewfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 8, 2018
10th annual event benefiting the Animal House. An epic one-stop, unlimited sipping experience that winds through Lincoln Center in Old Town Fort Collins. Since 2009.

Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest - Canon City, CO - Sep 8 to Oct 21, 2018
Location: 401 Water Street, Canon City, CO 81212

Chili and Beer Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 8, 2018
20th annual. Chili & Beer Festival and Park to Peak to Pint Race – Get to Crested Butte for a weekend of beer, chili,and bikes! Kick off fall in Mt Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley with a chili and beer festival on Saturday, featuring locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music! There is a race beforehand, Park to Peak to Pint Race, info available here.

Snowmass Septemberfest - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 8, 2018
An afternoon of fall fun awaits at Snowmass Base Village, and it’s free and open to all ages. Enjoy wine & sake tastings, local food, kids activities, a DJ, local vendors and artisans, learning station and a demonstration of a bionic exoskeleton suit, plus a silent auction. Benefits proceed the Bridging Bionics Foundation.

Cidermass - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 8, 2018
Following Balloon Fest and preceding Septemberfest is an afternoon of fun at the Snowmass Mall, with more than 20 vendors with hard-cider to sample!

Apple Fest at Turner Farm - Buena Vista, CO - Sep 8, 2018
Apples all day! Apple pie contest, apple pie and lunch, apple cider and sauce making, plus old time demonstrations, entertainment, horseshoes and kids activities.

Ridgefest - Wheat Ridge, CO - Sep 8, 2018
Free and fun for the whole family in the Ridge at 38 district, with four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage foods, local beer, food trucks, chalk art, vendors, kids activities and more.

Lafayette Brew Fest - Lafayette, CO - Sep 8, 2018
Beer sampling, wine for sale, food and live music. Free admission with beer tickets by 4oz pour.

San Luis Valley Potato Festival - Monte Vista, CO - Sep 8, 2018
5k, motorsports, truck show, live music, and of course, potatoes!

Montezuma Land Conservancy Harvest Beer Festival - Cortez, CO - Sep 8, 2018
20th annual beer festival with 12 breweries and cideries, music, food, kid’s activities, silent auction and more! Benefits the Montezuma Land Conservancy.

Colorado Artfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Juried art show at the Outlets at Castle Rock

Salida Fiber Festival - Salida, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018

Frisco Fall Fest - Frisco, CO - Sep 8, 2018
Enjoy signature dishes from local restaurants, beer garden, local and regional artists, live music and children’s activities.

Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum for a bike ride to Aspen! There is a self-supported camp-out Saturday night if you do the two day ride, or you can ride the 38 miles over the 12,705 ft Pearl Pass all in one day on Sunday. Shuttles will return to Crested Butte on Monday morning ($20 per person plus $10 for gear). Don’t forget to book your Aspen hotel room for Sunday night, or have other plans to stay or leave!

Salida Bike Fest - Salida, CO - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
Celebrate bicycles of all kinds including bike parade, films, group rides, pump track competition, race and live music.

Colorado Mountain Winefest - Palisade, CO - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
The Saturday portion, Festival in the Park, is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars.

Breckenridge Wine Classic - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
Grow your knowledge of wine and enjoy perfectly paired foods from master chefs and sommeliers, all in the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors.

Colorfest Balloon Rally - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Durango has a lot of fun planned during the weekend of this balloon festival, including a Wine & Food Festival on Friday (21+), and Music & Micro Brew Festival on Saturday! Mass balloon ascensions will take place both Saturday and Sunday morning, meaning the fun and festivities roll on all weekend! Micro Brew and Balloon festivals feature events for all ages, check out the Pagosa Chamber page for more info and ticketing availability!

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
25th Annual! One of the most scenic music festivals and craft beer tastings returns for another year in a beautiful mountain resort town, Telluride! Musical offerings include blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul – plus microbrewery offerings from around the country, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and more! Camping options are available too!

Denver Beer Fest - Denver, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 22, 2018
10th annual beer festival, with all things beer and more than 100 beer-related events across Denver with tap takeovers, beer tappings, meet the brewers event, beer & food pairings and more, culminating with the Great American Beer Festival, where more than 3,800 beers from 800 US breweries will be available.

Colorfest - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
This weekend is jam packed with events, starting with the Wine & Food Festival on Friday night, the Music and Micro Brew Festival on Saturday, and a mass balloon ascension on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Steamboat OktoberWest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
The Annual Oktoberfest with a western twist. Rocky Mountain beer and local food and festivities instead of German beer. Cruiser bike parade Suds & Grub on Friday. OktoberWest is Saturday with live music, beer garden with over 20 Colorado brewers and the I Love Beef Cook Off. Yampa Street Live on Sunday has more beer, western music and line dancing. Festival admission is free but there is a cost to enter the cook off tasting and beer garden. Location: 2305 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Parker Oktoberfest - Parker, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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.

Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest - Boulder, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Live music and more at the Pearl Street Mall.

Loveland Oktoberfest - Loveland, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
The event will feature beer from several Loveland craft breweries and food from vendors. Beer will be sold in several locations and allowed anywhere inside the fenced area. Live local music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen for the best dresses contest at 2:00 on Saturday and hold those steins high for the stein hoisting contest at 4:30. Other games will be run by the Loveland, Big Thompson Kiwanis Club and include hammerschlagen, Loveland Mobile Mini Golf, corn hole, carpet ball, ladder ball, washer toss, and more. All money raised from playing games will go directly to Kiwanis Club. 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.

Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
German food, music and beer.

Schatzi’s Oktoberfest - Littleton, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Free admission at Bega Park to enjoy German eats, Paulaner beer, contests and dancing, an dmore!

Snowmass Wine Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 14, 2018

Uncorked Wine and Music Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 15, 2018
A wine tasting event with live music and food amid the fall colors and historic downtown.

Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest - Golden, CO - Sep 15, 2018
Location: 16676 W. 50th, Golden, CO 80403

FORToberfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 15, 2018
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.

ARTumn Festival in Crested Butte - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Celebrate the Fall Solstice with new and emerging artists in a variety of media on Elk Avenue. The show coincides with a busy weekend, with the fall foliage on display, farmers market, and Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival.

Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 15, 2018
Lake City DIRT hosts a festival the third weekend of September with artists and food vendors, musical acts, wine tastings, and a beer booth. Bring your hiking boots and fishing pole to complete your weekend in Lake City!

Larkspur Autumn Arts & Crafts Fest - Larkspur, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
70+ arts and craft vendors, locally grown produce, kids activities and more!

Summerset Festival - Littleton, CO - Sep 15, 2018
Say goodbye to summer at the primary fundraiser for the Foothills Foundation with 10,000 other attendees. Enjoy local food and culture, family fun, Sheriff safety fair, and craft beer tasting.

Oktoberfest in Woodland Park - Woodland Park, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
German beer, food, live music. For children, there is an obstacle course, climbing wall, kids games and face painting. Ceremonial keg tapping at 11 AM on Saturday. Admission is $6 for adults. Under 21 are free. Free parking and shuttle bus from Woodland Park High School.

Vinotok - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2018
A celebration of the Harvest Mother on Sunday, and the main event on Monday at the Crested Butte Mountain Theater – discussion the myth, lore, meaning, and ritual of the Vinotok, the Old Country myth behind the creation of Crested Butte.

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
A public tasting event and private competition at the Colorado Convention Center.  They bill the event as the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served.

Fruita Fall Festival - Fruita, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Free community event with over 125 vendors with arts, crafts, and food make the weekend for 50,000+, plus a parade, outhouse race, golf tournament, baking and canning contests, carnival and more.

Oktobeerfest @ LCHope - Broomfield, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
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

Denver Oktoberfest - Denver, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 30, 2018
Two weekends. 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

Brush Oktoberfest and Car/Motorcycle Show - Brush, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Friday night Cruise In, car show, beer garden, live polka band and dog show/contest. Location: Main Street (Clayton) in Brush

Fall Festival at Bancroft Park - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 21, 2018
Free admission, live music, local artisans, food, kids’ activities and more!

Hot Rod Rock & Rumble - Fountain, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
Pre-72 car show, drag racing, swap meet, vendors, kids’ games, and more.

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder - Boulder, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
The main branch of the Boulder Public Library hosts a three-day festival with more than 40 sessions by 70 authors, including panel discussions, discussions, conversations, and performances on current events and topics of world interest.

Chile and Frijoles Festival - Pueblo, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Celebrate Pueblo’s harvest, including their most loved crop, green chiles and the Pueblo chile! Enjoy music, arts & crafts, cooking competitions, and all things chile!

Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest and 5K - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 22, 2018
Authentic German food, Paulaner beer, live entertainment, kids games, Dachshund races and a 5K/100 Yard Dash. Fireworks at 9:30 PM. There is lots of German food, music, and great beers. Event runs from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Lamar Oktoberfest - Lamar, CO - Sep 22, 2018
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.

Grand Junction Car Show - Grand Junction, CO - Sep 22, 2018
Downtown GJ hosts hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, exotic cars and more!

Crested Butte Film Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
100 films over four days.

Mountain Harvest Festival - Paonia, CO - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
An annual event featuring local music, art, food & spirits, and more. Don’t miss out on the chili cookoff, grape stomp, farm tours, or dancing!

Louisville Oktoberfest - Louisville, CO - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Located at Community Park, 5 blocks south of Old Town. Music, food, games, kids area, dancing. All ages welcome, kids 17-under free. 18 & over $5 entry fee. Friday from 3 to 8 PM. Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM. Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM with 9 AM start to 5K/10K fun run. Owned and managed by Folks in Bavaria.

Colorado Springs Oktoberfest - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
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.

OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
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.

Estes Park Elk Fest - Estes Park, CO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018

Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Sep 29, 2018
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 20

Castle Rock Oktoberfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 29, 2018
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

Night Nation Run – Denver - Denver, CO - Sep 29, 2018
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Harvest Food & Gift Fest - Colorado Springs, CO - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
The popular Holiday Food & Gift Fest expands with a harvest show in Colorado Springs! Enjoy the changing of the season with seasonal arts and crafts and more! See the event website for a coupon for $1 off event admission.

Grand Junction Art Festival - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
Meet local artists, enjoy street art, sample wines from local wineries, and more!

Cedaredge Applefest - Cedaredge, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
One of Western Colorado’s largest outdoor festivals returns for another year, with local businesses, apple orchards, artists and musicians, 200+ vendors, and over 25,000 attendees.

Berthoud Oktoberfest - Berthoud, CO - Oct 6, 2018
Colorado breweries! It raises money for All Points Transit. Location: Centennial Plaza in Downtown Montrose.

La Veta Oktoberfest - La Veta, CO - Oct 6, 2018
Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Twin Peak Rodder’s Car show, dancing, bier garden, and arts & crafts.

Ouray Oktoberfest - Ouray, CO - Oct 6, 2018
Beer, brats, polka fun, evening fireworks, and the Annual Jeep Raffle all make for a great day of fun.

Durango Oktoberfest - Durango, CO - Oct 6, 2018
Beer, 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.

Telluride Horror Show - Telluride, CO - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival returns for another year, with the latest genre films from all around the world, and visitors from near and far for a three-day gathering in the mountain resort town of Telluride. Enjoy horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in various venues, with over 20 feature films and 50+ short films (some making their US premiere for the first time!) plus special programs, guests and other events.

Celtic Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018
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.

Choctoberfest - Aurora, CO - Oct 13, 2018
Indulge in chocolate at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds with events for all ages.

Oktoberfest Amped - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 13, 2018
Breweries and Cideries and five local bands add up to one crazy good day of drinking and celebrating life. When you buy a ticket you get a 12 OZ beer and a 16 OZ commemorative mug or a 32 OZ commemorative stein. Once you are in the event you can fill either the 16 OZ mug or 32 OZ stein with your choice of beer for only $6, Steins and Mugs are limited. Offering three levels of tickets: $18 GA tickets + 1 liter commemorative stein (best value!), $12 GA tickets + 16 oz. commemorative mug, $10 Designated Driver. Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase inside the event.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oktoberfest - Northglenn, CO - Oct 13, 2018
Dinner and dance with the Polka Nuts

Elizabeth Harvest Festival - Elizabeth, CO - Oct 27, 2018
Join the residents of Elizabeth for a day of activities for everyone, including Vendors, trick or trating around town, and more!

Denver Arts Week - Denver, CO - Nov 2 to Nov 10, 2018
An annual nine-day celebration of all things art in the Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at art galleries, museums, concert halls, and theaters – there is something for everyone, and many events are deeply discounted!

All Colorado Beer Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Nov 10, 2018
12th annual beer festival, held at the Chapel Hills Mall. Sample offerings from 69 Breweries and cideries from 33 cities across Colorado.

Bighorn Sheep Festival - Georgetown, CO - Nov 10, 2018
View the head-banging bighorn sheep as well as enjoy hikes, wildlife, music, crafts and children’s activities.

September 2015:

Colorfest Balloon Rally – Pagosa Springs, CO – September 16-18, 2015

October 2015
Applefest – Cedaredge, CO – October 3-4, 2015
Boulder IPA Fest – Boulder, CO – October 24, 2015

November 2015
Denver Film Festival – Nov 4-15, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Colorado in the fall:

Oktoberfest in Colorado
Colorado Corn Mazes
Colorado Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Colorado
Colorado Pumpkin Patches

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