Fall Colorado Festivals

Find a Colorado fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 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.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

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2021 Festivals

Salida Heritage Days - Salida, CO - Jan 1 to Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Daily events, costumed characters, demonstrations, live music, and activities for all ages. Family-friendly fun to celebrate Colorado’s largest National Historic District and Salida’s anniversary.

Desert’s Edge Triathalon Festival - Loma, CO - Jan 1 to Sep 13, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Two days of racing, a weekend of camping with other triathletes and their fans, and a fun end to the Colorado Tri Season

Nan Desu Kan - Denver, CO - Jan 1 to Sep 6, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A 3-Day Japanese Culture Convention! Experience traditional Japanese arts, anime, cosplay, gaming, shopping, nusic, dance, voice actors, competitions, charity, and so much more! NDK. Since 1997.

Lafayette Peach Festival - Lafayette, CO - Jan 1 to Aug 15, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for a return in 2021. Normally: Annual Peach Festival centers around world famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased. Children’s activities in 2 locations.

Highland Ranch Days - Highlands Ranch, CO - Jan 1 to Aug 29, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.

Highgraders Holiday (Mining Competition) - Ouray, CO - Jan 1 to Aug 25, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A non-profit event dedicated to the Ouray community’s mining heritage that showcases participant’s hard rock mining skills through competitions and demonstrations.

Oktobeerfest @ LCHope - Broomfield, CO - Jan 1 to Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Craft beer, German food, kids’ games, 50/50 raffle and polka dancing! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries.

Durango Oktoberfest - Durango, CO - Jan 1 to Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Beer, food and music featuring local breweries. Kids can enjoy children’s activities, get their face painted and make crafts.

Thornton Harvest Fest - Thornton, CO - Jan 1 to Sep 7, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021.

Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Sep 18, 2021
30 brewers and 3 bands bring Memorial Park to life for the last Saturday in September! All proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center.

Estes Park Autumn Gold - Estes Park, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Beer, brats and bands, plus a classic car show, children’s activities, raffle, and more

Cedaredge Applefest - Cedaredge, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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.

Bighorn Sheep Festival - Georgetown, CO - Nov 13, 2021
View the head-banging bighorn sheep as well as enjoy hikes, wildlife, music, crafts and children’s activities.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Wild West Air Fest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 1, 2018
Cancelled for 2019. https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/no-wild-west-air-fest-at-steamboat-airport-this-year/ Thrilling aerobatics and formation flying in the mountains over Labor Day weekend.

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.

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!

Steers and Beers Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 17, 2019
Currently postponed for 2020. Hundreds of brews and whiskeys to sample! Meander throughout the ballrooms, sampling products, have a seat with your friends outside on the patio to enjoy the view, ride the mechanical bull, and sample, sample, sample!

Octoberfest Opener - Morrison, CO - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
Chef Walter Neuhold at Styria Catering is looking forward to continuing this great festival in Morrison. There will be plenty of German Beer and variety German style dishes (Bratwurst, Schnitzel, etc) to choose from.

Colorado Cider Circus - Frisco, CO - Aug 24, 2019
A cider for everyone

Seven Peaks Festival - Buena Vista, CO - Aug 25 to Sep 1, 2019
A 3-day concert over Labor Day weekend

Telluride Film Festival - Telluride, CO - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
Annual film festival in Telluride

Salida Winefest - Salida, CO - Aug 31, 2019
Celebrate Colorado wineries, art, food, and live music, in Riverside Park.

Sedgwick Harvest Festival - Sedgwick, CO - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Labor Day Weekend festivities including a parade, exhibits, activities for hte kids, contests, street dance, live music, demo derby and more

Rendezvous at the Rock - Castle Rock, CO - Aug 31, 2019
Enjoy craft beer, food and music festival

970 Avonfest - Avon, CO - Sep 6, 2019
The weekend festival features 3 days of endurance sports racing, 2 days of free concerts, beer + wine gardens, kid zones, interactive expo, demos, game zones, Professional Olympic caliber racing and more

San Luis Valley Potato Festival - Monte Vista, CO - Sep 7, 2019
5k, motorsports, truck show, live music, and of course, potatoes!

Wibtoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 7, 2019

Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 16, 2019
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!

Stanley Arts Festival - Aurora, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Currently postponed. 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. Produced by Cherry Arts.

Frisco Fall Fest - Frisco, CO - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Enjoy signature dishes from local restaurants, beer garden, local and regional artists, live music and children’s activities.

Fall Birding Festival at Barr Lake - Brighton, CO - Sep 7, 2019
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

Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Sep 13, 2019
German food, music and beer.

Loveland Oktoberfest - Loveland, CO - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
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.

Denver Jazz Festival - Denver, CO - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Three days of world-class music held in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado and expecting a record crowd of over 600 dancers and listeners.

ARTumn Festival in Crested Butte - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 14, 2019
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.

Redstone Castle Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Sep 14, 2019
Featuring traditional cuisine & craft beer, live music and more

Vinotok - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 21, 2019
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.

Schatzi’s Oktoberfest - Littleton, CO - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Free admission at Bega Park to enjoy German eats, Paulaner beer, contests and dancing, an dmore!

Salida Bike Fest - Salida, CO - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Celebrate bicycles of all kinds including bike parade, films, group rides, pump track competition, race and live music.

Elizabeth Hops Fest - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 21, 2019
Elizabeth Hops Fest is a craft beer festival and will involve a brew off using Neo Mexicana hops provided by Hopster Hops. The event will include a southwestern theme, live music, and great food choices

Fall Harvest Brewfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 21, 2019
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.

Sugar Beet Days Festival - Sterling, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
A fun two-day festival celebrating the agricultural heritage of sugar beets in Logan County. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food vendors all on the square in downtown Sterling.

Colorado Springs Oktoberfest - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Keg tapping ceremony on Friday evening,. Dachshund Dash, brat eating contest, German costume and stein hoisting contests, plus live music, authentic German food and Paulaner beer.

Estes Park Elk Fest - Estes Park, CO - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
The free festival features bugling contests, elk exhibits, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American music, dancing and storytelling, a children’s area with elk-themed activities, and a craft beer garden.

Lamar Oktoberfest - Lamar, CO - Oct 5, 2019
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.

La Veta Oktoberfest - La Veta, CO - Oct 5, 2019
Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Car show, dancing, bier garden, music, arts & crafts and more.

Dolores Harvest Festival and Car Show - Dolores, CO - Oct 5, 2019
Car show, chili judging, childrens games, adult competitions, beer tent, vendors, food and more. 10am – 7pm in Flanders Park. Free entry.

Paws in the Park - Longmont, CO - Oct 5, 2019
Annual dog walk and festival benefiting the Longmont Humane Society.

Oktoberfest Amped - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 12, 2019
Breweries and Cideries and five local bands add up to one crazy good day of drinking and celebrating life. VIP and general admission tickets are available online, and food and drink tickets will be available for purchase inside the event.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Oktoberfest - Northglenn, CO - Oct 19, 2019
Dinner and dance with the Polka Nuts

Vail Jazz Festival & Labor Day Party - Vail, CO - Jul 4 to Sep 7, 2020
The 10-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.

Artwalk - Longmont, CO - Jul 11 to Sep 12, 2020
A weekly series with socially distanced events for 2020. This free arts festival takes place in Downtown Longmont. Enjoy visual, musical and performing arts as you stroll the streets of Longmont.

Tails, Tunes and Tastes - Colorado Springs, CO - Jul 30 to Sep 24, 2020
Enjoy four stages of live music, all-inclusive food & drinks and a unique nighttime Zoo experience, with many animal exhibits open 6-8 p.m. This Zoo fundraiser happens three times a year, once in July, again in August, and lastly in September (tickets sold separately).

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Colorado - Longmont, CO - Aug 15, 2020
Virtual for 2020. Normally: Colorado CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options (32-65 miles) for riders of all abilities. Riders will benefit from fully stocked rest stops every 12 miles, bike mechanics for maintenance and repairs, volunteers to cheer you along the way and support vehicles to help you complete the ride. From breakfast to the post pedal party, you will be empowered and inspired to continue the fight to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Colorado Springs Comic Con - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 21 to Aug 23, 2020
Celebrity guests, cosplay, artists, photo ops and more. Held in the former Sears location at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 22, 2020
Chinese culture, sport, food, entertainment, and natural wonders come together at this year’s Colorado Springs International Dragon Boat Festival.

Hot Rod Rock & Rumble - Fountain, CO - Aug 28 to Aug 30, 2020
Pre-72 car show, drag racing, swap meet, vendors, kids’ games, and more.

Colorado State Fair - Pueblo, CO - Aug 28 to Sep 7, 2020
The largest summer event in the state started as a horse exhibition in 1869, before Colorado became a state. Fairgoers can now enjoy a carnival, live entertainment, livestock and horse shows, competitions, and fair food.

Trinidaddio Blues Fest - Trinidad, CO - Aug 29, 2020
Blues fest in downtown Trinidad, CO

Log Hill Hustle – 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk - Ridgway, CO - Aug 30, 2020
Going virtual for 2020! 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 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2020
Celebrating the fall gathering of Greater Sandhill Cranes in Northwest Colorado.

Snowmass Wine Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 3, 2020
The normal lineup has been canceled for 2020, but enjoy a wine and golf festival on 9/3, and an online auction before and during that date. Look for a return to their normal festival activities in 2021: Friday night features an Argentinean wine dinner, and Saturday features a Grand Tasting, both in Snowmass Village

Four Corners Folk Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
Folk music festival in Pagosa Springs CO, with camping and other fun available

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Labor Day Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
Three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 10,000 per day.

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
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.

Early Iron Festival - Alamosa, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
The Early Iron Festival is a 3 day event starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. It’s full of parties, music, vintage nitro, pinstriping, slow cruising, and of course, awesome hot rod displays — well over 600 rodders and street car enthusiasts.

Creede’s Labor Day Weekend - Creede, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
Kick-off Labor Day Weekend in Creede with our Annual Balloon Festival! Spectators and passengers gather each morning for three days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) to participate in the launching of more than 15 balloons! Tailgate parties and evening “balloon glow” events round out the festival. Held by Creede Mining Heritage, with proceeds to benefit the restoration of the historic Sunnyside Chapel.

Septemberfest - Rangely, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
A fun packed weekend with a 5k run/walk, rode, OHV ride, live music, contests, parade, craft fair, car show, and more!

Copper Country - Frisco, CO - Sep 5 to Sep 6, 2020
Free live music and a fine arts exhibition at Copper Mountain Resort.

Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest - Canon City, CO - Sep 5 to Oct 31, 2020
2 hour train ride with Oktoberfest beers and lunch while riding through the spectacular Royal Gorge, with live music and a commemorative pint glass to keep!

Keystone Oktoberfest - Keystone, CO - Sep 5, 2020
Try craft beers from New Belgium Brewery. Admission to the beer tent 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 and more at Kinderfest.

Commonwheel Arts Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
Fine art and contemporary crafts at this juried show, plus children’s activities.

Windsor Harvest Festival - Windsor, CO - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
3-day event with live entertainment, arts & crafts, amusement rides, concerts, hot air balloon, fireworks and more.

A Taste of Colorado - Denver, CO - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
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.

Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
Free, family-friendly fine art festival.

Ouray County Fair and Labor Day Rodeo - Ridgway, CO - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2020
Enjoy a weekend of rodeo, with a parade and BBQ on Monday at Hartwell Town Park

Snowmass Balloon Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
One of the highest altitude balloon events in the country, with more than 30 pilots competing in challenges.

Scotfest - Estes Park, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival includes Scottish athletic competition as well as Celtic music and dance.

Steamboat OktoberWest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
The Annual Oktoberfest with a western twist. Rocky Mountain beer and local food and festivities instead of German beer. Beer stroll (with a whiskey stop) on Friday. OktoberWest is Saturday with live music, beer garden with over 40 Colorado brewers and the I Love Beef Cook Off. Festival admission is free but there is a cost to enter the cook off tasting and beer garden.

Vail Oktoberfest - Vail, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 20, 2020
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 11 to Sep 13, 2020
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 11 to Sep 13, 2020
A local harvest event with food fair, parades and kid’s zone. Since 1925. The website states this festival falls on the weekend following Labor Day and the parade’s Saturday date, but is unclear on events on other days – check the website (linked) to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest - Golden, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
A 3-day Oktoberfest event featuring live music, a kids area with fun activities, a delicious menu of traditional Bavarian food, an online raffle with proceeds supporting Denver Kickers programming, and more.

Chili and Beer Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
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 12, 2020
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 12, 2020
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 12, 2020
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 12, 2020
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 12, 2020
Beer sampling, wine for sale, food and live music. Free admission with beer tickets by 4oz pour.

Salida Fiber Festival - Salida, CO - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
Featuring vendors focused on all aspects of textiles, including fiber-related activities and demonstrations, a make-and-take activity tent, a silent auction tent featuring a variety of goods donated by vendors and Salida businesses, and a tree-shaded beer garden offering local beer, wine, and distilled drinks.

Pints in the Pines - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 12, 2020
Two days of German flair with beer and food, live music, vendors and more

Colorado Artfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
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 in downtown Castle Rock.

Jammin’ Lamb Festival - Meeker, CO - Sep 12, 2020
Lamb, music, culture & spirits on the square in Downtown Meeker

Grand Junction Car Show - Grand Junction, CO - Sep 12, 2020
Downtown GJ hosts hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, exotic cars and more!

Fall Festival at Bancroft Park - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 13, 2020
Free admission, live music, local artisans, food, kids’ activities and more!

Colorado Mountain Winefest - Palisade, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
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 17 to Sep 19, 2020
Grow your knowledge of wine and enjoy perfectly paired foods from master chefs and sommeliers, all in the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors.

Arts Hullabaloo - Westcliffe, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
Arts Hullabaloo is a fun event showcasing the arts: visual arts, performing arts, musical arts, culinary arts, fiber arts and literary arts, to name a few. Artists paint in public, there is great food art, fiber arts, music and other artistic presentations. There is also face-painting for the kids, chalk art, tie-dying and kid-sized art tables.

Colorfest Balloon Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Durango has a lot of fun planned during the weekend of this balloon festival, including a Wine & Food Festival on Friday (21+), and Bands & Brews Festival on Saturday! Mass balloon ascensions will take place both Saturday and Sunday morning, meaning the fun and festivities roll on all weekend! 5k Color Run on Sunday morning. Brews 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 18 to Sep 20, 2020
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!

Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest - Boulder, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
This 3-day autumn festival features local food, micro-brews, music, children’s entertainment and activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets all along the historic Pearl Street Mall.

OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
Once known as The Greeley Oktoberfest, OktoBREWfest changed its name in 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.

Parker Oktoberfest - Parker, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
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.

Denver Oktoberfest - Denver, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 27, 2020
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

Denver Beer Fest - Denver, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 26, 2020
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.

Uncorked Wine and Music Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 19, 2020
Lake City DIRT hosts a festival the third weekend of September with artists and food vendors, musical acts, wine tastings, and a beer booth amid the fall colors and historic downtown. Bring your hiking boots and fishing pole to complete your weekend in Lake City!

Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest and 5K - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 19, 2020
Authentic German food, Paulaner beer, live entertainment, kids games, Dachshund races and a 5K/100 yard dash, and fireworks. There is lots of German food, music, and great beers. Event runs from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Castle Rock Oktoberfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 19, 2020
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: Wilcox Square, Castle Rock, CO 80104

FORToberfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 19, 2020
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).

Larkspur Autumn Arts & Crafts Fest - Larkspur, CO - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
70+ arts and craft vendors, locally grown produce, kids activities and more!

Summerset Festival - Littleton, CO - Sep 19, 2020
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 19 to Sep 20, 2020
German beer, food, live music. For children, there is an obstacle course, climbing wall, kids games and face painting. Ceremonial keg tapping on Saturday. Free parking and shuttle bus from Woodland Park High School.

Sneffels Fiber Arts Festival - Ridgway, CO - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
More fun than you can shake a knitting needle at! Enjoy a great weekend of fun revolving around the fiber arts that comes to the Ouray County 4-H Event Center each September

Durango Autumn Arts Festival - Durango, CO - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
The Durango Arts Center is excited to celebrate its 25th year of presenting fine art and fine craft by makers from around the country. This festival takes place amidst the fall colors on quaint Second Avenue in historic downtown Durango, Colorado.

Bines and Brews Hopfest - Monument, CO - Sep 19, 2020
Enjoy beer, hard cider, moonshine and gin from breweries, a cidery, and distilleries. Enjoy upbeat contemporary jazz all afternoon. 21+ event

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
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.

Mountain Harvest Festival - Paonia, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2020
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!

Crested Butte Film Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2020
100 films over four days.

Fruita Fall Festival - Fruita, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
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.

Brush Oktoberfest and Car/Motorcycle Show - Brush, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
Friday night in downtown Brush (Clayton St) features a cruise in, beer garden, and live music. Saturday at Memorial Park features food and craft vendors, entertainment all day long, car show, polka dance in the evening at the VFW in downtown Brush!

Chile and Frijoles Festival - Pueblo, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
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!

MuckFest - Parker, CO - Sep 26, 2020
Experience the muddy shenanigans, epic spills, and FUN-draising with a team in this Mud Run for the National MS Society, to raise funds towards Multiple Sclerosis research. This year’s run in Denver is held at the Salisbury North. Enjoy a free bear or soda in the MuckFestival area afterwards. Spectators are free, and little ones can play in the free Lil’ Muckers play area.

Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
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 $100 each with a grand prize of $10,000. Festival happens in Bond Park. Sunrise Rotary has been organizing this event since 1995.

Oktobrufest - Alamosa, CO - Sep 26, 2020
Beer, distilled drinks, live music, food, contests, kids activities and more! VIP packages available. Held at Sunset Park

Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 26, 2020
Enjoy music, food, and beer in the Lake City Town Park during the Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival. With games, events, and activities for all ages, this is a family-friendly event

Punkin Chunkin - Aurora, CO - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Enjoy a fall festival that celebrates all things fall-while simultaneously showcasing over 25 teams of chunkers who use various self-made machines to see who can shoot a pumpkin the farthest over 2 days of competition. A pumpkin patch, pony rides and much more!

Grand Junction Art Festival - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Meet local artists, enjoy street art, sample wines from local wineries, and more!

Downtown Arts Festival - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Visit Downtown galleries and local businesses to see local talent displayed in various forms of artwork.

Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Oct 3, 2020
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 25 Colorado craft breweries and wineries

Berthoud Oktoberfest - Berthoud, CO - Oct 3, 2020
Colorado breweries, pretzel eating contest, dancers and music, diirndls and lederhosen contest, and more, held at Fickel Park in Bethoud

Potato Day - Carbondale, CO - Oct 3, 2020
Parade, and celebration in Sopris Park

Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
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 10, 2020
Indulge in chocolate at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds with events for all ages.

Telluride Horror Show - Telluride, CO - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
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.

Animas Valley Balloon Rally - Durango, CO - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
Take in Colorado’’s stunning fall colors from above at the Animas Valley Balloon Rally. This family-friendly event features morning mass ascensions and nighttime balloon glows.

Montezuma Land Conservancy Harvest Beer Festival – Virtual Event - Cortez, CO - Oct 16, 2020
We are celebrating our 22nd BrewFest virtually this year! Purchase your tickets, pick up your beer and enjoy a live Zoom tasting with brewers from three local breweries. There will also be an online silent auction with some great local items! More information can be found at www.montezumaland.org/events/

Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Oct 24, 2020
Parade begins at noon followed by 70 teams racing coffins, carrying “Emma”, up Manitou Avenue for the victory. Dress in your best costume – it’s fun for all ages. Additional activities, before & after the races, add to this zany event

Denver Arts Week - Denver, CO - Nov 6 to Nov 8, 2020
A weekend only celebration for 2020. Normally: 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!

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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