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.
At this point we have checked for 2021 dates on all festival events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We'll keep looking for new events to add, and we'll be working on updating Halloween and Thanksgiving events as well. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, enjoy!
All events showing 2021 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, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. 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!
Vail Jazz Festival & Labor Day Party - Vail, CO - Jul 8 to Sep 6, 2021
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.
Crested Butte Music Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Jul 23 to Oct 1, 2021
Enjoy various musical performances around Crested Butte, including jazz, bluegrass, a string quartet, and more – in such varied venues as on a boat, in a house, from a jeep, or on the street.
Highgraders Holiday (Mining Competition) - Ouray, CO - Aug 20 to Aug 22, 2021
A non-profit event dedicated to the Ouray community’s mining heritage that showcases participant’s hard rock mining skills through competitions and demonstrations.
Lafayette Peach Festival - Lafayette, CO - Aug 21, 2021
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.
Tails, Tunes and Tastes - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 26 to Sep 30, 2021
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). 21+ event
Colorado State Fair - Pueblo, CO - Aug 27 to Sep 6, 2021
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.
Colorado Springs Comic Con - Colorado Springs, CO - Aug 27 to Aug 29, 2021
Celebrity guests, cosplay, artists, photo ops and more. Held in the former Sears location at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs.
Trinidaddio Blues Fest - Trinidad, CO - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2021
Blues fest in downtown Trinidad, CO
Hot Rod Rock & Rumble - Fountain, CO - Aug 27 to Aug 29, 2021
Pre-72 car show, drag racing, swap meet, vendors, kids’ games, and more.
Log Hill Hustle – 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk - Ridgway, CO - Aug 29, 2021
Raise money for Ridgway High School students who are continuing on with their education by participating in a 5K or 10K Run/Walk
Telluride Film Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 6, 2021
Annual film festival in Telluride
Yampa Valley Crane Festival - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2021
Celebrating the fall gathering of Greater Sandhill Cranes in Northwest Colorado.
Four Corners Folk Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
Folk music festival in Pagosa Springs CO, with camping and other fun available
Early Iron Festival - Alamosa, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
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 3 to Sep 6, 2021
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.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) Labor Day Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
Three days of world-class music with crowds of up to 10,000 per day.
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Nan Desu Kan - Denver, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Labor Day Art Show - Redstone, CO - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
Enjoy a wonderful weekend of art and art demonstrations for adults and kids on the grounds of the Redstone Inn! Proceeds from sales go to scholarships for college-bound Roaring Fork High School Seniors majoring in an art-related field.
Sedgwick Harvest Festival - Sedgwick, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
Labor Day Weekend festivities including a parade, exhibits, activities for hte kids, contests, street dance, live music, demo derby and more
Septemberfest - Rangely, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
A fun packed weekend with a 5k run/walk, rode, OHV ride, live music, contests, parade, craft fair, car show, and more!
Keystone Oktoberfest - Keystone, CO - Sep 4, 2021
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.
A Taste of Colorado - Denver, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Commonwheel Arts Festival - Manitou Springs, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
Fine art and contemporary crafts at this juried show, plus children’s activities.
Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
Free, family-friendly fine art festival.
Windsor Harvest Festival - Windsor, CO - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
3-day event with live entertainment, arts & crafts, amusement rides, concerts, hot air balloon, fireworks and more.
Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest - Boulder, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Snowmass Balloon Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 10, 2021
One of the highest altitude balloon events in the country, with more than 30 pilots competing in challenges.
Arvada Harvest Festival - Arvada, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Canceled for 2021, look for its return in 2022. Normally: 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!
Scotfest - Estes Park, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival includes Scottish athletic competition as well as Celtic music and dance.
Vail Oktoberfest - Vail, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Denver Beer Week - Denver, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 18, 2021
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.
Artwalk - Longmont, CO - Sep 11, 2021
This free arts festival takes place in Downtown Longmont. Enjoy visual, musical and performing arts as you stroll the streets of Longmont.
San Luis Valley Potato Festival - Monte Vista, CO - Sep 11, 2021
5k, motorsports, truck show, live music, and of course, potatoes!
Chili and Beer Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 11, 2021
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.“
Highland Ranch Pioneer Days - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 11, 2021
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.
Frisco Fall Fest - Frisco, CO - Sep 11, 2021
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 11, 2021
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
Salida Fiber Festival - Salida, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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!
Colorado Artfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Apple Fest at Turner Farm - Buena Vista, CO - Sep 11, 2021
Apples all day! Apple pie contest, apple pie and lunch, apple cider and sauce making, plus old time demonstrations, entertainment, horseshoes and kids activities.
Jammin’ Lamb Festival - Meeker, CO - Sep 11, 2021
Lamb, music, culture & spirits on the square in Downtown Meeker
Lafayette Brew Fest - Lafayette, CO - Sep 11, 2021
Beer sampling, wine for sale, food and live music. Free admission with beer tickets by 4oz pour.
Breckenridge Wine Classic - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2021
Grow your knowledge of wine and enjoy perfectly paired foods from master chefs and sommeliers, all in the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors.
Snowmass Wine Festival - Snowmass Village, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
Friday night features a wine dinner, and Saturday features a Grand Tasting, both in Snowmass Village
Loveland Oktoberfest - Loveland, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
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.
Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest - Golden, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Denver Jazz Festival - Denver, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2021
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.
Colorfest Balloon Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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!
Parker Oktoberfest - Parker, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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 17 to Sep 26, 2021
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
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.
Desert’s Edge Triathalon Festival - Loma, CO - Sep 18, 2021
Two days of racing, a weekend of camping with other triathletes and their fans, and a fun end to the Colorado Tri Season
Steamboat OktoberWest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 18, 2021
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.
Durango Autumn Arts Festival - Durango, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Uncorked Wine and Music Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 18, 2021
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!
Oktoberfest in Woodland Park - Woodland Park, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Grand Junction Car Show - Grand Junction, CO - Sep 18, 2021
Downtown GJ hosts hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, exotic cars and more!
Bines and Brews Hopfest - Monument, CO - Sep 18, 2021
Enjoy beer, hard cider, moonshine and gin from breweries, a cidery, and distilleries. Enjoy upbeat contemporary jazz all afternoon. 21+ event
Colorado Mountain Winefest - Palisade, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
30th annual. 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.
Larkspur Autumn Arts & Crafts Fest - Larkspur, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
70+ arts and craft vendors, locally grown produce, kids activities and more!
Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest and 5K - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 18, 2021
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.
Pints in the Pines - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 18, 2021
Featuring live music, craft beers & Colorado wines, cornhole tournament, shopping, food trucks, children’s entertainment and more, at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth
Castle Rock Oktoberfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 18, 2021
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
Summerset Festival - Littleton, CO - Sep 18, 2021
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.
Sugar Beet Days Festival - Sterling, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Longmont Oktoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 26, 2021
Attendees can expect great brews, live music, and tasty local food vendors every evening with special Oktoberfest-themed activities and all-day music line-ups on both Saturday and Sunday.
Mountain Harvest Festival - Paonia, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
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!
Breckenridge Oktoberfest - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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
Oktobeerfest @ LCHope - Broomfield, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
Craft beer, German food, kids’ games, 50/50 raffle and polka dancing! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries.
OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
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.
Crested Butte Film Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 24 to Oct 3, 2021
100 films over four days.
Fruita Fall Festival - Fruita, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
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 24 to Sep 25, 2021
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!
Colorado Springs Oktoberfest - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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 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
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Colorado - Longmont, CO - Sep 25, 2021
Virtual for 2021. 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.
Chile and Frijoles Festival - Pueblo, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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!
ARTumn Festival in Crested Butte - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
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
Arts Hullabaloo - Westcliffe, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
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.
Grand Junction Art Festival - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Visit Downtown galleries and local businesses to see local talent displayed in various forms of artwork. Meet local artists, enjoy street art, sample wines from local wineries, and more!
Paws in the Park - Longmont, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 10, 2021
Online for 2021. Annual dog walk and festival benefiting the Longmont Humane Society.
Cedaredge Applefest - Cedaredge, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 31, 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.
Thornton Harvest Fest - Thornton, CO - Oct 2, 2021
Potato Day - Carbondale, CO - Oct 2, 2021
Parade, and celebration in Sopris Park
Berthoud Oktoberfest - Berthoud, CO - Oct 2, 2021
Colorado breweries, pretzel eating contest, dancers and music, diirndls and lederhosen contest, and more, held at Fickel Park in Bethoud
Cheesman Park Art Fest - Denver, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
140 juried artists & craftsmen will hail from across the nation to showcase their work at the Cheesman Park Art Fest; a free, two-day festival in one of Denver’s prized historic parks. This colorful outdoor show was ranked among the top 100 art festivals of the decade by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2020.
Estes Park Elk Fest - Estes Park, CO - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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.
Oktoberfest Amped - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 2, 2021
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.
La Veta Oktoberfest - La Veta, CO - Oct 2, 2021
Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Car show, dancing, bier garden, music, arts & crafts and more.
Lamar Oktoberfest - Lamar, CO - Oct 2, 2021
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.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest - Canon City, CO - Oct 8 to Oct 21, 2021
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!
Gunnison Bank Oktoberfest - Gunnison, CO - Oct 8, 2021
An outdoor community celebration at The Gunnison Bank with complimentary German fare, draft beer (bring your ID; two free drink tickets for 21+ attendees), authentic polka music, & kid-friendly activities.
Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Oct 9, 2021
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 25 Colorado craft breweries and wineries
Harvest Festival at Barr Lake State Park - Brighton, CO - Oct 9, 2021
Annual fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Barr Lake State Park. Something for everyone. Pumpkins and corn stalks available for a donation, breakfast and lunch available. Hay rides,, face painter, kids craft, petting zoo and the highlight Midway games for kids with points earned toward prizes. Featuring the Roost for ages 1-3 with games only for them. Lots of photo ops!
Supernatural Official Convention – Denver - Aurora, CO - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
The stars of Supernatural, off the screen and in person, will be in town for three days of excitement, music, and fun.
Animas Valley Balloon Rally - Durango, CO - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
Telluride Horror Show - Telluride, CO - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
Elizabeth Harvest Festival - Elizabeth, CO - Oct 30, 2021
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 5 to Nov 13, 2021
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!
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.
Sneffels Fiber Arts Festival - Ridgway, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
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
Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2022
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.
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!
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.
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
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
Wibtoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 7, 2019
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.
Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Sep 13, 2019
German food, music and beer.
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
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A celebration of the Harvest Mother on Sunday, and the main event on Monday at the Crested Butte Mountain Theater – discussion of 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.
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.
Elizabeth Hops Fest - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
Durango Oktoberfest - Durango, CO - 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.
Salida Heritage Days - Salida, CO - Sep 28 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.
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.
Ouray Oktoberfest - Ouray, CO - Oct 5, 2019
Beer, brats, polka fun, evening fireworks, and the Annual Jeep Raffle all make for a great day of fun.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Oktoberfest - Northglenn, CO - Oct 19, 2019
Dinner and dance with the Polka Nuts
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.
Copper Country - Frisco, CO - Sep 5 to Sep 6, 2020
Canceled for 2021. Normally: Free live music and a fine arts exhibition at Copper Mountain Resort.
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!
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.
Salida Winefest - Salida, CO - Sep 12, 2020
Celebrate Colorado wineries, art, food, and live music, in Riverside Park.
Fall Festival at Bancroft Park - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 13, 2020
Free admission, live music, local artisans, food, kids’ activities and more!
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).
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!
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
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Indulge in chocolate at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds with events for all ages.
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
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
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