There are a lot of German beer festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado in 2023. It doesn’t matter whether you live in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, or Colorado Springs, you have both great local options and the ability to go to a Denver Oktoberfest.
Still plenty of Oktoberfest parties running all the way up to November to enjoy, so Prost!
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Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
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.
Keystone Oktoberfest - Keystone, CO - Sep 2, 2023
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.
Frisco Fall Fest - Frisco, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Enjoy signature dishes from local restaurants, beer garden, local and regional artists, live music and children’s activities.
Vail Oktoberfest - Vail, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
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 15 to Sep 17, 2023
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
Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest - Golden, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
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.
Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest and 5K - Highlands Ranch, CO - Sep 16, 2023
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 16, 2023
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
Durango Oktoberfest at Purgatory Resort - Durango, CO - Sep 16, 2023
With great brews, beautiful views, live music and a festive atmosphere it should be a blast!
Steamboat OktoberWest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 16, 2023
The Annual Oktoberfest with a western twist. Rocky Mountain beer, local food and festivities
Denver Oktoberfest - Denver, CO - Sep 22 to Oct 1, 2022
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
Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
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 23, 2023
Beer, distilled drinks, live music, food, contests, kids activities and more! VIP packages available. Held at Sunset Park
Wibby Oktoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 24, 2023
5k with beer party to follow
OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
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.
Colorado Springs Oktoberfest - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2023
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.
Longmont Oktoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Left Hand Brewing hosts this annual Oktoberfest. 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.
Oktobeerfest at LCHope - Broomfield, CO - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Craft beer, German food, kids’ games, 50/50 raffle and polka dancing! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries.
Brush Oktoberfest and Car/Motorcycle Show - Brush, CO - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
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!
Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 30, 2023
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
Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Sep 30, 2023
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 25 Colorado craft breweries and wineries
Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
German food, music and beer.
Lamar Oktoberfest - Lamar, CO - Oct 7, 2023
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.
Berthoud Oktoberfest - Berthoud, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Colorado breweries, pretzel eating contest, dancers and music, diirndls and lederhosen contest, and more, held at Fickel Park in Bethoud
La Veta Oktoberfest - La Veta, CO - Oct 7, 2023
Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Car show, dancing, bier garden, music, arts & crafts and more.
I don’t think that you really need to go to another state in order to enjoy Oktoberfest if you live in Colorado. But here are a few surrounding states if you would like to see what they do for Oktoberfest: Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
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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.
Redstone Castle Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Sep 14, 2019
Featuring traditional cuisine & craft beer, live music and more
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest - Canon City, CO - Sep 8 to Oct 21, 2022
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!
Loveland Oktoberfest - Loveland, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2022
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.
Parker Oktoberfest - Parker, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
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.
Gunnison Oktoberfest - Gunnison, CO - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
An outdoor community celebration with German fare, draft beer, authentic polka music, & kid-friendly activities.
We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!
We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.
Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.
The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.
Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.
Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.
Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.
Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.
We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.
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