There are a lot of German beer festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado in 2020. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Pints in the Pines - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 12, 2020
Two days of German flair with beer and food, live music, vendors and more
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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
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.
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, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
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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.
Wibtoberfest - Longmont, CO - Sep 7, 2019
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.
Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Sep 13, 2019
German food, music and beer.
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!
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.
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.
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
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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