There are a lot of German beer festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Colorado in 2019. 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.
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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Pueblo Oktoberfest - Pueblo, CO - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
German food, music and beer.
Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest - Golden, CO - Sep 15, 2018
Location: 16676 W. 50th, Golden, CO 80403
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.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Oktoberfest - Northglenn, CO - Oct 13, 2018
Dinner and dance with the Polka Nuts
Keystone Oktoberfest - Keystone, CO - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
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.
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, CO - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
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.
Vail Oktoberfest - Vail, CO - Sep 6 to Sep 15, 2019
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 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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 6, 2019
Two days of German flair with beer and food, live music, vendors and more
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest - Canon City, CO - Sep 7 to Oct 20, 2019
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!
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.
Steamboat OktoberWest - Steamboat Springs, CO - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
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.
Parker Oktoberfest - Parker, CO - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Annual family friendly German-themed festival at O’Brien Park featuring live German music, a biergarten featuring Paulander, delicious German food, and a late night German Techno dance party. Free admission and fun for the whole family. Click the ticket button to secure your stein + beer bundle on their site.
Denver Oktoberfest - Denver, CO - Sep 20 to Sep 29, 2019
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
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!
Oktoberfest in Woodland Park - Woodland Park, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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.
Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Sep 21, 2019
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 25 Colorado craft breweries and wineries
FORToberfest - Fort Collins, CO - Sep 21, 2019
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 21, 2019
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.
Autumn Gold Brats and Beer - Estes Park, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
25th 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.
Oktobeerfest @ LCHope - Broomfield, CO - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Craft Beer, German Food, Kids’ Games, 50/50 Raffle and Polka Dancing! Fundraiser to support community outreach ministries.
OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
The Greeley Oktoberfest has changed its name for 2013 to reflect the focus on specialty brews, VIP tasting tent and expanded musical entertainment. But the same German traditions will still take place. Event kicks off Friday evening with brats, beer, games and a free concert. Huge children’s area on Saturday along with more music, food and specialty beer. Stein lifting, pie eating, volleyball and life size beer pong contests.
37th Annual Brush Oktoberfest and Car/Motorcycle Show - Brush, CO - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Friday night – downtown Brush (Clayton St) – Cruise In, beer garden, Juke Joint Cruisers will be playing 6-9pm Saturday – Memorial Park – 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 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.
Durango Oktoberfest - Durango, CO - Sep 28, 2019
Beer, food and music featuring local breweries. Kids can enjoy children’s activities, get their face painted and make crafts.
Castle Rock Oktoberfest - Castle Rock, CO - Sep 28, 2019
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
Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 28, 2019
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
Oktobrufest - Alamosa, CO - Sep 28, 2019
Beer, distilled drinks, live music, food, contests, kids activities and more! VIP packages available. Held at Sunset Park
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.
Berthoud Oktoberfest - Berthoud, CO - Oct 5, 2019
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 5, 2019
Oktoberfest held the first Saturday in October. Car show, dancing, bier garden, music, arts & crafts and more.
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.
Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest - Carbondale, CO - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
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 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.
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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