Who doesn't like Beers and Bratwurst? This weekend (Sep 20-22, 2019) the fall festivals known as Oktoberfest kicks off throughout the Front Range.
Get your Lederhosen and dirndl on and come get in the German spirit at 7 local Oktoberfest:
DENVER — The 50th annual Denver Oktoberfest returns Friday for the first of two weekends of stein-lifting fun in downtown Denver. In addition to stein-hoisting there will be food, bier/beer, a silent disco and plenty of live music. The party will be located between 20th St. and 22nd St. on Larimer St. in the Ballpark neighborhood near Coors Field. The celebration runs Friday to Sunday this weekend... and next weekend as well. Tickets, Oktoberfest steins and all-you-can-eat-and-drink VIP tickets can be found at TheDenverOktoberfest.com.
HIGHLANDS RANCH — Saturday’s annual Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Oktoberfest in Town Center features German food, music, beer, live entertainment, dancing, Dachshund races and more. Kids will enjoy magic, balloons, games, rides, and inflatables. The event’s Oktoberfest 5K starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Check out the entertainment schedule at HRCAOnline.org.
AURORA — The 2nd annual Givetoberfest is an Oktoberfest charity event benefiting Stapleton Elementary Schools. Givetoberfest, which runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, will have live music from Rick Borger and the Average German Band, authentic German beer, dancing, stein-hoisting contests, costume contests and food including brats, spaetzel, pretzels and more. Get your tickets online before the price goes up on Saturday.
LONGMONT — Yonder Mountain String Band will headline both nights of the 8th annual Longmont Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday in Roosevelt Park. This year’s festival offers local brews, food trucks, games, fun and more. All proceeds from the all-ages event benefit the Longmont Humane Society, the Future Arts Foundation, and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. Buy your tickets ahead of time at LHBFoundation.org.
WINDSOR — Windsor’s Boardwalk Park is the location of Saturday’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. Windsor will embrace its German heritage with fun music, great food and seasonal beers. Saturday’s festivities include yard games, pretzel necklace making, food trucks, circus entertainment show, face painting, photo booth and more. Attendees can bike to Oktoberfest with “Biketoberfest,” which begins at 11 a.m. at Eastman Park.
FORT COLLINS — Attendees of the 11th annual Fall Harvest Brewfest will be able to sample over 100 beers from over 30 breweries and micro-distilleries. There will be local food trucks, live music and DJ's as well. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Center with a VIP ticket option for 4 p.m. entry. The Brewfest's non-profit beneficiary will be The Animal House Shelter and Rescue. Tickets can be purchased at LCTix.com.
ESTES PARK — Autumn in Estes Park means golden aspen leaves, elk bugles and Autumn Gold—a festival of bands, brats and beer. In addition to mustard-smothered bratwursts, cold brews, soft drinks and live music, there will be family-friendly activities like face painting, corn bag toss, a bounce house and classic car show. Food vendors will be serving up funnel cakes, corn on the cob, fresh-squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts. The Autumn Gold Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and admission is free.