Oktoberfest about to kick off in Colorado

 © Kzenon / Adobe Stock

© Kzenon / Adobe Stock

Germanys's Oktoberfest may just be the largest beer festival in the world, spanning several weeks, countless liters of beer and more lederhosen than you probably care to see. The Bavarian past time has been celebrated since 1810 and has grown from a simple festival celebrating the union of two monarchs to an international event featuring traditional German food, music, culture and of course ... BEER!
While we all would like to be celebrating in Munich this year, Colorado has done an outstanding job of importing the festivities to a community near you. We have compiled a comprehensive list of great Oktoberfests and other fall festivals from around the state. Ranging from Denver's acclaimed celebration with 350,000 attendees to the quaint mountain town of Breckenridge, there is bound to be a festival that's just the right speed.  So dust of your stein and lederhosen, start training for the keg bowling (yes, Denver's Oktoberfest features this) and get out and enjoy these fall festivals. 


Oktoberfests & Beyond
Keystone Oktoberfest: Sept. 3 - Keystone
Beaver Creek Oktoberfest: Sept. 3-4 - Beaver Creek
Breckenridge Oktoberfest: Sept. 9-11 - Breckenridge
Vail Oktoberfest: Sept 9-11 & 16-18 - Vail
Royal Gorge Railroad Oktoberfest: Sept. 10 - Oct. 16. - Canon City
- Parker Oktoberfest: Sept. 16-17 - Parker
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Oktoberfest: Sept. 16-17 - Loveland
Steamboat OktoberWest: Sept. 16-17 - Steamboat Springs
Pueblo Oktoberfest: Sept. 16-17 - Pueblo
FORToberfest: Sept. 17 - Fort Collins
- Octoberfest Celebration & 5k: Sept. 17 - Highlands Ranch

Schuhplattlers Denver Kickers Oktoberfest: Sept. 17 - Golden
Oktoberfest in Woodland Park: Sept. 17-18 - Woodland Park
Autumn Gold Brats & Beer: Sept. 17-18 - Estes Park
Greeley OktoBREWfest: Sept. 23-24 - Greeley
Brush Oktoberfest & Car/Motorcycle Show: Sept. 23-24 - Brush
Lamar Oktoberfest: Sept. 24 - Lamar
- Mountain Harvest Festival:
 Sept. 22–25, 2016
Denver Oktoberfest: Sept. 23-25, Sept. 30 - Denver
Berthoud Oktoberfest: Oct. 1st - Berthoud
- Elk Fest: Oct 1-2 - Estes Park
La Veta Oktoberfest: Oct. 1st - La Veta
Castle Rock Oktoberfest: Oct. 1st - Castle Rock
Montrose Oktoberfest: Oct. 1st - Montrose
Celtic Oktoberfest: Oct. 7-8 - Carbondale 
Ouray Oktoberfest: Oct. 8th - Ouray
Durango Oktoberfest: Oct. 8-9 - Durango


- Thirst Colorado team