Can’t make it to Germany in time for this year’s Oktoberfest? Have no fear. Boulder County’s local breweries and towns are gearing up to host a plethora of frothy festivals this autumn. Not sure which one to check out? Here’s a list to dive into.
When: 9/16, 4 – 10pm & 9/17, 12 – 10pm
Loveland’s Oktoberfest is fun for everyone. This county-fair style event offers plenty to do in the way of activities for guests of all ages. There will (of course) be German beer, but a lot of other awesome additions making this festival totally unique, as well. Dig out your best lederhosen for the ‘Best Dressed’ competition, and come hungry because authentic German dishes are plentiful.
Oktoberfest 5K at Wibby Brewing
When: 9/17, 10 – 1
In true Boulder County fashion, no holiday would be complete without a 5K run. Work up to a cold, delicious brew by jogging it out with friends and family to celebrate Wibby’s Oktoberfest. Start and finish at Wibby Brewing in Longmont and earn a free craft beer, collector’s pint glass, and bragging rights. You’ll be one of the few who can say they jogged to Oktoberfest.
Left Hand Brewing Oktoberfest
When: 9/23, 4:00pm & 9/24, 11:00 am
Live music and tasty pilsners await at Left Hand’s Oktoberfest. Kick off your weekend with a happy hour of epic proportions, or spend your Saturday listening to live music, hanging outside at The Garden, or putting your muscles to the test during the stein holding competition. Tickets are on sale now. Get yours before it’s too late.
When: 10/1 – 2, all day
For a real authentic experience, reserve a table at Bohemian Biergarten. This Boulder tap room and beer hall has made a name for itself by having some of the best traditional German beers on tap year-round. This fall, the German-style bar will be packed with beer lovers from all walks of life, donning their finest lederhosen and clinking glasses with neighbors. Dance to polka music and fuel up with hand-made sausages. You may just believe you’re in Germany after all.
Celebrate the start of fall with a fun community event that celebrates people, beer, and merriment. Colorado knows how to brew beer and Boulderites know how to drink it. Don’t let Oktoberfest pass without clinking steins with a new friend.