Thursday, August 9, 2012

2012 Oktoberfest celebrations in Colorado

2012 Oktoberfests in Colorado"Eins zwei drei veir!" ... "Lift your steins and drink some beer!

The 2012 Oktoberfest season is upon us! Summertime is wrapping up and the harvest is upon us, and it's time to turn our thoughts to seasonal celebrations. And what better way to celebrate than with a good ol' Oktoberfest celebration! 2012 has a lot of celebrations spread throughout the state of Colorado.

Colorado, aka the "Napa Valley of Beer", is no stranger to Oktoberfest celebrations and there are plenty of them being planned for this August, September and October.

Take a look at the list of Colorado cities hosting Oktoberfests or Harvest festivals this year. Links to their official sites are given if known. Dates, times and website links are subject to change at any time. More events will be added as they become known.

List of 2012 Colorado Oktoberfest Celebrations
Last updated: October 1, 2012

* Arvada - October 5-6, 2012 - Olde Town Arvada.
* Aspen / Snowmass Village - Sept. 8, 2012.
* Beaver Creek - Sept. 1-2, 2012
* Berthoud - October 6, 2012 - 11am to 6pm.
* Boulder - TBA.
* Breckenridge - Sept. 14-16, 2012 - 18th Annual.
* Broomfield - Sept. 15 - Broomfield Days 9am - 5pm - Midway Park.
* Brush - Oktoberfest & Car Show - Sept. 21-22, 2012 - Main Street.
* Canon City - Sept. 22 - Harvest Festival at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.
* Carbondale - October 5-6, 2012 - Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest.
* Castle Rock - October 6, 2012 - Festival Park. 

* Colorado Springs - October 19-21 - Security Service Field.
* Denver - Sept. 21-23 & 28-30, 2012 - Lower Downtown at 20th & Larimer.
* Denver - September 28-30 - Lowry Beer Garden.
* Durango - September 15-16 - Main Ave downtown.
* Erie - Rods & Wings Day - Oktoberfest - October 6, 2012.
* Estes Park - Autumn Gold Festival - September 22-23, 2012 - Bond Park.
* Fort Collins - FORToberfest - September 21-22, 2012 - Old Town Square.
* Frisco - August 31 - September 2, 2012 - Adventure Park.
* Georgetown - October 20-21 & 27-28, 2012 - Oktoberfest at the Georgetown Loop.
* Glenwood Springs - Sept. 29, 2012 - 6th annual - Centennial Park.
* Golden - GoldenFest - Sept. 8, 2012 - noon to 5pm - Golden City Brewery.
* Grand Junction - October 6, 2012 - downtown - 10am - 10pm.
* Greeley - Sept. 28-29, 2012 - Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 11am-7pm. Lincoln Park.
* Highlands Ranch - September 22, 2012 - Town Center South.
* La Veta - October 6, 2012 - on Main Street.
* Louisville - Sept. 14-15, 2012 - Steinbaugh Pavillion.
* Longmont - Sept. 28-29, 2012 - Roosevelt Park and Pavilion.
* Montrose - October 6, 2012 - Centennial Plaza - 1pm - 6pm.
* Morrison - T.E.V. Edelweiss Club - August 25, 2012.
* Niwot - October 6, 2012 - Cottonwood Square - 2pm - 9pm.
* Ouray - October 6, 2012 - 5pm - 10pm - Ouray Community Center.
* Pagosa Springs - September 8, 2012 - town park 12pm - 7pm.
* Parker - Sept. 15-16, 2012 - O'Brien Park - 11am - 6:30pm.
* Pueblo - September 14-15, 2012 - Pueblo Union Depot.
* Steamboat Springs - OktoberWest - Sept. 21-23, 2012.
* Vail - Sept. 7-9 & 14-16, 2012.
* Windsor - September 15, 2012 - Boardwalk Park - 11am - 4pm.
* Woodland Park Rocky Mt. OktoberfestPLUS - September 22-23, 2012 - Ute Pass Cultural Center.



Some of these celebrations are detailed in the Colorado Beer Festivals and Events calendar listings on this site. Most city chamber of commerce web sites will have up to date information on their city's celebration.

Related articles:
- 2013 Colorado Oktoberfest celebrations.
- Last year's Oktoberfest celebrations. (2011)

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