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The 2013 Oktoberfest season will soon be upon us! Fermentedly Challenged is gathering a list of all of the known Colorado Oktoberfests and Harvest Festival events around the state. This list will be continually updated throughout the Spring and Summer leading up to the start of Oktoberfest season starting in late August.
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. These are a collection of community related events. There will also be some brewery specific events scheduled and will be added later as they are announced.
Take a look below 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. Some websites won't be updated till later this year. More events will be added as they become known.
List of 2013 Colorado Oktoberfest & Harvest Celebrations
Last updated: September 3, 2013
Denver Metro Area
* Arvada - TBA - Last year October 5-6, 2012 - Olde Town Arvada.
* Brighton - October 5, 2013 - Fall Festival Bazaar - Adams County Fairgrounds - Exhibit Hall.
* Broomfield - September 21, 2013 - Broomfield Days.
* Castle Rock - September 14, 2013 - 11am-7pm - Festival Park (2nd & Perry St).
* Denver - September 27-29 & Oct. 4-6, 2013 - Lower Downtown at 20th & Larimer.
* Denver - September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2013 - Lowry Beer Garden.
* Edgewater - September 21-22, 2013 - Celtic Harvest Festival - Citizens Park (22nd & Benton)
* Highlands Ranch - September 21, 2013 - Town Center South. 2pm - 10pm.
* Littleton - September 13-15, 2013 - Summerset Festival - Clement Park (7306 W. Bowles Ave)
* Parker - September 14-15, 2013 - Historic Downtown - O'Brien Park
Boulder County Area
* Erie - Erie Harvest Fest - October 5, 2013 - Erie Community Park.
* Louisville - September 13-14, 2013 - Steinbaugh Pavillion - 824 Front Street.
* Longmont - September 20-21, 2013 - 4-10pm Fri - 12-10pm Sat - Roosevelt Park and Pavilion.
* Nederland - Oktoberfest Mountain Bike Race - September 14, 2013 - Guercio Ball Field 8am-10pm.
* Niwot - October 5, 2013 - Cottonwood Square - 2pm - 9pm.
Northern Colorado Area
* Berthoud - October 5th, 2013 - 11am to 6pm - Fickel Park
* Brush - Oktoberfest - September 28, 2013 - Main Street at Clayton.
* Estes Park - Autumn Gold Festival - September 21-22, 2013 - Bond Park
* Fort Collins - FORToberfest - September 20-21, 2013 - Old Town - Bikes, Beers, Bands.
* Greeley - Oktobrewfest - September 27 & 28, 2013 - Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 11am-9pm. Lincoln Park.
* Loveland - Oktoberfest - September 21, 2013 11am-8pm - Grimm Bros Brewhouse 623 Denver Ave.
* Steamboat Springs - OktoberWest - September 20-22, 2013 - Steamboat Ski Area.
* Windsor - Volgafest - September 28, 2013 - Community Recreation Center - 4pm - 8pm.
Southern Front Range Area
* Canon City - September 29-30, 2013 - Harvest Festival - Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.
* Canon City - Sept. 14 - Oct. 6, 2013 - Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest Train - 12:30pm
* Colorado Springs - September 27-29, 2013 - The Citadel - Northeast parking lot.
* La Veta - October 5, 2012 - on Main Street - Beer Garden.
* Larkspur - September 14, 2013 - Harvest & Craft Fest - Community Park - 9am-4pm.
* Monument - September 21, 2013 - Pikes Peak Brewing Co.
* Pueblo - September 13-14, 2013 - Pueblo Union Depot.
* Woodland Park Rocky Mt. OktoberfestPLUS - Sept 12-22, 2013 - Ute Pass Cultural Center.
Mountains / Western Slope Area
* Beaver Creek - August 31 - September 1, 2013 - Main Plaza.
* Breckenridge - September 13-15, 2013 - 19th Annual.
* Carbondale - October 5, 2013 - Oktoberfest - downtown Main Street.
* Cedaredge - October 5-6, 2013 - Applefest - Town Park.
* Durango - Sept 14-15, 2013 - Main Ave downtown betw 9th & 10th - 11am-5pm.
* Frisco - August 31 - September 2, 2012 - Adventure Park.
* Fruita - September 27-29, 2013 - Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival - Downtown
* Georgetown - October 19 & 26, 2013 - Beer tasting trains 5:30pm - Oktoberfest @ Georgetown Loop.
* Grand Junction - October 5, 2013 - downtown - 10am - 10pm.
* Montrose - October 5, 2013 - Centennial Plaza - downtown - 1pm - 6pm.
* Morrison - T.E.V. Edelweiss Club - August 24, 2013 - 12pm to 12am.
* Ouray - October 5, 2013 - 2pm - 10pm - Ouray Community Center & 6th Ave.
* Pagosa Springs - ColorFest - September 21, 2013 - Town Park at Hermosa St. - 12pm - 7pm.
* Vail - September 6-8 (Lionshead) & 13-15 (Vail Village), 2013.
* Vail - October 5, 2013 - Sonnenalp Hotel - 11am to 8pm.
Some of these celebrations will be 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.
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