Monday, September 23, 2013

Oktoberfest Denver gears up for 44th year

Oktoberfest Denver 2013As the fall season begins, Denver is preparing to host their annual Oktoberfest celebration in the Lower Downtown area. Returning for its 44th year, Oktoberfest Denver brings the everlasting German tradition to the streets of Denver. Check out their official press release on this festival below and get ready to hoist some steins and enjoy some traditional festival food.

[PRESS RELEASE] DENVER, Sept. 23, 2013 — In honor of more than 200 years of Oktoberfest tradition, Oktoberfest Denver returns for its 44th year as one of the country’s biggest and longest running traditions. The six-day event (Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6), hosted by Human Movement Management (HMM), will fill the streets of Denver with more than 500,000 people.

"Oktoberfest has been a staple in Denver since 1969," said Jeff Suffolk, HMM president. "We do our best to be as bavarian as possible and bring some of Germany to 20th and Larimer Street. What better way to get people together than food, bier and good music."

Oktoberfest Denver is open to the public and features two weekends packed full of Bavarian-themed events. Food, bier, music and the 3rd annual Stein Hoisting National Championships will be featured throughout each weekend.

The DasHustlehoff 5k fun run takes place on Saturday, September 28th. Participants don their finest Baywatch attire or lederhosen, in tribute to David Hasselhoff, while running through the spectator-filled streets of Denver. Additional entertainment options include keg bowling, bratwurst eating contest (Oct. 5), Long Dog Derby (Oct. 6), and the sounds of continuous live polka and rock music.

“We recently became famous for the World Championships of Stein Hoisting, which has grown to more than 6,000 participants annually and an estimate of 19,000 spectators at the Saturday night finals,” said Suffolk. “The Long Dog Derby is always a crowd favorite and keg bowling is a great opportunity to test your strength.”

VIP packages are available for 21+ Oktoberfest Denver participants, which includes all you can eat and drink, an Oktoberfest Denver 32oz ceramic stein, an Oktoberfest Denver t-shirt and a German hat.

Oktoberfest Denver recognizes Samuel Adams, Coors Distributing Company, Jagermeister and Barefoot Wines as sponsors for this year’s festivities.

(Images provided by Oktoberfest Denver)

About Oktoberfest Denver
The origins of Oktoberfest Denver began in 1969 when shop owner’s Fred and Hertha Thomas decided to honor their favorite tradition in front of their shops by tapping a keg and serving pretzels and white radishes. Now hosted on the 20th block of Larimer Street, Oktoberfest Denver attracts more than 500,000 attendees and donates more than $55,000 a year to local charities. For more information, go to, become a fan of Oktoberfest Denver on Facebook, or follow @OktoberfestDen on Twitter.

About Human Movement Management
Human Movement Management™ (HMM) is an event production company based in Louisville, Colorado. For the last decade, HMM has been producing the world’s largest running races, beer festivals, triathlons, mud runs and outdoor events in North America. Yet, still find time for happy hour at the office lounge, “The Carni-Cabin.” Find online at or at this thing called The Facebook. It’s new.


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