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September. www.steamboatchamber.com/ signature-events/oktoberwest Closer to home, we have ‘fests in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Berthoud and Estes Park to choose from: Loveland Oktoberfest Friday and Saturday, September 15-16th Loveland’s Oktoberfest will once again take place at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (623 Denver Ave.), offering up a unique and authentic Oktoberfest experience for all. Grimm Brothers beer will be served along with other Loveland brews from Big Beaver, Big Thompson, Buckhorn Brewers, Crow Hop, Loveland Aleworks, and Verboten, and Wibby Brewing from Longmont. Cuisine will be authentic German and the music will feature two local German polka bands in addition to a DJ spinning songs with German roots. Wear your dirndl and STYLE 2017
lederhosen for the best-dressed contest on Saturday afternoon, and partake in steinhoisting and Hammerschlagen contests. In addition to this free event on Friday and Saturday, there will be a ticketed Barbarian (yes, Barbarian and not Bavarian) dinner on Thursday, September 14th. What’s a Barbarian dinner, you ask? This inaugural feast will feature German-inspired food, eaten only with fingers and knives, paired with great beers. This sounds like a barrel of fun and one not to miss! For a complete schedule and more information, go to https://lovelandoktoberfest.org/ Fort Collins Fortoberfest Saturday, September 16th Fortoberfest may not be your traditional Oktoberfest, but it does contain all the necessary ingredients of food, local beers, music and dancing. This final outdoor
music festival of the season will feature 10+ hours of live music on the Old Town Square stage from 11 am-10 pm. Do it up FoCo style by riding your bike and wearing a costume! Fortoberfest is free to attend, with food and beverages for sale. Visit http://downtownfortcollins.com/events/ fortoberfest/ for the complete schedule. Estes Park Autumn Gold A Festival of Bands, Brats ‘n Beer Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24th Another favorite fall festival, Estes Park’s Autumn Gold captures the beauty of the bugling elk and the golden aspens in downtown Bond Park. Festivities on Saturday from 10 am -7 pm and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm include a line-up of local bands, pumpkin and face painting for the kids, a classic car show, and brats and beer vendors (in additional to fresh-squeezed lemonade,
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