funnel cakes and roasted sweet corn). This is a great weekend to visit Estes and take a drive into Rocky Mountain National Park. Visit http://www.visitestespark.com/ events/autumn-gold-a-festival-of-bandsbrats-n-beer/5314/ for a complete schedule of events. Greeley OktoBREWfest – Friday and Saturday, September 29-30th Downtown Greeley’s historic Lincoln Park, located at 8th Street & 9th Avenue, sets the scene for this long-standing Oktoberfest. The event kicks-off Friday night from 5-10 pm with brats, beer, and a free concert. Saturday will include a craft show, children’s play area, more food and beer vendors, pie-eating and stein-lifting contests, and a full day of live music from 11 am – 9 pm. This traditional Oktoberfest offers up free fun for the entire family! For a complete schedule go to http://www. greeleydowntown.com/signature-events/ oktobrewfest-2017/ Berthoud Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 7th Perhaps the festival with the most authentic feel in Northern Colorado, Berthoud will celebrate its seventh annual Oktoberfest in downtown Fickel Park on Saturday, October 7, from 11 am – 6 pm. The beautiful large trees in this park add additional charm with their color-changing, falling leaves. Featuring traditional German food vendors, beer from local breweries City Star and Berthoud Brewing, polka and German music from the Dick Zavodny Band and the Steve Rock Band, and traditional dancing by the Chalet Dancers, the atmosphere will surely entice you to jump up and chicken-dance on the portable wooden dancefloor or partake in the dirndl and lederhosen contest. The Berthoud Oktoberfest certainly embraces the German heritage of the close-knit community. Visit https://berthoudoktoberfest.com/ for more information.
Julie Spencer, Accounting Manager at Style, loves exercising her right brain by writing, singing and playing music. Follow her blog of free and on-the-cheap things to do in NoCo at julesgems.weebly.com
Published on Aug 31, 2017