There Is Certainly No Shortage of Activities at the Denver Oktoberfest This Weekend

This Saturday, Denver celebrates 50 years of Oktoberfest with one of the best German celebrations in the nation! Don’t miss the festival USA Today calls the best Oktoberfest in the United States on September 28th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.!

From keg bowling to stein hoisting and the long dog derby, there’s something at the Denver celebration for Oktoberfest pros and first-timers. Other featured activities will include a brat eating contest, stein racing, adult tricycle racing, and a beer barrel roll. Get a weekend pass and you won’t miss out on any of the action.

Of course, there will also be plenty of delicious food and beer to indulge in all weekend long. Rhein Haus Denver will provide authentic German grub, while Breckenridge Brewery and Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau will serve up imported and domestic brews.

There will be tons of entertainment as well! Enjoy live music by a handful of bands and live acts, including Denver’s Thirsty 5, Polkanauts, Polka Folka, Funkiphino, and more. There will also be a silent disco and a costume contest.

The origin of Oktoberfest can be traced back to October 12, 1810, the wedding day of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Against tradition, the couple invited Munich’s common people to the festivities. The events were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates now called Theresienwiese (Theresa’s Meadow). Forty thousand people showed up for the celebration. A year later, they decided to throw the party all over again as an anniversary tribute to the royal couple. And so the tradition began…

Denver Oktoberfest is free to enter. Tickets for beer, food, and access to Beer Hall can be purchased online in advance or on-site with a credit card or cash. For tickets, more event information, and a full schedule of activities visit

At Oxford Pointe Apartments in Thornton, Colorado, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, September 28, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Larimer Square
2100 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado 80205

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