‘Tis the season of Oktoberfest and I love it. There’s nothing better than beer, brats, sauerkraut and polka on a crisp fall day. Okay, fall actually doesn’t start until September 23, but there have already been a few brisk Colorado mornings this month.
New Location for Loveland Oktoberfest
This year, the crowd-favorite will be held at Loveland’s Fairground Park just south of downtown at 700 S. Railroad Avenue. The new location means rain and sun protection under the large pavilions at the old fairground and plenty of parking.
Something super exciting has happened this year. All of Loveland’s breweries, along with Root Shoot Malting, came together to brew “Liebsland Helles” a collaboration beer to be featured at Loveland Oktoberfest as well as on the Old Chicago Oktoberfest Minitour. There will be special tappings of the beer throughout the state but to ensure that you get a pint, come to Loveland Oktoberfest.
Liebsland means Loveland and Helles is a traditional German pale lager produced mainly in Southern Germany. The German word “hell” is translated as “bright”, “light” or “pale”. The name of the beer is Loveland Oktoberfest perfection and it will be an approachable style for the wide variety of people who attend the event.
In addition to Lieberland Helles, all of the breweries will be pouring their beer at this event so have your stein ready.
This year’s musical selection at this two-day event will be German polka bands, accordion players and DJ KAAOS on Saturday night. In a nod to Oktoberfest under the tents in Munich, DJ KAAOS will spin German rock, rap and folk that’s perfect for a German celebration under the stars.
Beer, Brats & Baked Goods
Visitors to Loveland Oktoberfest won’t go hungry. Whether you crave savory or sweet, there will be both. Got brats? Got spaetzle? Loveland Oktoberfest will have those and more. Candies have been specially made for the event by the Colorado Candy Company and Sweet European Treats will please your palate with German baked goods.
Stump (like Hammerschlagen) is a much-loved game at Loveland Oktoberfest. This year, there will be a tournament and if you’d like to sign up your team early email Scott@GrimmBeer.com. The cost is $20/team of two and entry comes with a free beer for both team members.
Other entertainment will be available in the form of stein holding competitions, best dressed competitions, cornhole and a kid zone. In addition, there will be a few vendors selling their wares. Yes, there will be a vendor selling German items you won’t want to pass up like feathered hats and steins.
See you there!
Hosted by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and Benefitting Loveland Big Thompson Kiwanis
September 13-14, 2019
Friday, 4-9 p.m. | Saturday, 12 to 9 p.m.
Fairgrounds Park (click here for map)
Thursday, September 12 at 1015 S. Lincoln
It’s the kick-off to Loveland Oktoberfest. Unique event. Must be 21+.
For $50 tickets visit HERE. Ticket price goes up to $60 on September 4, 2019.