Weekend off the Wagon – September 21-23

They serve beer at Oktoberfest. Crazy.

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It’s a light weekend for events in Denver. As in, there aren’t 400 festivals to choose from, just two or three.

All weekend long, Larimer between 20th and 22nd is shut down for your lederhosen enjoyment at the 43rd Annual Denver Oktoberfest. The entertainment on the street is pretty wild, but make sure you stop in the bars along the street as well – they’re open and they have awesome beers and specials as well.

Sunday, join the Wagon and Imbibe Denver at Ghost for the Beer Cocktail Shakedown.

Know about something that we missed? Have an event coming up? Send it our way: events@denveroffthewagon.com.

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.


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Denver Oktoberfest

2100 Larimer

Grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen and get ready for Denver’s 43nd annual Oktoberfest!

  • Fri: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Sat: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
  • Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Pedal the Plains

Yuma, Wray, Burlington

The inaugural Pedal The Plains bicycle tour is an annual three-day ride across Colorado’s High Plains. A celebration of Colorado cycling culture, this landmark event combines great rides, delicious eats, and close friends.

The Denver Post and the state of Colorado have joined together to create this unique event set in the heart of western agriculture, home of the frontier spirit that inspires all of us to
keep pedaling.

All event proceeds will benefit the Denver Post Community Foundation and the Eastern Plains host communities.

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Friday, September 21

Rockies vs. D-Backs

6:10pm – 9:30pm

Saturday, September 22

Oktoberfest at Copper Kettle

12pm – 10pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

The return of our famous Oktoberfest Lager.

Catered food from Helgas German Deli from 5:00 until all servings are gone

$10.00/plate includes: two kinds of brats, german potato salad, and warm sauerkraut.

“Ron and His Accordion” with live German music from 6:00-9:00pm.

Grilled Cheese and Leopold Brothers Apple Whiskey Tasting

3pm – 5pm

Cured, Boulder

Fall is officially here and what better way to prepare for the chilly weather ahead than with our famous grilled cheese and locally made apple whiskey. We’ll be breaking out the panini press and handing out tastes along with a sip of apple whiskey to welcome in the fall.

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The Lowry Harvest Festival

5pm – 8pm


Check out the Lowry Harvest Festival to taste Colorado wine, as well as races in the morning, a day’s worth of entertainment, and live music at night. Join several local wineries for free samples and a chance to buy wine direct from the winemakers.

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Fort Collins Fall Harvest Brewfest

6pm – 9pm

The Drake Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

We’re looking forward to fall and another season to celebrate this beautiful and bountiful time of year with your favorite brews, music, food and exaltation of all things canine. To help you find your inner beer enthusiast, you will find over 25 breweries, micro-distilleries and craft beer-inspired local food pairings. For most of us, that inner enthusiast resides closer to the outer and needs but a gentle nudge. For the rest, we leave it to the creative wizards of hops, malt and timing to coax out the more resistant. There is a lid for every pot or a brew for every palate and we’re here to help you discover what that might be!

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Rockies vs. D-Backs

6:10pm – 9:30pm

Sunday, September 23

Rockies vs. D-Backs

1:10pm – 4pm

Beer Cocktail Shakedown

2pm – 5pm

Ghost Plate & Tap

We know! We know! You don’t even know where you’ll start drinking Friday or who you’ll be sleeping with on Saturday. Much less what you’ll be doing Sunday. No sweat. Just know that we’ve got you covered for Sunday Funday for our Beer Cocktail Shakedown. Festivities start 2 pm at Ghost Plate & Tap (18th and Stout). Come watch bartenders compete for $500 and title of best beertail in the city. And yes football will be on too! No matter what you fancy, you’ll be treated to unlimited Breck and Wynkoop beer, samples of the concoctions, live music, some grub, and anything else your little heart desires. Giveaways all day from the breweries, Burton, Uber, and a ton of local restaurants! $15… Milk money.

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About PJ Hoberman

PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?