Octoberfest - Denver CO - September 2012

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Octoberfest - Denver CO - September 2012


Oktoberfest - Denver


The 43rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration started this past weekend in Denver's Ballpark Neighborhood and still have another weekend to enjoy the fun!     This event usually attracts 350,000 over the 6-day festival, celebrating the German heritage where you will enjoy food and fun for all ages.



WHERE:    Between 20th & 22nd on Larimer St.


WHEN:    9/28, 9/29 & 9/30

FREE Entry


HOURS:  Fridays-5pm-2am  Saturdays-10am-2am  Sundays - 10am to 5pm


German and Rock bands will be the featured throughout the festival and you can check out the bands here.




History of Oktoberfest -
October 12,1810 Celebrating the wedding of Bavaria's Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen and they invited common people to the festivities held over 5 days.    There were 40,000 that attended the celebrations and became a yearly party.

History of Denver's Oktoberfest -
Freda & Hertha Thomas owned two shops on Larimer Square downtown and in 1969 decided to honor their heritage and displayed a key of Coors beer, served pretzels and white radishes.    These celebrations continued at 14th & Larimer until 2007, where the Denver celebrations moved to the Ballpark Neighborhood.




Visit the schedule for events to plan when to attend.  You won't want to miss the events - 5K run, bratwurst eating contest, long dog derby & costume contest.      All this AND food, bier & music!




Map to Oktoberfest


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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Joan: This is the next best thing to being in Germany...Take plenty of photos if you go this weekend.

Sep 24, 2012 02:47 AM #6
Anja Kerstens
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Morgan Hill, CA
GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real

Isn't it amazing how this German tradition is celebrated worldwide? A local vineyard celebrates it too with wine! 

Sep 24, 2012 02:52 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I wish we could be there to sample the beer.

Have a great week and be sure to have a camera in hand to capture the changing colors of the season.

Sep 24, 2012 03:33 AM #8
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan- Oktoberfest's are so much fun. This one looks well attended. I love seeing all the people in costume.

Sep 24, 2012 04:18 AM #9
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Joan...wish I was going to be there. This sounds like a great time.

Sep 24, 2012 05:15 AM #10
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I just love Oktoberfest celebrations - all that music, food and, dare I say, BIER!  I hope that you can attend and have a great time, Joan!

Sep 24, 2012 06:11 AM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joan, Oktoberfest celebrations are always a good time for the entire family.

Sep 24, 2012 08:12 AM #12
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Always something fun to do in Denver CO, and this should surely bring the crowds!

Sep 24, 2012 08:25 AM #13
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

Wow! That is a lot of visitors to Octoberfest in Denver CO! Sounds like a great time!

Hope you are having a nice day!

Sep 24, 2012 08:38 AM #14
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Sounds like a rocking time in Denver...do you have one of those skirts JOan??

Sep 24, 2012 09:04 AM #15
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Octoberfest started last weekend, but we have another opportunity to enjoy the music & food this coming weekend too.       Last year's celebrations were very fun, and hope to get there this weekend.   

Ginny, no gave that skirt away, should have kept it!   :-)

Sep 24, 2012 09:12 AM #16
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joan, we are having one right around the corner from my office in New London, CT.  I have to post a blog about it in a couple of days.  These events always draw large crowds around here!!!

Sep 24, 2012 10:13 AM #17
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Joan, I've always enjoyed Octoberfest...good food, lots of fun and usually lots of good beer.
Sep 24, 2012 11:52 AM #18
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Joan, I am looking forward to attending a few such events in my home town. It's a good time waiting to happen. 

Sep 24, 2012 12:38 PM #19
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Joan, I haven't attend one of these Octoberfest since my assignment in Germany back in the 70's. I know everyone in your area will enjoy this 6 day event. I do remember how much Fun they were. They bratwurst eating contest would interest me, since I gave up drinking beer.

Sep 24, 2012 01:47 PM #20
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Octoberfests are always so much fun, Joan. Thanks for the history of both.

Sep 24, 2012 10:17 PM #21
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Octoberfest in Denver CO looks like a blast, all the food and entertainment, you can't beat it.

Sep 25, 2012 08:46 AM #22
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Over 350,000 people to visit Octoberfest in Denver CO, such a popular event.

Sep 25, 2012 08:58 AM #23
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Joan, I'm not a beer drinker but I sure enjoy a good schnitzel and also bratwurst mit brotchen. That would be enough for me to attend an Oktoberfest celebration. :)


Sep 25, 2012 04:37 PM #24
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Octoberfest is a fun event, and not being a beer drinker either, there are other drinks available from local bars located on this street.    I will be fun this weekend!

Sep 26, 2012 11:34 PM #25
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