Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver
(Douglas County, Colo.) Breweries across Douglas County invite guests to strap on their dirndls and lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest. Across the county, from Castle Rock to Lone Tree, there are many ways to celebrate with specialty beer releases, dachshund races, and everything in between. Here are five Oktoberfest events to enjoy this month.
9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday at Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St. in Highlands Ranch.
Oktoberfest starts bright and early in Highlands Ranch with a 9 a.m. 5K for anyone who wants to start the day with a walk or run. After the race, guests are welcome to join in on a day full of activities.
This free, family-friendly Oktoberfest is a celebration for all ages. Guests can enjoy authentic German food, music, vendors, beers, and Dachshund races. Kids can have fun too with balloons, bounce houses, face painting, and games galore.
11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday at 105 West Brewing Co., 1043 Park St. in Castle Rock.
105 West Brew Co. invites guests to enjoy steins full of specialty beers and a day of festivities. Festivities include food, games, contests, music, and German-inspired beers.
The event is free, but steins are $12 and include a half-liter fill of any beer.
1- 9 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Castle Rock, 400 Wilcox St.
Oktoberfest is huge this year with over 13 breweries, multiple wines, seltzers, cocktails, over 19 food trucks, bounce houses, a climbing wall, a Velcro wall, face painting, balloon art, stein-holding competitions, music, shows, and more.
Local artist Chris Burch created the 2022 Commemorative Steins and sales begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Red Tents located on 4th Street and Wilcox St. Prices range from $32 to $34. Entry is free to the event.
3- 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Barnett and Son Brewing Co., 18425 Pony Express Dr. in Parker
Oktoberfest celebration is in full effect this weekend at Barnett and Son Brew Co. with seasonal brews like an Oktoberfest lager and a Dunkel. The weekend will also include food trucks and a stein hoisting competition at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The event is free with food and beers available for purchase.
2 - 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Prairie Sky Park, 9381 Crossington Way in Lone Tree.
Lone Tree will celebrate Colorado’s love for craft breweries in this year’s Craftoberfest.
Guests 21 years old and over can sample beers from the South Metro’s craft breweries while enjoying bluegrass music and German cuisine.
Craftoberfest also features polka, games, and contests like a stein hoisting competition
Tickets are $8 for designated drivers or guests under 21 and range from $25-$35 for guests participating in the beer tastings.