Guten Tag Parker! It’s Oktoberfest Time!

Guten Tag Parker!

It’s Oktoberfest Time!

Parker Oktoberfest
September 15th, 16th & 17th | O’Brien Park

Get your Lederhosen ready and make sure your Stein lifting muscles are toned – it’s time for the 12th annual Parker Oktoberfest! Prost!

What started as a cultural awareness event and fundraising opportunity twelve years ago has grown into a beloved annual festival, drawing well over 35,000 visitors over the course of the weekend, all of whom are all ready for some good ol’ Bavarian fun. Now in its 12th year, this year’s Oktoberfest promises to be the best fest yet. With German heritage as the central theme, Oktoberfest is all about the Paulaner beers, Der Weingartern, Schnapps (both Apple Schönauer and Benchmark Egg Liquor – yes you heard that right) and amazing food and world class entertainment. This free, family friendly event, will be held in O’Brien Park beginning Friday, September 15th (6pm-10pm), continuing through the weekend from 11am,-10pm Saturday, September 16th and wrapping up Sunday, September 17th from 10am-5pm. It’s a weekend full of German food, ales and wine, wares from numerous vendors, a wide variety of activities, live German music, Bavarian dancers, and numerous competitions – entertainment for everyone!

There are several new additions to the Parker Oktoberfest this year, including Maerchen Land (German Fairytale Land.) Sunday’s line-up includes a dachshund race and a dachshund costume contest will be part of the fun; make sure you sign up your four legged-friend. Got facial hair? The inaugural mustache competition will give you a chance to show off that ‘stache with flair. Additionally, there will be a silent auction and raffle give-aways. You won’t be able to miss the big tent near the family center were You Glow Bingo will be adding to the excitement on Saturday from 12pm-6pm & 8pm-10:30pm and again Sunday from 11am-1:30pm and 2pm-5pm. Saturday night’s big game is the Black Eyed Experience so be sure to wear your funky bright colors to shine under the tent.

The Colorado Council of Arts, Science & Culture (CASC) began the tradition of Parker Oktoberfest in order to celebrate German culture and raise funds for other important CASC events and partnerships throughout the year. With traditional food and ale, dancing, music and entertainment for the whole family, Oktoberfest is guaranteed to be Viel Spaß! (Much fun!)

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