Come and enjoy the fall festival that travel writers call, "The best Oktoberfest in the US."
Autumn is a beautiful season in the Rocky Mountains. One of the best ways to celebrate the crisp weather and changing colors is a trip to the Denver Oktoberfest. This fall festival has been a cherished tradition since 1969, hailed by travel writers from Maxim magazine and USA Today as one of the best Oktoberfests in the United States. This year's event promises to continue the time-honored tradition with plenty fun, food, and, most importantly, beer.
The 2015 Oktoberfest will take place for two weekends on September 18th-20th, and September 25th-27th, in the Ballpark Neighborhood off Larimer Street. There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, but the biggest draw is the beer. You'll be able to wet your whistle with suds from well-known national brands and local microbreweries and sample authentic German cuisine like bratwurst, sauerkraut, and pretzels. There'll also be plenty of beer-related events like a stein-hoisting contest and the national keg bowling championships. The Oktoberfest is also a mecca for music lovers. You can hear many great local rock acts or listen to a traditional German Oom-pah band.
The Renaissance Denver Hotel is a great place to stay if you're planning to attend this fall festival in Denver. The hotel is located near Larimer Street and other top attractions like the Denver Zoo, National Western Complex, and Elitch Gardens Amusement Park. If you want a change of pace from Oktoberfest fare, the hotel has the Vivace! Ristorante, which offers authentic Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere.