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Grand Junction’s Oktoberfest moves venue to Main Street

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WHAT: Oktoberfest

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Main Street between Third & Fifth streets

COST: Admission is free

INFO: http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/oktoberfest

Don your best lederhosen or dirndl and celebrate Saturday, Oct. 4 — Grand Junction’s Oktoberfest is moving to Main Street. The event, which was recently taken over by Townsquare Media, will run along the stretch between Third and Fifth streets from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

According to Amanda Crysler, an events manager for Townsquare Media, the biggest change to the event is its new location. For the past seven years, it was located primarily in a parking lot on Colorado Avenue.

“We’re on Main Street now to help welcome Tour of the Moon riders,” Crysler confirmed. “It’s more visible when an event is on Main Street as opposed to a parking lot.”



With other events going on downtown this weekend — like Colorado West Marching Band Parade and Festival downtown Saturday morning ­— moving from the parking lot also created more parking opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Traditional Oktoberfest offerings stay the same however. Alpine Echo will provide live music for the downtown street dance from 4-8 p.m., plus Warsteiner beer, strudel and bierosch (cabbage burgers) will be available for purchase.



Other activities include a Hansel and Gretel kids costume contest at 1:30 p.m., a weinerdog race starting at 2 p.m., and a St. Pauli Girl look-alike contest at 4 p.m.

“The German Club has been involved with Oktoberfest since the beginning over 30 years ago,” German American Club president Jim Witt said, adding that Grand Junction’s Elks Club will also be on site to help out.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/oktoberfest.


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