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A change in the weather? Time for Oktoberfest

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

When the air turns cool and the leaves begin to change, it’s time for Oktoberfest in Glenwood Springs. The second annual Oktoberfest takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Centennial Park at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. The festival includes live music, dance performances, beer, hot food and vendors.

At noon, Fort Collins based-band SoulFeel takes center stage, delivering its signature funky roots rock with a twist of Delta blues. Entertainment then turns to the more traditional Oktoberfest sounds, with Alpine Echo at 3 p.m. The band will play traditional German polka tunes with John Pataky of Rosi’s Bavarian Restaurant as the accordion player.During Alpine Echo’s breaks, D’Miesbacher Oimtaler, a Bavarian club dedicated to the preservation of the Bavarian culture and customs through dances, music and traditional clothing performs. They’ll play traditional Schuhplattler dances and folk dances and also the playing of cow bells. Audience participation is encouraged.Beers Erdinger Oktoberfest-Weizen and Veltins Pilsener will be available on tap along with Woody Creek wines.

“We are excited to have authentic performers, food and beer that represent traditional Oktoberfests,” said Cindy Svatos, coordinator and volunteer for the Glenwood’s Downtown Market. “This is a traditional festival that has gone by the wayside for too long and we are proud to bring it back and make it another successful event for Downtown Glenwood.”

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