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Oktoberfest celebration takes place Saturday in Glenwood Springs

Sharill Hawkins
Special to the Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
D'Miesbacher Oimtaler, a Bavarian Club, will entertain you and encourage you to dance at this year's Oktoberfest.

The Glenwood Downtown Market and Glenwood Canyon Brewpub invite you to celebrate Glenwood’s sixth annual Oktoberfest from noon till 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Ninth and Grand.

The original Oktoberfest occurred in Munich, Germany, on Oct. 12, 1810. It was the public celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Theresa of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1811, an agricultural show was added to celebrate the harvest season. In later years the 16-day celebration was pushed forward when the days were longer and warmer in late September.

Glenwood Springs’ Oktoberfest will feature live music, dance performances, beer, wine, food and farmers market booths. Beginning at noon, local rock band The Missing Links will perform. Entertainment then turns back to traditional Oktoberfest music with Alpine Echo at 3:30 p.m. During Alpine Echo’s breaks, D’Miesbacher Oimtaler, a Bavarian Club dedicated to the preservation of the Bavarian culture, will perform. They will be presenting traditional schuhplattler and folk dances. The audience is encouraged to join the dancers.

This year the festival will be featuring Glenwood Canyon Brewpub’s finest brews. The Downtown Market will have a limited number of authentic beer steins for sale. With the purchase of a beer stein, it will be filled once with beer, free of charge. Andy’s Bavarian Deli will be serving various traditional Oktoberfest hot foods. Colorado wine from Woody Creek Cellars will be served. Several of our regular Downtown Market exhibitors will be offering their products at our Oktoberfest harvest celebration.

The sponsors for Oktoberfest this year are Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, The Hotel Denver, Turtle’s Liquors, Rosi’s Little Bavarian Restaurant, Berthod Motors and brought to you by the Glenwood Downtown Market.

Come and enjoy Downtown Glenwood Springs’ sixth annual Oktoberfest and help continue a festive 200-year-old tradition.

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