It’s not often that a dash of authentic culture works its way into Colorado life. The town of Berthoud is accomplishing exactly that with the Berthoud Oktoberfest this Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For the day, Berthoud residents and non-residents alike will gather at Fickel Park to celebrate German heritage with a number of unique activities.
Here are five reasons that Berthoud Oktoberfest is unlike any other festival:
- German Music
Festival-goers can enjoy the tunes of two authentic German bands throughout the day. Steve Rock Band hits the stage from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Dick Zavodny Band plays from 4-6 p.m.
- German Dancing
In between the live music, attendees will be treated to a performance by the Chalet Dancers from 1:30-2 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. Feel free to get up and dance along!
- Lederhosen/Dirndl Contests
For those of you with lederhosen and dirndl hanging in the back of your closet, now is the chance you’ve been waiting for! Model your ethnic get-up at the lederhosen/dirndl contests for both adults and children at 4 p.m.
- Pretzel Eating Contest
For the kids who left their lederhosen and dirndl in the hamper, there will also be a pretzel eating contest. Children grades K-5 (broken into two age groups) can show off their pretzel chomping skills starting at 2:30 p.m.
- German Food
What would a German festival be without traditional German food? Brats, krautburgers, pretzels and more will be available throughout the day. Berthoud Brewing and City Star & Probst will also be serving their finest brews.
For more information, visit http://www.berthoudoktoberfest.com/.
High Country Beverage is a proud supporter of Berthoud Oktoberfest.