Fun, Food, Fall Colors, Friends, Family, Festivities…. And Beer!
Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest with music, food, beer, games and activities for kids and adults, chef competition and much more. We're taking an Oktoberfest and stamping it with Steamboat's western brand. No German beer here, just good ol' Colorado Rocky Mountain beer, food and festivities.
5th Annual Steamboat OktoberWest
The event will kickoff Friday night with the Pedaling Posse Parade in Steamboat Springs' historic downtown leading patrons to their favorite restaurants for the Suds & Grub event with beer tastings and food specials.
Saturday is packed with entertainment for everyone in the family. Admission to the event is FREE. Embrace the true OktoberWest spirit with the I Love Beef Cook-Off. Vote on your favorite Steamboat restaurant and sample the best of Colorado beef.
Burgess Creek is flowing and the festivities will surround the new promenade. The kids will have fun trying their hand at roping with the Ranch Roundup Games, or playing at the Gondola Adventure Zone. Enjoy a refreshing beer during the free concerts, featuring Wheeler Brothers, and Mile Markers.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 20 - Downtown Steamboat Springs
5:30pm Pedaling Posse Parade - Cruiser bikes lead the way from Little Toots Park (12th and Yampa St.) through historic downtown for the Suds & Grub event. Winner of the costume contest receives a $100 bar tab at The Tap House.
6pm Suds & Grub - Beer Tastings and Food Specials! Get your beer tasting tokens at Little Toots Park or Howelsen Place to be used at participating restaurants.
Saturday, September 21 - Steamboat Ski Area
10am- 4pm Gondola open - Buy a Saturday Gondola pass and it is good for the entire weekend
10am- 4pm 50% Off Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Activities
2:30- 3:30 pm Mile Markers FREE concert
2- 5pm I Love Beef Cook-Off & Tasting- Featuring Local Chefs and Colorado Beef
2- 6pm OktoberWest Festival - Gondola Transit Center, Mt. Werner Circle
2- 6pm Beer Garden Open- Free Beer Samples (some of the best brews in the Rockies)
2- 6pm Ranch Roundup Games for the kids
4:30 - 6pm Wheeler Brothers FREE concert
5:30pm Announcement of I Love Beef Cook-Off Winners
Sunday, September 22 - Steamboat Ski Area
9:30 am- 4pm Gondola open
10am- 4pm Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Activities
10:45am- 4pm $5 Bloody Mary Bar - Oasis Sundeck, top of the Gondola
Oktoberwest Festival Admission- FREE
I Love Beef Cook-Off - Availalbe for $15 the day of the event Beer Garden Tickets - $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Includes beer stein and tastings
Beer Garden & Beef Combo - $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Includes beer stein and beer/beef tastings
*No dogs allowed at the event site