6th Annual Steamboat OktoberWest®
Celebrate the season at a Steamboat-style Oktoberfest including Rocky Mountain beer, local food specialties and festivities unique to Steamboat Springs.
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.
The weekend kicks off on Friday with Suds N Grub. Head downtown and stroll to participating restaurants to taste a variety of seasonal and local beers and enjoy delicious food specials. This event is a fundraiser for the Young Professionals Network.
Come to the pre party at the Chief Theater at 5:00 p.m. to pick up your tasting mug, beer tokens, a map of participating restaurants and a full list of beers and culinary treats offered. After the stroll ends at 9:00 p.m. join the after party at Schmiggity’s. More Info
The Main Event
Saturday’s event, OktoberWest at the Steamboat Mountain Village is free to attend, featuring great live music, the I Love Beef Cook Off and plenty of regional beers to taste in the beer garden.
The festival takes place in Gondola Square and along Burgess Creek. Spend the afternoon tasting Colorado Beer, sampling Colorado Beef and relaxing with your feet in the creek at the Steamboat Mountain Village.
Sample Colorado Beef from Steamboat’s finest restaurants; as they compete for the winner of the I Love Beef Cook Off. Attendees will taste dishes from each restaurant and cast their vote for their favorite!
The Beer Garden will feature over 20 Colorado Brewers, each sampling 2 kinds of brew. Each attendee receives a commemorative mug with the purchase of the Beer Garden ticket.
- Oktoberwest Festival Admission - FREE
- I Love Beef Cook-Off & tasting: $15; available at the door
- Beer Garden Entrance*: $27 online in advance, $30 at the door. (Includes beer stein and tastings)
- Beer Garden* & I Love Beef Cook-Off Combo: $37 online in advance, $40 at the door. (Includes beer stein and beer/beef tastings)
*Must be 21 years or older to attend the Beer Garden.
Gondola and Adventure Zone
Purchase your gondola ticket good for the whole weekend of riding, and the kids will have a blast at the Coca-Cola Adventure Zone at a 50% discount. Try out the new Water Wakerz, Ropes Course and the all-time favorite, Slingshot Bungee Jump!
Friday, September 19 - Downtown Steamboat
Saturday, September 20 - Steamboat Ski Area
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gondola open
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Activities
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Live music featuring Grammy nominated singer Shemekia Copeland
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. I Love Beef Cook-Off & tasting
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. OktoberWest Festival
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Beer Garden
5:30 p.m. Announcement of I Love Beef Cook-Off winners
No dogs allowed at the event site.