Steamboat OktoberWest

Fri. Sep. 19, 2014 - Sun. Sep. 21, 2014

5:00 PM

Various locations, Steamboat Springs

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 & Grub, a cruiser bike parade through historic downtown with stops at restaurants for beer tastings and food specials.

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.

 Oktoberwest Beer And Food  

Spend the afternoon tasting Colorado Beer, sampling Colorado Beef and relaxing with your feet in the creek at the Steamboat Mountain Village.

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!

The OktoberWest Festival takes place in Gondola Square and along Burgess Creek from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Buy tickets online for the I Love Beef Cook Off and Beer Garden. 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.

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! Listen to live music from the Steamboat Stage beginning at 2:30 p.m. Lederhosen T-Shirts and Collector Mugs are available for purchase at the event.

Event Pricing

  • Oktoberwest Festival Admission - FREE
  • I Love Beef Cook-Off & tasting: $20; available at the door
  • Beer Garden Entrance*: $27 online in advance, $35 at the door. (Includes beer stein and tastings)
  • Beer Garden* & I Love Beef Cook-Off Combo: $37 online in advance, $45 at the door. (Includes beer stein and beer/beef tastings)

*Must be 21 years or older to attend the Beer Garden.

2014 Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 19 - Downtown Steamboat

5:00 p.m.  Pedaling Posse Parade, Howelsen Hill to Little Toots Park
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Suds & Grub, downtown Steamboat participating restaurants

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
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Live music TBA
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

Sunday, September 21

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Gondola open, Mountain Base Area
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Activities, Mountain Base Area

Full Calendar

No dogs allowed at the event site.