Prost! It’s Oktoberfest Time!

Prost! It’s Oktoberfest Time!

Castle Rock Oktoberfest
September 30th | 1pm – 9pm | Wilcox Square

The 24th Annual Castle Rock Oktoberfest, sponsored by Bellco Credit Union, transforms Castle Rock into a Bavarian playground on Saturday, September 30th, from 1pm–9pm, right in the heart of Downtown at Wilcox Square and the surrounding streets. This very popular fall festival will be one hour longer this year and feature free bounce houses, face painters and balloon artists, German dancers, live music, football courtesy of Xfinity, food trucks and a variety of adult beverages.

Local favorite, Rockyard Brewing Company, will serve as the primary beer provider and will be joined by ten other breweries including 105 West, Grist, Blue Spruce, Barnett & Son, Lone Tree Brewing, Deschutes, Paulaner, Astro Tap, Four Sons and Odyssey. Last summer, over 10,000 people gathered in Downtown Castle Rock to sample brews, bratwursts and dance the day away. This year’s festivities begin with a ceremonial keg tapping and set the stage for stein hoisting, classic Bavarian tunes and family activities. Oktoberfest is the largest regional draw event that the Downtown Merchants Association produces.

Getting to and from the event can be made a bit easier with free shuttle service, provided by the Downtown Alliance, between the Town lot and the event every fifteen minutes from 12:30pm-9:00pm. Residents can also take advantage of Lyft rides available at the event to ensure they arrive home safely.

If you are driving to the event, the Douglas County Parking garage at 3rd and Jerry will be open as well as the Douglas County lot on Elbert Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. The Town of Castle Rock parking lot is 2 blocks south of the event at the corner of South and Perry Streets. Be aware that Wilcox between 3rd and 5th Streets will be closed along with Jerry Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, 4th Street between Perry and Jerry Streets and 3rd Street between Perry and Wilcox.

Oktoberfest guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs &/or picnic blankets to find a spot to claim as their own home base during the event. The festival covers a lot of ground, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen! Although warm weather is anticipated, be sure to check the event’s Facebook or Twitter page for the most up to date event information (in the event of Colorado weather blitzkrieg!)

For more information on this and other Downtown Castle Rock events, visit www.downtowncastlerock.com

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