Posted on 03 Oct 2018
Happy October! It’s officially the month of amazing beer celebrations, including the king of all beer festivals – Oktoberfest. And even though the month of October is just now beginning, Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, has been going on since September 22. Do you know the history behind it? The festival originated at a royal wedding in 1810 – and has become a 204-year-old tradition since. That must have been one heck of a wedding party! #lifegoals
Speaking of events, we’ve found a few around town that Reunion residents might be interested in. The weather’s going to be perfect, so get out of the house and experience how amazing October is in Colorado.
PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday-Sunday, October 6-7, 10am-4pm, Four Mile Historic Park
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with old-fashioned fall fun at this beloved annual event! Build your own scarecrow, pick a pumpkin from the patch, and tour the park in a horse-drawn wagon. Admission is free!
October 7-11, The GrowHaus
Experience an exhilarating and unique culinary collaboration to celebrate farmers and chefs from all around Colorado. Each night, six chefs will come together to create a one-of-a-kind pop-up dinner. In addition to the delicious food and wonderful company, all the festivities will benefit Eat Denver and The GrowHaus.
ROBISCHON GALLERY EXHIBIT
Through November 3, Robischon Gallery
Not into Halloween? Get your artsy-fartsy on instead. Visit this incredible show of hand-carved wall plaques, sculptures, and mechanical installations by John Buck; always a guaranteed wow. Also featured are paintings by Paco Pomet and Fred Stonehouse and sculpture by Walter Robinson. This exhibit blends glimmers of folk art, humor, and a little magical thinking into a potent gallery experience.
5TH ANNUAL CHOCTOBERFEST
Saturday, October 13, 10am-6pm, Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Skip the pumpkin lattes and satisfy your chocolate craving instead! Peruse 25,000 square feet of Colorado’s most indulgent chocolate and beverage festival to date. Taste chocolate of every ilk, from dark to pure to milky, infused with nuts, tea or liquor, baked into brownies or rolled into rich truffles. Don’t miss the chocolate cake showdown! Indulge here.
October 21-30, Downtown Denver
While not on the same scale as the one in Germany, Denver’s own Oktoberfest has been ranked one of the largest beer festivals in the U.S. – attracting 350,000+ people. Held over the last two weekends of the month, you’ll find plenty of food, beer, music, and stein hoisting!
TRUNK OR TREAT
Sunday, October 28, 5-7pm, Rec Center
Feeling creative? Sign up to create a Halloween-themed trunk for our annual trick or treat event. This is a perfect celebration for families, with many food trucks on site. Hope to see you there!