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Steamboat OktoberWest Festival


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.

OktoberWest Schedule


The event will kickoff Friday night with Suds and Grubs, a pub crawl through historic downtown Steamboat Springs. Buy tickets for the crawl at The Chief Theatre starting at 5:00pm.

Saturday is packed with entertainment for everyone in the family. 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 at the Gondola Adventure Zone. Enjoy a refreshing beer during the free concert, featuring grammy nominated Shemekia Copeland.

Event Pricing:

  • 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.

Save 20% on lodging with the OktoberWest Package in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Friday, September 19
5:00pm Suds and Grubs Ticket Sales and Pre-Party The Chief Theatre
5:00pm-9:00pm Suds & Grub Participating Downtown Restaurants
9:00pm Suds and Grubs After-Party Schmiggity’s
Saturday, September 20
10:00am-4:00pm Steamboat Gondola Open Steamboat Ski Area
11:00am-5:00pm Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Open Steamboat Ski Area
2:00pm-6:00pm Live Music Featuring Shemekia Copeland Steamboat Ski Area
2:00pm-5:00pm I Love Beef Cook-Off & Tasting Steamboat Ski Area
2:00pm-6:00pm Oktoberwest Festival Steamboat Ski Area
2:00pm-6:00pm Beer Garden Steamboat Ski Area
5:30pm Announcement of I Love Beef Cook-Off Winners Steamboat Ski Area
Sunday, September 21
10:00am-4:00pm Steamboat Gondola Open Steamboat Ski Area
11:00am-5:00pm Coca-Cola Adventure Zone Open Steamboat Ski Area

• Must be 21 years or older to attend the Beer Garden
• No dogs allowed at the event site

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Bud Light

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Robert Mondavi

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