Parker Arts Council organizing Oktoberfest
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.O’Brien Park – Corner of Parker Road and Mainstreet in Historical Downtown Parker
10795 Victorian Drive
Admission is of course free!
The festival will honor German heritage and traditions by presenting live authentic German music, Bavarian dancers, a biergarten, food, vendors, and children’s activities. There will be plenty of fun and activities that the whole family will enjoy. You can get out there and make a fool of yourself doing the chicken dance…Come join in the fun of celebrating this German tradition and add a little umpah pah to your day.
Oktoberfest Live Entertainment Lineup
- The Average German Band
- Young Minded Accordians
- The Continentals
- Volkstanzgruppe Dancers
The Parker Arts Council is recruiting for sponsors, volunteers and vendors, if interested in volunteering for this event or any other PAC upcoming event, please contact the Parker Arts Council at 303-840-5406
Click here for Vendor Rules and Regulations.
Why is Oktoberfest celebrated in September?
There are a few different theories….
- The “Oktoberfest” started in Munich, Germany on 12th October, 1810.It was a celebration to honor the marriage between Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The public party was a huge hit so it became an annual celebrationThe public party was a huge hit and from then on it has been continued to today. There are also references to an end of harvest festival as early as the fifteenth century which ran from the last Saturday of September to the first Sunday of October.
What does beer have to do with”Oktoberfest” ?
- In the dark ages there were no reliable preservation methods for food and drink spoilage and you could only keep a batch of good old homebrew from spoiling for so long. The old beer had to be used up before it went bad and to leave space to make the next generation of ale from the years harvest. Oktoberfest provided a festival that lasted until the beer was gone. The next bath of beer was started at the end of Oktoberfest and was ready in the spring for the next summer’s enjoyment.
Other theories about Oktoberfest?
Please add what you’ve heard below!