Top fall festivals in Denver
The fall festivals in Denver extend from September to November. This is the time for some of the most exciting events of this city in Colorado State. After summer and before winter all of Denver erupts in fun and revelry through a series of events.
Festival Italiano – This is an annual festival of Italian food and wine in Lakewood, Belmar. This 2-day festival on 12th and 13th Sept is full of all things Italian. There would be Italian wine tasters from the area, live cooking demonstrations of pasta, sausage, and pizza from leading chefs. More than 70 vendors of food and wine would be participating in this festival. For entertainment, there would be live Italian music, dancing, and Italian films.
Oktoberfest – Though termed Oktoberfest, it takes place between 18th and 27th September at Ballpark Neighbourhood. This festival of family and friends is essentially modelled on Munich’s festival of the same name. German tradition and customs are honoured with international participants joining in. Accordion concerts, dancing performances, and music concerts are events of this festival. There would be stalls selling German artefacts, books, and music albums and movie DVDs. German food and drinks are integral to Oktoberfest.
Pumpkin Fest – This year Pumpkin Fest is scheduled from 9th -11th October in Denver Botanic Garden in Chatfield. This fest sets the mood for Halloween with delicious pumpkin pie gourd and jack o’ lanterns. The gardens would be full of ripe pumpkins to be picked and bought. Children are expected to have a gala time with thrilling games. Carnival rides, historic ranch tours and discovering animals at the working farm are additional attractions for visitors.
Fright Fest – Fright Fest is held on weekend throughout October at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. The entire park is converted to a spooky place with haunted houses, trick trails, and fun rides.
Denver Film Festival – This 12 day event is scheduled between 4th and 15th November with screenings taking place in theatres across the city including UA Pavilions and Sie FilmCenter. Denver Film Society organizes this festival annually to promote cinema both as an art and entertainment form.
Denver International Wine Festival – The fall festivals come to a completion with this wine festival held between 28th and 30th November at Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa in Broomfield. Over 400 wine samples would be offered to guests and visitors.