Octoberfest on the Mountain
October is a peak month for fall in Colorado and nowhere is it more entertaining than on the mountaintop at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. All month long the Adventure Park celebrates with autumn-themed activities, and for two weekends in October it goes full-on Bavarian with German music, contests, food and more!
October 12 & 19: Two Weekends of Special Events
The fun peaks two weekends, on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 19, when there are events for youngsters as well as the 21 and over crowd. Families can enjoy hayrides, pumpkin decorating, face painting and kid’s games with prizes from noon to 5 pm. Alpine Echo, the Roaring Fork Valley’s legendary German band will entertain audiences from noon to 4 p.m. with traditional polkas, waltzes, bierstube songs, and of course everyone’s favorite the chicken dance!
New this year is a designated German-style Beer Garden for food and beverages. We’ll be grilling and serving bratwurst with all the fixings. Visitors will have the option to purchase a Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park logoed beer stein to drink from (with 50% off refills) and to take home as a souvenir.
As for events, count on a little good-natured Teutonic-themed competition throughout the day. Fun and games for grown-ups includes a beer stein holding contest and keg bowling.
Nature’s Educators will be in the plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some very special guests! There will be a presentation of some fantastic birds of prey. Be sure to stop by!
Every Day in October
Throughout the month, the Lookout Grille will feature specials that include imported German beer, bratwurst, soft pretzels and apple cider. At the General Store, look for scrumptious seasonal fudge flavors, as well as fudge covered apples! Select the perfect pumpkin from our “pumpkin patch” for just $3 a piece. With all the autumn-themed decorations including pumpkins, straw bales corn stalks and more, Glenwood Caverns is the ideal setting for your fall-themed family photos. We’ll have a special photo-op set up in the Plaza, and of course you can’t go wrong with pictures taken from the Park’s Viewing Deck overlooking Glenwood Springs with Mt. Sopris in the background.
During October, the Glenwood Caverns is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission rates apply.
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