On Saturday, September 15th, celebrate the last outdoor music festival of the year at Fortoberfest in Old Town Square!  With support from the Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Business Association proudly presents this free and family friendly Fort Collins-style Oktoberfest celebration, which features a full day of live music on the Choice Organics stage, seasonal microbrews from Odell and High Country Beverage, wine from Wilbur’s Total Beverage and regional German-themed cuisine!
 
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Music lineup

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm:
The Great Salmon Famine

2:30pm – 3:30pm:
The Symbols

4:00pm – 5:00pm:
Crescent City Connection

5:30pm – 6:30pm:
Cary Morin

7:00pm – 8:00pm:
Taylor Scott Band

8:30pm – 10:00pm:
The Patti Fiasco

EVENT DETAILS

 

When: September 15th

Event Hours: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Old Town Square

Price: Free to the public

Festival concessions

 

Odell Oktoberfest

Isolation Ale

Easy Street

Rupture

Bell’s Octoberfest

Sam Adams Octoberfest

 

Prost Marzen

Prost Dunkel

Coors Light

Coors Banquet

Select red and white wine

Fortoberfest Taster Tray

 

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fortoberfest FAQs

What is Fortoberfest?
On Saturday, September 15th, celebrate the last outdoor music festival of the year at Fortoberfest in Old Town Square!  With support from the Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Business Association proudly presents this free and family friendly Fort Collins-style Oktoberfest celebration, which features a full day of live music on the Choice Organics stage, seasonal microbrews from Odell and High Country Beverage, wine from Wilbur’s Total Beverage and regional German-themed cuisine!

When is the festival?
Saturday, September 15th – 1:00pm-10:00pm

Where is the festival?
The festival takes place in Old Town Square — the heart of Downtown Fort Collins.  There are no street closures for this event.

How much does it cost?
This event is free to the public.

Festival food vendors
Enjoy German-themed cuisine from Gunter’s Bavarian Grill and tasty treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes during the event.  And make sure to check out our downtown directory in order to plan ahead for lunch, dinner and after-hours drinks in Old Town!

Is parking available?
Yes – parking is available at all three parking structures in Old Town and each are located only one block from Old Town Square! Both the structures at Mountain/Remington and Mason/Laporte are free for the first hour and only $1.00 per hour thereafter. The new Old Firehouse Alley structure accessed via Chestnut Street from Jefferson Street is $1.50 per hour.  In addition, on-street parking is available via first-come, first-serve on downtown streets and all surface lots are under normal operations. In other words, there are plenty of places to park within a 3-5 minute walk from Old Town Square!

Who produces this event?
In its 7th year, Fortoberfest is produced by, and serves as a fundraiser for, the Downtown Business Association. Since 1982, the non-profit DBA has promoted and programmed the downtown Fort Collins district and remains active as a producer of signature events, community festivals and business promotions.  In addition to Fortoberfest, the DBA produces 75+ days of free family friendly entertainment, including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Old Town Car Show, the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, First Friday Gallery Walk and many more.

Who are this year’s sponsors?
The DBA would like to thank the Bohemian Foundation for the support of its downtown music programs, including Fortoberfest, the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, Noontime Notes and the Downtown Sessions Concert Series. In addition, this event would not be possible without the ongoing support of DBA Annual Sponsors: High Country Beverage/Coors Light, First National Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado State University, The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Dellenbach Motors and Odell Brewing Co.