This isn’t your average German beer festival. OK, so you may spy a pair of Lederhosen or four, but OktoberWest is a fusion of the best of Colorado Rocky Mountain flavor-filled fare and the rich western heritage unique to Steamboat Springs.


Celebrate fall Steamboat-style September 20th to 22nd, and immerse yourself in Rocky Mountain craft beers, a beef cook-off, live music and cap the weekend off with a downtown street festival.


The fifth annual OktoberWest kicks off Friday, September 20th with the Pedaling Posse Parade cruiser ride and Suds & Grub event, where you can sample the best of downtown Steamboat’s restaurants with beer-paired specials.

The Main Event

On Saturday at the base of Steamboat Ski Area, the festival kicks into high gear with activities for all ages; the classic beef cook-off, gondola rides, live music and the best of local and regional beers to pair perfectly with the glowing fall afternoon.

Go Western

And the country flair doesn’t end there. On Sunday, Yampa Live Goes Western will take over Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat for an afternoon of live country music, line dancing instruction, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull and – you guessed it – more beer.

Check out the full event schedule.

Get Up Here

The cool fall breezes, stunning vistas and glowing colors make OktoberWest the perfect weekend to finally tackle that classic Yampa Valley hike, fly down the singletrack for which Steamboat is known, or wade into the river and cast for that perfect rainbow trout.

Book your getaway today with our OktoberWest vacation package, or call (970) 879-0880 to get up here for fall in Steamboat.