What Is FORToberfest? Bicycles, Bands & Beer!
There is a brand new event coming to Old Town Fort Collins this weekend…FORToberfest! It may sound kind of like ‘Oktoberfest’, but FORToberfest is all about bikes, bands and beer!
The happenings are Friday and Saturday in Downtown Fort Collins and admission is free! Read on for more details. (FYI, you are encouraged to come in costume and to ride your bike downtown.)
FORToberfest, Sept 21 & 22, is a new event celebrating everything great about Fort Collins! The city’s music scene, rich history of beer brewing, and extremely active bicycle culture help give character to the Downtown area and to Fort Collins. FORToberfest will help bring the three elements of our Fort Collins popular culture together in this new fall event, bicycles, beers and bands.
Sounds fun, eh?
Local food producers will be on hand showcasing some great salsas and hot sauces and other local fare. There will also be grilled specialties and bratwurst. The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant will bring their famous margaritas on Saturday and as far as the beer goes; there will be a Pro/Am beer element, a stein-hoisting contest and plenty of seasonal brews to go around.
On top of all that, live music! Here is the music schedule for the weekend, from The Downtown Business Association:
Old Town Square Stage
5:00pm Liz BarnezSATURDAYBohemian Foundation Music Sponsor Main Stage
11:00am Escape Goats
12:30pm Beats Noir
2:15pm Jeff Brinkman Band
3:45pm Bop Skizzum
5:00pm Samuel Adam’s Stein Hoisting Contest
5:30pm Reckless Red
7:00pm Mama Lenny & the Remedy
Friday, September 21st from 5:00pm-10:30pm in Old Town Square.
Saturday, September 22ndfrom 11:00am-10:30pm on Linden Walnut Streets.
(No pets allowed)
Title picture by JoeInSouthernCA, Flickr.