Fall's here! Although technically it won't be autumn until September 23, you can tell the seasons are changing -- not just by the cooler weather, but also by all the Oktoberfest celebrations.
Denver's Oktoberfest, featuring German fare, crafts and entertainment, plus fireworks and a bratwurst-eating contest, lands on Larimer Street in the Ballpark Neighborhood today, with the fun continuing tomorrow and Sunday, and then the repeating September 23-25. For more information, go to www.oktoberfestdenver.com.
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And weekends through Sunday, October 9, you can hop on board the Oktoberfest Train at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The train leaves Canon City at 12:30 p.m., then takes you on a two-hour journey that includes a three-course, traditional Oktoberfest meal, a commemorative pint glass, live accordion music and more. Tickets are $45 to $95; for more info, call 1-888-724-5748 or visit www.royalgorgereservations.com.
For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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