The air is starting to become crisper, leaves are starting to fall, and pumpkin flavored everything is taking over. With fall comes the start of the holiday season and fall festivals and activities.
- Denver Oktoberfest- It is September 28th-30th in the Ballpark Neighborhood. Enjoy German attractions, including music from national touring groups, performances by international dancers, children's activities, heritage booths selling German Goods, and German bier and cuisine.
- Farm to Bottle Fall Festival- September 29th on Old South Gaylord Street, between Mississippi Tennessee avenues. Local craft breweries, wineries and distilleries step into the light during this festival an all day toast to the fall season. Combining both the feel of a farmers market and a brew fest. There will also be live music and venues to shop for locally made crafts.
- Westword Feast- September 30 at McNichols Civic Center Building. A celebration of Denver dining, a culinary bash from Westword, Denver's alt-weekly newspaper. Unlimited food samples from dozens of Denver's restaurants. Alcohol and live music is part of the event as well.
- Denver Shred Fest- October 6th at the Levitt Pavilion. Protect our Winters (POW) presents the inauguaral Denver Shred Fest with musical headliners. There will also be a ski and snowboard rail jam, professional lumberjack competition, beer festival and food trucks.
- TheBigWonderful Denver- October 6-7 at 4400 Fox Street. TheBigWonderful returns to Denver this fall with a two-day musical lineup as well as a Beerfest with more than 20 local breweries, cideries and distilleries, plus plenty of food trucks.
- Punkin Chunkin- October 6-7 at 26000 E. Quincy Ave in Aurora. This is the 19th year of this festival. Viewers can watch their favorite Punkin Chunkin teams, as well as pick a pumpkin from the patch, and listen to live music. Many other events are available as well.
- Pumpkin Harvest Festival- October 6-7 at Four Mile Historic Park. A chance to find the perfect pumpkin, go for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon and down a pint in the beer garden. There is also an opportunity to craft your own scarecrow and listen to old-time music.
- Harvest Week- October 7-11 at The GrowHaus. Every night of this week, six Colorado chefs will come together to create a one-of-a-kind pop-up dinner at The GrowHaus.
- Pumpkin Festival- October 12-14 at 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. A chance to celebrate fall at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms. Plenty of family and children activities and will be able to explore a 10-acre pumpkin patch.
- Bloody Mary Festival- October 13 at the EXDO Event Center. A Saturday day brunch blowout featuring a three-hour marathon of unlimited bloody Mary samplings from numerous restaurants, bars and local liquor companies. Food trucks and live music will be present.
- Maker Faire Denver- October 13-14 at the National Western Complex. Maker Faire is a venue for people to showcase their art, experiments, hobbies, crafts and projects. A family-friendly event that will feature everything from wearable tech, to musical petting zoo, to the largest BattleBots competition in the Western U.S.
- Denver Film Festival- October 31- November 11 at various venues around the greater Denver area. The Denver Film Festival brings over 200 guest filmmakers and sells over 55,000 tickets to more than 250 films, from blockbusters and documentaries to shorts and independent films.
- Denver International Wine Festival- November 1-3 at the Denver Marriott Westminster. Recognized as one of the "Best Wine Festivals Across America" by Food & Wine magazine. This festival showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region.
- Denver Arts Week- November 2-10 at various galleries, museums and theaters in the Denver area. Denver Arts Week takes place at seven neighborhood art districts, several museums and dozens of art galleries, and it includes the popular Night At The Museums, where several of the city's greatest museums are free.
- Beaujolais & Beyond Festival- November 19-21 at 2027 Old West Colfax Ave in Denver. Watch as 20 Colorado chegs face off by creating French-inspired dishes paired with this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine.