Five things I consider quintessentially Fall: sweaters, crisp mornings, turning leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, and Oktoberfest. Cheyenne pays homage to German heritage this year, with four Oktoberfest celebrations bringing biergarten and pretzels to the city.

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DID YOU KNOW? Oktoberfest used to take place in October. The first Oktoberfest celebrated a royal wedding in Munich circa October 12, 1810. The first festival lasted until October 17. Oktoberfest dates moved backward to take advantage of warmer September weather. VinePair states, "The last day of the festival is always on the first Sunday of October."

Cheyenne Oktoberfest Celebrations:

Downtown Cheyenne Oktoberfest

The biggest Oktoberfest celebration in Cheyenne returns on Saturday, September 23. Enjoy live music, stein hoisting competitions, and vendors. The event is family-friendly and within walking distance of the annual Community Appreciation Day festivities on Saturday. For more info on the Community Appreciation Day, click here.

  • When: September 23 from Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Cheyenne Depot Plaza (1 Depot Square)
  • Cost: Varies. FREE entry.
  • Additional Info: Click here.

Black Tooth Brewing Oktoberfest

Locally brewed beer, stein hoisting competitions, and food trucks - what's not to love? Black Tooth Brewing's Oktoberfest checks all the German-themed boxes. Don't miss this abso-brewly fun street party!

  • When: September 23 from Noon to Close.
  • Where: Black Tooth Brewing Co. (520 W. 19th St.)
  • Cost: Varies.
  • Additional InfoClick here.

Dogtoberfest

The cutest Oktoberfest celebration in the West returns to Freedom's Edge Brewing on September 30. Bring your wiener dog and lederhosen for an afternoon of specialty beer, wiener (dog) measuring, costume contests, a dashing dachshund parade, and - of course - the annual 'Running of the Weiners' race. Registration for the Running of the Wieners runs September 12 through the 29. It's $25 per dog - proceeds from race entry go to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

  • When: September 30 from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Freedom's Edge (1509 Pioneer Ave.)
  • Cost: Varies.
  • Additional Info: Click here.

Westby Edge Oktoberfest

Westby Edge extends the Oktoberfest celebrations into October! The brewing company will host its festivities on October 14 alongside its University of Wyoming Homecoming tailgate. Catch the big game against the Air Force and enjoy a pint of das bier while cheering on the Pokes!

  • When: October 14 - open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Where: Westby Edge (714 W 20th St.)
  • Cost: Varies.
  • Additional Info: Click here.

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