The Black Canyon Homebrewers’ Association is expecting over a dozen
breweries—more than ever before! This year’s event will feature live
music from Hillbilly Healers, Funkdafari, and A Thin Air. To add some
Oktoberfest flare, there will also be German “oom-pah” band music from
a group of local musicians between sets. Great Harvest Bread, Big Head
BBQ, and The Trolley will be out with special menus featuring traditional
Oktoberfest fare, including bratwurst and pretzels. Wristbands for beer
tasting are a $20 donation. Those who are under 21 or who will not be
participating in the tasting will be asked for a $5 donation.
It is a big day in Montrose, with a lot going on, including the Hunt Here
Yard Sale, the Farmer’s Market, and the Black Canyon Triathlon. The
Oktoberfest and Triathlon committees have been collaborating on promotions
and event coordination. Triathlon participants will receive Oktoberfest
information in their welcome packets. The groups have been exploring
other ways to encourage the community to participate in both events.
For the second year, Oktoberfest serves as a fundraiser for All Points
Transit (APT), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing transportation
services in communities throughout Montrose, Delta and San Miguel
Counties. APT’s Dial-A-Ride service is a driver assisted, door-to-door
transportation program providing rides for seniors and people with disabilities
to doctor’s appointments, meal sites, and other essential services.
Now in its second year, the Montrose City Bus and Olathe Shuttle are
providing the first general public transportation to the area, getting people
to work, school, shopping, and more.