FORToberfest to ring in the fall season

Fort Collins and Germany don’t usually have that much in common, but during October, amazing brews and appreciation for music are an exception. What is usually celebrated as a traditional fall festival in Germany, Fort Collins with be hosting a mock-Oktoberfest called FORToberfest on Sept. 17.

Produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, with music sponsored by Bohemian Foundation, FORToberfest will combine Fort Collins’ rich musical taste and brewing talents, while transitioning into fall.


With summer ending, this is the perfect opportunity to attend one more festival. Most festivals in Fort Collins bring multiple live music performances, and FORToberfest will be no different with more than six bands hitting the stage.

One particularly unique band being showcased is Mama Lenny & The Remedy which can only be described as bringing “a high energy, bold fusion soul, funk, rock, blues, and a hint of disco,” according to the band’s website.

Special guests also include Taylor Scott who is an acclaimed funk guitarist and Ryan Kirkpatrick who recorded with members from the bands of famous musicians like Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz.

A multitude of brews will be available for those who are over 21. A wide variety of specialty fall beers will be up for tasting. While many beers are making their seasonal comebacks, one of the most acclaimed beers, Odell Brewing’s Isolation Ale, will be making an appearance.

FORToberfest will be held in Old Town Square from 11:00a.m. – 10:00p.m. For more information on the event, please visit