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By Aurelia Pollard

Niwot welcomes fall with Oktoberfest


October 6, 2016

Photo by Aurelia Pollard Youngsters Piper (far left) and Charlie (far right) enjoyed painting pumpkins with parents Allison Steele and Joe Albers. The family has been attending Oktoberfest for the last six years, and the girls said their favorite parts are painting pumpkins and having fun with their family.

The Rotary Club of Niwot’s annual Oktoberfest was met with beautiful, sunny weather on Saturday, Oct. 1. Although it might not have felt like fall, people were in the mood to celebrate the new season with good music, food and fun.

The day-long event saw a good crowd even in mid-afternoon. But Rotary club member Margaret Hix said she expected even more people as the day turned into night. She was not disappointed as the 5 p.m. crowd appeared on schedule.

Photo by Aurelia Pollard Rotary club member Margaret Hix (left) takes a customer’s pretzel order during Oktoberfest.

Event goers enjoyed traditional German music by Camillo de Salles, which got people up and dancing. Traditional German food was also available and included bratwurst, schnitzel, kraut burgers and pretzels.

Adults were able to enjoy good beer from a plethora of local vendors including Bootstrap Brewery, Left Hand Brewing, Powder Keg, Wibby Brewing and West Flanders.

There were also plenty of activities for kids. Kids enjoyed painting pumpkins, getting their face painted, eating cotton candy, jumping around in a bouncy house, and checking out a fire truck courtesy of Mountain View Fire Department.

When asked how the event was going halfway through, Hix said the weather couldn’t be more perfect and the crowd was having a good time. All the proceeds from the event go toward the Rotary Club of Niwot’s various projects, local and abroad.


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