Fall is finally here this week, and what better way to kick it off than with the Denver Oktoberfest? Taking place this Friday, September 23rd, through Sunday, September 25th, in the Ballpark neighborhood of Downtown Denver, with a second round of festivities the following weekend from Friday, September 30th, through Sunday, October 2nd. With plenty of beers, german treats, and a plethora of people dancing around in traditional lederhosen, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun! Denver’s Oktoberfest has been quoted by Maxim as “the best Oktoberfest” in the nation, as well as one of the largest beer festivals in the US based on beer consumption! We highly recommend you pick up some Red Rescue Water from PURE to help with the next morning so you feel refreshed and ready to head back to the Denver Oktoberfest! For more details, check out thedenveroktoberfest.com.

If you prefer the sweet appley goodness of cider, than the Morrison Ciderfest this Saturday, September 24th, is the place to be! Located at the Bear Creek Care and Rehab center in Morrison, there will be cider presses for you to press some fresh good old fashioned cider while you enjoy live musical performances, as well as a car show, silent auction, horseshoe tournament, and activities for kids. We highly recommend you pick up some Cinnamon Drops from Canyon Cultivation to munch on while you enjoy your fresh fall cider! For more details, check out morrisonciderfest.org.

If you are a fan of the Denver Zoo, then you should definitely check out the traveling exhibit Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea’s Grand Opening and Beach Party this Saturday, September 24th at the Denver Zoo. Come meet the artist, Angela Haseltine Pozzi, who made all the art from trash to help spread awareness about its effects on the ocean, and explore the zoo to try and find all 15 sculptures while enjoying live music, activities for the kids, and a Polynesian dance performance.  We highly recommend that you patch up with a happy 1:1 CBD:THC patch from Mary’s Medicinals and head down to the Denver Zoo located at City Park and enjoy the Washed Ashore Grand Opening and Beach Party! For more details, check out denverzoo.org/events/washed-ashore-beach-party.

For fans of all things local, the Handmade in Colorado Expo will be in Denver this weekend from Friday, September 23rd, through Sunday, September 25th. This juried event will be showcasing independent designers and craftsmen and their handcrafted goods including sculptures, paintings, foods, jewelry and so much more that are all made and sold by local Coloradans. We highly recommend that you pick up a Jett Cannabis Cartridge from Lucy Sky, and make it down to the Handmade in Colorado Expo this weekend at Skyline Park off the 16th St Mall! For more details check out bouldermarket.com/HandmadeinColoExpo.