Oktoberfest Festival this Weekend in Red River, October 8-10
Red River, New Mexico
This weekend, beginning on Friday, October 8, the town Red River in scenic northern New Mexico celebrates 6th Annual Oktoberfest. Red River is the perfect location for an authentic Oktoberfest due to the alpine character of the village, reminiscent of small towns in the Alps.
Microbreweries from around the region gather this weekend in Red River to participate in Oktoberfest. The beer tasting contest is an annual highlight of the event. This year will feature tasting contests for the following categories: Best Lager, Best Amber, and People’s Choice.
This year Oktoberfest offers traditional German music, food, micro beer, a Ms. Oktoberfest contest, stein holding and brat eating contests, a “Keg Karry”, and art and crafts vendors.
Friday is “Beer Judging” day, Saturday is “College Day”, and Sunday is the “Last Call for Fall”. Each day is rich in activities true to the theme of the day. A complete schedule of events and more details are available on the website at http://www.RedRiverOktoberfest.com/.
* food vendors dishing up authentic German food
* beer tasting, including a commemorative taster mug, $5
* men’s and women’s stein holding contests
* brat eating contests
* Ms. Oktoberfest competition
* live music by Die Polka Schlingel
* live music by the Red River Schnitzels
* a keg krawl
* a “chicken dance” contest
* a rootbeer chugging contest
* kids sculpture painting
* arts & crafts vendors
* raffles - get free raffle tickets by wearing your college memorabilia on Saturday
* and lots of small-town fun!
Oktoberfest takes place at Brandenburg Park, right in the middle of downtown Red River. Event times are:
* Friday: 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
* Saturday: 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
* Sunday: 11:00 am until 5:00 pm
This special historical celebration is taking place during the peak of the fall colors in the mountains around Red River. It’s a perfect weekend to drive the Enchanted Circle and play in Red River.
Oktoberfest is a free event for the whole family, sponsored by the Red River Chamber of Commerce.
The Red River Chamber of Commerce promotes business and tourism in the town of Red River. Red River is one of the best kept secrets of New Mexico. The alpine town of Red River offers high mountain majesty, down-home friendly people, and the chance to let go, relax and enjoy your family. Visiting here is almost like stepping back in time to small town values and great customer service from people who are genuinely glad to see you. There are loads of activities available throughout all four seasons. Escape the city, traffic and hassle, and experience the magic of a Red River vacation.
- Contact Information
- Rebecca E. Sanchez
- Director of Chamber Events
- Red River Chamber of Commerce
- Contact via E-mail
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