Denver’s Oktoberfest

I, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck, our moms and Soapy’s dog Stevie went to Denver’s Oktoberfest.

Welcome to Denver Oktoberfest

Welcome to Denver Oktoberfest

A really great festival!   We watched the keg bowling.

We like keg bowling

We like keg bowling

This man pushes the keg with wheels down the road trying to knock down the empty kegs at the end. He did pretty well, too.   Look at these great signs put up especially for this festival.

New signs for Oktoberfest.

New signs for Oktoberfest.

Now we can find things. There were a lot of people here and everybody seemed to enjoy this accordion music.

Accordions have a different sound--we like them

Accordions have a different sound–we like them

After 2 weekends of festivities, Sunday was the last day of Denver’s Oktoberfest.   And the day featured the German wiener dogs.   There was the Long Dog Derby.  This is a wiener dog race.  The dogs were divided into categories based on age and also a category for those with disabilities, such a cart for legs.   One owner holds the dog at the starting gate.

Getting ready

Getting ready

Then the countdown and the dogs begin to race.

Well, some of them race

Well, some of them race

This guy is running to the finish line,

Adorable

Adorable

but watching the crowd also. Another human is at the finish line urging the dogs to run faster and reach the finish line quickly.

Finish fast

Finish fast

Many of the dogs wore costumes.   Here are just a few of the many adorable dogs we saw.  Click on any photo to enlarge it.

In bikinis.  Let's go to the beach

In bikinis. Let’s go to the beach

Lounging at the information booth

Lounging at the information booth

Dressed to go out for the day

Dressed to go out for the day

Patriotic dog with cart

Patriotic dog with cart

So cute

So cute

His hat slide.  Fantastic dog

His hat slid. Fantastic dog

Cute girl

Cute girl

Proud with his green hat

Proud with his green hat

The winner of the costume contest

The winner of the costume contest

This dog, with a jockey on his back, won the costume contest. This guy was just too tired to walk further.

How about a ride

How about a ride

They do have short legs.

We saw, and smelled, wonderful food. There were trays of strudel, hundreds of brats, hot dogs, schnitzel, and those wonderful large soft German pretzels. Look at this pizza and those huge pieces of Rice Krispie candy.

We are hungry

We are hungry

This food is ready to eat!  Our moms took us to the Ginn Mill.

We like the Ginn Mill

We like the Ginn Mill

We could take our street food inside, order drinks and eat inside. We went to their covered patio to enjoy food and drink.

Great patio

Great patio

And, they let Soapy’s dog Stevie come in with us. She ate some of our food and had her own bowl of cold water. This was a great day for us. Don’t wait too long to attend a festival near you.

Refreshments anyone?

Refreshments anyone?

Summer is over and soon we may see snow and cold weather. We enjoy being outside when we can and hope you do too.

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