I, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck, our moms and Soapy’s dog Stevie went to Denver’s Oktoberfest.
A really great festival! We watched the 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.
Now we can find things. There were a lot of people here and everybody seemed to enjoy this accordion music.
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.
Then the countdown and the dogs begin to race.
This guy is running to the finish line,
but watching the crowd also. Another human is at the finish line urging the dogs to run faster and reach the finish line quickly.
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.
This dog, with a jockey on his back, won the costume contest. This guy was just too tired to walk further.
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.
This food is ready to eat! Our moms took us to 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.
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.
Summer is over and soon we may see snow and cold weather. We enjoy being outside when we can and hope you do too.