GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Montrose Rotary Amphitheater in Cerise Park will host the 17th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with proceeds supporting All Points Transit. The Black Canyon Homebrewers Association, Telluride Express, and TEI Rock Drills are organizing the event. “We are humbled by the support of the community including our beverage partners and are ready to put on another great event!” said Sarah Curtis, Executive Director of All Points Transit.
Each ticket for the Montrose Beer Fest includes beer sampling from several local, regional, and international brewers. Tickets may be purchased at MontroseBeerFest.com. The stage will be filled with live music from Con Brio and A.J. Fullerton, and there will be many of enjoyable entertainment choices, such as Oktoberfest-themed costumes and stein hoisting contests with fantastic prizes! This year’s costume contest will feature three categories: Adult, Youth, and Group, and the winners will each get $100 in Montrose Bucks! There will be several food trucks available for purchase on-site. We recommend bringing blankets and lawn chairs. $35 online or $45 at the door for tickets. Because supplies are limited, pre-sale is advised. If an adult has a ticket, children under 12 are admitted free.
Parking is limited, therefore using other transportation methods is recommended. From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., All Points Transit will operate the Blue Route (Main Street Shuttle) every 30 minutes. The West Main Trailhead is the final stop on the bus route, which begins at the Pavilion and has stops on Hillcrest and Main Street. From there, it is only a short stroll to the Amphitheater. Passengers with mobility issues will be able to access service in the Cerise Park parking lot. At 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 p.m., the West Main Trailhead will get its last pickups. On the Facebook page for the Montrose CO Oktoberfest or online at montrosebeerfest.com, the schedule is available. Starting at 3 pm, Telluride Express will provide safe transportation to and from the venue.
Oktoberfest has been a staple of the autumn season in Montrose for the past 17 years and serves as the primary regional fundraiser for All Points Transit. The Liquor Store, Alpine Bank, City of Montrose, Mize Family, Bustang Outrider, Cherry Creek Radio, Colorado Finance, and Housing Authority, Flower Motor Group, K&K Concrete, Montrose Press, Peak Professionals, Performance Auto Body, Stryker & Company, The Colorado Trust, Shelter Distilling, and High Country Beverage are some of the event’s top sponsors.
For more than 35 years, All Point Transit has regularly provided community service as a 501c3 non-profit corporation. In villages spread over four counties on Colorado’s western slope, All Point Transit offers senior citizens, those with disabilities, and general public transportation that is safe, dependable, and reasonably priced.
For more information, contact Sarah Curtis, Executive Director of All Points Transit, at 970-249-8865.