Bob Roark wears authentic attire from Munich while drinking a beer during Oktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 on Larimer Street in Denver. (Daniel Brenner, Special to the Denver Post)
The 48th annual event covers two weekends and draws 350,000 people, earning accolades as one of the best in the U.S. To add an American touch, it included a long dog derby and stein hoisting and brat eating contests. The best part of the festival: the traditional Spaten amber lager Oktoberfest. It takes place on Larimer Street between 20th and 22nd streets.