A festival dedicated to beer, bratwursts, and schnitzels? I’m all ears!
By this time in my blogging career I am certain that y’all think I’m a calorie addict, but I’m truly just a foody that seeks to give her taste buds what they want and deserve. So it should really come as no surprise that I am BEYOND thrilled that Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest is almost among us! Featuring the scenic Coeur d’Fondo Bike Races, live jams, delicious German food and the very best of the harvest brews, Oktoberfest is truly an event you do not want to miss!
This year’s festival features our very own Taphouse Unchained, a local Resort-owned brew-house where you can sample all of our delicious rotating Draft, Craft, Domestic and Imported Beers from Friday September 23rd (4:00 pm – 9:00 pm) through Saturday, September 24th (1:00 pm – 8:00 pm). Not only is Taphouse Unchained a unique cycling-themed bar where you can delight in an enjoyable atmosphere, a fun crowd, and of course some totally-fab drinks , but it is also the absolute most perfect venue for you and your friends to enjoy a memorable Oktoberfest weekend!
And as if consuming tasty beer and mouthwatering food isn’t enough, CDA Oktoberfest also features the Coeur d’Fondo Bike Races, too! These fun-filled races showcase the beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene as riders of all ages journey along the stunning roads and forest of the Inland Northwest. And on top of admittance to the breathtaking bike course, race participants also get to enjoy FREE admission into Coeur d’Alene’s Grand Oktoberfest (which includes delicious food, a commemorative glass mug, refreshments, AND access to the beer garden!). Cycling and beer: two of my very favorite things in one place — that’s it…SIGN ME UP ALREADY!
Let’s check out the various race lengths offered to all of the adventurous Coeur d’Fondo participants:
Family Fondo (15 miles)
*Piccolo Fondo (37 miles)
*Centro Fondo (47 miles)
Medio Fondo (84 miles)
Gran Fondo (108 miles)
*Includes a breathtaking Lake Coeur d’Alene Boat Cruise as well!
Oktoberfest in Coeur d’Alene is truly one of the most highly anticipated events for our city-goers as well as out-of-towners to enjoy! Come join us for this greatly celebrated festival that gets all of our locals (especially me and my girlfriends) stirring for the weekend!
Bottoms up folks!
For more information about this fun-filled event, please visit www.coeurdaleneoktoberfest.com