Oktoberfest is celebrated each Fall.
Oktoberfest is celebrated at the end of September and ends on October 1. Greeley has a large German-Russian population so this event is popular.
Oktoberfest began in Germany in 1810.
It was began to celebrate the King's wedding. It was so popular that the tradition was kept. It is celebrated for 16 days starting at the end of September. The weather is usually better.
Greeley's Oktoberfest began in 1971.
A UNC professor hosted it in his backyard. Later it was moved to Lincoln Park in Downtown Greeley.
There is music, dancing, food and contests.
People come to polka dance, eat lots of food, listen to traditional German music, and to have fun.