Shift in community resources leads planning committee to move event from Foote Lagoon, eliminate Friday night events

LOVELAND, Colo. – Sept. 17, 2013 – Following a week of devastating flash flooding in Larimer County and Loveland, the organizers of the Loveland Oktoberfest have made several changes to the event to help a community whose resources are focused on flood recovery efforts and to ensure a safe, fun festival for everyone. The festival will be moving from Foote Lagoon in downtown Loveland to the parking lot in front of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse & Tap Room, located at 623 Denver Ave. Loveland, Colorado 80537. In addition, the event will now be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. only.

Proceeds from the event, in addition to benefiting local nonprofit Colorado Youth Outdoors, will also go to support flood recovery efforts in Loveland and Larimer County. Team Stabos (Save Them All BIG or Small,) has decided to donate any proceeds designated for their organization from the event to the flood recovery efforts as well.

All breweries, food and artisan vendors and activities planned for Saturday will remain scheduled. Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland Aleworks, Verboten Brewing, Big Beaver Brewing Company and Rock Bottom Brewery are local participating craft brewers and Loveland-based distributor American Eagle is providing additional craft brews from Great Divide, Breckenridge Brewery, Odell Brewing Company and Epic Brewing. In addition, a wide assortment of Austrian and German food vendors and artisans will be on-hand with delicious food and unique items for sale. The complete schedule for Saturday is:

11 a.m.. – 1:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: TBD

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Johnny Johnston

2:30 – 3 p.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest

3 – 4 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Denny Driscoll

4 – 4:30 p.m. Stein Hoisting Competition

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic

5:30 – 6 p.m. Children’s Coloring Contest Winners Announced

6 – 7 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Constant Tourists

7 – 7:30 p.m. Best Dressed Contest

7:30 – 8 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Rich with Friends

8 – 9 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: TBD

For more information, please visit www.LovelandOktoberfest.org

About Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is one of the premier craft brewers of northern Colorado. Founded in July 2010, Grimm Brothers is a two-time Great American Beer Festival medal winner and Gnarly Barley Brew Festival People’s Choice award winner three years in a row. Located in Loveland, Colo., Grimm Brothers specializes in German Style Ales and Lagers brewed in the traditional manner but with innovative American freedom. Grimm Brothers operates a Tap Room at 623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland, Colo. offering our fine beers for on premises consumption and carryout sale. Visit us online: http://www.grimmbrosbrewhouse.com