Fort Carson Oktoberfest

Oct. 13, 2018

2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Fort Carson Iron Horse Park

Open to the public.

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Drink Responsibly

Fort Carson MWR encourages responsible drinking. Various options for safely getting home are available to the patrons attending Fort Carson Oktoberfest.

Eligible DOD Personnel with Valid ID

  • Fort Carson BOSS and No DUI are providing rides to eligible DOD ID card holders from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. during Oktoberfest.
  • 100% ID check in effect.
  • Visit the BOSS No DUI booth (located next to the biergarten) during Oktoberfest for rides home and to learn more about Fort Carson's No DUI program.

General Public/Non-DOD

  • Ridesharing and cab services such as Uber, Lyft, zTrip and more are able to enter Fort Carson during Oktoberfest.




Join us for a celebration of all things Oktoberfest! Fort Carson Oktoberfest is open to the public.

  • Festival runs from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Gates 1 and 20 open to the public at 1:30 p.m.
  • Please drink responsibly.
  • Fort Carson BOSS and No DUI are partnering to provide rides home for DOD ID card holders from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. during the festival.

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We've got loads of food, entertainment, and activities for the community (prices vary):

Free Entertainment

  • German music by Steve Rock's Tanzkapelles Bavarian Twist
  • Polka, Bavarian and Schulplatteler¬†dancers by the Denver Kickers

Free Activities (18+ to play, 21+ to drink)

  • Roxanne
  • Thunder
  • Giant Beer Pong (all day)
  • Stein Holding Competition (4 p.m. & 6 p.m.)

Free Family Activities

  • Interactive games for kids (Dance Dance Revolution)
  • Free Cornhole (all day)
  • Oktoberfest Costume Contest at 4 p.m.! Come in your Oktoberfest best! Lederhosen, dirndls, dressed as a stein or pretzel, etc.
  • Oktoberfest Selfie Station
  • Various bounce hosues and inflatables
  • Miniature obstacle course

5K Volksmarch

Oktoberfest 5K Volksmarch

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  • Oct. 13,¬†2018¬†during Oktoberfest
  • Festival site opens at 2 p.m.
  • Same-day race registration starts at 2 p.m.
  • Volksmarch starts at 3 p.m. in Fort Carson Iron Horse Park (follow the signs from the main entrance to the race area)
  • Distance: 5K

Registration and T-shirts

  • All sales are final and non-refundable. No returns or exchanges.
  • Early Bird Online Registration: $10 per person ages 4+, free for ages 3 and under with paid registration (limit 4 per transaction, no exceptions)
  • Early bird registration opens on Aug. 28, 2018 at 00:00:00/midnight.
  • Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 11,¬† 2018.
  • T-shirt included with¬†each early bird paid registration, and available while supplies last.
  • Packet pick-up is on Oct. 12, 2018¬† at Iron Horse Gym from 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Same-Day Registration: $20 cash only per person ages 4+, free for ages 3 and under. Shirts¬†not¬†guaranteed on same-day registration.
  • No t-shirt for child (ages 0-4) registration.
  • Limited quantity adult size only shirts No kids shirts available..
  • Gate access security procedures apply¬†for¬†the general public.¬†Check out the¬†FAQs¬†and¬†Terms & Conditions¬†to learn more about entering Fort Carson.

 Race Details

  • Waiver required for participation
  • All ages and abilities welcome
  • No bikes, skateboards, scooters, roller skates, roller blades, or other alternative means of urban transportation allowed at the Volksmarch.
  • Strollers fit for dirt terrain are welcome
  • Runners to the left, walkers and strollers to the right
  • No porta-potties along¬†route
  • No pets allowed, except for ADA service animals (emotional comfort/support/companion¬†animals do not qualify as ADA service animals)


Volleyball Tournament

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4 on 4 Volleyball Tournament during Oktoberfest! Open to the public.

  • $20/team
  • Ages 16+ only.
  • Tournament is officiated
  • Open to the first 22 teams to register.
  • Prizes awarded to winning team!


Oktoberfest Car Show

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Car show is held at the William Reed Special Events Center. Open to all sorts of vehicles. Bring your friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest and check out classics, hot rods, sports cars, low riders, motorcycles and more!

  • All sales are final and non-refundable.
  • Early Bird Online Registration: $25 per vehicle to enter into¬†competition.
  • Entry fee includes¬†T-Shirt¬†(available while supplies last), goodie bag, & entrance into the trophy competition.
  • Early bird registration closes on Oct. 12 at midnight
  • Same-Day Registration:$30 cash only per vehicle. Shirts are¬†not¬†guaranteed on same-day registration.
  • Hot wheels race track for kids
  • Valve cover racing (1st, 2nd¬†and¬†3rd place prizes)
  • One Top Fuel Car, One Funny Car & One Land Speed Race will be on display
  • Check out the¬†FAQs¬†and¬†Terms & Conditions¬†to learn more about entering Fort Carson.


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Drink Responsibly!

We card! 100% ID check. No ID, no sale.

  • $5/beer.
  • Buy a mason jar cup for $5 (beer not included) and get $4 refills!
  • Various german¬†beers available.

On Tap (beers on tap subject to change without notice):

  • Oktoberfest/IPA
  • Warsteiner
  • Angry Orchard Ros√©
  • Coors Light
  • Coors Banquet


Beer Olympics

  • Please drink responsibly.
  • Fort Carson BOSS and No DUI are partnering to provide rides home for DOD ID card holders from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. during the festival.

Click to register your team now! 

Beer Olympics happens in the Oktoberfest biergarten from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • 20 Teams of 4
  • $20 per team
  • Must be 21+ to participate.
  • 100% ID Card Check.

5 Competitive Activities for Points:

  1. Flip Cup
  2. Funnel Pong
  3. Slap Cup
  4. Hippity POP

The two highest scoring teams will advance to the FINALS! Final competition for the two teams will be a Relay Race.

Relay Race:

  • Dizzy Bat* to Balance, Dizzy Bat to Jump, Dizzy Bat to Backwards, Dizzy Bat to Grapevine.
  • Prize= Season Ski Pass and Colorado Springs Passport Pass for each team member (4 total).

* We couldn't find a wiffle bat so we're using a stick horse for Dizzy Bat

Food and Beverages

All information is subject to change.

Food Vendors

Corn Masters

  • Jumbo Turkey Legs - $11
  • Roasted Sweet Corn - $4
  • Green Chile Quesadillas - $7
  • Chicken/Steak/Pork Sirloin Cheeseburgers w/Green Chile - $8
  • Pork Chop/Tortilla/Green Chile - $8
  • Jumbo Polish Dogs - $9
  • Brats/Italian Sausages - $8
  • All Beer Jumbo Hot Dogs - $4
  • Soda/Bottled Water - $3
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade (regular/strawberry/peach) - $6
  • All sandwiches served gourmet with veggies or green chile

Brisket Brothers 

  • Plates
    • 2-Meat, 2-Side Plate - $12
    • 3-Meat, 2-Side Plate - $15
  • Lunch Combo (2 Sides & Soft Drink)
    • ‚ÄúSchweinefleisch‚ÄĚ Pulled Pork Sandwich - $11
    • Smoked ‚ÄúBrustst√ľck‚ÄĚ (Brisket) Sandwich - $12
    • Br√∂tchen mit Frikadell¬†(Hamburger) - $8
    • Bratwurst mit Br√∂tchen (Smoked Sausage) - $9
    • W√ľrstchen (Hot Dog) - $3
  • Sandwich Only (w/ Fresh Slaw & Chips)
    • ‚ÄúSchweinefleisch‚ÄĚ Pulled Pork Sandwich -¬† $7
    • ‚ÄúBrustst√ľck‚ÄĚ Pulled Brisket Sandwich - $8
    • Br√∂tchen mit Frikadelle (burger) - $4
    • Bratwurst mit Br√∂tchen - $5
    • W√ľrstchen (Hot Dog) - $3
  • Sides:
    • Brezel (pretzel),
    • Pommes Frites mit Ketchup (fries),
    • Kartoffelsalat (potato salad)
    • Sauerkraut
    • Potato Chips
    • Red Cabbage Coleslaw


Item prices to be announced

  • Funnel Cakes
  • Ribbon Fries
  • Fried Cheesecake
  • Fried Snickers
  • Fried Twinkie
  • Deep Fried Pretzels
  • Kettle Corn
  • Nachos
  • Burgers
  • Brats
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Lemonade

Authentic German food provided by the Elkhorn

Sandwiches - $5/each

  • Brats
  • Schnitzel

Pretzels - $2 Each

Wheel On Coffee

  • Menu items to be announced


All information contained is subject to change.

Installation Access

  • Non-DOD ID cardholders are welcome to attend the event and can enter through all open gates. No need to stop by the visitor's center.
  • All personnel entering Fort Carson must be in possession of a valid state or federally issued photo ID from a REAL ID Act compliant state. Current states not in compliance are: Alaska, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia & Washington. (Update to the REAL ID Act¬†effective June 1, 2017)
  • If using an ID from a state or territory that is not REAL ID Act compliant, then an approved secondary form of ID is required.¬† More information on the REAL ID Act can be found at¬†


  • No parking in residential/base housing/neighborhoods on Fort Carson.
  • Parking is free, space is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • All personnel must park in designated parking areas.
  • Parking in prohibited areas will result in a citation and the vehicle being towed.
  • Please follow the signs for designated parking areas.

Physical Security/Other

  • No bikes, skateboards, scooters, roller skates, roller blades, or other alternative means of urban transportation allowed at Oktoberfest
  • Absolutely no personal grills or burners allowed at Oktoberfest.
  • No coolers or tents allowed.
  • Lost children are accompanied by event staff to the B.O.S.S. booth (by the¬†main stage) and an announcement is made via the speakerphone to make contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • 100% random personal property inspection in effect.
  • No personal fireworks or sparklers allowed on Fort Carson. These items are prohibited per¬†FC Regulation 210-2-8.
  • No firearms and/or weapons allowed.
  • Privately owned drones/UAV's are not allowed.
  • No glass containers allowed.
  • Alcohol in private containers is not allowed. Alcohol may be purchased from vendors located in the festival area.
  • Despite the Colorado amendment to legalize marijuana,¬†possession of marijuana on a federal installation is a¬†violation of federal law.¬†

Pets/Companion Animals vs. Service Animals

  • No pets or companion/comfort/emotional support animals allowed.
  • Only¬†ADA service animals¬†are allowed onsite.
  • Companion/comfort/emotional support animals are¬†not¬†protected under the ADA.
  • Under¬†Colorado state law HB16-1426¬†(effective January 2017), it is a crime to knowingly misrepresent an animal as a service animal.


  • Please observe posted speed limits.
  • The area around the festival venue will become congested, please slow down and watch out for pedestrians.


  • Event goes on regardless of weather. Those attending the event assume the risk of injury as a result of inclement weather.
  • In the event of lightning, a warning is issued and guests are asked to clear the area and/or return to their cars until an "all clear" announcement is issued.

Contact us for additional questions.

Terms and Conditions

  • All information contained on¬†¬†is subject to change.
  • No refunds are issued.
  • No federal endorsement is implied for any paid advertising.
  • Fort Carson MWR reserves the right to film, record or photograph event activities for post event purposes. Guests¬†are advised that this may result in the incidental inclusion of guests¬†within any recording or photographs.
  • Guests¬†assume all risks associated with participation in this event including but not limited to traffic and/or weather variations.
  • The¬†sponsors of the DFMWR Fort Carson Oktoberfest and associated activities, the Fort Carson Community, its'¬†representatives, and successors are not liable for claims or liabilities of any kind arising from participation in this event even though liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the guests in attendance.