October 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018

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Come see the new Denver

This year Octobearfest celebrates its 27th anniversary. As always, we promise a memorable time for all who participate. We have put together a weekend around good company, good food, and good times for you. Meet old and new friends and enjoy some of the finest Denver, Colorado has to offer. As we combine the best of the past with new and exciting activities in the Denver area! Come and play with the Front Range Bears. OctoBearFest will be in an exciting adventure around the Metro Denver area.

Here is what is included in the package:

  • Doubletree Hotel low rate negotiated for OBF, $104 per night!
  • Hospitality suite for socializing
  • Run bag with T-Shirt
  • Hug room.
  • Thursday Night Kick Off Party in the hospitality Suite
  • Discount drinks at the R&R after Dinner
  • Friday Breakfast in hospitality suite.
  • Friday group activities around Denver
  • Friday Pool party with Appetizers
  • Friday night Bar Crawl to Daddies and Triangle with drink discounts or Boxer Poker
  • Saturday Breakfast in hospitality suite
  • Saturday group activities around Denver
  • Saturday Sit Down Dinner with Kilt contest! (If you did not make last years, we have some impressive Kilts!)
  • Saturday Bar Crawl - Trade/Gladys and Little Devil with drink Discounts. (Trade is going to have a special event for OBF!)
  • Sunday Beer Bust at Trade – This will be a FRB Beer Bust!
Thursday, October 4, 2018
 Early arrivalsTransportation from airport using new Light Rail and Hotel Shuttle
 Hotel Check In 
 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMHospitality Suite Open Hotel
 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMMeet and GreetHospitality Suite - Beer and Wine
 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMDinnerNearby restaurant - North Field
 9:00 PM -BarR&R Lounge - Denver's oldest Gay Bar
Friday, October 5, 2018
 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental BreakfastHospitality Suite Open -
 9:00 AMRegistration OpenHospitality Suite
 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ActivitySee Activity List
 LunchOn your own
 4:00 PMRegistration Closes 
 4:00 PMHospitality Closes 
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMPool Party/ReceptionPatio or inside at Doubletree (weather permitting)
 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DinnerOn your own - Many restaurants near by
 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
ActivityBar Crawl or See Activity List
Saturday, October 6, 2018
 8:00 AM  - 10:00 AM
BreakfastHospitality Suite
 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
RegistrationHospitality Suite
 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMActivitySee Activity List
 LunchOn your own
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration/Beer and WineHospitality Suite
6:30 PM – 8:30 PMKilt DinnerSit-down banquet at hotel. Wear your Kilt if you have one!
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
ActivityBar Crawl or See Activity List
Sunday, October 7, 2018
 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Continental BreakfastHospitality Suite
 Check out of hotel 
 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Brunch – Trade BarBurrley Brunch @ Trade $10 each/$10 Bottomless Mimosas
 2:00 PMDepartures 
  • Trade Bar
  • Gladys
  • Lil Devil
  • Triangle
  • Daddy's
 ActivityTimeLocationTransportationCostRTD Ticket
Friday, October 5, 2018Denver Art Tour10:00 AM - 3:00 PMDowntown DenverLight RailFreeYes
 Gambling - Black Hawk10:00 AM - 3:00 PMBlack Hawk (Bus leaves from Downtown Denver)Casino Bus$20.00Yes
 Cannabis Tour10:00 AM - 3:00 PMDowntown Denver (Depending on number of people who sign up) http://coloradocannabistours.comLight Rail $60.00 - $100.00Yes
 Denver Swim Club10:00 AM - 3:00 PMdenverswimclub.comHotel ShuttleSee Web siteNo
 Ghost Tours - Denver8:00 PM - 10:00 PMDowntown DenverLight Rail$20.00Yes
 Bar Crawl9:00 PM - 1:00 AMLeaves from HotelBus from HotelFreeNo
       
Saturday, October 6, 2018Brewery Tour10:00 AM - 5:00 PMDowntown DenverLight RailCost of BeerYes
 Denver Swim Club10:00 AM - 5:00 PMdenverswimclub.comHotel ShuttleSee Web siteNo
 Bus Ride to Mountains10:00 AM - 5:00 PMBus Leaves from Downtown DenverLight Rail $55.00Yes
 Board Game Group Meets10:00 AM - 5:00 PMHospitality SuiteNoneFreeNo
 Boxer Poker8:00 PM - 10:00 PMHospitality SuiteNone$10.00No
 Bar Crawl9:00 PM - 1:00 AMLeaves from HotelBus from HotelFreeNo

The University of Colorado A Line commuter train provides easy, affordable and reliable connections between Denver International Airport, the DoubleTree Denver, and downtown Denver. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Central Park Station from 4:30am-12:30am daily, you can also contact the hotel at 303-321-3333 to request the shuttle when you arrive at the platform.

The A Line, which opened on April 22, 2016, whisks travelers to the heart of downtown, specifically the recently restored Union Station, which is the city's new transportation hub and "living room," thanks to its plush surroundings. From Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation services, such as light rail, regional and local buses, Amtrak rail service, taxis, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttle (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide buses that provides access to most downtown hotels. Union Station itself is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts building and the location of hip, locally owned restaurants, bars, shops and a boutique hotel.

The new Denver airport rail has six stops between the airport and Denver Union Station. The ride takes about 37 minutes. 

This year the event has coordinated with a local Cannabis Tour group, to provide a Tour of the local Cannabis industry. If you are interested please select this as your choice to participate in the tour. Cost of tour is not included in the event ($60.00 - $100.00).

Colorado Amendment 64 was a successful popular initiative ballot measure to amend the Constitution of the State of Colorado, outlining a statewide drug policy for cannabis. The measure passed on November 6, 2012, and along with a similar measure in Washington state, marked "an electoral first not only for America but for the world."[2]

Enacted as Article 18, section 16 of the state constitution, the law addresses "personal use and regulation of marijuana" for adults 21 and over, as well as commercial cultivation, manufacture, and sale: regulating marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol,[3] namely for recreational use. The commercial sale of marijuana to the general public began on January 1, 2014, at establishments licensed under the regulatory framework.[4]

As of April 2017, 176 of Colorado's 272 municipalities have opted to prohibit retail marijuana activity within their boundaries.[5] While Colorado's second most populous city, Colorado Springs in El Paso county, has prohibited the sale of recreational marijuana, the city has permitted medical marijuana dispensaries.[6]

We are returning to the DoubleTree Denver Hotel at 32nd and Quebec Street. A full array of amenities for you to enjoy.  They have standard king rooms (some with a mountain view), king suites and even double rooms available, all designed to make you feel right at home and meet all your needs.

A standard king or double room start at $104.00.  Hotel reservations must be made directly with the DoubleTree at 303-321-3333 or the link below.  Guests can call the hotel any time and ask for the Octobearfest group rate or book online.

Getting to the DoubleTree.  From the East or West  take I 70 to Quebec Street ((Exit 278), continue on Quebec Street to Martin Luther King Blvd, hotel is on the Northwest corner.

The University of Colorado A Line commuter train provides easy, affordable and reliable connections between Denver International Airport, the DoubleTree Denver, and downtown Denver. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Central Park Station only from 4:30am-12:30am daily, you can also contact the hotel at 303-321-3333 to request the shuttle when you arrive at the platform.

A short FREE shuttle ride from the hotel is Quebec Square, home of Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot and 8 restaurants. The same shuttle will take you to The Shops of Northfield, home of Outdoor World, Harkins Theatre, Super Target, Macy’s, IMPROV Comedy Club and 23 restaurants and bars.

 Click here for Doubletree Hotel Reservations

Early Registration - 6/15- 8/22  
Full Run Pass - membersFull Run Pass$90
Full Run Pass - non-membersFull Run Pass$110

Day Pass - Member - Includes Saturday activities, Dinner and Transportation.  Registration package can be purchased for $15.00

Day Pass  $50

Day Pass - Non Member - Includes Saturday activities, Dinner and Transportation.  Registration package can be purchased for $15.00

Day Pass  $70
Full Registration - 8/23 - 10/4  
Full Run Pass - membersFull Run Pass$110
Full Run Pass - non-membersFull Run Pass$130

Day Pass - Member - Includes Saturday activities, Dinner and Transportation.  Registration package can be purchased for $15.00

Day Pass  $60

Day Pass - Non Member - Includes Saturday activities, Dinner and Transportation.  Registration package can be purchased for $15.00

Day Pass  $80