Alamosa holds first Oktobrüfest


Elizabeth Zurn, left, announces Danielle and Dr. Brandon Watson as the winners of the costume contest during Oktobrüfest at Sunset Park on Saturday. The couple walked away with t-shirts, steins and other swag.

Members of local band Waverly Road perform a cover The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" during Oktobrüfest at Sunset Park in Alamosa on Saturday. Earlier in the day Dave Mensch also played tunes for the festival as people enjoyed local food and drinks.

Andrew Medina winces as he tries to hold a 44 oz. beer stein filled with water longer than his friends. Medina won the contest, having held the glass without spilling for three minutes and 35 seconds—the longest of the entire day.

Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Wright recognizes Tracy Stevens for her service to the chamber during Oktobrüfest on Saturday. The chamber was instrumental in hosting the inaugural event and after three years of work Stevens will be moving to Phoenix, Arizona to be with her family.