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2015 COLORADO - April and May 2015
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2014 - 2013)


April 2, 2015  Flavors of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
 

 

April 7, 2015  Tapas & Tasters Tour - Fort Collins, Colorado
A Fundraiser with Flavor for The Rett Clinic.  Join us Tuesday, April 7th at 6pm in Old Town Fort Collins for a fantastic foodie experience! Blue Skies Winery, CopperMuse Distillery and Pateros Creek Brewing Co. have partnered together to host a tasting tour "progressive". Guests of our tour will start at one of the 3 stops, and then hop from each tasty stop to another. At each stop guests will be presented with delectable pairings of tapas from the infamous 'Chef Cam' along with choice beers, wines, or spirits from each host.  Tickets are only $60 per person, and proceeds go directly to The Rett Clinic to support their amazing work. Tickets can be purchased on the event website.

April 8-11, 2015  25th Annual Taste of Vail - Vail, Colorado
Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival held at iconic locations throughout North America's most popular mountain resort showcasing the finest chefs in Vail and the nation's top vintners.

April 10, 2015  Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 - Vail, Colorado
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

April 11, 2015  Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival - Breckenridge, Colorado
9th annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival.  This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

April 19, 2015  Chefs Up Front - Denver, Colorado
Chefs Up Front is a culinary extravaganza you and your company will not want to miss!  The evening’s proceeds support Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength, serving the Colorado community.

April 19, 2015  Taste of Pearl - Boulder, Colorado
From the heart of America's 'Foodiest' Town: An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder's tantalizing culinary arts scene.

April 22, 2015  Earth Day 2015 - Worldwide
 Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 25-26 & May 16-17, 2015  Barrel Into Spring
Grand Junction, Colorado
Highlights of this event include behind the scenes winery and vineyard tours at eight wineries, gourmet meals, tasting of wines that are not readily available to the general public, and barrel sampling of wines paired with specialty foods. Grand Valley Winery Assoc.

May 2-3, 2015  South Denver Beer Fest - Littleton, Colorado
Over 150 Beers from 60+ breweries - 2 Sessions of Incredible Beer - Tons of New Brewers - Gluten Free Options - Unique Non-Alcoholic Offerings - Local Distillers and Cheese Makers (in VIP Area) Scenic Rocky Mountain Views - Lakeside Venue.

 

May 10, 2015  MOTHER'S DAY 2015 - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 27-June 5, 2015  Young Cattlemen's Conference 2015
Denver, Colorado
The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and women and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry. The tour will begin in Denver with a comprehensive overview of the industry. Chicago is the next destination, where the group will visit the Chicago Board of Trade. The participants will then travel to the nation’s Capitol, where they will meet with their respective congressmen and senators.

 

2014 COLORADO - April & May 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(these events waiting for new dates)

April 19, 2014  Cold Process Soap Making - Denver, Colorado
Do you find the idea of knowing exactly goes into your most frequently used bath product appealing?  Join us and learn a new old technique with Sarah McGregor at Four Mile Historic Park. Not only will you love (read: be addicted to) making your own soap, but you'll also have great hostess gifts at your fingertips!

April 24, 2014  Wine, Women and Chocolate - Lafayette, Colorado
Join us for a fun evening of Wine Tastings, Chocolate Samplings, Cheese,  Appetizers & Networking while browsing through slightly used Scarves, Jewelry and Purses for sale.

April 26-27 & May 17-18, 2014  Barrel Into Spring - Grand Junction, Colo.
Highlights of this event include behind the scenes winery and vineyard tours at eight wineries, gourmet meals, tasting of wines that are not readily available to the general public, and barrel sampling of wines paired with specialty foods. Grand Valley Winery Assoc.

May 3-4, 2014  South Denver Beer Fest - Littleton, Colorado
Over 120 Beers from 60+ breweries - 2 Sessions of Incredible Beer - Tons of New Brewers - Gluten Free Options - Unique Non-Alcoholic Offerings - Local Distillers and Cheese Makers (in VIP Area) Scenic Rocky Mountain Views - Lakeside Venue.

May 10, 2014  Victorian Tea II - Denver, Colorado
Four Mile Historic Park.  As a working farm and ranch, Four Mile Historic Park was once supplied with edibles primarily from the land around the buildings, either in organized gardens or by gathering wild edibles that grew in the area. Enjoy a relaxing and unique tea experience and with scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts which are artfully prepared for you, along with two tea varieties, served by Four Mile Volunteers in full Victorian-era costume. Bring a friend and share a relaxing afternoon, harkening back to a simpler era when teatime was for indulging and socializing. A special presentation by the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys on Victorian era dolls and toys will highlight the afternoon.

May 16-17, 2014  Mike The Headless Chicken Festival - Fruita, Colorado
Read about Mike the headless chicken who lived 18 months without a head! Chicken Dance Contest, Chicken Recipe Contest, Food and Craft Vendors, More Chicken, the 5k 'Run Like a Headless Chicken', Chicken Games, Historic Tours, Eating Contests, Mike's Market and more.

May 17, 2014  4th Annual Grand Valley Beer Festival
Grand Junction, Colorado
Join us at the 4th Annual Grand Valley Beer Festival! This is a fundraiser for Colorado Mesa University Athletics (CMU Maverick Club) so you can feel even better about spending an afternoon sampling craft beers. There will be over 50+ breweries represented at this event as well as live music, a raffle, and live auction.

May 22, 2014  Colorado Corks and Cuisine - Denver, Colorado
Showcasing local caterers, distilleries, breweries, and wineries, you will shake up your week and welcome summertime while sampling the fare and raising funds for preservation of the Four Mile House Museum.  Opened in 1978, Four Mile Historic Park both a Denver Landmark and National Historic Site that provides the Denver community with a 12-acre park to discover and enjoy early Colorado life by preserving and interpreting Colorado’s western rural heritage through interactive educational opportunities.

May 24-25, 2014  26th Annual Taste of Creede - Creede, Colorado
Celebrating the 26th annual Taste of Creede: A festival of fine arts and fine dining! Artist demonstrations, Silver Chef competition, Bake-Off Challenge, art auction, restaurant tastings, live music, tours of the lauded Creede Repertory Theatre, and the opening of the Small Print Show.

May 24-26, 2014  Blues, Brews, and BBQ - Beaver Creek, Colorado
As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery beer tastings!

May 30-31, 2014  7th Annual Royal Gorge Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown
Canon City, Colorado
Combined Holy Cow! Blues Festival with the Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown.  Now we can enjoy music and BBQ together while helping our community.

May 31, 2014  Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
 One of Colorado’s best Wine Festivals. 25 Colorado Wineries will be pouring tastings of their wines as well as selling bottles of wine. Many retail booths selling wine related wares. Food booths and entertainment throughout the event. (NOTE: Festival date was moved from June 7 to May 31, 2014)

 

2013 COLORADO - April and May 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(these events waiting for new dates)

April 14, 2013  Living Local - Denver, Colorado
Join us for a full day as we share the agricultural and horticultural practices of Colorado Pioneers and how we can incorporate these lessons into our daily lives for a healthier tomorrow.  Activities will include seed-starting, tours of the Four Mile House Museum and grounds, horse-drawn wagon rides, learning from organic and local vendors, demonstrations of 19th century conservation methods & much more!

 

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