2013 COLORADO - April and May 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2012)
April 4-6, 2013 23rd 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 6, 2013 Breckenridge Spring Beer Fest - Breckenridge, Colorado
7th 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 14, 2013 Living Local - Denver, Colorado
Four Mile Historic Park. Are you tired of eating food that has ingredients only a scientist could understand? Do you yearn for the days when life was simple and you knew your neighbor by name? 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!
April 21, 2013 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, 2013 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, 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, 2013 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 27-28 & May 18-19, 2013 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 4, 2013 Victorian Tea - 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. Join us at our Victorian Tea where Kate Armstrong, Urban Forager, will share the usefulness of the plants we normally ignore now; how some of them were brought to America from Europe because of their use as food and medicine; and how most rural and urban people knew how to supply themselves with simple meals, home remedies, and household products from these plants.
May 4-5, 2013 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 17-18, 2013 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 18, 2013 Grand Valley Beer Festival - Grand Junction, Colorado
This is a craft beer tasting and People’s Choice fundraising event for Colorado Mesa University Athletics. Enjoy music, food, and Colorado’s favorite beverage!
May 23, 2013 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 25-26, 2013 25th Annual Taste of Creede - Creede, Colorado
Celebrating the 25th annual Taste of Creede: A festival of fine arts and fine dining! Artist demonstrations, Silver Chef competition, art auction, restaurant tastings, live music, tours of the lauded Creede Repertory Theatre, and the opening of the Small Print Show.
May 31-June 1, 2013 6th 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.