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August 1-4, 2018  Cattle Industry Summer Conference
Denver, Colorado
Features meetings of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and National Cattlemen's Foundation. Here cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees and subcommittees, as well as Joint committees and subcommittees to discuss current developments, to work on initiatives developed at Convention and to make plans for the upcoming fiscal year.

August 2, 2018  Denver Burger Battle - Denver, Colorado
The Denver Burger Battle is an award winning competition of the 15 best burgers in Colorado all in one night — guests can try every burger and vote the best while sipping from an open bar. Net proceeds to benefit local charities in Denver.

August 4, 2018  9th Annual Winter Park Beer Festival
Winter Park, Colorado
This great annual event in Winter Park offers brews, views and great live music. Unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. with 30+ micro brewers on hand sampling their classic hoppy beverages and a few new ones. This event is a ‘don’t miss’ for beer aficionados, music lovers and festival goers. Besides great beer, Beer Fest attendees will enjoy food from vendors, retail vendors, and live music throughout the day.

August 4, 2018  Gnarly Barley Brew Festival - Loveland, Colorado
Great brews, beer & food pairings, beer dinner, homebrew competition, live music.

August 4, 2018  Olathe Sweet Corn Festival - Olathe, Colorado
All the 'Olathe Sweet' sweet corn you can eat. Free contests, games, over 150 food, arts and crafts, carnival games, commercial, ride and novelty booths. The Agricultural Center features informative and educational exhibits.  Attendance: 16,000.

August 4, 2018  11th Annual Vino & Notes - A Wine, Food & Jazz Festival - Woodland Park, Colorado
Join us at the base of Pikes Peak for wine from 20+ Colorado wineries, outstanding food and incredible jazz bands. All this benefits Charitable Treasures Workshop for special needs adults


August 4-5, 2018
22nd Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival
Keystone, Colorado
Keystone brings the wonders of Appalachia to the Rockies. Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain-music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.  Live music rocks out on 3 stages.  Don't miss the FREE family Kidzone including inflatables, kids crafts and kids entertainment.

August 9-12, 2018  Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival
Beaver Creek, Colorado
Featuring the winners of the San Francisco International Wine Competition and World Spirits Competition, world-renowned culinary talent and outdoor events to enjoy summertime in the mountains.

August 15-19, 2018  141st Arkansas Valley Fair - Rocky Ford, Colorado
The oldest continuous fair in the State of Colorado. The Arkansas Valley Fair runs Wed-Sun and Saturday is Watermelon Day. 4-H and FFA.

August 16, 2018  12th Annual Corks and Forks - Denver, Colorado
Enjoy an evening dining on delicious eats from some of Denver’s best restaurants while sipping on a variety of Wine and Spirits.  Enjoy an evening dining on delicious culinary creations from some of Denver’s best restaurants as well as fine wine and spirits to satisfy your palate, benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). Corks & Forks is an evening of fine wine and delicious cuisine prepared by renowned Denver area chefs plus live music and a silent auction in an incredible atmosphere. This year we are looking forward to enjoying tasty treats from: Carbon Café, Dead Battery Club, Epicurean Culinary Group, Habit Doughnut Dispensary,  Postino, Relish Catering, Tomayo and more!

August 16-19, 2018  38th Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival
Telluride, Colorado
The annual celebration is a presentation of the Telluride Institute. Activities include lectures, panels, films, growing workshops, cook & taste parties, identification tables and daily forays into the mountains.

August 18, 2018 - Boulder Craft Beer Festival - Boulder, Colorado
The 5th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder's best beer. The festival includes live music and food for purchase.

August 18, 2018  19th Annual Peach Festival - Lafayette, Colorado
The event centers around truck loads of world famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy pies, cobbler and smoothies, entertainment, art, antiques and food vendors.


August 18, 2018  Winter Park Uncorked Wine Festival
Winter Park, Colorado
Join us at Hideaway Park for another wonderful wine event from 12pm-4pm with wine tasting, food samples, live music, champagne cork-off and more!

August 24-25, 2018
Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival
Loveland, Colorado
The Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival includes a Friday night kick-off with entertainment, roasted and boiled corn for sale, live music and Loveland's Got Talent Contest, beer garden, corn shucking contest, corn eating contest, parade and more.

August 24-25, 2018
Colorado Cider & Beer Circus
Copper Mountain, Colorado
Copper Mountain Resort. This ticketed craft beverage sampling event will take place in the Center Village and includes Rocky Mountain cideries and breweries and a few select others from around the country.  There will be kids crafts, an Apple Pie Bake-Off and circus-style entertainment for the whole family.  A portion of the proceeds from this year's event go towards Team Summit and the Rocky Mountain Cider Association.  More information on the event and sponsorship opportunities are available on the website.

August 24-September 3, 2018 - Colorado State Fair - Pueblo, Colorado
Educating youth in agriculture.  Among the highlights are rodeo, concerts, carnival, State Fair Museum, livestock show, and competitions: commercial & hobby wines, C&H Sugar Cupcake Challenge, craft beers, Fleischmann's Yeast contest, Ghiradelli Chocolate Championship, Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies, Green Chili Championship, and King Arthur Flour Great Cake Contest.  Attendance: 400,000.

August 29, 2018  Chef and Brew Festival - Denver, Colorado
Denver’s premier beer and food pairing competition and festival, bringing together Colorado’s top chefs and local craft brewmasters. Over 20 craft brewers and chefs will team up to create the ultimate beer and food pairing.  Guests will enjoy unlimited samples of all dishes and beers and cast their vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Each chef prepares two small bite dishes and each brewery samples a small pour of two of their finest.  Chef and Brew promotes the notion that local craft beer is an ideal pairing for chef-driven food.

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events still waiting for new dates

August 5, 2017 - The Taco Festival - Ft. Collins, Colorado
A General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you’ll find restaurants dishing out $2 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda. The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well.

August 9-13, 2017 - Steamboat Wine Festival
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
This event is on hiatus for 2018.

August 29-31, 2017  Meals On Wheels Conference and Expo
Denver, Colorado
Join hundreds of your colleagues at what promises to be an inspiring and impactful gathering of senior nutrition professionals from coast to coast. We will explore new concepts, share successful practices, and set new innovations in motion to ensure that we can meet the needs of our communities for decades to come.


events still waiting for new dates

August 15, 2015  6th Annual Bootstraps Western Winefest
Evergreen, Colorado
A true Colorado wine festival, nestled in the romantic Rocky Mountains of beautiful Evergreen, where Colorado wineries will showcase their award winning products with truly inspiring jazz music and local winemaker dinners.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 9, 2014  Cherry Creek North Food & Wine - Denver, Colorado
Cherry Creek North Food & Wine celebrates the diverse and sophisticated tastes of Cherry Creek North dining complemented with wine, beer, spirits, live music and more! This event will satisfy the wine aficionado and the foodie in all of us!

August 9, 2014  Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Festival Canceled for 2014.  Will return in 2015.

August 15, 2014  Art & Ale Brew Festival - Parker, Colorado
The Wildlife Experience: More than a Museum.  The 11th Annual Art & Ale Brew Festival will feature bountiful brews, tantalizing treats and a dazzling lineup of musical entertainment. Guests will soak up good food and craft beers from some of our finest local breweries and restaurants, and are welcome to peruse our galleries and exhibits, including Globeology, an immersive and interactive trek through the world’s biomes.  Later, rock the night away with Denver’s own cover band, Flock of Beagles!

August 16, 2014  Jazz on 2nd Avenue & World Class Food Court
Niwot, Colorado
A free jazz fest in the streets of Niwot, with world-class live music by internationally known jazz legends and greats. Taste culinary delights and top this off with a beverage from a wine or beer garden.


events still waiting for new dates

August 10, 2013  Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Festival Canceled for 2014.  Will return in 2015

August 23-25, 2013  11th Annual Food, Wine & Art Festival
Mesa Verde Country, Colorado
Staged against the backdrop of the Mesa Verde, the Mesa Verde Country Food, Wine and Art Festival will feature wine tasting from some of Colorado's finest wineries, including our own local vintners.

August 31, 2013  Breckenridge Wine Festival - Breckenridge, Colorado
The Breckenridge Wine Festival will indulge your taste buds and entertain with live music. And all the proceeds are going to a great cause supporting the Breckenridge Film Festival and the Breckenridge Summit Foundation.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 27-28, 2011  Chile Harvest Arts Festival - Lakewood, Colorado
Held in honor of the chile pepper and with views of the Rocky Mountain foothills as a backdrop, the festival celebrates traditional Spanish Colonial and contemporary art with music and food.


events still waiting for new dates

August 9, 2009  Taste of Grand County - Winter Park, Colorado
25th Annual  Wine, Beer and Food Festival. CANCELLED FOR 2010.



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