2014 COLORADO - AUGUST 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2013 - 2011 - 2009 - 2008)
July 30-Aug 2, 2014 - Cattle Industry Summer Conference 2014 - Denver, Colorado
August 2, 2014
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 2, 2014 Gnarly Barley Brew Festival - Loveland, Colorado
Great brews, beer & food pairings, beer dinner, homebrew competition, live music.
August 2, 2014 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 2-3, 2014 18th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival
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 6-10, 2014 Steamboat Wine Festival
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The Steamboat Wine Festival is a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats, and our distinguished guests gather to play, wine, and dine in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience. Whether you are a full-fledged foodie or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite. There is something for everyone – from food and wine tastings, to seminars and cooking demonstrations, to outdoor adventures with food & wine influences, there are tastes and temptations at every turn.
August 7, 2014 Denver Burger Battle - Denver, Colorado
The Denver Burger Battle is an award winning competition of the 12 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 8-10, 2014 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 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 5th 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. The Festival is a fundraiser for the Grand Foundation. Tickets for the Winter Park Beer Festival begin at $30 online presale for Unlimited Beer Tastings and $70 for VIP Access. Prices will jump to $40 and $85 respectively day of.
August 9, 2014 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Festival Canceled for 2014. Will return in 2015.
August 9-10, 2014 Fermentation Festival & Market - Denver, Colorado
Come explore the unique world of fermented food and beverages! From beer, bread and cheese to kimchi, kombucha and kvass, the unique flavors produced by fermentation are diverse and exciting. Don't miss this opportunity to sample and learn about the exotic and unknown as well as the familiar favorites! Visit the website to purchase tickets or find out more about the educational seminars, participating vendors, and the first annual pickle toss!
August 13-17, 2014 Arkansas Valley Fair - Rocky Ford, Colorado
At 137 years, 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 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 15-19, 2014 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 16, 2014 Jazz on 2nd Avenue & World Class Food Court
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.
August 16, 2014 5th Annual Bootstraps Western Winefest
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.
August 16, 2014 15th 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 22-23, 2014 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival
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 22-Sept 1, 2014 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-Sept 1, 2014 A Taste of Colorado - Denver, Colorado
Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events non-profit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations. Attendance: 500,000.
August 30-31, 2014 Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, Colorado
Beaver Creek's 15th annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin' oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer and wunderbar wurst! Enjoy complimentary live entertainment in Beaver Creek Plaza all weekend and be sure to take advantage of great lodging packages for the event. It’s the perfect time to be outdoors and hike, bike, play a round of golf and celebrate Oktoberfest in Beaver Creek.
August 30-September 1, 2014 104th Annual Trinidad Round-Up
Festivities include parade, livestock show & sale, street dance, barbecue, parade and breakfast.
August 31, 2014 10th Annual Downtown Chili Challenge
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Come sample traditional & unique chili recipes and vote for your favorite. Live music, children's activities, plus salsa and cornbread competitions, make this a wholesome activity for Buckaroos of all ages. To participate as a chili competitor, visit the website for the Registration Form.