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July 29-August 1, 2019
Cattle Industry Summer Conference
Denver, Colorado


August 1, 2019
Denver Burger Battle
Denver, Colorado
The Denver Burger Battle is an award winning competition of the 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 3, 2019 - EatingWell & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K
Denver, Colorado
Eat your way to the most delicious Finish Line ever, then celebrate at the post-run Food and Fitness Festival with mouthwatering bites, beer garden, culinary and fitness demonstrations, and so much more. A run you can really sink your teeth into, your registration includes:  · 5K (or 10K) registration and bib  · Bites along the course  · Finisher's medal  · Access to the post-run Food and Fitness Festival  · Delicious tasting stations  · Celebration drinks in the beer garden  · Goody bag with gifts from health and wellness brands  · Cash reward and prize package for top finishers  · Bib Pickup night before run  · Automatic donation to No Kid Hungry.  Just hungry? Join us inside the Food and Fitness Festival for eats, drinks and plenty of fun. See ya there!

August 3, 2019  12th 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 3, 2019  10th 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 3, 2019
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 3-4, 2019  23rd 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 8-11, 2019 - 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 14-18, 2019  142nd 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 14-18, 2019  39th 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.  (also: )

August 17, 2019  20th 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 23-24, 2019  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 23-Sept 2, 2019  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 24, 2019
Colorado Cider & Beer Circus
Denver, Colorado
This ticketed craft beverage sampling event 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, 2019
Boulder Craft Beer Festival
Boulder, Colorado
The 6th 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 24, 2019  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 28, 2019
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.

August 31, 2019 - Keystone’s Oktoberfest - Keystone, Colorado
Kicks up your heels and raise a stein with Colorado-brewed Oktoberfest beers, oompah bands and German fare that will make your mouth water!  Kids will love the chicken dancing as well as free face painting, a bounce house and performances from the Edelweiss Polka Dancers. Parents will love the Colorado craft beers that draw from German roots.  Track down some lederhosen and train up for the Das Bier Burner 5K that kicks off the day at 12pm.  The trophy for crossing the finish line is a pint of Oktoberfest bier.  As an added bonus the River Run Village stores and shops are getting in the spirit and having an Oktoberfest Tent Sale that day so treat yourself to an end of summer goodie from one of the many unique shops.

August 31-September 1, 2019 - Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, Colorado
Beaver Creek's 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 31-September 2, 2019  109th Annual Trinidad Round-Up
Trinidad, Colorado
Festivities include parade, livestock show & sale, street dance, barbecue, parade and breakfast.

August 31-September 2, 2019  A Taste of Colorado - Denver, Colorado
The state’s largest free-admission outdoor event, A Taste of Colorado draws more than 500,000 visitors annually. Five entertainment stages include national, local, and ethnic music in a variety of genres, children’s performers, and much more. Festivalgoers also can try a variety of culinary delights from more than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments, including a culinary showcase. Plus, visitors can enjoy the offerings of more than 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, as well as educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region.  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 nonprofit 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.

events waiting for new dates

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

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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.

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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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