2013 COLORADO - AUGUST 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
August 3, 2013 Gnarly Barley Brew Festival - Loveland, Colorado
Great brews, beer & food pairings, beer dinner, homebrew competition, live music.
August 3, 2013 Vino & Notes - A Wine, Food & Jazz Festival
Woodland Park, CO.
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, 2013 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, 2013 17th 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 7-11, 2013 Steamboat Wine Festival - Steamboat Springs, CO
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 8, 2013 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 9-11, 2013 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 10, 2013 Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival
Snowmass Village, Colorado
The Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival brings foodies, wine connoisseurs, and art lovers alike together in a premiere visual and delectable feast. It features celebrity chefs, a juried art exhibit with regionally and nationally recognized artists, food & presentation expert panels, and a Palette of Pairings featuring specialty foods with wines & spirits, all set in the scenic mountain splendor of Snowmass Village, Colorado. Extend your stay and set out to explore easy or extreme hiking and biking trails, take in a free & festive Thursday night concert on the Hill, and visit world-renowned Aspen and its cultural delights right next door.
(also: www.snowmassvillage.com/play/events/hand_picked.html )
August 10, 2013 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
The Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival is an outdoor, one day, multi-session event and continues to grow each year. You'll enjoy great music, food and beer for MOST ages. Attendance: 18,000.
August 10, 2013 Cherry Creek North Food & Wine - Denver, Colorado
The 5th annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine celebrates the culinary arts on Fillmore Plaza in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Free educational chef demonstrations, exciting wine and spirits sessions, an Opening Night VIP Party and the signature event of the weekend, The Grand Tasting.
August 10, 2013 Winter Park Beer Festival - Winter Park, Colorado
Brews, Views, Great Live Music! Benefits the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Unlimited beer tasting.
August 15-18, 2013 Shroomfest 2013--Telluride Mushroom Festival
The 33rd 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 17, 2013 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 17, 2013 4th 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 17, 2013 Arkansas Valley Fair Watermelon Day - Rocky Ford, CO
At 136 years, the oldest continuous fair in the State of Colorado. The Arkansas Valley Fair runs Wed-Sun and Saturday is Watermelon Day.
August 23-24, 2013 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival - Loveland, CO
The 2013 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 23-25, 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 23-Sept 2, 2013 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 24-25, 2013 Fermentation Festival & Market - Denver, Colorado
A celebration of everything fermented. Sample over 50 unique fermented foods and beverages from across the country. Participants include Craft Brewers, Local Distillers, Wineries, Restaurants and Sauerkraut Makers. The festival strives to increase awareness about fermented foods and beverages - Come to eat, come to drink, come to learn.
August 30-Sept 2, 2013 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 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.
August 31-Sept 2, 2013 Trinidad Round-Up - Trinidad, Colorado
Festivities include parade, livestock show & sale, street dance, barbecue, parade and breakfast.