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(see also:   2014)


July 3, 2017
Good Ol’ Summertime Ice Cream Social & Pie Baking Contest
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Each year members of the community compete in the pie baking contest and enjoy scoops of homemade ice cream.  From 5:30pm until 8:00pm neighbors, friends, and guests can enjoy their homemade desserts and socialize.  Two fruit pies from each contest participant are judged by 3 respected individuals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. One slice of pie is $2.00 and a generous scoop of old fashioned ice cream is only $1.00. The pies are supplied by contest participants and are served until there is none left. Get to the pavilion early for prime seating spots and your choice of pie. The judging of the pies starts at 5:00pm and at 5:30pm the treats will be sliced and served.

JULY 4, 2017  4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 7-16, 2017  Gunnison Cattlemen's Days - Gunnison, Colorado
Colorado's oldest and longest running rodeo. Livestock show, parade and more. Tough Enough to Wear Pink top fund raiser for breast cancer awareness. PCRA sanctioned rodeo.

July 8, 2017  Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
Breckenridge, Colorado
Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival.  This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting.

July 8, 2017  2nd Annual Tequila & Taco Fiesta - Winter Park, Colorado
An afternoon of tequila and taco tasting at Hideaway Park accompanied by live music.


July 12-15, 2017
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.

July 14-15, 2017  Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews
Loveland, Colorado
Live entertainment - Award winning Brews and mouth watering BBQ

July 14-16, 2017  Slow Food Nations - Denver, Colorado
1. Carlo Petrini is coming! Meet the founder of the global Slow Food movement and hear the stories of people around the world taking ownership over their local food systems.  2. So many amazing workshops. From making cheese to canning tuna and starting your own wild yeast sourdough, there is something for everyone.  3. Kids' Gardens. Don't leave your kids at home! There are lots of hands-on activities for kids of all ages to get their hands in the dirt and learn about good, clean and fair food.  4. Delicious food. It wouldn't be a Slow Food gathering without some incredible meals. Dig into whole hog BBQ from South Carolina and explore a world of tastes at our block parties.  5. Our mile high host city. Denver was ranked the #1 best place to live in America, and is a hub for new and innovative food. Plus, there are boundless opportunities to extend your stay and get into those mountains!

July 15, 2017  Annual Castle Rock WineFest - Castle Rock, Colorado
NEW LOCATION:  Butterfield Crossing Park in the Meadows  The Castle Rock WineFest presents more than 2 dozen of Colorado's top wineries showcasing their wine selections and spotlight today's winemakers who are revitalizing a Colorado tradition. Also, this year’s event will again see wine seminars & demonstrations, artisans/lifestyle vendors, entertainment and delicious cuisine, all included in the price of your ticket.

July 15, 2017  14th Orthodox Food Festival & Old Globeville Days
Denver, Colorado
Enjoy outstanding cuisine from Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece and Mexico; music and dance entertainment; craft and gift booths; art show; children”s activities; tours of historic Orthodox cathedral.  Free admission.

July 15-16, 2017 - Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival - Keystone, Colorado
River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles. Kindle a sashay into your step with a sophisticated, weekend affair in the heart of Keystone Resort, Colorado. Learn about different regions and the delicate nuance of flavors that evolve the finest vineyard blends. Enrich your knowledge by attending the professional wine seminars and discover which wines and foods harmonize with your favorite selections. Enjoy live music from national Jazz musicians.

July 25-30, 2017  Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
Crested Butte, Colorado
Featuring a selection of seminars, fine dining winemaker dinners, a Farm to Table dinner, champagne brunch, and more, there is something for everyone. The signature event, the Grand Tasting, presents over 500 select wines from 25 wineries and distributors, food demonstrations, and this year, artists painting en plein air throughout the venue.

July 26-29, 2017  ACS 2017: Cheese with Altitude - Denver, Colorado
Each year, the American Cheese Society (ACS) hosts the foremost educational conference and world-renowned cheese competition in North America. More than 1,000 professionals, purchasers, and influencers from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe attend to network, sample products, and learn from industry experts. The Conference culminates in the Festival of Cheese, where competition cheeses are available for sampling alongside craft beer, wine, cider, and specialty foods.

July 28-29, 2017  Summer Brew Fest - Denver, Colorado
Mile High Station.  The fest will celebrate craft beverages from around Colorado and other U.S. microbrews and will feature live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.

July 30, 2017  Fiddles, Vittles & Vino XIII - Colorado Springs, Colorado
An annual event at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic site, featuring live bluegrass music and a tasting involving fine local restaurants as well as a plethora of wine and beer vendors. Proceeds from the festival are donated to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

July 12, 2014  Snowmass Culinary Festival
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Delicious Food, Wine, and Spirits presented against the backdrop of spectacular high alpine scenery, this Rocky Mountain culinary festival features celebrity chefs, and cooking demonstrations. The highlight of the festival is the Palate of Pairings featuring small plates from local chefs paired with wines & spirits, all set in the scenic mountain splendor of Snowmass Village.

July 28, 2014  TrashFish Denver - Denver, Colorado
What happens when award-winning chefs Mike Lata, Stephen Stryjewski, and Michael Leviton walk into a Denver bar? Ok, they're technically walking into a Denver restaurant and teaming up for the night to host a Trash Fish Dinner with the incredible culinary talent of Boulder and Denver.  Chef Kelly Whitaker, of Boulder's Basta and Denver's Cart-Driver, is the mastermind behind this Trash Fish Dinner. In addition to working tirelessly with our Boulder/Denver community on the upcoming Sustainable Food Summit, he has put together a dream team of chefs for this special event! Seattle Fish Co. is graciously providing the underutilized fish species.




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