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2018 COLORADO - JUNE 2018

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June 23-24, 2018  Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival
Keystone, Colorado
Back for its 8th year, the Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival is sure to turn some heads. Whether you’re a bacon enthusiast or the loved one of a bacon connoisseur, this event is for you. With thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired cuisine at your fingertips, you won’t want to miss this weekend long celebration of bacon.


2017 COLORADO - JUNE 2017

waiting for new dates

June 2-3, 2017  Mike The Headless Chicken Festival
Fruita, Colorado
Read about Mike the headless chicken who lived 18 months without a head! Chicken Dance Contest, Chicken Recipe Contest, Food and Craft Vendors, More Chicken, the 5k 'Run Like a Headless Chicken', Chicken Games, Historic Tours, Eating Contests, Mike's Market and more.

June 3, 2017  Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
11am - 5pm.  It’s time for the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival! More than 3,500 people attend the festival each year for live music, food, vendors, and wine tastings. Savor the taste of local Colorado wines paired with great food and atmosphere. You may even want to purchase bottles to take home and share with friends and family. Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, blues, and folk music live for your listening pleasure.  Tickets prices include admission to wine tastings and a free Colorado Wine Festival wine glass. Be one the first 1,500 to purchase tickets and receive a fee wine tote!

June 3, 2017  Oskar Blues Brewery’s Burning Can Festival
Lyons, Colorado
The Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest is an outdoor music-soaked celebration of craft beer in a can, featuring beer sampling, spectator sports, The Beer Relay race, and live music  with all proceeds benefitting CAN'd Aid Foundation.


June 10, 2017
30th Annual Rhubarb Festival
Pine Grove, Colorado
Pancake breakfast (with rhubarb sauce), music, parade, crafts, fun activities for kids. Winners of the rhubarb cooking contest will be crowned Rhubarb King & Queen and get to ride in the parade! Benefit for Pine Elk Creek Improvement Association and the North Fork Fire Department.

June 10, 2017  Lake Dillon Brew Festival - Dillon, Colorado
Colorado's world-class breweries will gather to serve up craft beers to thirsty crowds of avid beer connoisseurs. The cost is $35 per person to sample tasty suds from over 25 Colorado breweries while enjoying live music. The Tasting will be 'hoppenin' from 1 - 5 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild, a non-profit association who, among other things, advocates to work with the state legislature on behalf of Colorado's craft brewers.

June 10, 2017  Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival
Snowmass Village, Colorado
In its 2nd year, The Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival summons 30 Colorado craft breweries from all over the state up into the mountains of Snowmass for a perfect day of beer tasting and live music.

June 15-17, 2017  24th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge
Frisco, Colorado
Approximately 70+ BBQers will compete for a variety of awards. Teams compete in a wide range of categories including pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes, barbecue sauce, side dish, salsa and dessert.  Each team competes for the coveted Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles.  You don’t want to miss out on getting your own plate of this BBQ!  Other BBQ favorites include Chef Demonstrations presented on the Viking Stage; Pig Races; a Whiskey Tour (advance registration required); and a variety of musical entertainment.

June 16, 2017  3rd Annual Drink Pink Vino International Rosé Wine Festival - Broomfield, Colorado
Omni Interlocken Outdoor Pavilion in Broomfield, Colorado from 5 - 9:00 p.m. (general admission). Festival attendees will be treated to samplings of over sixty new Rosé releases, just in time for the summer Rosé drinking season. Strolling French jazz musicians will provide the musical ambience, and guests will also be treated to gourmet foods. Tickets are $70/person general admission and $100/person VIP. VIP tickets are limited to 100 guests, and include early admission at 5 p.m., a raw bar and a Champagne sabering demonstration.

June 16-18, 2017  120th Annual Strawberry Days Festival
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
The oldest civic celebration west of the Mississippi.  Join us for our hometown parade, free strawberries and ice cream in the park, live entertainment all weekend, a large arts fair, food court, parade, pro rodeo, carnival, Kidsfest and much more. It's fun for the whole family.

June 16-18, 2017  Food & Wine Classic in Aspen - Aspen, Colorado
The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen celebrates its 34th year in 2016 as America's premier culinary event. It consists of three incomparable days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel discussions by world-class chefs and wine experts.

June 17, 2017  Rails & Ales Brewfest - Alamosa, Colorado
Join the San Luis Valley Brewing Company as we host 40 breweries and 1000 beer lovers for a spectacular train ride to our mountain meadow brewfest at 9,800 ft.  Enjoy 60 different beers, beautiful mountain views, live music, scrumptous BBQ, and a 'designated conductor' to get you home in style! 

June 17, 2017  Cochon555 Heritage Fire - Snowmass, Colorado
Created in 2008, Heritage Fire Snowmass is a showcase over 50 notable chefs and butchers, each grilling heritage-breed animals en plein air against the Rocky Mountain backdrop. The event features responsibly raised food and traditional outdoor cooking inspired by global food cultures. It is all paired with free-flowing wines from boutique producers, craft beers, and small-batch artisan ciders. The list of heritage and heirloom foods includes dry-aged beef, whole pigs, lamb, goat, squab, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, oysters, and heirloom vegetables.

June 22-25, 2017  36th Annual Telluride Wine Festival
Telluride, Colorado
The Telluride Wine Festival is the longest running wine festival in Colorado. Join us to enjoy engaging wine seminars, cooking demos with celebrity chefs, wine tastings, live concerts and more!

June 23-25, 2017  28th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
Fort Collins, Colorado
Great beer, food, music and fun.  Over 100 beers from 50 Colorado breweries will be enjoyed along with great live music Saturday and Sunday in Historic Downtown!

June 28-30, 2017  National Potato Council Summer Meeting
Denver, Colorado
Join your peers for a summertime discussion of federal policy impacting the U.S. potato industry. All growers and industry leaders are welcome to the National Potato Council’s Summer Meeting. The location for this year's meeting is Denver. Bring your family to explore all of the attractions the region has to offer.  Attendees review policies being considered in our nation’s capital that could affect potato operations and unite in developing strategies to voice industry priorities to lawmakers, administration officials and regulators. Enjoy the always lively silent auction and banquet to benefit NPC’s Scholarship Program and learn about the local growing region.


2016 COLORADO - JUNE 2016

waiting for new dates

June 11, 2016  Great Divide 22nd Anniversary Party
Denver, Colorado
Great local music, awesome local food, and plenty of specially crafted beers from your favorite downtown Denver brewery. Come celebrate 22 years of great beers!

June 12-14, 2016  Snowmass Mammoth Fest - Colorado
Festival CANCELED for 2016.



2014 COLORADO - JUNE 2014

events waiting for new dates

June 1-7, 2014  Colorado Wine Week - Denver, Colorado
In 2011, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former brewing industry leader who has been a huge supporter of local everything, declared the first week of June “Colorado Wine Week” to coincide with the first annual Colorado Urban Winefest.  It has grown to feature seven days of local wine celebration!  Colorado wine and small plate specials at top restaurants.  Specialized events almost every night of the week.  Also annual Colorado Urban Winefest.

June 7, 2014  Colorado Urban Winefest - Denver, Colorado
The fourth annual Colorado Urban Winefest returns June 7 to Infinity Park in Glendale. More than three-dozen Colorado wineries will get together for the grand tasting of Colorado Wine Week, serving up samples alongside the best flavors of the Denver restaurant scene.


2013 COLORADO - JUNE 2013

events waiting for new dates

June 7, 2013  Brews for Barks - Denver, Colorado
An event to reunite our military with the pups they love. Food, drinks and live music. All proceeds go to the Puppy Rescue Mission.

June 14-Sept 27, 2013  Woodland Park Fine Arts & Crafts Fair
Woodland Park, Colorado
Held Fridays and Saturday from June through September. Roadkill Chili Cook-Off, Chalk Drawing Contest for Kids, Dog Walk, Live Music.  Next to a Farmers Market, at the base of Pikes Peak are places to camp, fish, hike, ride horses, and just hang.

June 20-25, 2013  BEMA Annual Meeting - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Bakery Equipment Manufactures and Allieds (BEMA).  The 2014 BEMA meeting is in Bermuda.


2012 COLORADO - JUNE 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

June 7, 2012  Annual Celebration of Premiere Colorado Wines at the Governor's Residence - Denver, Colorado
The Denver chapter of the American Wine Society is organizing a statewide competition for Colorado wines.  The medal winning wineries will be pouring their wines at reception at the Governor's Residence at the Boetcher Mansion for the public, as a fundraiser for the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund.

June 30, 2012  Rendezvous Denver Thomas Keller Homage Dinner
Denver, Colorado
Indulge your culinary senses as Chef Michael Long celebrates the cuisine of Thomas Keller in interpretive fashion.  Join us as we present an unforgettable experience for the discerning palate with cocktail reception and eight inspired dishes with wine pairings.


2008 COLORADO - JUNE 2008

waiting for new dates

June 28, 2008  Boulder Food and Wine Festival - Boulder, Colorado
Boulder’s finest chefs gather with Colorado’s winemakers for a food and wine sampling in Boulder’s Central Park not to be missed.




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