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September 5, 2020
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.

September 11-13, 2020 - Slow Food Nations - Denver, Colorado
The 4th annual Slow Food Nations festival will gather leaders and eaters, farmers and chefs, educators and families for a weekend of tastings, tours and talks in beautiful, autumnal Denver, Colorado.  Join us for the next celebration of good, clean and fair food for all.

September 17-20, 2020  Colorado Mountain Winefest
Palisade, Colorado
Presented by The Grand Junction Group is the state's largest wine festival and voted Best Winefest in the Nation by USA Today. From food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings to educational seminars and more, Colorado Mountain Winefest has something to offer everyone!  The Festival in the Park takes place on Saturday, September 19th in Palisade’s Riverbend Park and features unlimited sips from over 60 Colorado wineries, artisan vendors, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations, educational seminars and more! Come join thousands of wine lovers from across the world and take in all that Colorado Wine Country has to offer!

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September 7, 2019  San Luis Valley Potato Festival
Monte Vista, Colorado
Chapman Park 8 am to 4 p.m. Food demonstrations and family fun activities.  This festival is a celebration of the Colorado potato harvest, Colorado Potatoes hosts the annual San Luis Valley Potato Festive in beautiful Monte Vista, CO! This year will be the Festival’s 11th Anniversary from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival then moves to finish the celebration at Ski Hi Park for more entertainment (ATV/Motorcycle show) with more food/beer available.


September 7, 2019  Town of Superior Chili Fest - Superior, Colorado
Back for the 19th year, Chili Fest will feature great music, great chili samples and food, local vendors, a FREE Kids Zone area (Zip Line, Quad Trampoline, Jumpy Castles) and more!  Please note that chili samples are generously provided by the cooks and are distributed first come-first served. Get there early as the samples always go fast. Chili tasting cups will be available for purchase - Individuals pay $5 for six tasting cups, families pay $10 for twelve. BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR for $5 you may purchase a reusable chili tasting cup with attached spoon – eat all the chili you want and take home the commemorative cup! The event will also feature a "People's Choice" competition between eight of the best local restaurants!

September 7, 2019  21st Annual Chili and Beer Festival
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado
Kick off your fall season the right way at the Mt. Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival held at the base of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  Sample locally made chilis, sip some of Colorado’s finest craft beer, and enjoy some great tunes from great bands.

September 7, 2019 - Boulder Valley Beer Fest - Superior, Colorado
Back again this year - the Boulder Valley Rotary Club in partnership with the Town of Superior will be hosting the 5th annual Boulder Valley Beer Fest in conjunction with Chili Fest! The Beer Fest will feature approximately 20-25 local breweries offering a wide variety of outstanding beers. General Admission to the beer fest includes an attractive souvenir mug and unlimited beer sampling. Superior Community Park.

September 7, 2019  Annual Big Chili Cook-Off - Evergreen, Colorado
Volunteer firefighters from six mountain area fire districts will be the beneficiaries of the Annual Big Chili Cook-off.  Doors open at 10:30 a.m. to live music, over 100 chilies, an art show, children’s area, and refreshments until 6 p.m.  A firefighters’ challenge and tribute highlight the event.

September 7, 2019  11th Annual Brighton Chili Fest
Brighton, Colorado
(Formerly Denver Chili Fest).  The ultimate celebration of the green chile harvest  is returning to Brighton. Fire up your skillets and your pallets! Cash prizes and recognition for the winners of an amateur recipe competition. Prizes for original recipes using green chiles. Entries will be judged on creativity, appearance and of course, taste.

September 13-14, 2019  Annual Snowmass Wine Festival
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Join us for this year’s extraordinary four-course wine dinner “Northwest Passage’” at the Viceroy Snowmass.  Explore the distinct wine growing regions of Oregon and Washington State with featured wine growing experts, and join us for a spirited Live Auction. The wine dinner will feature 5 wines from different American Viticultural Areas in Oregon and Washington State and is sure to please the palate!  Price is discounted at $135 per person. This amazing dinner sells out every year, so we recommend getting tickets early. Have a group you want to dine with, buy a table of eight or ten.


September 13-14, 2019
Downtown Boulder's Fall Fest
Boulder, Colorado
Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has been one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets.

September 13-15, 2019
26th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Telluride, Colorado
The festival is a three-day celebration of music and microbrews, held in Telluride Town Park, an outdoor music venue with breathtaking mountains for a backdrop.

September 14, 2019
Lafayette Brew Fest
Lafayette, Colorado
Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time!  Wine For Sale!  Restaurant & Food Booths!  Live Music.

September 14, 2019
Mead Community Day Sugarbeet Festival
Mead, Colorado
Celebrates the harvest of sugar beets and the importance of sugar beet farming to the community.

September 20-22, 2019
Chili & Frijole Festival
Pueblo, Colorado
Enjoy the festivities of Chile Fest and take a boat ride around the Riverwalk. Special deal and discounts will be available throughout the weekend along with extended hours of operation.

September 20-22, 2019 - Annual Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival
Pueblo, Colorado
The festival celebrates the harvest of the Mira Sol Chile, transforming downtown into an outdoor party highlighted by music, arts & crafts, cooking competitions, and chiles, chiles, chiles.  (also: )  Attendance: 140,000.

September 20-22, 2019 - Colorfest Weekend
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to sponsor this great event! The weekend is full of fun activities, beginning with the Wine & Food Festival on Friday night, the Music & Micro Brew Festival on Saturday, and the mass balloon ascensions on both Saturday and Sunday morning. The fun and festivities continue all weekend!

September 21, 2019 - Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival
Lake City, Colorado
Good food, good wine, good music under the fall aspen leaves in historic Lake City, Colorado -- featuring six regional bands. Variety of wines for tasting; SKA Brewing beer booth; unique food & artisan vendors.

September 21, 2019  11th Annual Fall Harvest Brewfest
Fort Collins, Colorado
We’re looking forward to fall and another season to celebrate this beautiful and bountiful time of year with your favorite brews, music, food and exaltation of all things canine.  To help you find your inner beer enthusiast, you will find over 35 breweries, micro-distilleries and craft beer-inspired local food pairings.  Benefiting the Animal House Rescue.

September 21-22, 2019  Sugar Beet Days - Sterling, Colorado

September 27-October 5, 2019  11th Annual Denver Beer Week
Denver, Colorado
Featuring more than 100 beer related events at area breweries, restaurants, tap houses and attractions. From beer tastings to firkin tappings, events include beer bike nights, midnight beer breakfasts, beer paired dinners, brewery tours, brewer vs brewer competitions, meet the brewer nights, tap takeovers, beer quizzes, and even a beer street party with bands, brews and food trucks.

September 27-October 6, 2019  Steamboat Springs Restaurant Week
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Steamboat is putting on its finest and setting the table just for you! This annual event is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to sample some of Steamboat’s finest local offerings. Dozens of restaurants throughout Steamboat will be offering prix-fixe multi-course breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for everyone to enjoy.

September 28, 2019  5th Annual Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival - Manitou Springs, Colorado
Bands, Brew, and Manitou!!  From 1-5pm at Memorial Park.  VIP entry at Noon. The event is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center and the City of Manitou Springs. All proceeds will benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Come in and see our “Manitou Bottles and Bottling Plants” featuring the Ute Chief Gusher Bottle, “Manitou Railroads” featuring the Cog Railway and “Van Briggle-The Manitou Connection” exhibits!  25 LOCAL BREWERS, 5 BANDS, FOOD AND FUN!

September 28, 2019  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.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

September 6-7, 2019 - 13th Annual Pork 'N' Hops
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sample the region's best barbecue and brews while enjoying live music, entertainment, and other events.  Also featuring professional & amateur BBQ competitions in a variety of categories.

September 8, 2018 - Celebrity Chef Tour - Boulder, Colorado
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

September 21-22, 2018 - Annual SalsaFest - Safford, Arizona
The Scleroderma Foundation - Rocky Mountain Chapter is excited to throw the premier foodie event in Denver. Food Fight! is a food competition between Denver's top chefs.  The chefs will compete in three categories: appetizer, main course, and dessert. The evening will be full of great eats, sips, and opportunities to mingle. Raising funds and awareness to fight Scleroderma disease, the event will be held at the BAC Appliance Center in Englewood, CO. from 6-9pm.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 9, 2017 - Artists-Crafters-Foodies Fair - Brighton, Colorado
Three fairs in one.  Check out the beautiful art, creative crafts, and culinary delights of our Artists, Crafters and Foodies.  There is plenty of parking for this indoor event that is set in the very pretty Adams County Regional Park Complex.  Please come spend a relaxing day shopping this affordable fair.

2016 COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 2016 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

September 19, 2016 - Taste the Wild Workshop - Boulder, Colorado

2015 COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 2015 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

September 12-13, 2015  Fermentation Festival & Market
Denver, Colorado



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