U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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August 26-September 5, 2016 Colorado State Fair - Pueblo, Colorado
September 2-5, 2016
A Taste of Colorado
Celebrating its 33rd year as 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.
September 3, 2016 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 3-4, 2016 Oktoberfest - Beaver Creek, Colorado
Beaver Creek's 17th 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.
September 3-5, 2016 106th Annual Trinidad Round-Up
Festivities include parade, livestock show & sale, street dance, barbecue, parade and breakfast.
September 7, 2016 Food Fight! - Englewood, Colorado
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. (also: https://e.gesture.com/events/4F3/ )
September 9-10, 2016 - 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 10, 2016
11th 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.
September 10, 2016 8th Annual Denver Chili Fest - Brighton, Colorado
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 10, 2016 Lafayette Brew Fest - Lafayette, Colorado
Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time! Wine For Sale! Restaurant & Food Booths! Live Music.
September 10, 2016 Chili & Beer Festival - Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado
Kick off your fall season the right way at the 18th consecutive 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 11, 2016 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 15-18, 2016 Colorado Mountain Winefest
With 50 Colorado wineries in attendance and a few thousand close friends to share unlimited sips, it’s the kind of perfect day that makes everyone wish they lived here. The daylong event in Riverbend Park features live entertainment, unlimited wine samples, a commemorative tasting glass, wine tote and the chance to buy wine directly from the winemakers.
September 16, 2016 8th 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 16-17, 2016 13th Annual Snowmass Wine Festival
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Experience incredible food, flavors, sights, sounds and prizes at the Snowmass Wine Festival. The weekend begins on Friday evening with a four-course dinner paired with premier Mediterranean wines, and on Saturday the Grand Tasting will be located at Town Park (soccer field) next to Snowmass Recreation Center, Snowmass Village. Sample wines, local flavors, listen to the sounds of Walt Smith & Friends, take part in the silent auction offering trips to destinations around the world, acclaimed wines and fine artwork. Funds raised are allocated to non-profit organizations across the Roaring Fork Valley, and charitable organizations worldwide.
September 16-18, 2016 23rd Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
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 17, 2016 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 17-18, 2016 Sugar Beet Days - Sterling, Colorado
September 19, 2016 - Taste the Wild Workshop - Boulder, Colorado
Bristol Bay is home to the greatest wild sockeye salmon run on earth, and Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon is a delicious, high-quality food that chefs can feel great about cooking with. Join chef Kelly Whitaker, owner of Basta and Chefs Collaborative Boulder/Denver Local Leader, at the Food Lab in Boulder for a hands-on Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Workshop! During the 3-hour workshop, chef Kelly and seafood experts will cover where, how, and why to source and cook with wild, sustainable Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon. You’ll learn techniques for sourcing, cooking, and serving wild sockeye year-round and get to meet with fishermen from Bristol Bay. Participants will walk away from the workshop having experienced the unique taste of Bristol Bay Sockeye salmon, and prepared to speak to the incredible story of this pristine resource. Space is limited and the workshop is FREE for chefs and food professionals.
September 23-25, 2016 22nd 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. Attendance: 100,000
September 24, 2016 Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Bands, Brew, and Manitou!! The 2nd Annual Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival 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! Advance tickets are $40. VIP Tickets are $45.
September 30-October 8, 2016 8th Annual Denver Beer Fest
Featuring more than 300 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 11-12, 2015 San Luis Valley Potato Festival
Monte Vista, Colorado
The festival includes food and craft vendors, farm tours, live music, a potato cooking contest and a children's carnival.
September 12-13, 2015 Fermentation Festival & Market
Come explore the unique world of fermented food and beverages! From beer, bread and cheese to kimchi, kombucha and kvass, the unique flavors produced by fermentation are diverse and exciting. Don't miss this opportunity to sample and learn about the exotic and unknown as well as the familiar favorites! Visit the website to purchase tickets or find out more about the educational seminars, participating vendors, and the first annual pickle toss!
September 27, 2014 Mead Sugar Beet Festival - Mead, Colorado
Celebrates the harvest of sugar beets and the importance of sugar beet farming to the community.
September 14, 2013 Georgetown Dutch Oven Cook-Off
The 4th annual Cook-Off will be located in downtown Georgetown, featuring live music, a beer & bratwurst garden, and kids' activities. Tastings of Miner's Stew, High Country Bread, and Rocky Mountain Cobbler begin at 1pm.
September 22, 2011 A Saucy Affair - Glendale, Colorado
With an array of unique small plates and decadent sauces from more than 15 of Denver's finest restaurants, 500 guests will taste and vote for their favorite sauce. Enjoy top-notch beverages and music. Proceeds support 9Health Fair, Colorado's largest non-profit, volunteer run health fair program.
September 10, 2010 Passport to Pagosa Wine and Food Festival
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Sample wines from all over the southwestern region with great food from our local restaurants. This is during our Colorfest weekend including our Hot Air Balloon Rally; Band, Brews from 20 microbreweries; Balloon Glow; and the most spectacular mountain scenery.
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