HeidiTown on KRFC 88.9 FM – What to do in Colorado this weekend

The following is the transcript from HeidiTown’s weekly radio segment on  KRFC 88.9 FM  in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Covering the weekend of January 6-8, 2012.

Listen to the audio —>  HERE.

Hi, my name is Heidi and I’m the mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and road trips around Colorado.

It’s looking like January is a rather quiet month in Northern Colorado, so if you know of an event or festival in the area please, please email me about it! You can reach me at TheMayor@HeidiTown.com.

Postage stampHere’s the lineup for Friday, January 6 through Sunday, January 8, 2012.

Here in Fort Collins it’s First Friday Featuring Gallery Walk. Nineteen business participate from 6 to 9 p.m. It will be a great night to be in downtown. For more information and a list of all participating businesses and sponsors go to DowntownFortCollins.com.

This Friday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, Colorado, it’s the 38th Annual Cherrleyn Postage Stamp Show from 12 to 5 p.m. There will be 29 dealers and millions of stamps, postcards and postal history. This event is open to the public.

On Saturday, at the same venue it’s the Intermountain Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society’s 14th annual model railroading and memorabilia vendor extravaganza. The event runs from 9 to 4 with early bird entry at 7:15. Visit Jeffco.us/fair for all events taking place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

roosterI found a couple agricultural related events happening this weekend, which I thought was a bit odd for January, but then again, this is a slow month.

This Saturday visit the Agricultural Heritage Center in Longmont on St. Vrain Road. Open from 10 to 5, the center is a place to learn about the rich agricultural history of Boulder County. This site focuses on 1900 to 1925 and the farm includes a farmhouse built in 1909 and furnished from that area, two barns, an outhouse, a milkhouse, a blacksmith shop and there are animals on the site seasonally. Tours start at 11 a.m. For more information visit BoulderCounty.org.

At the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, families can learn about farm chores this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Take a wagon ride to Wells Crossing and discover how pioneers survivied on the prairie help feed farm animals. More at PlainsCenter.org.

This is a good time of year to visit your local museum, and there are quite a lot of good ones all across Colorado. I’ve written about several of my person favorites on HeidiTown.com under the Museum tab.

Here’s a fun activity happening at SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch. From January 7 to April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. every Saturday enjoying night skiing and tubing under the lights. Visit GranbyRanch.com for details.

Ullr Fest in Breckenridge Colorado by Carl Scofield
Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo by Carl Scofield. Provided by GoBreck.com.

On Sunday, January 8, it’s the start of a 48 year tradition in Breckenridge, Colorado. Ullr Fest takes place through January 14 and during this wacky week viking hats are the fashion accessory of choice in Breck. Ooler, is spelled Ullr and in Norse mythology he is the son of Sif and the stepson of Thor, the God of Thunder. Ullr loves the cold and loves to party and so does Breckenridge. This crazy festival includes Ullrlympics, where the Ullrympions fling frying pans for prizes, and it also includes a parade that entices 12,000 revelers to the streets of Breckenridge. Visit GoBreck.com for more details.

That’s it for this week. As always, follow me on Twitter @HeidiTown and join the town’s block party on Facebook at HeidiTown.comonFB.

Thanks for listening!

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