August 2013

Featured Festival: Loveland Oktoberfest (Sept. 21, 2013)

PLEASE NOTE, COLORADO FLOODING HAS LED TO SOME CHANGES AT THE LOVELAND OKTOBERFEST:  The festival will be moving from Foote Lagoon in downtown Loveland to the parking lot in front of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse & Tap Room, located at 623 Denver Ave. Loveland, Colorado 80537. In addition, the event will now be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. only. This year marks the first official

Pagosa Springs Brewery.

There’s little doubt that one of the joys of traveling is dining and drinking along the way. Pagosa Springs, Colorado has its fair share of boutique eateries and brew pubs, and we ate our way through several while we were in town last month. Breakfast in Pagosa Springs Going out to breakfast has been “our thing” since Ryan and I first got together 13+ years ago, and our first goal

Parker Oktoberfest 2013

The following featured festival has been brought to you by Oktoberfest season is nearly here, so let’s all raise our steins in a big happy PROST! Over the next couple months, these German fests will take place all over Colorado. A few are authentic, and many are not, but they are all a good reason to party and drink good beer. Despite its location in O’Brien Park (which sounds

Game of Thrones book cover

When you road trip as much as Ryan and I have been this summer, it’s a good idea to download some great books. After all, about 15 minutes into summer road trip number two, you’ve ran out of stuff to talk about with your significant other. I thought I’d share what we’ve been listening to on the road around Colorado. We use the Audible app for Droid (and this is

Win VIP tickets to Fall Harvest Brewfest

I haven’t done a giveaway for a very long time, but when Fall Harvest Brewfest approached me this year, I decided it was time. Fall Harvest Brewfest is the annual fundraiser for Animal House Shelter in Fort Collins, Colorado – and if you’ve been following HeidiTown for any length of time, you know that I have a soft spot for animal rescue organizations. Please note that Animal House is entirely

The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Until this past July, Pagosa Springs was just a town I’d driven through on my way to other places, and I’m not the only one. Lots of people drive right through this tiny town without realizing the unique experiences they are passing up. We were in town to attend the Pagosa Springs Renaissance & Pirate Festival, but to fill in the rest of the trip we soaked and soaked and


During the summer of 2011, I was approached by the director of KRFC 88.9 FM, Brian Hughes, about doing a community segment. This month marks two-years of the HeidiTown segment on 88.9 FM, Fort Collins public radio. Being on public radio has limitations for someone who writes and talks about festivals. For instance, I can’t tell the audience the price of a ticket, and may not even say whether the

Enjoying myself at The Village Uncorked at Winter Park Resort.

Mayor’s Note: This is the final installment of my three-part series on Winter Park, Colorado in the summer. Catch up by reading part one and part two. Once we got our bloody Mary fix, and had given ourselves the high elevation thrill of riding up and down the Zephyr chairlift, we were ready for some food and wine. To prepare for an afternoon of drinking we started with a big

Lucky Dog Rescue Logo

As I was thinking about which charity to highlight this month, I decided to contact my fellow blogger and dog lover friend, Chrissy Morin from Parker. She has been very active in helping out animal charities and pet owners via social media during and after the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs. As I expected, Chrissy quickly put me in contact with Colorado Springs Lost Pet Alert. The lady who

The Samples band poster

One of Northern Colorado’s biggest festivals is just around the corner and the best part? It’s entirely free. This event includes more than 70 Colorado bands and three national headlining acts on six stages. In total there are eight stages this year and 120 performances by talented Coloradans.   In addition there are 250 arts, crafts and food booths. Fort Collins, Colorado truly comes alive during the three days of