June 2015

Win tickets to Colorado Renaissance Festival 1

CONTEST NOW CLOSED It’s summertime and that means the  Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur is in full swing. Ladies, lords, swordsman, wenches and peasants are gathering under the trees to celebrate all things medieval at one of Colorado’s best and longest produced festivals. It’s the 39th season of Colorado Renaissance Festival, an event that employs hundreds of talented folks who are there to make sure that YOU have the best

Biergarten Festival, Colorado. HeidiTown (3)

It’s that time again, time to polka with me at Biergarten Festival in Morrison, Colorado. I’ve written about and attended Biergarten since 2011, and have become very well acquainted with this event. I know it well enough to say that it is probably my favorite event of the summer. There, I’ve said it. FAVORITE! As the Mayor of HeidiTown I’m not supposed to play favorites, but I just did. That’s

Independence Pass, Colorado. Scenic byway. Summer road trip tips - Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Back in January I wrote, “Winter road trip tips – Colorado,” so I thought that a summer oriented road trip post was appropriate. I put thousands of HeidiTown miles on my car every year and we’ve learned a thing or two about Colorado travel via the open road. Whether you’re planning an hour or seven hour drive, my hope is that these tips will help your next road trip across

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, Colorado. HeidiTown (14)

Colorado high country wine festivals Colorado’s ski resorts come alive during the summer with festivals of all kinds; music, muddy races, biking extravaganzas, beer fests and more. However, for those who prefer the pursuit of wine tasting over running a race through the mud, Colorado’s resorts have got you covered too. Here are three Colorado wine festivals that should be on your radar this summer. Uncorked in the Village, Winter

Cano, the owner and creator of Cano's Castle in Antonito, Colorado. Photography by Alanna Brake, Lucky Brake, Ltd. HeidiTown.com

We pulled into Antonito in the late afternoon. The dusty little town was all quiet with the exception of a road construction project on Main Street that involved lane closures and big machinery. Alanna Brake, of Lucky Brake, Ltd., and I were at the start of a two-night adventure that would take us from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico by train; the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad to be

2012 Town of Frisco Barbecue Challenge, Frisco, Colorado

Father’s Day is June 21st, and I’m sure that your Colorado dad would love for you to celebrate with him by taking him to a festival. Here are several good ones that dad is sure to enjoy. BBQ DAD For the dad who loves his grill and loves all things barbeque, look no further than the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco. This is the granddaddy of all Colorado’s barbeque fests.

Amtrak has arrive at the Glenwood Springs train station. HeidiTown.com

Visiting Glenwood Springs is always nostalgic for me because it’s the one of the first Colorado towns that I visited before moving here permanently in 2000. I remember soaking in the hot springs pool with my then-boyfriend/now-husband, Ryan, and thinking, “I had no idea a place like this existed in Colorado!” Nearly 20 years later I’m still discovering Colorado places that surprise and amaze me, but Glenwood Springs will always

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. Gothic Mountain photo by Doug Beezley

I learned recently that Colorado Parks & Wildlife is involved in many nature festivals throughout the state. From birding excursions to festivals celebrating elk, these events take place all year and in every corner of Colorado. Here are a few events happening this summer and fall that I think should be on your radar. Make sure that you have updated your state’s park pass before going; you wouldn’t want to

Featured Festival: Art on the Green, Lyons, Colorado

Art on the Green is the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a weekend in the delightful town of Lyons, Colorado. We love Lyons. Ryan and I like to drive out there on a lazy weekend afternoon, grab a beer at Oskar Blues, play a little pinball at Lyons Classic Pinball and walk hand-in-hand around downtown. It’s a refreshing getaway that’s surprisingly close