2018

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Longmont, Colorado, Featured Festival. Courtesy Photo. HeidiTown.com

‘Tis the season for ghost and goblins, but it is also the season for something I consider to be much more beautiful. It still involves skeletons, however, Dia de los Muertos has a much deeper meaning that becomes clear at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos. The city has been celebrating Dia de los Muertos for 18 years, and it’s the largest celebration of Day of the Dead in Colorado. This

Why Wolf Creek Ski Area Near Pagosa Springs is Worth the Drive. Tranquility run. HeidiTown.com

It’s possible you heard because it’s been all over the news, but Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area opened this past weekend. Not only was it the first ski area to open in Colorado, but it was the first ski area to open in the country. Quite a feat for this comfy little family-run ski area in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Located just 30-minutes from Pagosa Springs, I’ve

Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park 3, Photo Credit Brewtography Project

There’s little need to find an excuse to travel, but a beer festival in a fantastic Colorado town is a good one. After all, what’s a more perfect way to celebrate fall than by drinking beer in Estes Park? This is a great fall town because it’s less busy in the autumn, the elk are plentiful and sweaters are extra comfy in Estes Park. Did I mention that beer tastes

Happy National Pizza Month A Love for the Pie at Right Coast Pizza. FNB. HeidiTown (5)

Pizza is controversial. Don’t believe me? Ask your friends, on a platform like Facebook, if they think pizza crust should be thin or thick. And if you really want to stir the marinara, ask if they think pizza should be folded when eaten. These are the kinds of discussions we love at HeidiTown, so I was excited when First National Bank asked if I’d write an article in honor of

Photo by: Jonathan Castner

Guest Post by Angela Rose Every fall, hordes of craft beer fans flock to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver for America’s biggest beer festival. Now in its 37th year, 2018’s Great American Beer Festival, held September 20 through 22, drew greater than 62,000 attendees eager to quaff the liquid fruits of more than 800 U.S. breweries. But this isn’t another review of the more than 4,000 beers that were

Featured Festival Longmont Oktoberfest 2018 - HeidiTown - Firkin tapping

It’s time to Oktoberfest in the Longmont-style and that means great beer from Longmont breweries and some harmonica. That’s right, crowds at this Oktoberfest will enjoy the all-American, bluesy sound of JJ Grey & Mofro. The Left Hand Brewery Foundation hosts this shindig and they know how to throw a party. The 7th Longmont Oktoberfest starts Friday, October 5 st 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. This is the

Getting Boozy in Buena Vista & Going to Jail 3. HeidiTown.com

I am not a fan of clickbait titles but today’s blog post title is totally true. We did get a little boozy in Buena Vista and go to jail, but we didn’t end up in the big house. In fact, the jail hasn’t seen inmates for many years, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Eddyline Brewery I have been drinking beer from their kayaks at beer festivals for many years

Xena out the car window HeidiTown

I debated on whether writing about the loss of our dog on HeidiTown. However, the more I thought about it the more I realized that our dog deserves a post (or 20, but I decided on one for the sake of my readers). After all, she was with us for nearly 15 years and six months which is a large era in our lives. Xena left us on August 24,

Embrace Fall in Colorado with These Outings. HeidiTown.com Coffee and Doughnut Habit Doughnut_Cred Habit

(Dates updated for 2019) This post is going live on a warm September week in 2018, but I was in the mountains this weekend and it looks like fall up there. We’ll be pulling out the scarfs and boots before we know it. Here are four ways to embrace fall in Colorado. Doughnut & Coffee Tasting in Denver This sounds like the perfect activity for a fall visit to Denver,

Stay in Keystone, Colorado. River Run Village. HeidiTown.com

Whether you go to Keystone to ski or enjoy the summer festival scene, these are useful tips for staying in Keystone, Colorado. Stay in the River Run I’ve been to Keystone many times, and I’ve stayed both in River Run Village at the base of the ski resort as well as in town. Staying anywhere in Keystone is easy thanks to the free shuttle that runs around the area, but