August

Featured Festival Glenn Miller Swing Fest. Photo by Jon A Yamamoto

I think swing music is happy music, and that’s why I love the Glenn Miller Swing Festival in Fort Morgan, Colorado. This is a happy event that celebrates one of this town’s favorite sons, Glenn Miller. World famous big band musician, Glenn Miller, went to high school in Fort Morgan. The story goes, in addition to football, as a high schooler, Miller loved music and skipped his own graduation ceremony

Featured Festival Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival Jeneve Rose Mitchell courtesy photo HeidiTown.com

There are many things to love about the North Fork Valley of Delta County and the Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival (August 11-12, 2017) is at the top of that list. This festival was brand new last year, and from the moment I heard the name, I knew they had a good thing going. Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival takes place in the lovely village of Hotchkiss, Colorado, located about

Featured Festival San Juan Brewfest HeidiTown (4)

As most of my regular readers already know, beer festivals are a dime-a-dozen here in Colorado. So how does one decide which festival is worthy of their patronage? Check with me! Today I’m here to tell you that San Juan Brewfest (August 27) rocks, and here’s why. Durango rocks Durango’s cool factor is off the charts. It’s brew-factor is also off the charts. There are six breweries and two distillers in

FEATURED FESTIVAL: Farm to Fiddle Festival, Hotchkiss, Colorado

This brand new festival is happening in one of my favorite places in the state, Delta County, Colorado. This bountiful area boasts farms, wineries, orchards, ranches and more. And Farm to Fiddle Festival is a celebration of everything this region has to offer. The festival takes place in Hotchkiss, Colorado, a town that claims to be the friendliest town around and I’ve had no experiences to the contrary. Hotchkiss really

9 and a half things to do at colorado renaissance Festival. HeidiTown.com

Haven’t made it to the Colorado Renaissance Festival this year? Well, what’s stopping you? It’s time to saddle up the pony and head out. While there, I highly recommend doing these nine and a half things. 1. Gnaw on a Turkey Leg There’s something about gnawing on a turkey leg that’s highly satisfying. Vegetarians, you can gnaw on a roasted artichoke instead, although I guarantee that it’s not nearly as

Colorado Renaissance Festival 2016 win tickets. the royal court. HeidiTown.com

This is my favorite HeidiTown giveaway because I love the Colorado Renaissance Festival. Ryan and I have been attended for nearly two decades together and Ryan’s been visiting since he was a kid. It’s a chance to escape reality for a day and enjoy a fantastical experience. We like to arrive at the festival grounds when the doors open so as to buzz through the stores before the mid-day throngs

ArtoCade in Trinidad, Colorado. fire breathing dragon car

When the  ArtoCade  folks approached me about featuring their fest, I was delighted. This is the type of festival that I love to share with my readers. ArtoCade puts the “u” in unique and with so many festivals all starting to look the same, it’s downright refreshing. So what’s ArtoCade? It’s an art car parade and festival. And what’s an art car? According to Wikipedia it’s a vehicle that has

Hi County Haus property in Winter Park, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Many Coloradans grew up skiing at Winter Park and it holds a special place in many hearts, but have you visited the town during the summer? It may have “winter” in the name, but it’s a fantastic summer festival town with one of my favorite festival venues, Hideaway Park. Last weekend, my friend, Karen, and I headed up to Grand County to attend the Winter Park Beer Festival at Hideaway

tasting mug at San Juan Brewfest

To say that I like Durango would be an understatement. The town has tons of culture, but also has small town appeal and I simply love it. When San Juan Brewfest asked me to write about and attend their festival this year I was super excited. Not only does this festival feature a handful of new-to-me breweries, it’s held in Durango. That’s a WIN-WIN in my book. The location of

Art in the Park poster logo 2015

Loveland, Colorado has long been known as an art town. In fact, it was listed as #8 in the book, “100 Small Best Art Towns in American,” and author, John Villani, says that a visit to Loveland inspired him to write the book. Sculptures line the downtown streets and galleries polka dot the landscape of the city. While it was a mecca for sculptors in the seventies, today, artists of