October

The Barbarian Feast Fur, Fun, Food and Beer, HeidiTown (12), HeidiTown

It’s that time again, time for the barbarian hordes to take over Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland, Colorado.  Sponsored by Grimm Brothers and benefiting the American Legion, Post 2000, this will be the fourth year of fur, fun and food. The Barbarian Feast is returning to its place of origin, the Grimm Brothers parking lot.  A Weekend of Food & Drink in Idaho Springs, Colorado   Platters of foodstuff will

Three Tips for How to Oktoberfest in the Time of Coronavirus. HeidiTown (41)

I am going to miss our usual flight of Oktoberfests. Last year, we attended Keystone Oktoberfest where Ryan walked away as the Stein Hoisting Champion. I guess he gets to keep his title for two years.  I look forward to these events with an unusual amount of excitement and love everything about Oktoberfest—the chicken dance, drinking beer from my authentic German stein, and eating a pretzel the size of my

The 13 Best Bites (and Sips) at PAIRED 2019 at GABF. Photo by Castner. Foie_by_Chef_Galen

Guest post by Angela Rose If you live anywhere near Denver, Colorado, or are at all familiar with the world of craft beer, you’ve probably heard of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) organized by the Brewers Association (BA). Now in its 38th year, the GABF is the nation’s largest ticketed beer festival and commercial competition, drawing together hundreds of breweries and tens of thousands of beer lovers for three

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

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

Featured Festival Denver Maker Faire 2017

You need to attend a Maker Faire in order to truly understand the powerful nature of these events. First and foremost, you will see children of all ages engaging with something other than a screen, and you’ll walk away with undeniable proof that children are curious beings. I recently attended a maker sort of event in Boulder that proved to me that if you give a kid a cardboard box

Featured Festival NoCo Mini Maker Faire Sparks & Spirits fire art

Maker Noun 1. A person or thing that makes or produces something “A cabinetmaker”           Synonyms; creator, manufacturer, constructor, builder, producer, fabricator, inventor, architect, designer          “The makers of fine furniture” 2. God; the Creator I have a real affinity for makers. After all, my husband designs and builds furniture, so “making stuff” plays an important role in our lives. A decade ago, the

Fox Theater in Montrose, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

One of the best parts of my job as the Mayor of HeidiTown is visiting a town that I’ve never stayed in before. So I was overjoyed when the folks in Montrose contacted me and asked if I’d like to cover their Oktoberfest. Ryan and I arrived to town on a late Friday afternoon and after checking into the Hampton Inn we headed downtown. While the population of Montrose is

Fall Back Beer Festival LOGO

Have you ever wondered what craft beer pairs best with candy corn? You can find out this Halloween at Fall Back Beer Fest in Estes Park, Colorado. The event falls on All Hallows’ Eve this year and therefore a Halloween candy/beer pairing is on the festival agenda. We attended Fall Back Beer Fest last year and we had a blast. In fact, it was one of two truly stand-out beer

Leadville Cemetery Tour HeidiTown.com 19

Want more than a simple “boo” + “gotcha” experience this Halloween? I’ve compiled a list of Colorado Halloween activities that go beyond the traditional haunted house visit. These outings will tickle not only your spine, but also your mind. There are cemetery and ghost walks from Fort Collins to Leadville. I have written about the cemetery tour with Roger Pretti in Leadville here. It’s a fantastic tour and leaves the