I have no idea why Lafayette, Colorado celebrates oatmeal, maybe by next year’s festival I’ll have gotten to the bottom of that bowl, I mean mystery. The celebration includes a 5K run, followed by oatmeal and pancake eating, followed by an oatmeal baking competition and a health fair. Here’s video of last year’s event: Lafayette Oatmeal Festival 2010, Big Black Lab Video, Inc. You’ll have to click on the link
I recently met a couple from Switzerland who said that Estes Park, Colorado reminded them of their home country. Estes Park is a charming little town nestled among snow-capped peaks and I can think of no better place for a Winter festival. The 2nd Annual Estes Park Winter Festival is a four-day extravaganza, has everything a winter festival should have and more. The event kicks off on Friday evening with
FRUITCAKE 1) a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits and spices, 2) a crazy or eccentric person. TOSS 1) to throw, pitch or fling. Love it or hate it, the fruitcake has become a staple of American culture and this Saturday, January 8, the small town of Manitou Springs, Colorado celebrates their 16th Annual Fruitcake Toss. Manitou Springs is one of the Mayor’s favorite Colorado towns, in
The 2011 Snow Sculpture in the Dark in Loveland, Colorado will run December 5-10. An updated blog about the event will be posted on Nov. 18. In the meantime, go here for details. While at downtown Loveland’s Winter Walk today I came across some ice sculptures in the making. Witnessing art being made is fascinating to me, especially since I have a hard time drawing stick figures, so of course
There’s so much going on at this time of year it’s impossible to cover it all. The best calendar of events for the State of Colorado is at the Denver Post online. They offer a comprehensive list of events that you can browse several different ways, including by type of event and date. Today I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite Christmas events around Colorado. Denver
Colorado is already known for beer, but the craft distillery business is making their mark in the rocky mountain state. Colorado is fourth in number of distilleries around the country, falling behind California, Michigan and Oregon. Nationally the number of distilleries is around 150, and is growing by 20% every year. While distilling liquor may make you think of moonshine, bootleggers and prohibition, today, distilling liquor is a true artisan
It is easy being green. Find out how you can green up your life at this year’s Sustainable Living Fair in Fort Collins, Colorado. Read all about this family-friendly festival here.
This event caught my eye because bluegrass music is always a good time and at $10, ticket prices are just right. This weekend Laporte, Colorado will be alive with the sound of the fiddle, banjo and guitar. It’s the First Annual Northern Colorado Bluegrass Festival to be held on Sunday, September 5 at Bar Double-S. Laporte is just six miles northwest of Fort Collins on Old US-287. Bar Double-S is
Here’s a little secret, the Mayor loves anything Latin – food, music, siestas, beer, dance – especially the dancing. So when I heard about Brazil Fest in Fort Collins I had to give this little fiesta a HeidiTown shout out. Rodizio Grill is presenting this free, one-day event to benefit Americas Wyoming Chapter Breast Cancer project. The project is raising money for a mobile mammography unit and a portion
When: Friday, August 27 When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Longmont, Colorado What: It’s the 10th anniversary of Festival on Main, Longmont’s largest community street party. Read all about this family fun festival by clicking here.