September

Colorado Farm & Art Market Harvest Dinner menu

I love this time of year. Farmers’ markets overflowing with colorful produce, folks find ways to preserve the flavors of summer and harvest dinners blossom on tables throughout the country. One such dinner is happening at Margarita at Pine Creek  in Colorado Springs at the end of the month. A friend who attended this dinner last year said the Colorado Farm & Art Harvest Dinner was the best meal she

Hungry Chicken Homestead Bonnie & chickens Heather Sams Fine Portraits

My mother canned throughout my childhood. I especially remember the peaches. She’d open a jar on a rainy Pacific Northwest day and it was a reminder of summertime. Two decades later, I can still recall the sweet flavor of those peaches and the way they glowed like summer sunshine in my bowl. Bonnie Simon, of Colorado Springs, is the founder of HungryChickenHomestead.com. When she started blogging about the antics of

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Poster

What’s better than beer and blues music? Beer and blues in Telluride. For 21 years, Telluride Blues & Brews has been bringing top musical acts and great beer to the San Juan Mountains. This year is no exception. The musical lineup is red hot. The opening show (9/17), “˜Bal de Maison’ featuring Nathanial Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Eagle Eye Williamson is almost sold out. Nathanial Rateliff & the

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

baby lambs at the living farm in Paonia Colorado. HeidiTown.com

I love fall, and I adore fall in Colorado. We may not have the reputation of places like New England or Wisconsin, but autumn in Colorado is quite grand, and perhaps it’s been overlooked for too long. The usual way to celebrate fall in Colorado is to go leaf peeping. Every online and print publication has articles about it; I published my 3-part Colorado fall travel series  earlier this month.

Nelsen's Old Town Car Show 2013 - 17

The older I get the more I appreciate old cars. I have no idea why, but I do know that owning a 6 cylinder vehicle has made it more fun to drive, so that probably has something to do with it. I enjoy car shows and I really like the Old Town Car Show (formerly the Nelsen’s Old Town Car Show) because it’s in lively downtown Fort Collins. I’ve watched

Magic in the Rockies logo

Here’s a little secret about the Mayor of HeidiTown – I love magic. If you are a magician or a comedian I’m the gal you want in your audience. I simply love the feeling of being astounded. Maybe it’s because some days it feels like there just isn’t enough enchantment left in the world.   Maybe it’s because I’m a kid at heart. Whatever the reason, I am super excited

Featured Festival: Loveland Oktoberfest (Sept. 21, 2013)

PLEASE NOTE, COLORADO FLOODING HAS LED TO SOME CHANGES AT THE LOVELAND OKTOBERFEST:  The festival will be moving from Foote Lagoon in downtown Loveland to the parking lot in front of Grimm Brothers Brewhouse & Tap Room, located at 623 Denver Ave. Loveland, Colorado 80537. In addition, the event will now be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. only. This year marks the first official

Parker Oktoberfest 2013

The following featured festival has been brought to you by Cloudknocker.com. Oktoberfest season is nearly here, so let’s all raise our steins in a big happy PROST! Over the next couple months, these German fests will take place all over Colorado. A few are authentic, and many are not, but they are all a good reason to party and drink good beer. Despite its location in O’Brien Park (which sounds

Win VIP tickets to Fall Harvest Brewfest

I haven’t done a giveaway for a very long time, but when Fall Harvest Brewfest approached me this year, I decided it was time. Fall Harvest Brewfest is the annual fundraiser for Animal House Shelter in Fort Collins, Colorado – and if you’ve been following HeidiTown for any length of time, you know that I have a soft spot for animal rescue organizations. Please note that Animal House is entirely