September

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

Greeley Oktoberfest commemorative tasting glass 2012

This is not the first time I’ve mentioned the Greeley Oktoberfest on HeidiTown, and long before they became an advertiser here, I thought this was one of the best Oktoberfest in Colorado. One of the reasons this fest is so successful is that the entire Greeley community is invested and comes out to the party. This year’s fest runs Friday, September 28 through Saturday, the 29th. Greeley Oktoberfest is a

Dutch Oven

I write about festivals and events, I read about festivals and events, and I attend a lot of festivals and events, so at this point it takes a truly unique event to get me excited. This is one of those events. When I discovered the Georgetown Dutch Oven Cook-Off I was ecstatic for multiple reasons. First, I’d never heard of such an event, and second, I love food and last,

Classic Car Cartoon

UPDATED POST on August 22, 2013. I never used to be much of a classic car enthusiast, but in the last couple years, I’ve found myself attracted to the bubbly exteriors, the meticulous thought out interiors and even the big, gas-guzzling engines. On  Saturday, September 7, 2013 classic car lovers can get their engineers revving in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado at the Nelsen’s Old Town Car Show. Hundreds of hot-rods,