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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

Getting Boozy in Buena Vista & Going to Jail 3. HeidiTown.com

Update on 6/8/2021: Now located at 113 N. Railroad Street in Buena Vista. Reopening scheduled for Summer 2021. I am not a fan of clickbait titles but today’s blog post title is totally true. We did get a little boozy in Buena Vista and go to jail, but we didn’t end up in the big house. In fact, the jail hasn’t seen inmates for many years, but I’m getting ahead

Embrace Fall in Colorado with These Outings. HeidiTown.com Coffee and Doughnut Habit Doughnut_Cred Habit

(Dates updated for 2019) This post is going live on a warm September week in 2018, but I was in the mountains this weekend and it looks like fall up there. We’ll be pulling out the scarfs and boots before we know it. Here are four ways to embrace fall in Colorado. Doughnut & Coffee Tasting in Denver This sounds like the perfect activity for a fall visit to Denver,

Stay in Keystone, Colorado. River Run Village. HeidiTown.com

Whether you go to Keystone to ski or enjoy the summer festival scene, these are useful tips for staying in Keystone, Colorado. Stay in the River Run I’ve been to Keystone many times, and I’ve stayed both in River Run Village at the base of the ski resort as well as in town. Staying anywhere in Keystone is easy thanks to the free shuttle that runs around the area, but

Off the Clock in the North Fork Valley of Colorado on HeidiTown (17)

My parents rented a “tiny home” in Paonia for the month of August and of course, I visited. I stayed for a week and my husband, Ryan, joined us for two nights. It was good to see my parents and to see the North Fork Valley. I was technically “off the clock” but I am always the Mayor of HeidiTown, therefore I had to write a little about the trip.

Treat Yourself to Vail, Colorado & the Four Seasons. Thew view from our room's balcony at Four Seasons. HeidiTown

I’ve become quite familiar with Vail, Colorado over the years, and I’ve become quite the fan. In addition to being a World Class ski resort, Vail is a foodie destination, shopping haven and a top spot for adventure seekers.  While you can find “fancy” in Vail, it’s mostly laid back, even at Four Seasons Vail where I stayed, along with my friend Karen, earlier this summer. The words Four Seasons, evoke

Stay & Play in Denver’s Dairy Block The Maven Hotel & Baseball, HeidiTown.com

Long before Denver was a trendy urban metropolis, I worked near the capitol building, and even in the early part of the 2000s, I loved the Mile High City. Today, however, a weekend in Denver has never been more fun.     One especially entertaining spot to visit is the newly renovated Dairy Block. Located a block southwest of Coors Field, this revitalized section of the city features a hotel and

Featured Festival Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival 2018 kids dancing

Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival encompasses everything a summer festival should be; there’s fresh veggies, singing and dancing, chickens, a climbing wall, locally made beverages and so much more. All of these things are why I love Hotchkiss and the entire North Fork Valley, an area that is located about an hour southeast of Grand Junction and four and a half hours from Denver via McClure Pass. I’ve called the

My Favorite Hotel Pools in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Four Seasons Vail. HeidiTown

I love to swim, always have, so this is a bit of a selfish post because the second best thing to being in a pool on a 97-degree day is writing about them. Colorado is better known as a ski-state than a swim-state, but that doesn’t mean we don’t swim. In fact, at last check, we have more certified scuba divers here than anywhere else except Florida. Coloradans love for