Festivals & Events

Liven Things Up This Winter with Food & Festival Fun. HeidiTown (3)
Colorado, Dining, Festivals

Liven Things Up This Winter with Food & Festival Fun

‘Tis the season when winter sets in, and not in a good way. Here on Colorado’s Front Range, we are experiencing a dreary day. No snow is falling and it looks like Seattle-weather (something I am all too familiar with ... [ Read More ]
Why Do Snowdown, a Winter Festival, in Durango, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)
Colorado, February, Festivals, January

Why Do Snowdown, a Winter Festival, in Durango, Colorado

Last winter, we attended the 41st Snowdown, Durango, Colorado’s winter festival. To write that we had fun is an understatement. We lived it up from Human Foosball at Animas Brewing Co. to slopeside shenanigans at Purgatory Resort.  Purgatory Resort, Durango, ... [ Read More ]
2019, A Year I’d Rather Forget, But… HeidiTown (Snowmass, Colorado)
Colorado, Festivals, Travel

2019, A Year I’d Rather Forget, But…

This has been a rough year. I was diagnosed with Atypical Migraines in June after four visits to the emergency room in May. Today, months later, we still haven’t gotten to the bottom of why this is happening although the ... [ Read More ]
The 13 Best Bites (and Sips) at PAIRED 2019 at GABF. Photo by Castner. Foie_by_Chef_Galen
Colorado, Dining, Festivals, October

The 13 Best Bites (and Sips) at PAIRED 2019 at GABF

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 ... [ Read More ]
Beyond Colorado 12 Years of HeidiTown. HeidiTown.com (5)
Festivals, Travel

Beyond Colorado: 12 Years of HeidiTown

I feel like I’m writing one of these every day. I think it is because time is moving so fast.  Uncompahgre River near Ouray, Colorado. I’ve been the Mayor of HeidiTown for 12 years, yes, I started the blog in ... [ Read More ]
Fall in Love with Pueblo, Colorado, Part One Chile Festival. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, Festivals, Travel

Fall in Love with Pueblo, Colorado, Part One: Chile Festival

I believe chiles make the world go round. So Pueblo Chile & Frijole Festival has been on my list for almost as long as the festival has been running. This year, their 25th anniversary, I finally made to the fest, ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival Loveland Oktoberfest HeidiTown (1)
Festivals, September

Featured Festival: Loveland Oktoberfest, Sept. 13-14, 2019

‘Tis the season of Oktoberfest and I love it. There’s nothing better than beer, brats, sauerkraut and polka on a crisp fall day. Okay, fall actually doesn’t start until September 23, but there have already been a few brisk Colorado ... [ Read More ]
Featured Festival Greeley Arts Picnic 1
Festivals, July

Featured Festival: Greeley Arts Picnic, July 27-28, 2019

Dance like nobody’s watching. Eat all the things. Enjoy circus performers. Listen to live music. Buy art. In its 41st year, at Greeley Arts Picnic you can do all these things and more.  All photos courtesy of the Greeley Arts ... [ Read More ]
Dogs & Beer in Berthoud, Colorado: 7th Annual Hops & Harley
Colorado, Festivals, June

Dogs & Beer in Berthoud, Colorado: 7th Annual Hops & Harley

Today’s featured festival is a nonprofit event I’ve been involved with since the beginning. You see, the event incorporates two of my favorite things—dogs and beer—and 100% of the proceeds of this festival go to Harley’s Dream. Harley, the dog ... [ Read More ]
Tasty Bites from Taste of Vail 2019 & My Thoughts on Greek Wine (10)
April, Colorado, Dining, Festivals

Tasty Bites from Taste of Vail 2019 & My Thoughts on Greek Wine

Taste of Vail is a whirlwind of wine and food. I ate so much that on Saturday night, after the Grand Tasting, I dreamed about eating food. This year I decided to highlight the best bites of Taste of Vail ... [ Read More ]