Festivals & Events

The Mayor’s First Official Festival in Fifteen Months Keystone HeidiTown (8)
Colorado, Festivals

The Mayor’s First Official Festival in Fifteen Months

I don’t know if it’s been exactly 15-months since my last festival, but it has a nice ring to it. I know it’s been at least 15-months since I’ve officially been at a festival as the Mayor of HeidiTown. When ... [ Read More ]
Where to Drink in Casper, Wyoming. HeidiTown (1)
Dining, Festivals, Travel, Wyoming

The Rest of Our Story in Casper, Wyoming: Eat, Art, Shop, Drink

About two weeks ago, we visited Capser, Wyoming. It’s about four hours from Denver, but only around three from where we live in Northern Colorado. Art, history and kayaking were on the agenda, highlighted by a beer festival, and browsing ... [ Read More ]
Schlaefer Beer Tasting 1-001
Colorado, Festivals

A Christmas Beer Tasting (even a root beer tasting for the kids)

Originally published in “Christmas in Berthoud” for the Berthoud Surveyor Colorado is the land of beer festivals. On any given summer weekend, during a non-pandemic year, there are at least three beer events occurring somewhere in the state. Coloradans have ... [ Read More ]
Old Cars, Fast Cars & Pinups at Pikes Peak International Raceway. HeidiTown (15)
August, Colorado, Festivals

Old Cars, Fast Cars & Pinups at Pikes Peak International Raceway

Earlier this month, we headed to Colorado Springs. To be accurate, our goal was Fountain, a town just south of Colorado Springs. It is home to Pikes Peak International Raceway, a place that was said to have the “fastest 1-mile ... [ Read More ]
Three Tips for How to Oktoberfest in the Time of Coronavirus. HeidiTown (41)
Festivals, October, September

Three Tips for How to Oktoberfest in the Time of Coronavirus

I am going to miss our usual flight of Oktoberfests. Last year, we attended Keystone Oktoberfest where Ryan walked away as the Stein Hoisting Champion. I guess he gets to keep his title for two years.  Ryan Schlaefer wins! Photo ... [ Read More ]
Loveland Drive-In food truck food HeidiTown.com
Colorado, Festivals

Loveland Drive-In Movie Theater, Not Just for Kids

When I first heard about the pop-up movie theater in Loveland, I was skeptical. It seemed like it was only for families and I am not a mommy blogger. I don’t even have children (well, not the human variety). Loveland ... [ Read More ]
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 ]