Festivals & Events

sled dog
February, Festivals

Featured Festival: Grand Park Dog Days of Winter (Feb. 16-17, 2013 in Winter Park, CO)

I’ve been a fan of dog sled racing since I was just a little girl. Growing up in the far northern reaches of Washington State – let’s face it, it was practically Canada – there were quite a few Alaska ... [ Read More ]
Grand Lake Winter Festival poster alice in Winterland
February, Festivals

Featured Festival: Grand Lake Winter Carnival (Feb. 2, 2013)

Next weekend, we’ll be heading down the rabbit’s hole and it will lead us to the Grand Lake Winter Carnival. I love small town festivals. There’s just something so real and so special about a town coming together to enjoy ... [ Read More ]
beautiful cake made in Colorado HeidiTown
Dining, February, Festivals, Travel

A Colorado Valentine’s Day Guide

A pretty cake goes a long way in making your Valentine happy! Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. Want to experience an authentic Colorado Valentine’s Day? Here are my tips for infusing a little Rocky Mountain high into your ... [ Read More ]
2013 Snow Sculpture HEIDITOWN
February, Festivals

Featured Festival: Snow Sculpture in the Dark (Loveland, Colorado Feb. 5-10, 2013)

Several years ago I was walking through downtown Loveland, Colorado when I ran into a man carving a humongous ice block. We got to talking and I learned that he was helping bring a snow carving competition to Loveland. I ... [ Read More ]
kids in sleds at Ullr Parade HeidiTown 2013
Festivals, January, Travel

Photos of the 2013 Ullr Festival Parade (Breckenridge, Colorado)

If you’ve been paying attention, by now you probably know that I was invited by GoBreck to judge the 50th Annual Ullr Festival parade last week in Breckenridge, Colorado. After looking through our parade photos, taken mostly by my husband, ... [ Read More ]
Me & Jack at Estes Park Winter Festival 2012 HeidiTown
Festivals, January, Music

Featured Festival: Estes Park Winter Festival (Jan. 18-21, 2013)

Four years ago, Ryan and I decided to go snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, and afterwards we stopped in Estes Park and stumbled into what has become one of our favorite winter festivals. Goofing around with Jack at the ... [ Read More ]
My Handle Bar Ride March 2012 HeidiTown.com
Festivals, Travel

Top 10 Memories from the Mayor of HeidiTown, Colorado for 2012

It has been an AMAZING year here in HeidiTown… and 2013 is going to be even better. I have so many great memories from this past year, like emceeing a freezing/cold/snowy  Berthoud Oktoberfest, attending the Great American Beer Festival ... [ Read More ]
First Night Fort Collins 2012-13 large
December, Festivals

Featured Festival: First Night, take an Enchanted Voyage in Fort Collins, Colorado

This year is the 17th Annual First Night in Fort Collins. This a New Year’s Eve celebration for the entire family. This is a non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve party with entertainment galore. This year’s theme is Enchanted Voyage, and the ... [ Read More ]
Ullr Fest in Breckenridge Colorado by Carl Scofield
Festivals, January

Featured Festival: 50th Annual Ullr Festival (Breckenridge, Colorado)

Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo by Carl Scofield. Provided by GoBreck.com. Party like a viking with me in Breckenridge, Colorado! For half a century the people of Breckenridge have been donning horns and participating in a huge party inspired ... [ Read More ]
A grand welcome to the market by Ms. Laura Kantwerk.
December, Festivals

Featured Festival: Denver Christkindl Market

A grand welcome to the market by Ms. Laura Kantwerk. Photos by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. It seems rather appropriate for the Mayor of a place called HeidiTown to have a connection to the German Chamber of Commerce – ... [ Read More ]