Festivals & Events

Greeley Oktoberfest Colorado

Two topnotch Oktoberfests in Colorado

The Polka Nuts kept the crowds dancing at the Greeley Oktoberfest 2010. Photo by R.T. Schlaefer. For the past several weeks I’ve done a lot of chatting about Oktoberfests, and this is because I think, when done right, they are ... [ Read More ]
Georgetown, Colorado
Festivals, September

Georgetown, Colorado hosts Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Georgetown, Colorado (Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer) 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 ... [ Read More ]
Classic Car Cartoon
Festivals, September

Nelsen’s Old Town Car Show, Fort Collins, Colorado

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 ... [ Read More ]
Oktoberfest celebration in Colorado mug of beer

Oktoberfests in Colorado

Got a craving for a big beer and some polka music? You are in luck! The Mayor of HeidiTown loves a good Oktoberfest, so I’ve created a list of all the festivals around Colorado. From Durango to Berthoud, from Steamboat ... [ Read More ]
Sweetheart Balloon Rally Banner
August, Festivals

Up, up & away at the Sweetheart Balloon Rally in Loveland, Colorado

Read all about this fabulous Loveland, Colorado event on August 27-28, 2011 HERE.

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Ryan and the goat
August, Festivals

A trip to the County Fair

The smell of hay, and dust and fried food in the air, fresh lemonade, and elephant ears, country music, carnival rides and corn on the cob”¦ ah, the county fair. I grew up attending our local county fair in Western ... [ Read More ]
Rippled silk effect German flag with sky background
Festivals, July

Celebrate all things German at the 15th Annual Biergarten Festival in Morrison, Colorado

I’m excited to tell my readers about this festival. This is not an Oktoberfest, but a celebration of German culture at a family-friendly event in Morrison, Colorado. The 15th Annual Biergarten Festival is a yearly event hosted by the German ... [ Read More ]
Colorado State Haggis Toss Championships at Elizabeth Celtic Festival
Festivals, July

Calling all Celts!

Colorado State Haggis Toss Championships at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival. (Photo courtesy of the festival) Much to my delight, there’s no shortage of Celtic festivals in Colorado. With the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival more than a month away, this little ... [ Read More ]
Old Fashion Corn Roast Festival in Loveland, Colorado
August, Festivals

Corn Roast Festival, a Loveland, Colorado event, announces entertainment lineup!

Corn Roast Festival runs August 26-27, 2011, in Loveland, Colorado. This event is still nearly two month away, but today the entertainment line-up for this corny community festival is being released on Facebook. I thought it was the ideal time ... [ Read More ]
Colorado Renaissance Festival HeidiTown 98

The Mayor’s tips for attending summer festivals

I’ve been attending festivals since I was just a kid. Our family favorite was the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering in Enumclaw, Washington. We also attended regional and community events, such as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival ... [ Read More ]