Festivals & Events

Loveland Loves BBQ LOGO
Dining, Festivals, July

Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews (July 13-14, 2012)

I was raised in a strict vegetarian household, and when I was 16-year-old I rebelled by eating bacon, and since then I’ve been making up for my childhood meat deprivation. Today, I freaking love meat, and barbecue festivals allow me ... [ Read More ]
Little girl on pony.
April, Festivals

Mead Roubaix Festival will be fun for entire family

Mead Roubaix Festival (Photo courtesy of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce). I really enjoy sharing events like the Mead Roubaix Festival with my readers. Small town festivals are at the heart of what this blog is all about. There ... [ Read More ]
Snow Sculpture After Dark 1
December, Festivals

Snow Sculpture Festival comes to Loveland, Colorado

Loveland’s Snow Sculpture in the Dark is quickly becoming a premiere festival in Northern Colorado. Snow Sculpture After Dark 2010 (Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved) This year’s event runs December 5-10, 2011. Read all about it by clicking ... [ Read More ]
Christkindl Market Logo
December, Festivals

Celebrate the holidays in downtown Denver at the Christkindl Market

Here is an event that you should make part of your family tradition this holiday season. The Denver Christkindl Market runs for nearly a month in downtown. You can make a day of it – attend the market for lunch ... [ Read More ]
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 ]