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Five Reasons to go to Hot Rock & Rumble at Pikes Peak Int'l Raceway

You don’t need to love the sounds of motors revving and the smell of exhaust… but if you do, you simply have to go. Pikes Peak International Raceway is in Fountain, Colorado, just minutes south of Colorado Springs. The raceway is the home to car experiences of all kinds, and it’s not just for gear heads. While I think cars are pretty, I am not even close to being a

The Barbarian Feast Fur, Fun, Food and Beer, HeidiTown (12), HeidiTown

It’s that time again, time for the barbarian hordes to take over Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland, Colorado.  Sponsored by Grimm Brothers and benefiting the American Legion, Post 2000, this will be the fourth year of fur, fun and food. The Barbarian Feast is returning to its place of origin, the Grimm Brothers parking lot.  A Weekend of Food & Drink in Idaho Springs, Colorado   Platters of foodstuff will

The Mayor’s Travel Memories from the Road (Winter Park, Colorado) (3)

Unsurprisingly, one of my most memorable travel memories actually happened at a festival. I have been attending the Winter Park Beer Festival for years, as it is one of the best in the state. While other beer festivals struggle, this one continues to grow into one of the best.  Why do I say this? I see craft breweries there from around Colorado and from surrounding states like Utah and New

Why Do Snowdown, a Winter Festival, in Durango, Colorado. HeidiTown (10)

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.  The 42nd Snowdown runs from January 29 through February 2, and here’s why you should go.  Embrace the Theme This year, the festival theme is Rock & Roll and you can bet the

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 had a dream of ridding the world of puppy mills, and I was lucky to have met him during his lifetime. An effective spokesdog against puppy mills, he made a big difference.

What to do in Colorado on Valentine's Day (aka Stuff I Like), HeidiTown, Lisa Kral

When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, the holidays seem to occur at a faster rate every year. For instance, before I can take two breaths, I’m writing about Christmas again. Now it’s nearly February and I’ve already been writing Romance in the Rockies posts for The Heidi Guide. Of course, I believe we should celebrate love year round, but it’s nice to have one day to

Firework Snowdown 08 Claude Steelman©

I love winter festivals. It’s a party in the snow and I don’t think it gets much better than that, especially in Colorado. Here’s a lineup of Colorado winter festivals that should be on your radar this year. Here are six Colorado winter festivals with a little something for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a raging party of wholesome family-fun, Colorado’s got your festival needs covered. Ullr – Breckenridge,

Featured Festival Rio Frio Ice Fest & the Rio Frio on Ice 5K. HeidiTown.com

Where can you watch a fire and ice bonfire, run a 5K on a frozen river, celebrate a 167-year-old mountain expedition, take a polar plunge and so much more? At the Rio Frio Ice Fest in Alamosa, Colorado in the beautiful San Luis Valley. A lot of HeidiTown stories came from our 2016 trip to Rio Frio Ice Fest, and I guarantee if you attend, you’ll have more than a

Photos from ArtoCade 2016. Reincarnation, Fritz A. & Gail M. (Trinidad, Colorado) HeidiTown.com

I can’t wait to write about our trip to Trinidad, Colorado. In the meantime, I’m going to share with you ten of my favorite photos from the festival that brought us to town. I was in town to cover ArtoCade, an art car extravaganza that was like nothing I’d ever experienced before. Nothing could have prepared me for the creativity on display at ArtoCade. In it’s fourth year, ArtoCade brings

Spend Christmas in Ouray, photo by Dan Navakowski

There are still 144 days until Christmas, so please don’t panic, however, it’s never too soon to plan holiday travel. And after this summer heatwave we’ve been experiencing, a cool down in the beautiful village of Ouray, Colorado sounds heavenly. Imagine spending a wintry weekend surrounded by snowy peaks in Ouray, Colorado. Snowshoe on a local trail, enjoy a delicious meal or cozy up with a warm whiskey drink at