German

Biergarten Festival, Morrison, Colorado 2015. HeidiTown (14)

Have you noticed that everyone is visiting Germany this year? It’s wildly popular with Millennial travel bloggers in love with Berlin, and Colorado brewers looking to immerse themselves in the beer brewing traditions of the old country. If you are anything like me, however, you can’t afford a plane ticket to Germany (today’s summer airfare from Denver to Frankfurt nonstop is $1600/person). Thankfully, Coloradans don’t have to fly to Germany

Beers In The Boat Steamboat Springs' Exploding Beer Scene. Butcherknife Brewing Company. HeidiTown.com

While on magazine assignment in Steamboat Springs earlier this spring, we got a taste of Steamboat’s growing beer scene and we liked it – a lot. It had been several years since we’d spent time in Steamboat and lots have changes have taken place in that short period of time. The town is now home to two breweries with a third on the way (Mountain Tap Brewery). And Yampa Valley

My Handle Bar Ride March 2012 HeidiTown.com

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 for the first time and speaking multiple times at Metropolitan State University. There were some real standout moments however, so without further ado, here are my Top 10 Memories from the

2012 Christkindl, Ms. Laura Kantwerk

It seems rather appropriate for the Mayor of a place called HeidiTown to have a connection to the German Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter. Full disclosure: This organization has been advertising their events with HeidiTown for a while now and it’s a match made in heaven. This organization puts together well-organized and top-notch events that I am more than happy to slap my endorsement on. Their Biergarten Festival is

Greeley Oktoberfest commemorative tasting glass 2012

This is not the first time I’ve mentioned the Greeley Oktoberfest on HeidiTown, and long before they became an advertiser here, I thought this was one of the best Oktoberfest in Colorado. One of the reasons this fest is so successful is that the entire Greeley community is invested and comes out to the party. This year’s fest runs Friday, September 28 through Saturday, the 29th. Greeley Oktoberfest is a

boys dancing at Biergarten Festival

The 16th Annual Biergarten Festival – July 13 & 14, 2012   Last year I was interviewed by Kama, from 99.9 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. She asked me, “What makes a great festival?” I answered that setting is a huge part of what makes a festival special and authenticity is huge. There are three parts to creating great ambiance at an event and that’s setting, authenticity and layout. The

Christkindl Market Logo

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 and shopping, do a little ice skating and then try one of Denver’s fabulous restaurants for dinner – perhaps Euclid Hall or Cafe Berlin. So without further ado, here’s all

Two topnotch Oktoberfests in Colorado

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 such fun and unique festivals. There are two Oktoberfests fast approaching that I want to bring to your attention. You will not find an eighties cover band headlining these fests, because both work to provide authentic Oktoberfest experiences that embrace and emphasize Northern Colorado’s rich German

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 Springs to Lamar, all across the state Coloradoans will be celebrating German heritage with beer, brats and polka. Festivals run September though October. Find out where to join in the

What to do this weekend & where to do it in Colorado (October 2-3, 2010)

As promised here’s a list of weekend events that caught the Mayor’s eye. Again, this is not a calendar of event, just stuff the Mayor thought was worth mentioning. I’m sure there are lots of other fun events happening this weekend. If you know of something, please share it in the comment section. First Friday Art Walks –  An art walk is just the thing to light your creative fire.