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Front Range Rally Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Mayor of HeidiTown

If you like craft beer and food, you won’t want to miss Front Range Rally, one of Northern Colorado’s biggest and best beer festivals. I’ve been attending this event for a number of years and it’s one of our favorite Colorado beer festivals.  The nitty gritty details There are currently 44 breweries signed up to attend Front Range Rally in Loveland, Colorado. There are also nine vendors featuring other beverages such

Governor's Art Show & Sale 2016 2

I’ll never forget the first time Ryan and I attended the Governor’s Art Show & Sale in Loveland, Colorado. We love art and art galleries and visit many during our travels and to say that we were impressed by this show would be an understatement. The collection of artwork curated for this juried show is truly a cut above. Loveland, Colorado has been known for art since the 1970s when

Three Comfy Colorado Cabin Getaways in the Mountains, Fireside Inn Cabins, Pagosa Springs. HeidiTown.com

When I was a kid, if my family wasn’t camping, we were staying in a cabin. Whether it was at a KOA in Ouray or a primitive cottage in Yellowstone, we were cabin people, and I still am. Here are three very different Colorado cabin getaways in the mountains that I love. A Cabin by the River Fireside Inn Cabins, Pagosa Springs FiresideCabins.com We recently stayed in Cabin #7 at

Loveland Fire & Ice Festival photo courtesy of the festival

This fest has fireworks and fire arts, ice sculptures and light shows, bands and singers and so much more. No wonder Loveland Fire & Ice Festival won the Downtown Colorado, Inc. Governor’s Best Festival Award 2016. The amount of things to do at the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival will make your head spin. It truly has a little something for everyone. Whether you like live music or are looking

Featured Festival NoCo Mini Maker Faire Sparks & Spirits fire art

Maker Noun 1. A person or thing that makes or produces something “A cabinetmaker”           Synonyms; creator, manufacturer, constructor, builder, producer, fabricator, inventor, architect, designer          “The makers of fine furniture” 2. God; the Creator I have a real affinity for makers. After all, my husband designs and builds furniture, so “making stuff” plays an important role in our lives. A decade ago, the

Upslope at Front Range Rally

Coloradans have lots of choices when it comes to beer festivals. On any given summer weekend there are three or more beer festivals taking place across the state. So how do you make a choice about which beer festival deserves your hard earned money? That’s where I come in. I attend a lot of beer festivals and while some are struggling to remain relevant, other are thriving. Front Range Rally

Tom Helm talks about his coffee on the 2015 My Big Date Brunch & Brew. (2)

Three years ago I got together for drinks with two good friends, Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day Events and Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours. That’s when we developed My Big Date, the first-ever Valentine’s Day tour packages in Loveland, Colorado. This year, we’re at it again and the My Big Date tours are better than ever. We even have a hotel partner offering discounted rates

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Nature Walk. HeidiTown.com

Our second day at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch  in Loveland, Colorado, we woke to the sounds of birds chirping cheerily in the trees outside our cabin. Trees play a large part in the history of Sylvan Dale, in fact, a lot of the trees around the cabins have dedications. One tree is dedicated to a couple who met at the ranch many years ago; there has been more than one

The view from Green Ridge at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

Want to get away from it all, but don’t want to drive far? Check out Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Just one hour north of Denver, once you arrive at Sylvan Dale you’ll feel a million miles from civilization. In fact, you may feel as though you’ve time traveled to another century. We had the opportunity to spend a night at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch during their “Swing

Trivia at City Star Brewing - HeidiTown.com

When writing about breweries, writers often concentrate on the beers, and while that’s an important topic, sometimes the broader experience is worth writing about. In my travels around Colorado, I get the opportunity to visit a lot of breweries, and there are certain moments that stand out, so I thought I’d share a few of them with you. Winning Trivia Night (twice) at City Star Brewing, Berthoud, Colorado I freelance