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HeidiTown was established in 2007 but began to grow steadily in 2010. Today, the town enjoys an engaged citizenry who have come to recognize HeidiTown as a source for entertaining festival and travel stories.

Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer enjoying a cider at Big B's. Photo by Ryan Schlaefer.
Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

My name is Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown. I am also a freelance writer and western destinations blogger at Mountain Living magazine’s The Heidi Guide. In addition, I co-own a furniture design and manufacturing company with my husband, Ryan Schlaefer.

For the past decade, I have been traveling Colorado from corner to corner. I’ve covered big fêtes such as Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs and I’ve covered niche events like High Plains Snow Goose Festival in Lamar. I’ve covered brand new beer festivals such as San Juan Brewfest in Durango and small soirees like the Glenn Miller Swingfest in Fort Morgan.

Best of HeidiTown 2016, Rio Frio on Ice, 5K on the Rio Grande Rive river in Alamosa, Colorado.
My first 5K! Running the Rio Frio on the Rio Grande River in Alamosa, Colorado.
Copper Uncorked 2016, HeidiTown.com
Copper Uncorked, 2016

On March 10, 2017, HeidiTown annexed Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

The expansion of HeidiTown means that town citizens will be exposed to fresh content. It’s also a chance for the population of HeidiTown to grow as I introduce new folks in additional states to this fun little town.

3 Reasons to Book a Trip to Jackson, Wyoming Right Now, Snowshoe excursion with Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures, HeidiTown.com
Snowshoeing with Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures

This development is a win/win. Festival will benefit from HeidiTown coverage and towns where these events take place will benefit from my write-ups about my visits.

What Citizens Are Saying About HeidiTown

“We incorporate HeidiTown recommended locales into many of our travel plans. It happens frequently enough that now my husband will ask, ‘So has Heidi been here or are we just winging it?’”

Citizen from Greeley, Colorado

“HeidiTown is our one-stop shop for everything fun happening in Colorado! We never go anywhere without checking with HeidiTown first.”

Citizen from Denver, Colorado

“We went to Manitou Springs on Heidi’s recommendation. Loved it so much.”

Citizen from Phoenix, Arizona

Market with HeidiTown

If your festival or destination is interested in collaborating with the HeidiTown brand I would love to talk to you. There are lots of opportunities for you to work with HeidiTown, either to get the word out about your festival or get heads in the beds of your town’s lodging partners.

Tellluride Blues & Brews in Review & Gondola Stories. HeidiTown.com
This girl wins BEST Socks at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2016.

I have worked with large festivals such as Telluride Blues & Brews and smaller events such as Rio Frio Ice Fest in Alamosa. I’ve worked with destinations such as Delta County and venues like Dickens Opera House in Longmont. 

I am currently working as a social media influencers for First National Bank of Omaha on their #WeGrowAsOne campaign.

Learn more about how your festival, destination or brand can benefit by working with HeidiTown and see what former and current advertisers are saying about HeidiTown by visiting our Advertise Page.

HeidiTown in the News

HeidiTown has been covered by 9News, the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor, 99.9 The Point and BizWest.

See the 2016 write-up about HeidiTown in Fort Collins Magazine:

All articles published on HeidiTown.com are the exclusive property of Heidi M. Kerr-Schlaefer.  To request permission to republish anything on this site, including photographs please contact TheMayor@HeidiTown.com. Thank you!