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Wild in Winter

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
November 5, 2017 – March 17, 2018
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Location: 1000 US Highway 36, Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, CO
Phone: (970) 586-1206
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Price: Free

Join a ranger to learn about winter in Rocky and how humans and animals alike adapt to this beautiful but challenging season.

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Estes Park Holiday Market

Estes Park Conference Center
November 18, 2017 – November 19, 2017
Location: 101 South St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park Conference Center, CO
Phone: 9705869519
Time: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm
Price: Free

Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Estes Park Holiday Market the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This event will be held at the Estes Park Conference Center (201 S. St. Vrain Avenue off Highway 7 in Estes Park), adjacent to the The Ridgeline Estes Park. This event is FREE to the public. Drawings will be held every hour for a $10 certificate that the winner can spend with any of the vendors this weekend only.

The Holiday Market will feature many hand-crafted and collectible items including but not limited to: handmade quilted items, home décor, handmade rugs, polymer clay hair accessories and jewelry, knitted hats and scarves, custom handmade jewelry, hand thrown stoneware, pottery and ceramics, ornaments, Christmas wreaths and decorations, photographs, coasters, puppets, handmade cards, alpaca clothes, socks, yarn, gloves and scarves, hand knitted and needle felted gifts, illustrated quotations, quilling, tatting & beadwork, kid’s books, handcrafted dolls, wood ornaments, wood carvings, signs, soaps, handwoven scarves & blankets, specialty teas and coffee, salsa and dips, along with many other one of a kind unique items for your holiday shopping. Most of the vendors only accept cash or check. Visit for more information.

Along with the Holiday Market, there will be a silent auction to benefit flood victims so please come and support this cause!

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Fall Back Beer Fest

November 4, 2017
Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
Price: $35 GA Presale, $55 VIP Presale, $15 Designated Driver, $15 Beer Yoga

12-5pm for VIP admission and 1-5pm for General Admission
Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, and beer education, held in the Estes Park Events Complex! 
With over 100 different beers being poured by the brewers themselves from over 30 Colorado breweries, festival goers are sure to walk away having learned something new about their favorite beer from the people who created it.
The Fall Back Beer Festival also coincides with the American Homebrewers Associations Annual Learn To Homebrew Day. To help celebrate, a number of AHA sanctioned homebrewing clubs will be present and brewing for everyone to watch.
With seminars from beer industry experts, demonstrations from equipment fabricators, local hop farms, giveaways from local homebrew supply shops, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone. Grab some grub at the food trucks. 
As always, FBBF is family-friendly! Helping with the celebration of brewing are Colorado craft soda breweries pouring samples for guests of all ages! Plus, for everyone’s entertainment, the winner of the 2017 Rockygrass Band Competition, Meadow Mountain, will take the main stage to keep you all moving!
For ticket information and additional event information, visit the Fall Back Beer Festival Website.
Enjoy the ride by going to and from the festival on the free Estes Park Shuttle, which will be operating on the festival day between Bond Park, the Estes Park Visitor Center and the Fall Back Beer Festival at the Estes Park Events Complex.

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Whiskey Summit: Tasting Festival

October 7, 2017
Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex, CO
Phone: (970) 231-1738
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price: $50 per person; $90/pair; $100 VIP

Tasting Festival: A community celebration of the industry’s extraordinary products will commence at 4:00 pm. The Whiskey Summit’s Tasting Festival will feature more than 40 distillers and bottlers from Colorado and the region who will offer tastings of their whiskey, rum, vodka, and other distilled spirits.  At 7:00 pm the Whiskey Summit becomes one of the largest retail outlets anywhere for Colorado distilled spirits, when 20 Colorado producers conduct bottle sales of some 100 products, many of them available otherwise only at the companies own tasting rooms.

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Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival

October 7, 2017
Location: 170 MacGregor Ave, Bond Park, CO
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: free admission, pumpkin patch purchase additional

This free fall festival has activities and entertainment for all ages. The perfect place to pick your pumpkins with live music and craft beer for the adults, as well as games, crafts and a bounce house for the little ones. Bring the whole family and plan a fall weekend getaway around this fun event!

Family Fun
Enjoy additional free children’s activities like pony rides (free from 1-4pm), face painting, kids art activity booths, bounce house and giant lawn games. Challenge your friends in the strider mini-bike course (bikes and helmets provided). The pumpkin patch sells pumpkins for only $5 each and you can set them aside in the well-guarded ‘sold’ corral while you enjoy the fun. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Beers & Bites
Each year a hand-picked selection of seasonal, local craft beers are on hand. This year, sip suds from a souvenir mug – featuring brews from the Estes Park Brewery, Rock Cut Brewing Co. and Lumpy Ridge Brewery. Then, grab a bite from one of five area food vendors and food trucks featuring comfort foods, festival favorites and tasty treats!

Music Line-Up
11-12: Open Pickin-Want your chance to showcase your musical talent? Join us on stage with other local performers to jam!
12:30-2:00: Rock Country Revival 
2:30-4: Bakers Brothers Band  
4:30-6: Amplified Souls 

This incredible event is the largest annual fundraiser for the local non-profit organization, Families for Estes. All profits from the festival go directly back into the local community to support educational, recreational and family friendly opportunities to all who live in and enjoy playing in Estes Park

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Elk Fest

September 30, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Location: Downtown Estes Park, Bond Park, CO
Phone: 970-586-6104
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Price: Free

Elk Fest features bugling competitions, a Cabela’s archery range, Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Elk Camp, seminars, elk-themed kids’ activities, live country, rock and bluegrass music, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American storytelling & music, a display of raptors, and self-guided elk tour maps. There will also be a variety of vendors offering memorable souvenirs of your time at Elk Fest. Food vendors will be on site as well offering plenty of choices! Stop into the “Wallowing Hole” craft beer garden on both Saturday and Sunday serving up delicious drinks. Kick off the weekend festivities by participating in the Rut Run 5k on Saturday; registration starts at 8:30am and the race begins at 9am. Live entertainment will light up the park Saturday with popular Colorado bands on stage! There is no admission fee to attend Elk Fest. 

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Autumn Gold – A Festival of Bands, Brats ‘n Beer

  • September 23, 2017 – September 24, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Downtown Estes Park, Bond Park, CO
  • Time: Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00pm, Sun. 10am – 5pm
  • Price: Free Entertainment

Aspens are turning a golden hue. Elk bugles can be heard reverberating throughout the valley. It’s a perfect season for one of Estes Park’s late-autumn traditions when a series of bands herald Autumn Gold – a Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer!
Entrance is free to dance, listen to music and enjoy the festival. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary will be offering mustard-smothered bratwursts, cold brews, soft drinks and more as talented local musicians and award-winning Colorado band play. Browse the vendor booths who will be offering corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts.
Bring the kids! Free family activities include face painting, corn bag toss, a bounce house and a classic car show.
The highlight of the Autumn Gold Festival is the popular raffle with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000. Additional prizes include a $2,500 runner-up prize and various other cash awards. Raffle tickets are $25 each.


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