The first official day of Autumn 2015 is heralded by stunning patches of golden Aspen leaves dancing in the breeze up on the mountains bathed in sunshine beneath a clear blue sky. One of the most beautiful mountain seasons, Autumn in Estes is great for hiking, biking, running, riding, fishing and all kinds of play as we revel in the warm sun, the freshly scented cooler breeze, and the flow of nature all around us.
Enjoy nature in and out of town on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 2015, at the 20th annual Bands Brats and Beer Festival held downtown in Bond Park in celebration of Autumn, craft beer, and live music.
Enjoy mustard-smothered Brats, cold brews, soft drinks, and great music with headliner, Wendy Woo and her Band; The Long Run (an Eagles Tribute Band); Amplified Souls (rock/pop); Chain Station (Bluegrass); and the award winning a-capella group, 17th Ave Allstars.
Vendor booths will offer corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts. Kids will love the free family activities – face painting, soap bubbles, corn bag toss, bounce house and a classic car show!
In addition to smaller cash awards, the winner of the popular annual raffle takes a $5000 grand prize; the runner up takes $2500. Raffle Tickets are $25 each with proceeds distributed to community non-profits and other causes.
Grab your dancing shoes, gather the kids, the lawn chairs and the picnic blanket and spend a sunny afternoon in the park with friends, family, food and music. Autumn Gold is a free, family friendly event with something special for everyone.