Events Calendar

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OCTOBER 

October 13 – 15, 2017
Telluride Horror Show, Telluride
Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival – named one of the Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker magazine – attracts the latest and best horror films from all over the world for a goose-bump-inducing gathering. https://telluridehorrorshow.wixsite.com/telluridehorror  

October 13 – 14, 2017
Glenwood Springs Ghost Walk, Glenwood Springs
October is all about spooky fun, and nothing beats the old bone yard where Doc Holliday is buried for a ghostly good time. For three weekends during the month of Halloween the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Alpine Bank bring the ghosts of Glenwood Springs’ past to life in the town’s oldest cemetery.
On the evening of your visit, be prepared to encounter apparitions of gunmen, gamblers, fancy ladies and pioneer settlers long since deceased. Along with Doc Holliday, the outlaw Kid Curry likes to make an appearance. Hear their version of events along with the stories of other long-departed residents of Glenwood Springs.
While spiritedly supernatural, the Ghost Walk is a family-friendly event that’s especially appropriate for school-aged children. “Ghosts” are portrayed by actors who bring a magical quality to each performance while imparting historical anecdotes about what it was like to live in Glenwood Springs in the late 1880s to early 1900s.
For details and tickets be sure to visit http://www.visitglenwood.com/2016/10/glenwood_springs_ghost_walk

October 14 – 15, 2017
Man on the Cliff, Avon
Man of The Cliff 2017 is the 9th annual non-profit event comprised of outdoor, rugged activities that are modified to fit all strength and ability levels. And the best thing about MOTC is 100% of all funds raised benefit local charity,First Descents. For more information and a list of events please visit http://www.avon.org/893/Man-of-the-Cliff

October 14, 2017
Fall Fest, Breckenridge
Held at the Riverwalk Center from 11am-3pm, this is a family event, free to the public that celebrates the fall season with bouncy castles, pumpkin painting, a costume parade and fall crafts.

October 14 – 15, 2017
Oktoberfest at the Georgetown Loop, Georgetown
The Oktoberfest Trains are offered on the last three weekends of October. These excursions operate in our enclosed heated coaches. Complimentary hot dog or bratwurst for all riders. Beer tasting for adults will be held at the Devil’s Gate Station (root beer for the younger ones) . Come enjoy the crisp fall days as you ride on the Georgetown Loop. https://www.georgetownlooprr.com

October 14, 2017
Oktoberfest: Amped Grand Junction!
What’s a Saturday afternoon without great beer? Lively music, mouth-watering food and plenty of pints of beer await you at this year’s Oktoberfest Amped. Some of the area’s finest breweries will be on hand to serve you a pint of pure perfection. Add some local music and some classic food, and you’ve got a wonderful Saturday in October.
If you want to experience the hoppy tastes and happy vibes at this year’s Oktoberfest Amped, gather some friends and buy your tickets today. Passes to this year’s event are selling fast! http://oktoberfestgj.com/

October 14, 2017
Empty Bowls, Grand Junction
Enjoy a simple meal of soup, including a handmade pottery bowl to keep as a reminder of people living with hunger, dessert, and beautiful music at our annual fundraiser. Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen, 645 Main St, Grand Junction http://www.catholicoutreach.org/major-events/about-empty-bowls/

October 14, 2017
Bow Wow Film Festival, Grand Junction
We are proud to present the 3rd Annual Bow Wow Film Festival at the Historic Avalon Theatre! Come join us for this fun event to celebrate our beloved canine companions!

October 14, 2017
Shed Fest, Salida
Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance (CCFA) announces ShedFest! A farm-to-fork feast celebrating the harvest, local farmers, and artisans in our 100-mile foodshed. A community Feast for a Cause! Come out for one last outdoor celebration before the cold hands of Old Man Winter usher us back inside. A fest that features delicious food, all produced within our foodshed accompanied by local entertainment, music and handmade ceramic bowl. The event takes place at Alpine Park in Salida.
This year’s fest is being catered by Mountain Oven, a delicious, from-scratch, organic bakery and restaurant in Crested Butte, the western extent of our foodshed. Your taste buds will experience a new level of deliciousness with a menu coming entirely from local farmers, producers, and vendors in our 100 mile foodshed. Sip on remarkable libations from Elevation Beer Co., Vino Salida, Wood’s Distillery, Deerhammer Distilling Co., and Moonlight Brewpub.  http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/shedfest/

October 15, 2017
Estes Trail Ascent, Estes Park
The Estes Trail Ascent is Colorado’s best mountain race!  Join us for amazing dirt trail and top of the world mountain views.  This course offers a short challenging ascent and a fantastic run along Colorado’s best ridge line. The Estes Trail Ascent captures scenery you will want to return to, even when you are not racing!
The race starts at 8,500 feet and reaches a high point of  9,085 feet; and has 1,877 feet of rolling elevation gain along the way. Race start line takes place at the top of Pole Hill Road, at the Roosevelt National Forest boundary line.  Combining jeep trail and single track, the course offers Colorado’s best trail running experience. Runners descend a short and steep portion of Pole Hill Road to the finish line, at Ravencrest School. http://epmarathon.org/trail-races/estes-trail-ascent-run/  

October 14, 2017
Mini Golf Tournament,
Steamboat Springs
Come test your putting skills in the first annual Steamboat Maverick Mini Golf Tournament! Teams must consist of at least two players and no more than four. Prizes will be awarded for the best team score (lowest two scores added together), most holes in 1 (total for the team), best costumes and best Instagram photo. Registration and payment will take place at the Adventure Depot at the start of the mini golf from 10-11am on Saturday. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events#

October 15, 2017
2nd Annual Okto-Beer-Fest, Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Raise your beer glass at our classic fall celebration with a Colorado twist. Held at the Broad Axe Barn at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, the event showcases local and regional breweries, Oktoberfest-style food fair and live music to keep the action going all afternoon. Special pricing for designated drivers.
Time: 1pm – 5pm; Cost:  25/person. Food is available for purchase on-site.; Reservations: Not required for this event. Tickets can be purchased at the door. To purchase in advance, call 970-726-5013 or visit: www.eventbrite.com

October 16 – 19, 2017
Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition!
Beaver Creek
Calling all cookie chefs! Think you’ve got the chips to go up against some of the best cookie recipes in the world? Then fire up your oven and start baking! Entries for the 14thAnnual Beaver Creek World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition are due October 16 – 19th. Five finalists will compete on Beaver Creek Opening Day. For competition rules and entry form visit www.beavercreek.com/cookie

October 17, 2017
Gelande Lift Realignment Open House, Purgatory Resort
The public is invited to attend the Open House to learn more about the proposed Gelande Lift realignment, and other mountain improvements such as the mountain coaster, additional trails & snowmaking, new magic carpet, and more.
Purgatory & Forest Service representatives will be available to answer questions and receive feedback on the improvements and proposed changes. https://www.purgatoryresort.com/gelande

October 19 – 20, 2017
Mountainfilm on Tour 2017, Salida
The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Central Colorado Conservancy are teaming up once again to bring an evening of film from Mountainfilm on Tour. Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world. The Salida festival will take place at the Salida High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:00 pm, films begin at 7:00. http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/event/mountainfilm-on-tour-2017-buena-vista/

October 20-23. 2017
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
Head to Breckenridge to Imbibe, Learn and Enjoy all the Colorado craft spirits industry has to offer. seminars and Event fill this full weekend. On Saturday, join more than 38 distillers for the Grand Tasting in downtown Breckenridge! Included are a tasting glass, tasty spirits and cocktails, artisan snacks, bluegrass music and a-rockin’ good time. Must be 21 to enter. www.breckenridgecraftspiritsfestival.com

October 20 – 21, 2017
Glenwood Springs Ghost Walk, Glenwood Springs
October is all about spooky fun, and nothing beats the old bone yard where Doc Holliday is buried for a ghostly good time. For three weekends during the month of Halloween the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Alpine Bank bring the ghosts of Glenwood Springs’ past to life in the town’s oldest cemetery.
On the evening of your visit, be prepared to encounter apparitions of gunmen, gamblers, fancy ladies and pioneer settlers long since deceased. Along with Doc Holliday, the outlaw Kid Curry likes to make an appearance. Hear their version of events along with the stories of other long-departed residents of Glenwood Springs.
While spiritedly supernatural, the Ghost Walk is a family-friendly event that’s especially appropriate for school-aged children. “Ghosts” are portrayed by actors who bring a magical quality to each performance while imparting historical anecdotes about what it was like to live in Glenwood Springs in the late 1880s to early 1900s.
For details and tickets be sure to visit http://www.visitglenwood.com/2016/10/glenwood_springs_ghost_walk

October 20 – 21, 2017
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, Grand Junction
Friday and Saturday, Oct 20-21 come to the annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival at the American Lutheran Church, 631 26 1/2 Road.

October 20 – 21, 2017
Wine in the Pines | International Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting,
Keystone
Wine in the Pines, which benefits the Kelly Smith Employment Center at Ability Connection Colorado, was founded 34 years ago by Mike and Margaret Smith, owners of Dillon Ridge Liquors in Summit County. Their vision was to create an event to help people like their daughter Kelly, who has Cerebral Palsy. As Mike Smith is fond of saying, Wine in the Pines is a way to “pay it forward” and give back to others in a meaningful way that helps people like his daughter, Kelly, receive the critical resources and support needed to fully develop their potential and live life to its fullest.
On Friday from  6:00pm-11:00pm enjoy 5 courses expertly prepared by Keystone Ranch’s Executive Chef, Vincent D’Amato, to complement select wine pairings.
On Saturday, from  6:00pm-11:00pm don’t miss this elegant tasting, featuring live entertainment, silent and live auctions, nearly 500 wines and Keystone’s most sumptuous cuisine and irresistible deserts. www.wineinthepines.org

October 20, 2017
Bow Wow Film Fest, Montrose
Could you use a good laugh or some inspiration? If so, come join us for lively, short films about heart-felt connections between dogs and their humans.
These fun films will be shown in the beautiful Turn of the Century Saloon, a recreated Victorian-era building located at 121 North West Fourth Street in Montrose. The doors will open at 4:30 pm, so you can get your popcorn and a great seat.
Advance tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for kiddos 12 and under. At the door, tickets will be $15 for adults and $12 for kids.
100% of ticket sales benefit Second Chance Humane Society. You can help show your appreciation to our sponsors by supporting them. Purchase tickets and see the trailer at www.bowwowfilmfest.com .

October 21, 2017
Cooper Fall Festival, Copper Mountain
Join us for a Fall Festival at Cooper with live music, food, and brews followed by a showing of this season’s Warren Miller film, Line of Descent. The film is a fundraiser for the Cloud City Ski Team.
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Tickets: $15 Adults, $8 Children.
http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/event/ski-cooper-fall-festival/

October 21, 2017
Empire Fall Festival, Empire
Please join us for this FREE County-wide event taking place in Empire on Saturday, October 21st from 10am until 4pm at Minton Park. There will be a red and green chili cook off, beer garden, pet costume parade, craft vendors, a trunk or treat contest, and additional activities for the children such as giant jenga, tydie stations, face painting, corn hole games and MUCH more…
Trunk or Treat contest entries as well as chili cook off entries and vendors MUST be registered no later than October 1st with the Town of Empire,

October 21. 2017
Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival, Estes Park
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.
Enjoy additional activities like pony rides (free from 1-4pm), face painting, temporary tattoos, tractor rides, pumpkin bowling, sack races and giant Jenga. Challenge your friends in the strider mini-bike course or on the hay bale jump.
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. Bring or decorate a pumpkin and enter into the decorating contest (by 1pm) for a chance to win great prizes!
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 and Rock Cut Brewing Co. http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/pumpkins-and-pilsners-festival/  

October 21 – 22, 2017
Oktoberfest at the Georgetown Loop, Georgetown
The Oktoberfest Trains are offered on the last three weekends of October. These excursions operate in our enclosed heated coaches. Complimentary hot dog or bratwurst for all riders. Beer tasting for adults will be held at the Devil’s Gate Station (root beer for the younger ones) . Come enjoy the crisp fall days as you ride on the Georgetown Loop. https://www.georgetownlooprr.com

October 21, 2017
The Ghostly Side of the Hamill House, Georgetown
Historic Georgetown, Inc. and ParaColorado Investigations will host a night of ghost stories, and share evidence from the 9 paranormal investigations that have taken place in the Hamill House. ParaColorado will show you what they use to investigate for paranormal activity. Also, they will show you the hot spots within the house, and invite guests to do an investigation with ParaColorado as they search for further paranormal activity within Georgetown’s most famous house. October 14th and 21st – Seating is limited so make your reservation today!!
More information or to purchase tickets, please call (303) 569-2840

October 21, 2017
Fall Festival at Mesa Mall, Grand Junction
Join us for the 3rd Annual Fall Festival and enjoy a variety of family fun, fall-themed activities, including a free pumpkin patch, an outdoor beer garden, live music, food trucks and a Starbucks make-your-own hot cocoa and apple cider station. 

October 21, 2017
Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience 2017, Grand Junction
A one stop shop for planning your wedding. With over 50 vendors, discounts, goodie bags, and giveaways! If you are engaged you won’t want to miss this show! Doubletee by Hilton https://www.hitchedingj.com/

October 21, 2017
Mini Golf Tournament,
Steamboat Resort
Join us for the first annual Steamboat Spooktakular, a Halloween Party for the whole family! Dress up in your best Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat around the base area. Activities include a costume contest, magic show, cookie decorating, bobbing for apples and other games. Special Halloween music by DJ Leprechaun will round out the afternoon entertainment. The Coca-Cola Adventure Zone will be open, featuring ½ price tickets. Take a ride on the Outlaw Mountain Coaster and count how many pumpkins you see on the way down. The person who has the guess closest to the correct number will win a GoPro camera. https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events#

October 21, 2017
Steamboat Color Run,
Steamboat Springs
Join us for the 5th Annual Steamboat Color Run! These events are hugely popular in cities throughout the country and represent a true celebration of family, happiness and fun.
The event will take place on the fields adjacent to Steamboat Christian Center. There will be two options to choose from, a one or two mile walk/run. You will be able to run or walk through various color stations and prizes will be awarded at the finish for best costumes. 1:00 PM; Steamboat Christian Center, 821 Dougherty Road. http://www.steamboatchamber.com/recreation/get-fit-family-racing/color-run

October 27, 2017
Trick-or-Treat Village, Beaver Creek
Join us in Beaver Creek Village for spook-tacular family fun! Activities include trick-or-treating to stores around the village, a costume parade, pumpkin patch and free Halloween movie screening. http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/event-list.aspx?year=2017&month=10

October 27, 2017
Nightmare at the Museum, Cemetery Tour and Zombie Crawl Frisco
Enjoy the Frisco Historic Park & Museum’s macabre after hour’s party and explore the Park by lantern. American Gothic and Victorian attire encouraged. Free refreshments and drinks will be provided. For a donation, ghoulish guests can join the Summit County Coroner on a cemetery tour and/or zombie pub crawl. Ticket sales and cemetery tour begin at the Schoolhouse Museum. FriscoHistoricPark.com

October 27 – 28, 2017
Glenwood Springs Ghost Walk, Glenwood Springs
October is all about spooky fun, and nothing beats the old bone yard where Doc Holliday is buried for a ghostly good time. For three weekends during the month of Halloween the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Alpine Bank bring the ghosts of Glenwood Springs’ past to life in the town’s oldest cemetery.
On the evening of your visit, be prepared to encounter apparitions of gunmen, gamblers, fancy ladies and pioneer settlers long since deceased. Along with Doc Holliday, the outlaw Kid Curry likes to make an appearance. Hear their version of events along with the stories of other long-departed residents of Glenwood Springs.
While spiritedly supernatural, the Ghost Walk is a family-friendly event that’s especially appropriate for school-aged children. “Ghosts” are portrayed by actors who bring a magical quality to each performance while imparting historical anecdotes about what it was like to live in Glenwood Springs in the late 1880s to early 1900s. For details and tickets be sure to visit http://www.visitglenwood.com/2016/10/glenwood_springs_ghost_walk

October 27, 2017
CMU Homecoming Bonfire, Carnival, And Midnight Madness, Grand Junction
You don’t want to miss this year’s CMU Homecoming festivities! Join us for the biggest nonfire ever, carnival, and midnight madness. See website for full schedule and details CMU Quad Field. https://supportingcmu.org/events

October 27, 2017
Annual Howl at the Moon Party, Idaho Springs
Please join us for the Annual Enchanted Hallows’ Eve at the Elk’s Lodge in Idaho Springs. All proceeds benefit Friends of Charlie’s Place and the shelter animals at Charlie’s Place. Costumes are optional but highly recommended! Enjoy appetizers provided by local restaurants of Clear Creek County, cash bar, silent auction, and lots of dancing!!!
$15 per person; Tickets may be purchased at the door! Call (303) 668-0924 Donna Gee for more details

October 2728, 2017
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ouray
1:00am. Location: Wright Opera House. http://www.ouraycolorado.com/events

October 27, 2017
Trick or Treat Street Harvest Fest, Palisade
This year the Town of Palisade will host the 7th Annual Trick or Treat Street & Touch a Truck on Friday, October 27th, in Downtown Palisade starting at 3:00. New this year is Harvest Fest, which will follow Trick or Treat Street at Riverbend Park from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM.  Harvest Fest will feature a bonfire, vendors, fall games, Pet Parade, Jack o’ Lantern Contest, live DJ and dance floor, and the Mario Kart Half Mile.  Admission is $5.00 per car to park, and a few activities will have an additional fee such as the Pet Parade, charging $3 per dog or $8 per dog team and the Mario Kart Half Mile charging $5.00 per person.  All pre-registrations will have the parking fee waived.  Contact palisade Rec at 464-5602 for more info or email Sarah at sbrooks@townofpalisade.org if you would like to get involved in some way. https://palisadecoc.com/trick-treat-street/  

October 28, 2017
Bill’s Ranch Walking Tour, Frisco
Museum staff will lead a historic tour of Frisco’s Bill’s Ranch community.  Participants will discover how this unique residential area originated, learn the connection to Frisco’s survival and explore original pioneer cabins from the early 20th century.  Call the Museum to sign up – space is limited. Choose from 2 tour time options: 10:00am-12:00pm OR  2:00pm-4:00pm. Warm and comfortable clothing and footwear encouraged – No Dogs Please! www.FriscoHistoricPark.com  

October 28 – 29, 2017
Oktoberfest at the Georgetown Loop, Georgetown
The Oktoberfest Trains are offered on the last three weekends of October. These excursions operate in our enclosed heated coaches. Complimentary hot dog or bratwurst for all riders. Beer tasting for adults will be held at the Devil’s Gate Station (root beer for the younger ones) . Come enjoy the crisp fall days as you ride on the Georgetown Loop. https://www.georgetownlooprr.com

October 28, 2017
The Haunted Lawson Adventure Park, Georgetown
Join us at The Haunted Lawson Adventure Park on Saturday, October 28th at 4:30pm. Trick or Treat, listen to music, play disc golf and warm up next to our camp fire, before entering the costume contest. There will be fantastic prizes including a Summer Adventure weekend package for up to four. There will be a costume contest for both families and dogs! So don’t forget to bring your pup and dress him up.

October 28, 2017
Sage Burner Trail Race, Gunnison
50 mile/50k/half marathon/10k trail race in the beautiful Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/sage-burner-trail-race/  

October 31, 2017
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
, Frisco

From 6:00pm-8:00pm businesses hand out candy to trick-or-treaters on Main Street and in the Historic Park for a safe night full of tricks and treats.
TownofFrisco.com

October 29 – 31, 2017
Annual Ouray Elks Haunted House, Ouray
The Fear Fair Bring canned food for a $1.00 off your admission. There will be a sideshow, games and really scary haunted house. http://ourayelks.org/upcoming-events/

October 31, 2017
Trick Or Treat Trot, Vail
Get ready for Halloween fun! The Trick or Treat Trot is a great opportunity for young kids (infants up to 10-year-olds, plus their families) to trick-or-treat through the streets of Vail from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Starting at welcome booths in both Vail Village and Lionshead, costumed trick-or-treaters will be greeted and given free balloons. They will then be pointed in the direction of participating merchants, who will display oversized jack-o-lantern bags at their entrances. This popular event takes place rain, snow or shine. http://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/tournaments-events/trick-or-treat-trot  

 

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