Colorado Mountain Town Weekend Events

It’s a little quieter around here but there is still plenty to do and skiing and riding is now once again a choice! Here’s a run down of Colorado mountain town Events:

October 19 – 20, 2012

Wine in the Pines Red Carpet Event, Keystone
For the wine lover who thinks they have tasted it all… we quite possibly will change your world.
Indulge in some of Colorado’s most savory cuisine prepared flawlessly by Keystone’s foremost chefs paired with exquisite wines from around the world.
Friday ~ Legendary Winemaker’s Dinner at the AAA, Four Diamond™, Spectator DiRoNa winner, Keystone Ranch Restaurant. Enjoy fine champagne and hors d’oeuvres by the fireplace in the warm, rustic elegance of this original 1930’s ranch homestead. Genius Head Chef Jason Kassib demonstrates an exquisite balance of flavors and textures paired with exquisite reserve wines and a spectacular five course dining experience. Winemaker to be announced.
Saturday ~ International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting at the Keystone Conference Center. Savory creations from AAA Four Diamond restaurants Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge and Der Fondue Chessel, plus 500 international wines, a decadent dessert spread, fabulous live and silent auctions, and after party with fabulous music and dancing. For more information please visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/~/media/Keystone/Files/2012wip.pdf

October 19 – 20, 2012

Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit 2012, Steamboat Springs

Learn the next steps in your professional life to push yourself further or revitalize your passion for your work. Join others like yourself in the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit, a two-day conference hosted by the Mile High Young Professionals in collaboration with over 10 young professional groups in the Rocky Mountain Region. Get perspective about your profession, build relationships with your peers, and become inspired by our exceptional keynote speakers, break-out sessions, and trade show. Heck, get your boss to pay for it. Registration Link: http://rockymountainypsummit.com/registration/

October 20, 2012

Gypsum Community Fall Festival, Gypsum

5:00pm -9:00pm at the Lundgren Theater Enjoy Haunted Maze, Music, Games, Pumpkin Patch and Food! This is our 7th Annual Fall Festival, Bring your family and invite a neighbor for this kid friendly monster event! Call 970-524-1740 for more information.

October 20-21, 2012

The Great Pumpkin Patch Express, Durango

Ride the Durango-SIlverton Narrow Gauge train to the Pumpkin Patch to meet with Peanuts™ characters Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy and bring home the perfect pumpkin! During the 1/2 hour train ride to the Pumpkin Patch, children will receive a trick-or-treat bag to get goodies at the Pumpkin Patch. At the Pumpkin Patch you will have about 1 1/2 hours to enjoy live musical entertainment, hay wagon rides, coloring station, happy hopper corral, potato sack races, corn pool, bounce house, temporary tattoos and trick or treating! Kids will especially enjoy going through the maze to get to the pumpkin patch to pick out their own ‘perfect pumpkin’! http://www.durangotrain.com/events/2012-peanuts%E2%84%A2-great-pumpkin-patch-express

October 20, 2012

ACES Annual Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch, Basalt

Celebrate fall at our annual Rock Bottom Ranch Harvest Party! Join us for an afternoon of seasonal fun including local delicious food, live music and $3 beer and wine. The Ranch turns into a harvest festival with apple-cider pressing, pumpkin carving, storytelling, farm games, a silent auction, and much more. Make sure you don’t miss the garden and farm tours! This event is made possible by local supporters and partners and is a benefit for the Rock Bottom Ranch. Come support all the various agricultural and educational programs Rock Bottom Ranch offers our community. $10 per person, kids are FREE for ACES members! This is a car-free event! 
 So ride your bike, walk, or horseback ride down to RBR. FREE parking available for bikers at the Basalt High School. – OR – 
 Park at one of our FREE SHUTTLE LOCATIONS to hitch a ride to the Ranch:
 -El Jebel ‘Park and Ride (on El Jebel Rd behind the Wendy’s)
 -Basalt Park and Ride Please call Rock Bottom Ranch at  970-927-6760 with questions. http://www.aspenchamber.org/calendar-of-events/community/

October 20, 2012

Fall Day on the Farm, Grand Junction

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  $5.00/adult, $4.00/senior, $3.50/child, or $15.00/family.  Cross Orchards has set aside a special day for you to gather up your friends and family to travel back to simpler times and discover the quiet ambiance of Cross Orchards Historic Site. Come for an hour or stay all day!  We’ve got plenty of things that you’ll remember for years to come.  There will be historic demonstrations, apple cider pressing, hayrides, model trains, quilting, weaving, beekeeping, antique cars and much more.  In addition we’ll have some great end of the season sales in the gift shop. http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/events-calendar#2|10|10||||||||undefined||0

October 21 – 22, 2012

13th Annual Historic Ghost Walk, Glenwood Springs

Buy your tickets asap! Tours Leave Promptly, So Don’t Be Late! Meet at the trailhead to Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery at 12th and Bennett where tour guides lead you up to and through Glenwood’s oldest cemetery. You may meet “Doc” Holliday and Kid Curry as well as many other Glenwood Springs pioneers and hear their stories. Different performers each weekend. Tickets are $15 per person and go on sale October 1st 2010. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the museum  (970) 945-4448 or in person at the Frontier Historical Museum. Bring a flashlight or lantern and dress appropriately for the weather.  The trail to the cemetery is a moderately strenuous hike.  Kerosene lanterns are also available for purchase at the trailhead for $10. http://glenwoodhistory.com/events.htm

~MTN Town Magazine

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