This weekend I overheard a group of snowboarders excitedly talking about how there is snow falling in the mountains already. I am not exactly ready for colder weather; it snuck up on me. In my mind, it feels like it should still be the middle of July. While I did not share their enthusiasm for snow falling already, it got me thinking about all the things I want to accomplish before the cold sets in! Here are some of the events going on this week to help you get a head start.
1. DIY Sauerkraut: Hands on Fermentation Class in Fort Collins
When I ran across this event, for some reason I thought to myself, that sounds weird but so cool. Maybe it was because I had just watched the Netflix documentary Cooked that talked about the process of fermentation which I found fascinating (I am a sucker for any kind of cooking show). Talk about rustic. I saw this and thought, “man, this is so different” and that’s what drew me to tell you guys about it. Sometimes it is about taking part in things you’ve never done before, and for me, fermenting sauerkraut would be a first. Be sure to bring all of the spices you want!
- Happening: Wednesday, September 28th
- When: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Where: Wolverine Farm Publick House, 316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO
2. Take Apart Museum Day in Fort Collins
As a kid, I loved everything about museums, and that hasn’t changed much as an adult either. Fort Collins Museum of Discovery does an excellent job of creating exhibits and events that appeal to everyone. They offer hands-on activities that keep everyone satisfied; plus when you get to tear stuff apart to see what’s inside it adds to the appeal.
- Happening: Saturday, October 1st
- When: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Where: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO
3. Elk Fest in Estes Park
Estes Park has been booming with visitors lately. This weeks Elk Fest is going on which is sure to draw even more visitors. “Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Bond Park in Estes Park October 1-2 as we celebrate the season of wapiti wooing! Visitors can attend education presentations, listen to live music, visit vendors and other booths, enjoy a cool beverage at the Wallowing Hole Beer Garden, cheer on Sunday’s bugling contest participants and more” —Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
**Note: Please be courteous of wildlife. Keep your distance and be respectful of their environment. Here in Colorado we love our wildlife and mountains and want to help preserve them in any way we can.***
- Happening: Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd
- When: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Where: Estes Park, Colorado
4. Hike Devils Backbone in Loveland
Hiking is a great way to get outside before the cold weather comes! If you haven’t ever hiked Devils Backbone in Loveland, it is a great trail! It is an easy trail for everyone to get through. Once you make it up the trail a bit you come to the impressive open rock formations. The trail in its entirety is 12 miles long. I have personally never made it around the entire formation, but it is a great place to hike as well as mounatin bike for those of you who are outdoor enthusiasts!
- Happening: Trail is open year round
- When: Parks open from dusk till dawn
- Where: Devils Backbone Open Space
5. The 10th Annual Block Party in Greeley
Block party is coming back to Greeley this year! The only difference is that this year they have outdone themselves with the line up. Bands from all around Colorado and nationwide are coming to join in the free event in Downtown Greeley. Make sure you stop by to check out the event! Wear your comfortable shoes because you will be walking around from stage to stage!
- Happening: Friday, September 30th
- When: Shows start at 5:00 PM
- Where: 9th Street Plaza, Downtown Greeley, CO
I hope some of you can make it out to these events. As always if there is an event that you would like to see on our list let us know! Have a good week guys!