With the majestic Rocky Mountains serving as a picturesque backdrop, Colorado is an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to visit. However, there's more to this state than just amazing hiking and challenging bike trails; the state is also home to large museums, music festivals, theater productions and much more.
- Palisade, Colorado in Palisade, CO
Numerous local wineries take part in this festival in Palisade. Thousands, 21 and over, fill Riverbend Park for a day of wine tastings and musical entertainment. Attendees learn about wine and food pairings, sample chocolates, and participate in the ever popular Grape Stomp.
- Downtown Estes Park, CO in Estes park, CO
Two days of incredible adventures occur every Autumn in Estes Park. Although viewing tours of the majestic elk take top billing at this festival, other activities such as archery and bugling contests, and live music performances add to the fun.
- Crested Butte, Colorado in Crested butte, CO
Fall just begins, and film lovers head to Crested Butte for four days of thought-provoking entertainment. Approximately 90 international offerings in full length features, shorts, and documentaries are screened at various town venues. A poster contest and performances for children are scheduled as well.
Share your love of beer with fellow attendees of this fabulous festival where nearly 2,800 flavors and types of brew can be sampled. The Colorado Convention Center in Denver is sectioned off, as regional food vendors sell their specialties. Exhibits and workshops in home brewing practices are also held.
- Telluride, Colorado in Telluride, CO
Horror devotees will want to be in Telluride in mid-October. For three days, current science fiction, fantasy and horror short films and full length features are screened at two separate venues in town. Festival pass purchasers are guaranteed access to the venues.