Events Showcase the Flavors of Colorado's Summer Growing Season
DENVER, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing, Colorado prepares to celebrate its bold flavors through a series of food and beverage festivals. Guests are invited to sample Colorado's signature offerings from sweet corn and spicy chilies to crisp apples and flowing wine. Below is a sampling of events where visitors can experience Colorado's finest homegrown food and drink offerings. For additional information on festivals and events, visit www.COLORADO.com. To view the full release, visit: http://ow.ly/bUCKt.
- Strawberry Days (July 16-19). Glenwood Springs invites visitors to enjoy free strawberries and ice cream during the 115th Annual Strawberry Days Festival.
- Steamboat Wine Festival (August 1-5). Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries and more at this ultimate food and wine experience.
- Olathe Sweet Corn Festival (August 3-4). Enjoy all the signature "Olathe Sweet" corn you can eat at the town's renowned festival.
- Telluride Mushroom Festival (August 16-19). Shroomfest celebrates all aspects of the fungal world, from gourmet wild edibles to medicinal mushrooms grown in Telluride.
- The Palisade Peach Festival (August 16-19). The 44th Annual festival kicks off with an ice cream social and street dance, celebrating everything peach from pies to ice cream.
- Rocky Ford Watermelon Day (August 18) celebrates the world-renown cantaloupes and watermelons produced in Rocky Ford.
- Windsor Harvest Festival (September 1-3) is kicking off its 91st anniversary with a hot air balloon launch and parade during this end of summer event.
- Colorado State Fair (August 24–September 3). Featuring livestock shows, horse shows and fine arts exhibition to the Colorado Dueling Cooks Challenge.
- Taste of Colorado (August 31-September 3). Originally named Festival of Mountain and Plain, Taste of Colorado is the state's end-of-summer celebration in Denver.
- Apple Fest (September 8). The Historic Turner Farm invites guests to step back in time to the turn of the 20th century and enjoy apple pie contests and old time demonstrations.
- Colorado Mountain Wine Fest (September 13-16) draws thousands of wine lovers to sample a growing array of Colorado wines.
- Loaf N' Jug Chile and Frijoles Festival (September 23-25). Pueblo's harvest celebration showcases the town's most loved crop, green chilies‚ particularly the Pueblo Chile.
Click here to download a copy of the 2012 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory.
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