Weekend off the Wagon: October 7-9

University of Denver Buchtel Tower and the University of Denver Sturm Law School Tower

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The leaves are turning, the weather’s getting cold, Halloween is close approaching, and we’re well into the harvest.  Here’s a few ideas for your weekend:

Track 1:

Friday:  It’s getting scary out there, so checking out the Mile High Horror Festival

Saturday:  Head up to Breckenridge for Still on the Hill (Breck’s Spirits Festival)

Sunday: Harvest Week at the GrowHaus

Track 2:

Friday:  Check out the First Friday events tonight

Saturday: Head up to Loveland for Grimm Brothers’ Oktoberfest (and check out their new GABF gold metal)

Sunday:  Free bacon at Rackhouse while the donkeys (Broncos) play.

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

WEEKEND WEATHER

Friday Saturday Sunday
High: 64˚
Low: 41˚
Mostly Sunny
Precip: 0%
High: 50˚
Low: 41˚
Showers
Precip: 40%
High: 56˚
Low: 43˚
Few Showers
Precip: 30%

 


Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, October 7th

First Fridays on Santa Fe
Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 13th Avenues
Art Walk- First Friday of the Month, May through December, 6-9 pm
Free food and drinks, live music, art, jewelry and other displays
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First Friday Art Walk–Old South Pearl
South Pearl Street between Evans and Buchtel in Denver
Stroll galleries, sip wine, and hang in a lovely spot of Denver.
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First Fridays on 32nd
Along 32nd Ave near Lowell
Stroll, sip, snack and skip along the unique, boutiques of the Highlands in Northwest Denver. Live music, food and drink specials, and late night shopping.
More information

Mile High Horror Festival–Day 1
Starz Film Center at Tivoli
Friday to Sunday
3 Days. Over 30 films from 11 countries. Independent horror at its best. Buy your tickets now before our screenings have sold out!

Still on the Hill–Day 1
Breckenridge
Friday to Sunday
3 Days of Events featuring Still on the Hill, a tasting of craft spirits from dozens of distilleries.

Emma’s Coffin Release Party at Trinity
Trinity
Friday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Emma’s Coffin Pumpkin Saison
Brewed with brown sugar, garam masala, torch roasted Vennetucci Farm sugar pumpkins, white sage, coriander, and grains of paradise. This version of our seasonally rotating Saison tastes like liquid pumpkin pie …. If you were in Belgium that is! 10.5% ABV ~ $17.95

Wines in the Pines
Spruce Mountain (Larkspur, CO)
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wines paired with appetizers, plus live music, a raffle and a silent auction; a benefit for Douglas County Partners and Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation.

Orange Blossom Cezanne Saison Release Party at Crabtree Brewing in Greeley
Crabtree Brewing in Greeley
Friday 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Crabtree is finally releasing the official packaged version of this unique Saison. It will be available commercially in 750ml corked and caged bottles. Come to the brewery for some fun and tasting as they celebrate another big Crabtree release.

Couples Cook: Fall Food and Beer Pairing
Expo Recreation Center
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Westminster Legacy Foundation Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Westin Hotel Westminster
Friday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Featuring 140 wines, 25 brews, 25 premium spirits, food and more.

Monkey Shine Launch
Ghost Plate and Tap
Friday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Infinite Monkey Theorem and Breckenridge-Wynkoop breweries host a rooftop speakeasy, food and more for this launch. RSVP required, free admission.

KIFAC Oktoberfest at Sherman Street Events Center
Sherman Street Events Center
Friday 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
It’s time for KIFAC’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest! This is not a simple street festival, this is a beer hall style bash like the real one in Munich, complete with a German Oompah band, beer garden style seating, singing and everything that makes Oktoberfest great.  Everyone is welcome, but only 1,000 tickets will be sold this year, so get yours before they sell out and join us for the best party of the fall!  Best of all, this year your ticket gets you free beer (or wine) all night long. That’s right, an open bar…Happy Oktoberfest!!!

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Saturday, October 8th

Devil Dash
Lyons
Saturday
Devil Dash is an adventurous 5K running race. Racers will ascend the “Purgatory” course and conquer obstacles themed after the 7 Deadly Sins, before entering the pearly gates and the “Avery Brewing Beer Garden of Eden”. Obstacles include climbing over cargo nets, running through the river, crawling through mud pits, darting through fire and trudging up steep terrain and much more….. Devil Dash is an all day running event, complete with mud, blood, beer, cheer and live music!

Festival of the Scarecrows
Arvada Olde Town Square
Saturday 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Scarecrow contest, pumpkin patch, kids costume parade, hay wagon rides, giant pumpkin contest are featured at this boo fest presented with Historic Olde Town Arvada Association.

Oktoberfest at Grimm Brothers Brewing
Grimm Brothers Brewing
Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Come join us this Saturday for great German Style Beer, food, and music. Last year was a huge hit; this year will be even better. Come enjoy Farmers Daughter and others on tap to celebrate our 2nd annual Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Oktoberfest. Don’t forget to try our GABF Gold Medal winning beer, Little Red Cap.

Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum Craft Brewing: Hard Apple Cider
620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen
Saturday 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Learn to craft hard apple cider in this basic brewing class. Class includes cider and cheese pairings, recipes

Glenwood Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest
Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs, CO
Saturday 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Head to the historic Hotel Colorado to enjoy music, food, wine, and hand-crafted beer, as well as demos by the hotel’s chefs. Proceeds help fund the arts and cultural programs of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Sat 4-7 p.m.

Mile High Horror Festival–Day 2
Starz Film Center at Tivoli
Friday to Sunday
3 Days. Over 30 films from 11 countries. Independent horror at its best. Buy your tickets now before our screenings have sold out!

More information

Still on the Hill–Day 2
Breckenridge
Friday to Sunday
3 Days of Events featuring Still on the Hill, a tasting of craft spirits from dozens of distilleries.

More information

Avs vs. Red Wings
Pepsi Center
Saturday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Dark Star Orchestra
Fillmore
Saturday 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM


Sunday, October 9th

Bloody Mary Bar and Free Bacon at Rackhouse Pub
Rackhouse Pub
Sunday
Buy something, get a plate of free bacon. Watch football, drink bloodies, eat bacon, rejoice.

Harvest Week
The GrowHaus (4751 York St, Denver CO)
Sunday to Thursday
Harvest Week 2011 will consist of a series of 5 dinners at The GrowHaus(4751 York St, Denver CO), featuring chefs from different member restaurants. Each chef creates a course that features food and/or beverages grown or produced in state, which highlights the style of that particular eatery. This event goes beyond Colorado’s more established ingredients – peaches, lamb and goat cheese – and prompts restaurants and their chefs to get inspired by local produce at the peak of its season and we will be pairing their dishes with local beer, wine and spirits. Established in 2008, Harvest Week is one of EatDenver’s signature events and a perennial Denver foodie favorite. October 9-13 2011, dinners start at 6:00pm and brunch begins at 10:00am, $50 per person suggested donation for this private event. Please bring your own plate, silverware and wine glass to each event.

Broncos vs. Chargers at Mile High
Mile High
Sunday 2:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Cocktails for Cats (and dogs, too)
Cebiche Authentic Peruvian Dining
Sunday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Mile High Horror Festival–Day 3
Starz Film Center at Tivoli
Friday to Sunday
3 Days. Over 30 films from 11 countries. Independent horror at its best. Buy your tickets now before our screenings have sold out!

More information

Still on the Hill–Day 3
Breckenridge
Friday to Sunday
3 Days of Events featuring Still on the Hill, a tasting of craft spirits from dozens of distilleries.

More information


Let us know if we missed anything, and have a great weekend!

About Jess Hunter


Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at jesshunter@denveroffthewagon.com.

  • Bess Dougherty

    Anyone going to the Legacy Foundation tasting up in Westy tonight be sure to stop by and say ‘hi’, I’ll be pouring for Peach St. Distillers!