Aspens turn to a golden hue. The sounds of elk bugles reverberate throughout the air. It's a perfect season for one of Estes Park's late-autumn traditions when a series of bands herald Autumn Gold - a Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, 2015.
Entrance is free to dance, listen to music and enjoy the festival. The Estes Park Sunrise Rotary will be offering mustard-smothered bratwursts, cold brews, soft drinks and more as talented local musicians and award-winning Colorado band play. Browse the vendor booths who will be offering corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and desserts.
Bring the kids! Free family activities include face painting, soap bubbles, corn bag toss, a bounce house and a classic car show.
The highlight of the Autumn Gold Festival is the popular raffle with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000. Additional prizes include a $2,500 runner-up prize and various other cash awards. Raffle tickets are $25 each.
Autumn Gold Music Lineup:
Saturday, Sept. 26:
11am - 1:30pm 17th Avenue All Stars, a capella
2pm -4:30pm Chain Station, bluegrass
5pm - 7pm Amplified Souls, rock
Sunday, Sept. 27:
11:30am - 2pm: The Long Run, tribute to The Eagles
2:30pm - 5pm: Wendy Woo and the Woo Crew, pop & rock