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 Sept. 20 and 21, 2013. Cold beer, soft drinks, hot cider, bratwursts and hot dogs and all the accompaniments are served throughout both days beginning at 10 am. The bands rev up at 11 am and the bluegrass, folk, rock and jazz sounds continue until 5 pm each day.