For the town of Crested Butte, this weekend marks a tradition 21 years in the making: the Vinotok festival. A conglomerate of European harvest traditions, Vinotok is a celebration of fall and a preparation for the winter. The Butte community comes together to tell stories/tall tales, feast, and burn an effigy full of written complaints "The Grump" to encourage a winter free of worries and woes.
Tonight, a pig roast takes place in Crested Butte's town park at 5:30 p.m. Stories will be told, music will be played, and kids can work on their decorative head garb for tomorrow's procession of the Grump. Admission to the feast is $10 for adults $5 if you bring a dish to share and $5 for kids ten and under. For more information about Vinotok, call Angela Carroll at 1-970-596-8385.
Sept. 21-23, 2007