Art and eats in Cherry Creek, VegFest in Golden this weekend

The Fourth of July may be over, but the fun is just beginning. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, July 7. The popular annual festival features 22 culinary vendors in addition to displays from over 200 artists; there will also be a major cooking component located at the Culinary Demonstration Stage on Fillmore Street and Second Avenue.

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Here's the lineup of chef demonstrations for the Cherry Creek fest:

Friday, July 5

11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.: Dan Witherspoon, the Gourmet Spoon 1 - 2 p.m.: Duay Pham, Epernay 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Jensen Cummings, the Slotted Spoon

Saturday, July 6 11 a.m. - noon: Scott Maxwell, Art Institute of Colorado 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Kyle Marley, Earls 2 - 3 p.m.: Jose Avila, Biennial/Machete Tequila & Tacos 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Elise Wiggins, Panzano

Sunday, July 7 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: Jeffery Parr - Cooking 101 for Kids 11 a.m. - noon: Matthew Bennett - Art Institute of Colorado 12:30 - 1:30 p.m: Jenna Johansen, Epicurian Catering 2- 3 p.m.: Mark DeNittis, Cook Street 3:30- 4:30 p.m.: Jeremy Thomas, Le Grande Bistro & Oyster Bar

Visit the Cherry Creek Arts Festival website for more information.

Amber Taufen
Saturday, July 6


And the fourth annual VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair, will fill the Exhibit Hall at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West Sixth Avenue in Golden, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. There will be speakers, a vendor hall and multiple cooking demonstrations. Admission is a $5 donation for adults; kids (eighteen and under) get in free. Visit the website or call 303-719-8264 for more information.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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