The fifth annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival takes over Fillmore Plaza on Saturday afternoon. The celebration features eats from nineteen of Cherry Creek's food and beverage establishments, as well as a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Tickets -- which can be purchased here -- are $60 and include food, drinks and live music. And a portion of proceeds supports the Cherry Creek Arts Festival's nonprofit focus on year-round art education programs.
Keep reading for a taste of more culinary action this weekend.
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Friday, August 9:
The fourth annual Snowmass Culinary Festival goes down tonight and tomorrow in Snowmass Village. Local and regional chefs will be cooking up small plates, which will be paired with beer, wine and spirits. The event also coincides with an art auction at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. For more information, visit the website.
The Denver County Fair starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 11. There will be food contests -- both cooking and eating competitions -- and lots to eat, starting with the Food Truck Round Up from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight, Andrew Novick's X-Treme Pancake Breakfast tomorrow, and Novick's X-Treme Breakfast Burrito event on Sunday. And there will be food trucks and vendors all over the National Western Complex, site of this third annual fair. Find all the information here. Keep reading for more events this weekend, and a couple coming up. Saturday, August 10:
The Winter Park Beer Festival gets tapped today from noon to 5 p.m. The festival features over 25 craft breweries including Grand Lake Brewing, Prost Brewing Co, FATE Brewing, Ska Brewing, Crabtree Brewery, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Crazy Mountain, The Library in Winter Park, Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado Cider Company, Goose Island, Upslope, Copper Kettle, Bonfire Brewing, AC Golden, Bristol Brewery, San Luis Valley Brewing, Great Divide, Palisade Brewing, Odell, Boulevard, Sapporo and Left Hand Brewery. There will also be food vendors and live music; check the website for more information.
Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 East 66th Avenue, is hosting "Live at the Vineyards," featuring Poncho Sanchez's Latin Jazz Band. In addition to the tunes, the event includes food from seventeen restaurants, wine from the vineyard and a silent auction. Tickets are $60; check the website for more details.
Firefighter Appreciation Week kicks off at Oskar Blues, 303 Main Street in Lyons, from 2 to 10 p.m. today. The festivities run through Saturday, August 17 and will showcase local beer and music; go to the website to learn more.
Gather, 1062 Delaware Street, presents a whiskey tasting this evening from 4 to 6 p.m. For $65, guests can enjoy some of the finest spirits from the United States, Scotland, Canada and Ireland, and hors d'oeuvres. Purchase tickets at http://whiskiesoftheworldgather.eventbrite.com/
Oak at Fourteen,1400 Pearl Street in Boulder, is hosting a free bourbon tasting on Wednesday, August 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The restaurant is welcoming distiller Jimmy Russell from the Nichols Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, for the sampling, and chef Brian Redzikowski will be providing small plates for guests. Seating is limited and tickets are going fast; call 303-444-3622 to reserve a spot.
And on Monday, August 19, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, will host Gather, a pop-up dinner featuring food from Olav Peterson of Bittersweet. The five-course, seasonally-inspired dinner begins at 6:30 and costs $75; visit the website for tickets by Wednesday, August 14.
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