September 3, 2010 | 4:14pm
This year's Taste of Colorado kicked off earlier today at Civic Center Park; Westword photographer Johnny Molfetta brought back these photos. Taste of Colorado runs through 8 p.m. Monday.
It is September, so a full bodysuit is probably a good idea.
Local blacksmith Greyson Brown demonstrates how to create an "S" hook, out of iron.
Wilbur the dancing pig, from Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, entertains, dances and likely sweats for the masses.
Ironwood Rain followed Nina Storey on the KBCO stage.
Nina Storey started the festival on the KBCO World Class Rock Stage.
A lucky Westword photog accepts the turkey leg challenge -- and wins!
A ropes course on display for those in need of a challenge after consuming turkey legs, ice cream, kettle corn, Pepsi products and organic turkey jerky.
Taste of Colorado diehards enjoying the sun on day one of the three-day festival.
Dunkin Donuts Dunkin' Turbo bus makes a stop this year, to offer free samples of new Dunkin' Turbo coffee. Time to make the coffee.
A little girl, um, a big man, stops to enjoy his ice cream treat after a full-on, face painting session.
A little girl and her friends, stop to have their faces painted.
Sorry Texas, you're a tough sell here in Colorado, at least on day one.