Denver Fall Festivals in 2018

The Mile High City has plenty of fun, music, and entertainment planned this fall from beer festivals to art expos and music festivals. Here are some of the most anticipated activities this fall that will keep your weekends busy.


Farm to Bottle Fall Festival

September 29 @ Old South Gaylord Street

The Farm to Bottle Fall Festival brings local wineries, distilleries, and breweries together to toast to the harvest. This block celebration features unlimited tastings of more than 40 local wines, beers, and spirits with tasty treats offered by local food vendors. The event runs from 2 pm to 7 pm with live music provided. Pre-sale tickets start at $55 per person.


Denver Shred Fest

October 6 @ Levitt Pavilion Denver

The inaugural Denver Shred Fest kicks off on October 6 this year with great beer, food, winter sports, and awesome music: everything Denver is known for. Music headliners include Easy Giant, Rapidgrass, and Neon Indian but that’s not all. There will be a beer fest, food trucks, a ski and snowboard rail jam, a lumberjack competition, and the premier of the latest project from Absinthe Films. Shred Fest is designed as an all-inclusive event celebrating live music, snowboarding, skateboarding, and skiing. The event debuted in Missouri before premiering in Salt Lake and now Denver. Tickets range from $12 to $40.


TheBigWonderful Denver

October 6-7 @ 4400 Fox Street

TheBigWonderful returns to Denver with a weekend of bluegrass and beer. The event will feature more than 80 Colorado craft beer vendors with Denver food trucks offering a diverse menu. BeerFest will also feature 20 local cideries, breweries, and distilleries offering samples all day. The lineup for the two-day event features WhiteWater Ramble, That Damn Sasquatch, DeadPhish Orchestra, and more.


Punkin Chunkin

October 6-7 @ Arapahoe Park Racetrack, Aurora

Take a short trip out of the city to enjoy the famous Punkin Chunkin festival. Now in its 20th year, Punkin Chunkin is one of the most unique fall festivals in Colorado, attracting more than 30,000 people from across the region. The highlight of the event is the pumpkin throwing contest but there will also be food vendors, a fall market, a chainsaw carving competition, and family activities like pony rides and a pumpkin patch.


Harvest Week

October 7-11 @ The GrowHaus

Enjoy a night out in style during the 9th annual Harvest Week. Every day of the week, six Colorado chefs work together to create a unique pop-up dinner at The GrowHaus. The event celebrates Colorado’s chefs and farmers with the festivities benefiting The GrowHaus and EatDenver.


Denver Film Festival

October 31-Nov 11 @ Various venues

The Denver Film Society has promoted film as a civic forum and art since 1978 through screenings, special events, and community outreach. The most anticipated event is the Denver Film Festival which sells 55,000 tickets for over 250 films including shorts, independent films, documentaries, and blockbusters. The 41st annual Film Festival allows you to buy ticket packages for the UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15, the Sie FilmCenter, and/or the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to support the cause.

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5 Tips to Healthily Embrace Your Increasing Age

Everything in this world becomes old over the course of time. So do humans. Aging is an inevitable process that not only brings about a change in your mental and emotional makeup but also in your physical health.

Some changes such as an increase in maturity and self-dependence are undoubtedly positive. There are, however, other changes such as an increase in health ailments and dependence on medications that people aren’t really fond of.

Fret not, because you can turn the wheel in your favor by following a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few tips to maintain your health while you age:

Look at what you eat
If you have been gorging rich and oily fast food so far, you need to hold your reins as you mature. The food you eat has a major effect on your overall health. Your sense of taste and smell as well as your metabolism changes as you age. You should include a lot of leafy vegetables, fibrous fruits, lean protein, and whole grains in your diet to maintain your energy at an optimal level. You should quit smoking and hydrate yourself throughout the day so that your appetite increases.

Maintain an active lifestyle
As you age, you may want to retire into the comfort zone of your home and stay glued to the TV or a book. That’s okay to some extent, but not at the cost of your health. People who exercise regularly are seen to live longer because they are untouched by fatal diseases. You should also do the same. You should try to keep yourself as active as possible by practicing yoga, going on jogs, playing a sport or just walking your pet. Doing so will keep your muscles active, and your soul motivated.

Exercise your brain
Besides physical exercise, you should also do some mental exercises. Keeping your brain active reduces the chances of developing issues that cause cognitive decline. You should feed your creativity by doing new things every day. Activities like crossword puzzles, word games, and learning a new language and skill challenges the brain to think and keeps it active. You should also try your hand at writing or painting if you wish to explore your artistic acumen.

Build a social circle
Just because you have aged doesn’t mean that you can’t have friends. Having a social circle keeps you in a positive frame of mind and keeps away depressive disorders. You can join a book club or visit the local community center to connect with kindred souls. You can even get in touch with somebody you haven’t met in ages. After all, who knows what exciting things you get to know?

Stay positive
Last but certainly not the least, you should embrace positivity at every stage of your life. You may have gone through tremendously rough patches in life, but you need to give yourself credit for having sailed through such times. You should always have an enthusiastic attitude towards life and take up things you enjoy.

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