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.
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.
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.
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.