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Bands Brats and Beer

Bands Brats and Beer

When: September 23-23, 2012

Listen to some foot tapping music and relax with a cold brew and a mustard-smothered bratwurst at the 20th Autumn Gold Festival.

This free Sunrise Rotary fundraiser features cold beer, soft drinks, bratwursts, hot dogs and live music from talented local and Front Range bands.

The highlight of Autumn Gold is the popular raffle with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000.

Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo 2012

Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo

Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo

When: July 10-15, 2012

Named the Outstanding Small Rodeo in the nation four years in a row, the Annual Rooftop Rodeo will kick off with a colorful parade on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 am in downtown Estes Park. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) cowboys compete in saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing and bull riding. Midway activities begin at 5:30 pm with the rodeo starting at 7:30 pm

Estes Park Wool Market 2012

June 9-10, 2012

Estes Park is home to one of the largest all-natural fiber markets in North America. The Estes Park Wool Market features demonstrations, contests, a children’s tent, exhibits and the sale of fiber animals and products from their wool. Now in its 21st year, the market draws more than 10,000 spectators during the two-day mid-June event.

Watch as an announcer provides play-by-play explanations of the many herding techniques by sheep herding canines used by these animals and their handlers. In the Children’s Tent, visitors – young and old alike – participate in rope weaving, spinning and loom weaving.

Demonstrations during the weekend include shearing, fiber preparation, spinning and weaving. You can even learn how to pack a llama for hiking or hunting. Sheep, llama, alpaca, and Cashmere & Angora goat competitions and fleece contests are held throughout the weekend. For the shoppers, more than 50 booths are filled with fleeces, raw fibers, novelty knitting and crocheting yarns, as well as finished coats, scarves, hats, shawls, and fiber processing equipment.

While visiting for the Estes Park Wool Market, consider staying downtown at The Haber Motel.

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Arabian Horse Show

Arabian Horse Show Estes ParkArabian Horse Show

July 2-3, 2011

The Arabian horse is the royalty of the horse world. With a reputation for intelligence, spirit and stamina, the breed has a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage. Watch this proud breed compete at the Estes Park Arabian Horse Show July 2-3, 2011 at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park.

The competition begins at 8 a.m. and admission is free. Horses and their riders will compete in various competitions, including performance, halter, trail, reining and dressage. This is the Region 8 qualifying show for 2012.

New this year is the first “Meet an Arabian Horse” event. Beginning at Noon on Saturday, July 2, the public is invited to introduce themselves to this amazing breed. Bring your camera for this free photo opportunity.

Saturday evening, July 2 is movie night. Red Barn Arabians will sponsor the showing of the newly released “Path to Glory: the Rise and Rise of the Polish Arabian Horse.” With interviews and rare archival footage, this documentary follows the triumphant saga of how a beleaguered nation rose up to become the pinnacle of Arabian horse breeding.” The movie will be show under the grandstand.

Children 12 and under get a “hands-on” experience at the Painted Horse Contest Sunday, July 3 beginning with sign-in at 10:30 a.m. Using non-toxic paint, five teams will create live works of art using Arabian horses as their canvas. At noon judges will award prizes to the winning teams. The contest is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Estes Park Show Manager Tamara Boose at 970-215-0922.

For more information about the Arabian Horse Show, visit their website at www.cahcestesparkshow.com.

Estes Park 4th of July 2012

Estes Park 4th of July

4th of July in Estes Park

If you’ve never been to Estes Park for the 4th of July fireworks display, you just have to see it once to come back again. But, you must find a good spot early if you expect to get the full show.

Some of the favorite spots to view the 4th of July fireworks are the Estes Park Marina, Cherokee Draw area across the lake and the Stanley Fairgrounds

Estes Park Jazz Fest 2012

Estes Park Jazz Fest and Art Walk

When: May 5th, 2012

If you are a jazz lover, the Estes Park Jazz Festival and Art Walk is one of the best local events in Estes Park. For two days (May 14-May 15) jazz lovers from all over Colorado’s Front Range and beyond attend every year.

For your lodging or accommodation needs, consider The Haber Motel in downtown Estes Park.

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Estes Park Elk Fest 2012

Elk Fest Estes Park at The Haber Motel

One of our Elk

September 29-30, 2012

Estes Park Elk Fest offers visitors a chance to view elk in the wild during the rutting season, as well as expand their knowledge of these beautiful creatures.

Learn more about elk, their habitat and how to observe them safely in the wild. Elk Fest features bugling competitions, educational areas, seminars, live music, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American storytelling & music, a display of raptors, visits from Wolfwood Refuge & Rescue, and guided elk-viewing tours.

There will also be vendors displaying artwork, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, scrimshawed antler knives, elk antler lamps and chandeliers, elk hide pillows, silver and gold jewelry and other exceptional merchandise. Food vendors offer a variety of food choices, including barbecue, elk cuisine, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, roasted almonds, kettle corn and more.

The Estes Park Elk Fest is held downtown at Bond Park conveniently located at the intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor avenues.

The Haber Motel is the most convenient motel to walk to the Estes Park Elk Fest with free designated parking.

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Estes Park Spring Sidewalk Sale 2012

This is free. Merchants set up tables on the sidewalks and offer special pricing on many items, indoors as well.

When: May 5, 2012

The Haber Motel is the most convenient motel to walk to the Estes Park Sidewalk Sale with free designated parking.

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Estes Park Scottish Fest 2012

Estes Park Scottish Festival

For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for the Scottish Festival, one of the nation’s largest gatherings for those of Scottish heritage, those interested in Scottish heritage, those who like the sound of Scottish brogues, those who enjoy a Scottish malt beverage, those who enjoy the rhythmic sound of Scottish footsteps on a dance floor and more.

September 6-9, 2012

Why not stay at The Haber Motel, downtown Estes Park.

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Annual Estes Park Fishing Derby

The 23rd Annual Fishing Derby is held at Lake Estes, which is stocked with trout, mostly rainbows, from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) the day prior to the event. Don Fitch, pictured above, actually caught a 2 lb. 2 oz, 18 1/2″ brown trout native to Lake Estes.

The Fishing Derby is for all fishermen ages. Approximately 250 – 300 people attend each year.

There will be a contest for “largest fish” in four age groups – for one male and one female – with prizes donated by Estes Park merchants. Categories are: ages 9 and under; 10–15 years; 16–59, and 60 and over. A grand prize will be awarded for the biggest catch overall.

The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) in conjunction with the CDOW sponsors the event to EVRPD youth athletic programs.

Registration is $4 per person on the day of the event. Pre-registration is $3.

While in Estes Park, stay at The Haber Motel in downtown Estes Park.

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