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Fall Festivals in Estes Park

The weather is getting a bit cooler and autumn is on its way. Fall in Estes Park is a perfect time to visit, with the aspen trees turning brilliant hues of orange and yellow and bugling elk, nature puts on quite the show!  And there certainly is no shortage of festivals and activities that take place in the fall, so be sure to plan your next vacation around these fall festivals in Estes Park.

Make planning your fall getaway easy, by booking a cabin or lodge room at YMCA of the Rockies! View all accommodations and check availability here. You can also call our friendly reservation department at 888-613-9622 to make your reservation.

In addition to all the festivals and events in Estes Park, YMCA of the Rockies hosts a variety of fall festival, a Halloween celebration, a mid-week photography workshop and more. View all of the YMCA of the Rockies fall events. 

Town of Estes Park Events: 

Saturday and Sunday, August 31 & September 1, 2019
Estes Epic 
Be a part of the 55K Mountain Bike, 24K/55K Trail Run, or both and do the Double! Estes Park is known as a world class trail running destination, and has an impressive display of buff single track and rugged backcountry trails that are truly unique perfect for these race events.

This weekend, be sure to also check out the downtown Arts & Crafts show at Bond Park and the family-friendly Alpaca Market at the fairgrounds!

Thursday – Sunday, September 5 – 8, 2019
Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival
For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for one of the nation’s largest celebrations of the heritage, the sounds, the tastes, and the arts of the Scottish and Irish cultures.

Saturday and Sunday, September 14 – 15, 2019
Arts & Crafts Festival
Located in Bond Park in downtown, browse the work of over 100 artists in this juried show. Jewelry, sculptures, paintings, wood & textile. Enjoy live music at this free event.

Saturday and Sunday, September 21 – 22, 2019
Autumn Gold Festival
Aspens turn to a golden hue. The sounds of elk bugles reverberate throughout the air. It’s a perfect season for one of Estes Park’s late-autumn traditions when a series of bands herald Autumn Gold – a Festival of Bands, Brats & Beer, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019

Saturday & Sunday, September 28 – 19, 2019
Elk Fest 
The haunting call of the bull elk fills the Estes Valley during the early days of fall.  The call begins with deep, resonant tones that rise rapidly to a high-pitched squeal before dropping to a series of grunts. What is this strange sound and what does it mean? This festival is all about the celebration of our local herd!

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Pumpkin & Pilsners Festival 
This free fall festival has activities and entertainment for all ages. The perfect place to pick your pumpkins with live music and craft beer for the adults, as well as games, crafts and a bounce house for the little ones. Enjoy throughout the Day: Various Food Trucks, Beer Tent, Free Face Painting, Free Pony Rides, Lawn Games, Pumpkin Patch, and MORE! This incredible event is a fundraiser for the local non-profit organization, Families for Estes.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival 
The Rocky Mountain region is home to a booming craft spirits industry.  Distillers and consumers of fine spirits are invited to celebrate this craft at a tasting festival in Estes Park, Colorado.  Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary pours from a variety of distillers, bar games, and live music.  So raise a glass to raised standards, and make your plans to attend this spirited festival!

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Fall Back Beer Festival
Held each year on the day we turn the clocks back, Fall Back Beer Fest is not only a celebration of beer, and beer education, held in the Estes Park Events Complex!

Planning a trip to Estes Park this fall? There’s no better option than the lodging accommodations at YMCA of the Rockies! With more activities than anywhere else, and accommodations ranging from cabins, vacation homes and lodge rooms! Make sure to check our availability, there is still time to book your perfect fall getaway in the Rocky Mountains!

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