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WP Summer Update: August 15

There’s still time to make the most of your summer and when it comes to fun there’s no place like Winter Park. Visit this weekend to fill your fridge with some fresh produce at the Winter Park Farmers Market then visit us next weekend for some classic country fun. With the Wild West Whiskey Fest only two short weeks away, now is the time to book your stay and buy your tickets. Barbecue, whiskey, and western vibes are waiting!

Winter Park Farmers Market, Aug. 18

Fresh Colorado produce comes mountainside with a variety of vendors at Winter Park’s Farmers Market presented by Natural Grocers. Stock up on seasonal fruits and vegetables, while perusing crafts and art from local makers. The Winter Park Farmers Market is the best place to do your Sunday shopping. After finalizing your market haul, enjoy live music at the Village Gazebo for a relaxing afternoon in the mountains.

Wild West Whiskey Fest, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

  • Whiskey: Scotch, bourbon, single malt – it’ll all be here for you to sample on Saturday when you purchase your ticket. From whiskey enthusiasts to casual sippers, you’ll have no trouble finding your new favorite libation to fill your Winter Park shot glass (included with your ticket!). Samples will be provided by a collection of local Colorado distilleries and beyond!
  • Music: Everyone knows that country music pairs best with whiskey. Fill your glass before putting those boots to work with some line dancing as the Nick Hickman Band rocks out in the Village on Saturday. This Nashville-based group is known for their lively energy and they’ll have no problem bringing out the best dance moves you’ve got! Zona Road will take the stage on Sunday with a set-list full of all the greatest country hits sure to have everyone singing along.
  • Bull Riding: Embrace your inner cowboy/girl and put your riding skills to the test! There will be a mechanical bull in the Village on both Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm so this is your chance to finally live out those rodeo dreams!
  • Mutton Bustin’: Little cowboys and cowgirls get their shot at chasing some rodeo glory with this hilariously entertaining event. Sign your kiddo up to see them ride a mutton for the chance of being crowned champion! Choose your preferred time and watch your little rodeo star shine!

Don’t let summer slip away! With so much to do in the next few weeks there’s never been a better time to escape to the mountains. Book your weekend-stay now to save!

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