Explore’s Top 5 events for Sept. 4 to 6

Audrey Dwyer
Sam Bolton prepares to dish up another pot of chili at the annual Chil Challenge in downtown Steamboat Springs. This year's event returns at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Scott Franz

— For the long Labor Day weekend, there’s lots to do in Steamboat Springs. Whether you find yourself at the First Friday Artwalk, at the Wild West Air Fest or on a hiking or biking trail, here are a few other fun-filled events to help you plan your weekend.

Super Fun Steamboat Show

Steamboat’s newest variety show will include some of the most talented and hilarious veterans of local performing troupes. They are uniting to unleash a new monthly comedy and variety show at the Chief Theater. Each show will be a wild ride of comedy, music and singing, audience participation, improv, local celebrities, making fun of local celebrities, game shows, power drinking and more. Their only promise is that it will be fun — super fun. The show includes adult content and is recommended for those 18 and older.

Super Fun Steamboat Show | 8 p.m. | Friday, Sept. 4 | Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. | Tickets are $10 and are available at or at Shoe Chalet and Boutique (next door to the Chief)


Policulture, playing original mountain reggae music, will headline at Schmiggity’s. The band features heavy drum and bass with roots rhythm, accompanied by a melodic horn section and conscious lyrics.

Policulture | 10 p.m. | Friday, Sept 4 | Schmiggity’s, 821 Lincoln Ave. | Free

Storm Peak Brewing Co.’s Anniversary Party

Join the local brewery for a party at the base of Howelsen Hill celebrating the one-year anniversary of Storm Peak’s grand opening. Music and entertainment will be provided by Jay Roemer and Friends. Food will by Embers Wood Fired Pizza, and free while supplies last.

Storm Peak Brewing Co.’s anniversary party | 2 to 8 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 5 | Base of Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Parkway | Free

Presentation with Jodi Buchan

Enjoy a taste of Colorado’s fruit history with an interactive presentation, book signing and sampling of historic recipes from the book, ‘Western Colorado Fruit and Wine: A Bountiful History,” by author Jodi Buchan. Western Colorado wines and cider will be offered at special prices that evening.

Presentation with Jodi Buchan | 3 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 5 | Off the Beaten Path bookstore, 68 9th St. | Free

Downtown Hoedown and Chili Challenge

At the 11th annual Downtown Hoedown and Chili Challenge, locals and visitors will compete for the best in red, green, other, cornbread and salsa categories. There will also be a People’s Choice Award. The event will include live music, beer and sodas and a number of children’s activities. Call 970-846-1800 for more information.

Downtown Hoedown and Chili Challenge | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 6 | Downtown Steamboat, Seventh and Yampa streets

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