Yampatika Fall Fest headlines upcoming autumnal events

Yampatika will be hosting its annual fall festival Sunday at Torian Plum Plaza at the base of Steamboat Resort.
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Highlighted by a free pumpkin patch, live raptors and face painting, the Yampatika Fall Fest will take place at the Torian Plum Plaza at the base of Steamboat Resort from Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Fall fest is a totally free, fun event put on by the nonprofit to “reach visitors and residents of all ages through educational fun activities to continue our mission of inspiring environmental stewardship through education.”

The event will also include crafts, games, a balance station, giveaways, a photo booth, and more.

Dogs are not allowed and the event is weather dependent. Consult the Yampatika Facebook or Instagram page for updates regarding weather on the day of the event.

Sausage Fest

In a modified Oktoberfest, Storm Peak is offering a “great excuse to drink beer and to eat meat,” at Sausage Fest, according to tap room manager Norma Ruth Ryan. 

The celebration is bringing in treats from Laura the Butcher’s MeatBar, as well as German-style beer, and live music at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Storm Peak Brewery. 

Additionally, How Ya Doin Pizza and Eatz next door is making sausage pizza. 

Haven OctoberFest

Tickets are now available for The Haven OctoberFest which will take place from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 on the back patio at The Haven Community Center in Hayden. The second-annual rendition will feature live music from Apple Pie Order and a beer garden from Yampa Valley Brewing Company as well as food from the American Legion and a silent auction. There will also be pumpkin painting, cornhole and other fall activities. 

Tickets include food, one drink and activities and range from $15 to $40 and are available at

Venue Church Fall Festival

Taking over the Howelsen Rodeo Grounds on Oct. 8, Venue Church is hosting a fall festival. The non-denominational church is offering a pumpkin patch, face painting, horse rides and more between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on that Saturday. Most of the activities will be free, with popcorn and cotton candy costing $1 and horse rides going for $2. 

Hayden Harvest Festival

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Hayden Harvest Festival, which is set for 11 a.m. Oct. 15. Free fall festivities will take place at Dry Creek Park including a pumpkin patch, games, treats and more.

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