5 Fall Festivals in Estes Park to Attend

09/15/2022 | by Lyles Armour | Festivals & Events

Fall brings an opportunity to come together with the Rocky Mountain community! The town comes to life this season with festivals celebrating the rich culture and the arrival of Autumn. The weather is cool and sunny and perfect to spend some time outdoors too. There’s an array of live music, art, and food waiting for you this fall in Estes Park!

Autumn Gold Festival

Start fall right off in Estes Park at the Autumn Gold Festival! From September 24-25, enjoy an Oktoberfest vibe with free live music, local beer, and brats fresh off the grill. The festival will roll out at Bond Park and a classic car show will be on display during the event.

 Rail in the Rockies

Train lovers rejoice! Rail in the Rockies will be on September 24-25 at the Estes Park Events Complex. This exhibit is a tribute to all Colorado model trail enthusiasts and showcases trains from the past to the present. Clinics and demonstrations will be available, along with fun activities for kids!

 Elk Fest

Elk Fest takes place from October 1-2 and is a unique celebration of Estes Park’s resident furry beasts! Fall is the start of elk rutting or mating season, and the majestic animals are often seen roaming around the town at this time. Join in for a fun weekend filled with Native American music, elk exhibits, and a bugling contest at Bond Park!

 Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival

The Pumpkins & Pilsners Festival is on October 8 at Bond Park. The festival is great for all ages, the adults can sip on some locally crafted beer while the little ones pick pumpkins and enjoy some crafts. A beer tent, pumpkin patches, pony rides, and more will be available during the festivities as well.

Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival

Celebrate the unique Colorado whiskey distilleries at the Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival. On October 22, sample craft spirits and enjoy live music and bar games. Get to know the industry experts while they showcase their distilling processes and knowledge. Admission is $40 and includes a souvenir glass for tastings.

A Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the town of Estes Park and just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. Guests enjoy the nightlife of downtown Estes Park and are less than a 10-minute drive from all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. You truly have the best access to must-do Estes Park activities with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts!

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