Team Player Productions Announces Stellar Lineup of Food and Beverage-Driven Signature Events Across the Centennial State
Foodies, imbibers, and alpine lovers’ favorite food and drink festivals across the Rocky Mountains are back! Presented by Team Player Productions (TPP), producers of world-class food and drink festivals across the country, these signature events include delicious eats, drinks, and thoughtfully curated experiences in Colorado’s top destinations.
Boulder Creek Festival – May 26-29
Brought to you by the City of Boulder and Team Player Productions, the 34th Annual Boulder Creek Festival® is the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder. It features three days of festivities, including 30+ bands and performances; food and beverage, ranging from food trucks to healthy vegetarian eats; a curated marketplace showcasing 200+ local makers, fine art, and more; a business bazaar; the Creekside Beer Festival showcasing Colorado breweries; and a Creekside for Kids area with family-friendly activities and entertainment. At its core, the festival is a Boulder-centric event produced for and by the community.
Vail Craft Beer Classic – June 16-17
More than 50 Colorado breweries are coming together in Vail for the 7th annual Vail Craft Beer Classic to pour out their top craft beers, seltzers, and ciders. All-inclusive tickets allow you to sip on your choice of brews while taking in the scenic views of Vail, enjoying live music, and meeting the brewers. Voting will take place for the best Brewer’s Choice and People’s Choice beers.
Denver Burger Battle – August 3
Denver Burger Battle is a food-focused event with one simple goal: to determine the best burger in Colorado. More than 20 Colorado restaurants and food trucks throw down their champion burger (including some off-menu burgers) in hopes to win the coveted People’s Choice or Judge’s Choice Award. A team of burger experts and enthusiasts carefully vet and hand select each competing burger so that guests have the chance to taste and vote from an impressive, curated bracket of local restaurants.
Vail Wine Classic – August 10-12
Vail Wine Classic brings wine and adventure enthusiasts together for an unparalleled weekend of outdoor wine tasting and live music. The event showcases wine from around the world during the Grand Tastings, educational seminars, wine dinners led by master sommeliers, and unique lifestyle wine events, such as scenic hikes followed by a paired lunch at Vail’s finest restaurants, and much more.
Breckenridge Wine Classic – August 24-26
The Breckenridge Wine Classic pairs wine with adventure in one amazing weekend. The Rocky Mountain region’s premier wine and food festival showcases wines from around the world throughout a weekend of tastings, seminars, and demonstrations created with food and wine in mind, including the new “Wine Is Blind” party experience and “Wine & Wildflower Hike.” Full-fledged foodies and everyday wine drinkers alike are invited to join master sommeliers and culinary greats in beautiful Breckenridge and enjoy more than 500 different wine, beer, and spirit samples.
Vail Oktoberfest – September 8-10 and September 15-17
Nestled in the European-inspired town of Vail and taking place over two weekends in Lionshead Village and Vail Village, the Vail Oktoberfest brings an international audience together to celebrate an authentic Bavarian festival. Clad in dirndls and lederhosen, Vail Oktoberfest attendees prost, polka dance, and eat all weekend long. Competitions such as the world-famous keg bowling championship, stein hoisting competition, costume contest, and bratwurst eating contest are favorite pastimes of the weekend. This free, family-friendly event was named among the 10 greatest Oktoberfest celebrations in the U.S. by USA Today.