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Readers Say Thanks

Wild time had by all at Wildfest

Six hundred folks from across the community showed up at Owl Farm in Woody Creek for Wildfest 2017. We at the Wilderness Workshop would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many supporters, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers who came together to make the day a success. Wildfest is our annual celebration for all outdoor enthusiasts to a moment to celebrate our wonderful public lands. It is encouraging to see how many public lands lovers come out to show their support for these treasured resources.

So many people made Wildfest a success, starting with Anita Thompson and Owl Farm for providing the fantastic venue. An important goal of Wildfest is to keep it moderately priced, affordable and inclusive – we couldn't have done that without our generous sponsors: Sopris Liquor and Wine, Alpine Bank, Aspen Brewing Company, Suerte Tequila, Gonzo Nation, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, Reese Henry & Company, Blue Periodontics, Bill Stirling of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, The Aspen Times, True Nature Healing Arts, Aspen Sojourner, Eagle Crest Nursery, Carbondale Arts, Stripped All Natural Drink Mixers, Bethel Party Rentals, The Agency Aspen, Guayaki Yerba Mate, the ArtBase, Mural Farm, Aspen Snowmass, ASC Catering, Clark's Market, and Domino's Pizza. Thanks to Gravity Productions for organizing the event and keeping everything running smoothly. Thank you to the professional musicians, artist, and chefs who made Wildfest a day to remember. And of course, thank you to all you public land lovers who came to show your support and enjoy a fun day in the sun. We'll see you next year.

Sloan Shoemaker

executive director of Wilderness Workshop