Letter: Don’t miss Wildfest | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Don’t miss Wildfest

Sloan Shoemaker
Executive director, Wilderness Workshop

Summer in these parts is all about having fun in the great outdoors. The Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding public lands offer world-class hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, climbing — the list goes on. I think we can all agree that we are enormously lucky to live, work and play in central Colorado.

Saturday, Aug. 1 from 1 to 11 p.m., Wilderness Workshop is hosting a huge happening, Wildfest, to celebrate our common love of surrounding public lands. Wildest will feel a bit like the Deaf Camp picnics of yore and build on success of the Maroon Bells Birthday Bash last summer at the base of Highlands. We are going all out for a day and night of fun for the whole family.

Wildfest will unfold on the historic Other Side Ranch in Old Snowmass. It’s a spectacular setting for the awesome live music lineup, including our headline act the neo-bluegrass band Head for the Hills. Local chef Hayden Dudley will be teaming with the Humble Plum food truck to set up a Locavore Café with locally sourced veggies and Crystal River Meats. Coffee, teas and local beer and spirits will be served all day. There will be workshops and panel discussions, including one with former wildlife manager Kevin Wright. Fred “Lightning Heart” Haberlein will be leading participants in communal mural creation. Kids under 12 get in free and will enjoy the fun and games in the Kids Zone. And much more.

One and all, please come join us. Find out more online at http://www.wildernessworkshop.org/wildfest or on the Facebook Wildfest event page, or simply by calling the Workshop at 970-963-3977.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. We’re also looking for volunteers. I hope to see you there.

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