AVON — “Made in the USA” is a mark of pride well worth celebrating, and the town of Avon rolls out the red carpet for this third annual salute to all things American — from craft beer and domestic wines to homegrown culinary delights, fine arts, music and more. Reds, Whites & Brews American Made Festival returns to the Vail Valley today and Saturday as the perfect prelude to the July Fourth holiday.
Festival-goers can expect live music from American bands, creative works and competitions featuring American artists, a variety of American-inspired food, American craft beer and wine tastings and American-made crafts and products.
“We are excited for the music line-up this year featuring Grammy Award winner Shelby Lynne, as well as Cody Canada and the Departed and others,” said Jen Radueg, events director for Radiate Live Events & Always Mountain Time, the event producer. “The event features nearly 30 American wineries and more than 20 American craft breweries, as well as a variety of vendors and artists. This event is a ‘don’t-miss’ kick-off to the Fourth of July holiday.”
The Reds, Whites & Brews American Made Festival kicks off today at Boxcar Restaurant and Bar in Avon with live music by Tyler Grant, a VIP mug pick-up party and dinner and drink specials beginning at 6 p.m. The celebration continues on Saturday at Nottingham Park from 1 to 7 p.m. with unlimited American-made craft beer and wine tasting, a USA product expo, artist showings, food and drink and live music featuring headliner Shelby Lynne, Cody Canada and the Departed, Driftwood and Let Them Roar.
Participating wineries include: Amethyst; Angel’s Secret; Bradford Mountain; Bouchaine Vineyards; California Square; Chateau Julien; Eponymous; Gauthier Select Vineyards; Healdsburg Ranches; Hendry; Humanitas; Jeff Runquist Wines; Lapis Luna; Paperboy Wines; Salexis; Schug Winery; Scott Harvey Wines; Seven of Hearts; Sivas-Sonoma; Trisaetum; Two Angels; VML Wines; Van Ruiten; Vino Noceto; Yamhill Valley Vineyards; and Zocker.
Participating breweries include: AC Golden (Golden); Bonfire (Eagle); Boulevard; Breckenridge (Breckenridge); Bristol (Colorado Springs); Crazy Mountain (Edwards); Deschutes; Eddyline (Buena Vista); Elevation (Poncha Springs); Firestone Walker; Gore Range (Edwards); Grand Lake (Grand Lake); Great Divide (Denver); Kannah Creek (Grand Junction); Oskar Blues (Longmont); Palisade (Palisade); Pug Ryan’s (Dillon); Roaring Fork (Carbondale); San Luis Valley (Alamosa); Stone; Tivoli (Denver); and Wynkoop (Denver).
Tickets for the third annual Reds, Whites & Brews American Made Festival are $37.50 through today or $45 the day of the event, including unlimited beer and wine tasting. VIP passes are $75 through today or $90 the day of the event, including a commemorative wine glass, VIP event entrance, covered seating, all beer, wine and soda, as well as on-site cicerones and sommeliers, catered lunch and private restrooms. All tickets for the event can be purchased at www.redswhitesand brews.net.
Looking for a way to volunteer and give back to the community while having fun too? Volunteers are still needed for the Reds, Whites & Brews American Made Festival on Saturday in Avon’s Harry A. Nottingham Park. Volunteer shifts can be found at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A49A4AF2CA7FB6-hoffmann.