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9 food & drink events coming to the Vail Valley this summer

From Vail Craft Beer Fest to Blues, Brews & BBQ, summer in the Vail Valley is filled with events focused on food and drinks

The Rocky Mountains make for a spectacular backdrop during foodie events throughout the summer, as well as festivals focused on wine, beer and spirits. Here’s a look at eight food and drink events coming to the Vail Valley this summer.

Vail, Beaver Creek Restaurant Week

Vail, Beaver Creek Restaurant Week features select local establishments offering specials for $20.19 and is a great time to try a new restaurant or go back to your favorite.
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Twice is nice when it comes to Vail, Beaver Creek Restaurant Week. Taking place May 26-June 2 and again Sept. 27-Oct. 6, participating restaurants are serving a wide variety of prix fixe menus starting at $20.19. Be prepared to try a new restaurant or return to your favorite spots for a night out.

Event tenure: Seventh annual event

More information: Visit http://www.diningataltitude.com

Farmers markets

Farmers markets return to the valley this summer.
Kristin Anderson | Weekly file photo |

Entering its 18th year on East Meadow Drive, the Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show returns Sundays, June 16 to Oct. 6. Celebrating its 21stseason, the Minturn Market is Saturdays, June 15 to Sept. 7. The Edwards Corner Market returns Saturdays, June 15 to Sept. 21. In 2018, both Gypsum and Avon got in on the market scene with week-day markets.

More information: Follow the farmers markets on Facebook

Eagle Mushroom and Wild Food Festival

The Eagle Mushroom and Wild Food Festival is Aug. 2-4.
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Enjoy a weekend of foraging, educational seminars and food and drinks Aug. 2-4. The Eagle Mushroom and Wild Food Festival will help attendees explore, identify and eat mushrooms.

More information: Visit http://www.eagleoutside.com

Gourmet On Gore

Gourmet on Gore features Vail’s top chefs Aug. 30-Sept. 2.
Chris Dillmann | cdillmann@vaildaily.com

A Labor Day weekend tradition in Vail, Gourmet on Gore brings world-class wine, beer and spirits together with culinary creations from Vail’s top chefs Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Events at Gourmet on Gore include a tasting tour; open-air tasting; kids culinary corner; and more.

Festival tenure: 12th annual event

More information: Visit http://www.gourmetongore.com


Get ready for stein-holding competitions and more during local Oktoberfests, starting in September.
Chris Dillmann | cdillmann@vaildaily.com

The best thing about Oktoberfests in the Vail Valley is they start in September. Across the valley, Oktoberfest celebrations are spaced out up through October, making more chances to get in on the Bavarian celebrations. Oktoberfests in the Rocky Mountains usually includes stein-holding competitions, keg bowling and more.

Vail Craft Beer Classic

The Vail Craft Beer Classic is a multi-day festival combining beer, food and the outdoors.
Steve Peterson | Special to the Daily | TerraChroma.com

In its third year and gaining momentum, the Vail Craft Beer Classic returns June 21-23, featuring outdoor adventures, educational seminars as well as food and beer pairings. Outdoor adventures include a fly-fishing excursion with a brewer and cruising Vail Pass via bicycle with a brewer; seminars include cooking and pairing, chasing trends, tales from the taproom and more.

Festival tenure: Third annual event

More information: Visit http://www.vailcraftbeerclassic.com

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival  

The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at Beaver Creek in May features top chefs from around the state along with brews and blues music.
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Helping launch summertime at Beaver Creek, the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival returns the weekend of May 24-26. The event includes live music, a backyard barbecue competition and more, all with the views of Beaver Creek Mountain.

Festival tenure: 16th annual event

More information: Visit http://www.beavercreek.com

Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival

The Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival in August is a perfect time to experience Beaver Creek in the summertime.
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The annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival combines Beaver Creek’s very own culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues during the Colorado summer. The event returns Aug. 8-11 and includes wine dinners, farm-to-table dinners and more.

Festival tenure: 13th annual event

More information: Visit http://www.beavercreek.com

Taste of Vail’s Fall Wine & Food Classic

Taste of Vail presents events throughout the year, including the Fall Wine & Food Classic in September.
Zach Mahone | Special to the Daily

Taste of Vail presents the Fall Wine & Food Classic Sept. 20-21, featuring wines from the Southern Hemisphere and food from local chefs.

More information: Visit http://www.tasteofvail.com.

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