4th Annual Still on the Hill Festival October 4 – 6, 2013

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4th Annual Still on the Hill Festival October 4 – 6, 2013

Fall is the season for cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The first of its kind in the state, the festival features small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling.

“Those familiar with microbrewing will be pleased to discover that the same care and quality is happening within the craft spirits industry, both in Colorado and across the nation,” said BRA president Ken Nelson. “Colorado has a particularly liberal distilling environment and that’s key to the recent boom. Still on the Hill celebrates the diversity resulting from that boom and we’re excited to welcome a variety of talented craft distillers to Breckenridge.”

Raise your glass, artisan spirits lovers. The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival lures Colorado’s finest distillers to town for an unrivaled tasting showcase of handcrafted spirits. Produced by the Breckenridge Restaurant Association, the festival was born of Colorado’s rapidly growing artisan spirits industry.  The festival’s grand tasting features samples and specialty cocktails from craft distillers, while local restaurants pay homage to the town’s founding year with $18.59 menu specials.

Dine for $18.59 / October 4-14 throughout town Homage to Breckenridge’s founding year, restaurants will offer specials that incorporate craft spirits. Look for 1859 signs in the windows of participating restaurants.

FRIDAY -

Sidewalk Sale Days / all day throughout town
Fall is the season to gear up for winter and get great prices on sale merchandise.

Downtown Poker Run & Pub Crawl / 5:00 p.m. – close
Try a few of Breckenridge’s best drinks and pick up cards at each location. Start at any of the participating restaurants
and try for prizes at the grand tasting.

Historic saloon tours / 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Visit the town’s early-day watering holes and hear stories of Breckenridge’s past. Call the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance at 970-453-9767 to reserve space; tours cost $10 per person.

SATURDAY -

Sidewalk Sale Days / all day throughout town
Fall is the season to gear up for winter and get great prices on sale merchandise.

Breckenridge Distillery Open House / 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at the Breckenridge Distillery production facility, 1925 Airport Rd.
Tour the local distillery and talk with master distiller Jordan Via.

Still on the Hill grand tasting / 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
at the Riverwalk Center
Sample all manner of spirits and talk with distillers. New this year, the event includes a live bluegrass performance by the Honey Gitters. Tickets are available online for $20 per person.

Still on the Hill after party / 9:00 p.m. – close 
at the Gold Pan Saloon
The Honey Gitters move their show to the historic Gold Pan Saloon for a Still on the Hill after party.

SUNDAY -

Sidewalk Sale Days / all day throughout town
Fall is the season to gear up for winter and get great prices on sale merchandise.

Hangover Brunches / times vary throughout town
Close out the weekend with Sunday brunch and breakfast cocktails at Columbine Café, Fatty’s, Mi Casa, Ollie’s Pub & Grub or Salt Creek.

For more details and updated schedule of events, click here….

 

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