10th Annual Pumpkins and Pilsners to benefit Estes Park School District

Pep Dekker

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Are you ready to dive headfirst into the autumn spirit? Well, you’re in for a treat because Estes Park, Colorado, is gearing up for the grandest fall celebration of the year, the 10th Annual Pumpkins and Pilsners event put on by the Estes Park Education Foundation, happening in the heart of Bond Park from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, October 7th. The best part? It’s a free event for the whole family!

Groove to the Rhythms:

Get your toes tapping and hips swaying as live music sets the stage for an unforgettable day. From 11 am to 1 pm, the talented Equally Challenged will kick off the festivities, followed by the mesmerizing sounds of Titonic from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of country music sensation Mark Powell from 4 pm to 6 pm. With a backdrop of autumn leaves and mountain vistas, the music alone is worth the visit!

pumpkins and pilsners 2023 Flyer

Cheers to Craft Beer:

For those craving a cold one, you’re in for a real treat! The event boasts a fantastic selection of craft beers from Estes Park’s finest breweries, including Avant Garde, Estes Park Brewery, Lumpy Ridge Brewing, and Rock Cut Brewing. Sip on seasonal favorites, sample unique brews and raise an IPA toast to fall in the Rockies.

Foodie Heaven:

The aroma of delectable treats will guide you to a variety of food trucks serving up mouthwatering dishes that cater to every palate. Whether you’re in the mood for savory or sweet, you’ll find a delightful selection of eats to refuel and keep the energy going.

  • Heavens Popcorn
  • Rations
  • Umami
  • Mangia Mangia
  • Waffle Mountain
  • Denver Taco
  • Cafe Mess

Family Fun Extravaganza:

This event is about the family, which means loads of fun for the kids! Let their creativity run wild with face painting or hop on a pony for a magical ride around the park. The little adventurers can explore the pumpkin patch for just $8 and pick the perfect pumpkin to take home.

Pumpkins and Pilsners with Paige and Pep Dekker
Pep and Paige at Pumpkins and Pilsners (2022)

But wait, there’s more! A bounce house will have your kids bouncing with joy, and the “and more” in the event promises a day filled with surprises and laughter.

A Community Gathering:

The 10th Annual Pumpkins and Pilsners isn’t just an event; it’s a community gathering that celebrates the vibrant spirit of Estes Park in the fall. With the breathtaking natural beauty of the Rockies as the backdrop, this festival brings locals and visitors together to revel in the joy of the season.

Mark Your Calendar:

So, mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7th, and join us in Bond Park from 11 am to 6 pm. Take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy a day of live music, beer, delicious food, and endless family fun. Pumpkins and Pilsners is the perfect way to embrace the charm of autumn in Estes Park.

We can’t wait to see you there, as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in style. Remember, it’s a free event, so bring your family, friends, and your autumn-loving spirit for a day you’ll cherish forever. All proceeds go to the Estes Park Education Foundation and their charitable work within the Estes Park School District.

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  • Pep Dekker

    Hey. I’m Pep, Paige's husband, and dad to Juliana, Lucille and Maxine. I'm founder and writer here at EstesPark.com. I've been living full-time in Estes Park for 3 years now and been visting the Estes Valley for 8. I'm a seasoned traveller, and all around expert on all things Estes Park, Colorado and I'm excited to share all that I've learned with you.