In case you missed it: The BigWonderful bazaar, beerfest heads to Winter Park Resort on Saturday |

In case you missed it: The BigWonderful bazaar, beerfest heads to Winter Park Resort on Saturday

A photo from last year's TheBigWonderful down in Denver.
Courtesy Dylan Langille

TheBigWonderful is coming to Winter Park for the first time this weekend, featuring the festival’s three pillars: beerfest, bluegrass and bazaar. Visitors will be met with a number of Colorado craft breweries, live music and an entire market of artisan goods.

The festival began five years ago in the RINO district of Denver, and is making its first trip to the mountains.

The festival will be held at the Winter Park Resort Village as part of the resort’s Spring Bash & Splash celebration on April 7, and will gather together more than 30 Colorado merchants selling everything from clothing, jewelry, candles, food and much more.

In between runs on the mountain and shopping in the bazaar, guests can partake in the beerfest portion of the festival. Visitors can purchase a wristband which grants unlimited tastings from more than 10 craft breweries, wineries and distilleries including Great Divide, Breckenridge Brewery, 4 Noses Brewing, New Belgium, and 14er Brewing among others.

There are currently 11 breweries and distilleries announced, but organizers expect more to be added before the event. Beerfest wristbands are $35 for advanced tickets and $45 at the door, and both include a commemorative beer glass. The beerfest will be open from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The festival also features some homegrown bluegrass music from That Damn Sasquatch and Trout Steak Revival. That Damn Sasquatch is a Denver based bluegrass and blues quartet that was recently named Best Local Band by Wild Colorado. Emmy winners and headliner Trout Steak Revival will take over from 3 to 5 p.m.

If you go…
The beerfest is open from noon to 5 p.m. in the village at Winter Park Resort. Tickets are $45 at the door or $35 in advance, both include a commemorative beer glass.
The bazaar is open from noon to 5 p.m.
At noon there is an  Avalanche Dog Meet and Greet & Demonstration at the top of the Zephyr Lift; from 2 t0 3 p.m. there will be free s’mores by the Village Gazebo; from 3 to 5 p.m. is the Trout Steak Revival concert presented by CenturyLink.

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