The Weekender // August 16th-18th
That little voice ruminating in our heads is shouting, “The weekend is near, the weekend is near!” Unlike the claims that Paul Revere might not have actually shouted that the British were coming due to needs for operational secrecy, we are getting out the megaphones and giving a voice to these words. I guess you might feel like me in that this has been a long week. THE WEEKEND IS NEAR!!!
BONUS TONIGHT - The Final Bayfield Block Party of the Summer - Thursday August 15, 2019
Downtown Bayfield from 6-8pm
If you haven’t been to a Bayfield Block Party this summer, it’s time to make your way to Mill Street. Bayfield’s downtown district really is on the upswing and these parties are celebrating the strength and good nature of this community. Beer sales benefit Pine River Shares, a collective community-based organization that brings people together through sharing resources, skills, and knowledge in a positive local atmosphere. Carbon Red will bring their stage energy and chemistry over from Pagosa Springs and an eclectic set list ranging from Jethro Tull to Lada Gaga and Neil Young to Radiohead. So shake up your normal routine and bring your lawn chairs to enjoy live music, dancing, and area food vendors.
Green Chile Roast means Summer is Still Cookin’ - Fri-Sat August 16-17, 2019
Gazpacho New Mexcian Restaurant all weekend long
The 28th Annual Chile Roast and Anniversary Party at Gazpacho’s is a definite waypoint on the journey through summer. There’s still time to work on your tan, get in the waters, and explore the high country but when the smell of freshly picked and roasting Hatch green chiles hits your schnozz, you know it’s time to get serious about checking items off your summer bucket list. And stocking up on green chiles is definitely one of them. In case you didn’t know, these chiles will freeze well so you can add them to your enchiladas, rellenos, or burgers all the way through winter. 40-lb. and 25-lb. bags will be available.
Wanna run a marathon? Me neither. But this looks fun - All Day Saturday August 17, 2019
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It’s kinda like playing golf at Snowdown. Or not. But the concept of hitting a ton of locations where you’ll have a great time at each over the course of a single day is possible this Saturday. The other way to look at it is that you’ll have a super event or two to add to your day’s other activities no matter which way you set things up. So here goes:
Start with the Tour de Farms on a short in-town family friendly bike ride or take the long tour through the Animas Valley. Both rides begin at 8:30am at the Fairgrounds for a delightful combo of cycling, beer, local farms, and local foods. At noon you’ve got the Meltdown on the Mesa featuring different local and regional bluegrass groups throughout the afternoon and evening. Overnight camping will be allowed on the Mesa, but make sure you read up on their event policies. If, however you’d prefer to head north for cooler evening temps, The Nugget Mountain Bar near Purgatory will have Agave, a local Americana band, playing in front of dramatic mountain scenery accompanied by a campfire and sounds of a creek from 5-8pm. The nightcap for an unofficial marathon on a Saturday in August - Round 3 of the Battle of the Bands at Animas City Theatre with doors opening at 7:30pm. This is the last of three battles between bands to make it to the finale in September for a series winning $1,000 cash prize.