Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival on July 18 & 19

Keystone, Colorado is home to many popular summertime festivals and the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival has been around for almost 20 years!  On July 18 and 19, 2015, head to Keystone to see what makes this one of the most unique festivals in the mountains!

The Wine and Jazz festival features over 300 different varieties of wine, from a host of different vendors and regions. Purchase a single day or weekend sampling pass and you will receive a commemorative tasting glass that lets you sample as many kinds as you’d like.  Download the festival app to track your favorites and make sampling notes!  

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or just enjoy going for the live music, tasting and people watching, this festival is not one to miss.  Live music is free to see and feel free to bring your dancing shoes.  Check out tunes from Joey Sommerville, Dotsero, Chris Standring, Will Donato, Elan Trotman, Sheryl Renee and Selina Albright. And what’s a great glass of wine without something tasty to go along with it?  The festival features many great, local food vendors to create the perfect pairings for your palette.

In addition to the live music, food and wine tasting, sign up for one of the educational seminars to take your wine knowledge to the next level.  Seminars will be happening throughout the weekend at Warren Station various prices, “Farm to Glass: The Basics of Sustainable, Organic & Biodynamic Winemaking,” “For the Love of Chocolate and Wine,” “Cigar and Craft Distillers Seminar,” “Prosecco and Pancakes,”  and “The Blend Trend.”  Purchase single event tickets or a package to attend them all for just $95.  

Book your discounted lodging and ticket packages with SummitCove to get the best deals for the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival.  

 

 

Check Out The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour Festival, THIS Weekend in Keystone!

If you are looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, look no further! The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour is back for its 5th year here in Keystone and with every year brings more popularity and additions to this unique summer festival.  Where else can you eat as much bacon as your heart desires in one of Colorado’s most beautiful settings!?

All weekend long, dance your butt off (or burn off all that bacon?) to free live music from Gypsy Moon, Rob Drabkin, Josh Blackburn , Arthur Lee Land, Hell’s Belles and Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. Join in on bacon themed seminars to learn about the many ways to prepare and use bacon, you can even earn a ‘Bacon Diploma!’

Build Your Own Bacon Bloody Mary Bar at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

Get ready to try plenty of traditional bacon with the unlimited strip sampling as well as some of the more not-so-traditional ‘taste’ dishes like bacon cupcakes or bacon sushi! One tasting ticket gets you one taste- one dish from one of the many vendors at the festival, including some of Keystone’s most popular restaurants. The Bacon Bloody Mary Bar is a blast and a great to wash down your meal or try a refreshing cucumber vodka to offset your meat intake with some crisp veggie flavor!

A family having fun in their Pig Nose Sunglasses, compliments of SummitCove Lodging!

There are multiple ticket options available, depending on how much bacon you want to eat, from the Piglet Package geared for kids all the way up to the Hungry Hog for those who aren’t messin’ around. The kids ‘Piglet’ package includes 3 tasting tickets, unlimited strip samples and a lemonade.  The mid-level ‘Samplin’ Swine’ package offers 2 beers or non-alcoholic beverages, unlimited strip samplings and 4 tasting tickets, while the ‘Hungry Hog’ top-tier package offers unlimited strip samplings, 2 beers or non-alcoholic beverages, 8 tasting tickets, PLUS participation in the festival’s Whiskey Tour (must be 21yrs of age to participate in the whiskey tour!). Purchase tickets online, or save even more and book your tickets and lodging together with our Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Packages.  Every lodging package reservation comes with a free pair of our famous pig-nose sunglasses!

Join us this weekend, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 1pm – 6pm daily in Keystone’s one and only River Run Village at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival!

Written By: Alyssa Hubbard