The Festival and 20 Other Food & Drink Events in Denver this Week


Denver has some flavor packed events ready to blow your tastebuds this week. Start it off by nibbling on fried bites during National Cheese Curd Day and end it by carving up a pumpkin at a Pumpkin Carving & Costume Competition. Wherever your tastes take you, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

National Cheese Curd Day

Photo Courtesy of Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern on Facebook

When: Monday, October 15, 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern, 1417 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern hosts National Cheese Curd Day. The event features a day dedicated to the cheesy fried bites with specials including an unlimited toppings bar for $4 per order. You can root for the Packers while you munch on your curds.

Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing

Photo Courtesy of Alpine Dog Brewing Company‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, October 15, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alpine Dog Brewing Company presents a Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuteries Pairing. The event consists of four brews from Alpine Dog paired with four combinations of cheese and charcuterie from The Truffle Cheese Shop to compliment the ales. The tasting is led by the bar staff of Alpine Dog and a cheesemonger from The Truffle.

8th Annual Pumpkin Carve

Photo courtesy of Stoney’s Bar and Grill on Facebook

When: Tuesday, October 16, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver 

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Stoney’s Bar and Grill presents an 8th Annual Pumpkin Carve. The event features a night of carving, beats from DJ Rich and more. You can sip on Stoney’s Shipyard pumpkin ale or Denver Beer Co Pumkin Ale while you work. The ticket price includes a pumpkin and all of the tools needed to carve.

Beer Dinner

Photo Courtesy of 10 Barrel Brewing Company (Denver) on Facebook

When: Wednesday, October 17, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: 10 Barrel Brewing Company, 2620 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: 10 Barrel Brewing Company hosts a Beer Dinner. The event features a five-course meal prepared by chef Kile Ard. Each course will be paired with brews hand selected by the head brewer Kay Witkiewicz. Space is limited so make sure to purchase your tickets soon.

October Cocktail Class

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, 200 S Kalamath St., Denver 

Cost: $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey presents an October Cocktail Class. You can learn how to create a whiskey cocktail from American Single Malt Whiskey. The class features a four-part whiskey tasting, a look at this history of Stranahan’s and a cocktail tutorial.

Halloween Cupcake Class

Photo courtesy of My Make Studio on Facebook

When: Wednesday, October 17, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: My Make Studio, 6460 E Yale Ave. Ste E60, Denver 

Cost: $59.40 get register here

The Lowdown: My Make Studio hosts a Halloween Cupcake Class. The event features a hands-on class with Chayla Turn to learn how to create the creepiest of cupcakes perfect for Halloween. The class covers icing and fondant techniques to push your decorating skills further. These classes fill up fast, so make sure you register soon.

Carving & Cocktails

Photo Courtesy of Terminal Bar on Facebook

When: Thursday, October 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Terminal Bar hosts Carving & Cocktails. The event features a pumpkin carving contest with prizes for the top three winners such as gift cards and Terminal Bar merch. You can sip on themed cocktails and carve all night long. The pumpkins and tools are free to use — but the price is you must leave your jack-o-lantern to be displayed at Terminal.

Comal’s 2nd Anniversary

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: Thursday, October 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Ringsby Ct. #105, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Help Comal Heritage Food Incubator celebrate during Comal’s 2nd Anniversary. The event features a night of food, music, drinks and more. You can watch entertainment from Colorado State University while you honor all of Comal’s achievements.

The Festival

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When: Friday, October 19 – 20

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1648-1798 E 40th Ave., Denver

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Rock Drill hosts The Festival. The two-day event features a line up of artisanal beers, ciders and meads from world-class brewers. The ticket price includes a sample glass, a chance to meet a myriad of brewers and more.

La Pompe Saison Beer Release

Photo courtesy of Vine Street Pub & Brewery on Facebook

When: Friday, October 19, 6:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Vine Street Pub & Brewery, 1700 Vine St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Vine Street Pub & Brewery presents a La Pompe Saison Beer Release. The release features a tapping of a saison made with Belgian yeast, rye, black peppercorn and black cardamom taking inspiration from the Romani people. You can listen to La Pompe, a local jazz band while you imbibe on the drink.

Crab Festival

Photo Courtesy of Fresh Fish Company on Facebook

When: Friday, October 19, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Fresh Fish Company, 7800 E Hampden Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fresh Fish Co. hosts a Crab Festival. The festival features a chance to try from more than 20 types of crab dishes including crab cakes, crab artichoke dip and even crab ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you love crab, the crab festival is the time to indulge.

Barrel-Aged Coffee & Pancakes Maple Porter Release

Photo courtesy of Renegade Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Renegade Brewing Company, 925 W 9th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Renegade Brewing Company presents a Barrel-Aged Coffee & Pancakes Maple Porter Release. The release features a porter created with a cold brew from Copper Door Coffee Roaster aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. You can munch on a pancake brunch in the taproom while sipping on the mouthwatering brew.

Cereal Killers

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $12.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents Cereal Killers. The event features all you can eat bowls of cereal to dive into while you watch a screening of Monster. The film takes a deeper look at the life and decisions of Aileen Wuornos, a woman who committed seven murders.

Patio Grand Opening

Photo by Amanda Piela

When: Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: Improper City, 3201 Walnut St. Ste 101, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Improper City hosts its Patio Grand Opening. The event features the opening of Improper’s new patio. You can imbibe on free brews from Avery Brewing, Stone Brewing, Epic Brewing Company and more while jamming out to live music and perusing vendors.

Final Market of the Season

Photo Courtesy of Union Station Farmers Market‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Union Station Farmers Market, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Union Station Farmers Market hosts its Final Market of the Season. The chance to find fresh farmers produce is coming to an end. Make sure to stock up on the best produce and items from local farmers and makers. You can listen to live music, watch demonstrations and more at the market.

Grand Opening

Photo Courtesy of Welcome Home Brewery on Facebook

When: Saturday, October 20, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Welcome Home Brewery, 19523 Hess Rd. #103, Parker

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Welcome Home Brewery hosts its Grand Opening. You can explore the new brewery, sip on cold brews and more. You can also munch on food from a food truck and jam out to beats from a DJ while celebrating the opening.

End of the World Pub Crawl

Photo Courtesy of The Ginn Mill on Facebook

When: Saturday, October 20, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Where: The Ginn Mill, 2041 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Crawl like your life depends on it at the End of the World Pub Crawl. The event features a crawl to six different pubs and bars including The Retro Room, Larimer Beer Hall and Sidecar Lounge Denver. The ticket price includes a koozie, free beverages, a belt and more.

Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless

Photo Courtesy of Impact on Facebook

When: Sunday, October 21, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Impact, 2626 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: $10 suggested donation

The Lowdown: Help create lunches for the hungry at Impact Sack Lunches for the Homeless. You can pitch in your effort to put together sack lunches and hand them out in downtown Denver. You can make an impact on your local community one lunch at a time. Volunteer here.

Joy Wine and Spirits Chili Cook-Off

When: Sunday, October 21, 12 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Joy Wine and Spirits, 1302 E 6th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ready your taste buds for the Joy Wine and Spirits Chili Cook-Off. The event features samples of chili from local restaurants, breweries and more all competing for the best chili. You can dive into bowls of the hot stuff, sip on drinks and participate in a silent auction to raise funds for Hunger Free Colorado.

Nefarious Heart Chocolate Milk Brown

Photo Courtesy of Black Sky Brewery‎ on Facebook

When: Sunday, October 21, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Black Sky Brewery partners up with Nefarious Heart, a local band, to create the Nefarious Heart Chocolate Milk Brown. The beer has a nice chocolate texture to keep your taste buds satisfied in the colder weather. You can jam out to music while sipping on the brew.

Pumpkin Carving & Costume Competition

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream‎ on Facebook

When: Sunday, October 21, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream presents a Pumpkin Carving & Costume Competition. The event features a chance to carve up the perfect jack-o-lantern to win prizes as well as a chance to win more prizes in a costume contest. You can grab a scoop of ice cream and get down in the seasonal fun.


Mark Your Calendar

Pie Pairing Night

When: October 23, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St. Unit 150, Denver 

Cost: $20 at entry

Melvin Brewing Beer Dinner

When: October 25, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Blackbird Denver, 305 S Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $40 tickets available here

Spooky Speakeasy

When: October 26, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

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