As the aspen turn golden in the mountains, Sunrise Rotary celebrates the changing of the season with its Autumn Gold Festival September 24-25, 2016 in Estes Park’s tree-shaded Bond Park.
Enjoy a mustard-smothered bratwurst and a cold brew while listening to talented local musicians and award-winning Front Range bands. Vendors will also offer roasted corn on the cob, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds and dessert.
Bring the kids. Free family activities include face painting, soap bubbles, corn bag toss, a bouncing room and a classic car show.
The highlight of Autumn Gold is the popular raffle, with the winner taking home the grand prize of $5,000. Additional prizes include a $2,500 runner-up prize and various other cash awards.
Raffle tickets are $25 each. Contact any Sunrise Rotary club member to purchase tickets, or buy them at the festival before the drawing begins on Sunday. All proceeds go to benefit vocational scholarships and various local and international projects.
The fun begins at 11 a.m. each day and continues until 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Entertainment varies from jazz to rock ‘n roll to country music.