Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Love Your Valley Festival in Ridgway, May 13, 2017

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Mon, May 01, 2017 @04:56 PM

Spring is here, and Ridgway is ready to welcome the season with music and fun!

This year, The Town of Ridgway, with One Ridgway, The Alpenglow Arts Allianceand the Ridgway Creative District welcome  you to celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Love Your Valley Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Hartwell Park in the center of town! 

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Treat the Kids to a Ouray County Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @04:23 PM

 

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Official Press Release: Ridgway Creative District Healing Arts Moonwalk

Posted by Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Commitee on Sat, Mar 04, 2017 @04:29 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ridgway Creative District Healing Arts MoonWalk
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 3:00 to 7:00 PM
From: Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Committee

Ridgway Creative District invites you to its first Healing Arts MoonWalk on Sunday, March 19th, from 3:00 – 7:00PM. The healing arts are alive and well in Ridgway! The MoonWalk begins with a welcome ceremony at 3:00 in the Kiva Room at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort that includes the Threshold Choir, a group that sings for people at the threshold to life or death. Many forms of expression, connection and self-development can play a key role in personal health. For this MoonWalk, the healing arts were defined as creative practices that promote healing, wellness, and personal change.
Ten sites in downtown Ridgway will open for this event, including the Kiva Room at Chipeta and the Community Room at Town Hall for healing arts practitioners who are not opening their own offices. Maps will be available at the welcome ceremony or on March 15th at www.ridgwaycreativedistrict.com and www.facebook.com/RidgwayCreativeDistrict. What a great opportunity to learn more about the latest in the healing arts and get to know area practitioners. Mini-treatments, demonstrations, introductory discounts, and food and drink will be offered.

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Wine & Whiskers 10 Year Anniversary Weekend this March In Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @05:21 PM


Ever wonder to yourself how you can help all of the dogs and cats and other animals waiting in shelters for their forever home? Did you ever wonder how to do so while having a fantastic time? Well, Second Chance Humane Society has made this possible!

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Ouray County to Host First Annual Ski Joring Event!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @10:38 AM

The sport of Ski Joring is gaining popularity as a high adrenaline winter sport which involves a cowboy, a horse, and a skier. Racers and riders alike depend on the speed and capability of their entire team, as the horse races an obstacle course through the snow, pulling an expert skier who is gathering points as he navigates jums and challenges at high speed. The rider is taxed as he guides his mount in sometimes treacherous conditions to greater speed, while at the same time ensuring the safety of the hitchhiker on skis behind them.

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Sneffels Fiber Art Festival this September at the Ouray OCunty 4H Event Center

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @04:40 PM

The Annual Sneffels Fiber Festival promises to be an eclectic mixture of art, music, food and fun.

Focusing on all aspects of fiber and fiber arts, the festival will be a three day event held at the Ouray County 4H Events Center, featuring over 20 Fiber Artists with booths including clothing, scarves,  jewelry, buttons, fiber art supplies, yarn, and more!  Classes to sign up in advanced and FREE demonstrations including basic knitting.

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The Ouray County Fair and Rodeo this September!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @05:16 PM

Perhaps it is just nostalgia, but there is something about a County Fair and rodeo that puts a smile on my face.

Wandering from building to building at the fairgrounds, checking out livestock lovingly raised by kids in the county, the smell of hay and horses, candied apples and cowboys......The competitions are fun to watch. Everything from disciplined equine work, to the loud and rowdy tractor pull. Of course, you can't forget the amazing food or the arts and crafts show!

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Press Release: Calling All Foodies: Fork Fest 2016 Comes to Ouray County Aug. 19 & 20, 2016!

Posted by Samantha Tisdel Wright on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @02:07 PM

Rediscover all the delicious food that Ouray County has to offer.


Ouray, CO, July 6, 2016: Tantalize your tastebuds and savor Ouray County’s lively culinary scene at Fork Fest 2016, coming to Ridgway and Ouray on Aug. 19 and 20. Sponsored by Weehawken Creative Arts, Fork Fest began in 2013 as a fresh local twist on the erstwhile Ouray Culinary Festival of the 1980s. This year, organizers have expanded the scope of the event, shifting it from May to August, and including activities in Ridgway as well as Ouray. Throughout the weekend, foodies from near and far will delight in all the delicious food that Ouray County and the greater Uncompahgre Valley have to offer, and will learn new ways to prepare it for friends and family at home. 

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Ridgway Creative District MoonWalk: Farm-to-Table Community Potluck Dinner in Conjunction with Ouray County Fork Fest 2016 - Press Release

Posted by Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Commitee on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @05:35 PM

From: Diedra Silbert for the Ridgway Creative District Committee

Date: August 3rd, 2016

Join the community for a fun dinner in the park and the grand finale of Ouray County Fork Fest 2016, followed by Mountain Film on Tour! On Saturday, August 20th, starting at 5:00pm, the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts will host a Farm-to-Table Community Potluck Dinner in Hartwell (Town) Park-- near the park pavilion close to Charles Street. This MoonWalk brings together community and visitors for a sit-down potluck meal in the park with live music by Heather and Douglas and thirst-quenching libations.

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Love Your Valley Fest Celebrates 125th Birthday of the Town of Ridgway!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, May 03, 2016 @04:07 PM

coldrivercity.jpgFeaturing the band 'Cold River City' out of Boulder, this years Love your Valley Fest will be held on Saturday, May 21st,  from 1pm to 6 pm in Ridgways Town Park.

Ridgways Annual Love Your Valley Fest is a free event, with $20.00 tickets available for beer tasting from over 20 Colorado Breweries. All proceeds from the event are to benefit the Ridgway Concert Series, free concerts in the park held every Thursday in July!

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