This is a reminder that you are receiving this email because you signed up to receive communications from Spanish Peaks Country through the Colorado Tourism Office or spanishpeakscountry.com.
Fall is a great time to visit Spanish Peaks Country in Southern Colorado. Not only is it when the Aspen’s golden leaves suddenly dazzle you with their display during your explorations of this enchanting land … but it is also the time for celebrating with festivals and feasts!
World renowned Celtic artists and scholars are guaranteed to keep you singing, dancing and enjoying music, day and night, for four days straight, in various locations throughout Spanish Peaks Country!
In conjunction with the festival there are two Retreats … one for Harps and one for Pipes!
Something for Everyone – Music, Singing, Dancing, and Education! Don’t Miss It!
Headlining this year is Carlos Núnez & Band. Carlos is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia that date back to the 11th century. A musician whose range extends far beyond the gaita, he is recognized as a phenomenal and innovative piper and wind instrument star.
More recently, Carlos himself has been twice nominated for a Latin Grammy and has racked up several of his own Platinum and Gold albums and DVDs. Charismatic on and off stage, Carlos plays Celtic music with dazzling Latin passion. Whether on his gaita; the Irish, Scottish or Breton pipes; or the recorder or flute, he is nothing short of amazing – truly in a category by himself.
Also joining the festival this year is the group Dàimh. Taking their name from the Gaelic word for kinship, “The Gaelic Super Group” Dàimh (pronounced dive) is based entirely in the West Highlands of Scotland, an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage. From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, Dàimh offers a fresh, up-to-date approach to traditional music. Their mix of high energy and fast-flowing tunes fuse together their individual styles on bagpipes, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bodhran and mandola to create a unique and compelling sound without boundaries.
After the Celts move out, the Germans take the stage. La Veta, Colorado celebrates its 28th annual Oktoberfest on October 3 (always the 1st Saturday of October).
What will you find – German Bier Garden, featuring domestic and imported beer & wine; the ninth year of the Twin Peak Rodder’s Car Show; all-day music and dancing; Over 60 Arts, Crafts and Food vendors; Oktoberfest Royalty … and most of all Lots of Fun!
And not to be missed – a drive along the Scenic Highway of Legends – discovering some of the most beautiful sights in Southern Colorado all enhanced by the Colorado Aspens. As they say in the Cucharas Valley – Come, Discover the Magic!
However you choose to enjoy the fall, visit our lodging guide to find a nice place to rest while you spend time exploring Spanish Peaks Country.
Explore a land rich in history, natural wonders and artistic inspiration. Experience the small town charm of Walsenburg, La Veta, Gardner and Cuchara. Spanish Peaks Country also offers world-class golf, art & history museums, a water park, shopping, Lathrop State Park and more. At the cross roads of Southern Colorado you will also find many other outdoor activities available in San Isabel National Forest and the Spanish Peaks Wilderness area.