It’s the time of year, folks. Time for an event where you can ride a mechanical bull, rope calves, toss chickens, puppet beer (yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like), listen to dance-inducing live Bluegrass music, eat good food and drink great beer. If you’re new to the area or thought that such a party does not exist, you’d be gravely mistaken. You can do all of those activities and more at the fourth annual Howdy Fest in Lafayette, CO, hosted by BOCO-local, The Post Brewing Company.
The extended neighborhood block party 2019 Howdy Fest will kick off on Saturday, September 28, going from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Post Brewing Co.’s Lafayette location – 105 W. Emma St., Lafayette, CO. Bowregard and Stillhouse Junkies, winner and runner-up of the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, will be on site to grace us with live Bluegrass music throughout the event.
The Howdy Fest offers numerous activities, including all of the games mentioned above. We’d never even heard of beer puppeting, but we looked it up. Basically, the players each have a glass of beer hanging on strings that are attached to rods that they have to maneuver in order to get the glasses to their mouths to drink. We love drinking games. Additionally, prizes will be awarded to game winners! Who doesn’t like prizes?
The tummy-rumble inducing menu includes fried chicken, barbecue chicken, chicken and veggie brats, jumbo pretzels and farm-fresh sides, with an extensive beer selection as well. The Post Brewing Co.’s very own, award-winning Howdy Western Pilsner beer and Stem Ciders, Endo Brewing, Odd13, Front Range Brewing Co., Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co., and Cellar West Artisan Ales beers are available to satisfy your thirst.
Tickets are $15 for entrance and a beer for 21+ guests, $10 for attendees ages 13-20, and free for guests 12 and under. All proceeds go to Pioneer Elementary School’s after school program in an effort to help provide fun and safe after-school activities for kids. Purchase tickets online at howdyfest.com, in-person at The Post Brewing Co., or at Howdy Fest’s entrance. Come join in the rowdy festivities; spending time with your friends, family and community is a perfect end to your Colorado summer.