Never miss a thing in Northern Colorado! Here is your list of fun events around Fort Collins this weekend!
Thursday, October 7
Colorado 50-50 Fall Social⎪Colorado 50-50 has been going strong for more than four years. They want to celebrate that and have a special announcement…Join for their Fall Social. Come talk politics, and meet elected women officials and women candidates. There’s no admission fee. Drinks and food are available for purchase. Donations will be accepted to further the work of Colorado 50-50. DC Oakes Brewhouse & Eatery, 3581 E Harmony Rd #110, Fort Collins, CO
Friday, October 8
Get Your Green On Deals⎪Businesses across Fort Collins have joined together to provide you with promotions and giveaways as part of our Homecoming and Family Weekend Get Your Green On initiative. To take advantage of these discounts, please follow the instructions below:
- Visit participating businesses Friday, Oct. 8 (pro tip: these deals are good the Friday before EVERY home game, not just Homecoming!)
- Wear your favorite CSU gear, green, or tell the participating business that you are there for the Get Your Green On promotion.
- Enjoy your discount for supporting Colorado State.
- Check out all the participating businesses here
Mountainfilm On Tour ⎪Mountainfilm on Tour is headed to Fort Collins with a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Held at The Lyric Cinema on their large outdoor screen, the show will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. 6:30pm. The Lyric Cinema, 1209 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Friday Night Lights ⎪Join at Friday Night Lights for some of CSU’s favorite Homecoming traditions – the bonfire, fireworks, and lighting of the A. The event is free and open to the public. 6:30-8:30pm. Gather on the lawn just west of the Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO
Saturday, October 9
Larimer County Farmers’ Market⎪9am-1pm. Larimer County Courthouse Parking Lot, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO
Harvest Festival⎪Come out for some Fall fun! We will have a pumpkin patch, a hay maze, delicious baked goods, pony rides and so much more! 11am. Held at Charis Ranch, a sanctuary for kids and horses. Charis Ranch, 1900 E Trilby Rd, Fort Collins, CO
Homecoming 5K Race⎪The annual CSU Homecoming 5K is an event for the whole family. Both runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5K race through campus, in addition to a virtual option.
Create Your Own: Spooky Succulent Garden⎪Come join in creating a SPOOKY and FUN succulent garden! They will be providing all of the tools and pieces needed to get your garden into the Halloween mood! Join and you will receive 20% off of your next purchase! 5:15pm. Fossil Creek Nursery, 7029 S College Ave #A, Fort Collins, CO
Harvest Season Pie Contest⎪Join for their semi-annual pie contest at Wolverine Farm Publick House! It is free to enter a pie, all you have to do is bring the pie and the serving utensil. Come around 1:45 to set up at a table outside (weather permitting).To taste and judge all the options is just $5- judging tickets can be purchased at the Publick House. Wolverine Farm Publick House, 316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO
Homecoming Football Game⎪Cheer the Rams to a Homecoming victory over San Jose State. Kickoff 1:30 p.m. Canvas Stadium, 1415 Meridian Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Yoga at The OBC Wine Project⎪Kick-off your Saturday morning on the right foot with a yoga sesh with Alisha! This one hour beginner-friendly yoga class will take place from 10-11AM at the winery. This class will be outside weather permitting so please bring a yoga mat, water, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Ticket required and includes a one hour class, two GF muffins from Bindle Coffee, and one draft wine. OBC Wine Project, 824 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO
New Belgium Brewing 5k⎪Join for the New Belgium Brewing 5k on October 9th, beginning at 10 AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery. Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line! Start windows will be available from 10-11 AM. Each runner/walker will need to start during their 20-minute start wave window. New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO
Pop-Up Cat Cafe⎪NoCo Cat Cafe is hosting their VERY FIRST pop-up cat cafe! Join in downtown Loveland for a relaxing afternoon WITH adoptable cats and kittens.-Enter raffle tickets for locally donated items (like cookies, beer and axe throwing).-Mingle with adoptable cats from Colorado Kitty Coalition. Drop in from 12-3.-Purchase a NoCo Cat Cafe shirt, which was designed and made in Colorado. Light snacks available. Drinks available for purchase. Tickets are available online for $12 or $15 at the door. The Listening Room, 426 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO
Fall Harvest Beerfest 2021⎪This event is free to attend and open to the public! A la carte and 10 taster punch cards are available! Save 15% by purchasing the 10 taster punch card. Punch cards are available while supplies last! Pre-sale for tickets starting Monday, October 4th.In addition to celebrating the Fall Harvest come dressed in your favorite Fall Flannels! 4oz taster pours only during Noon to 5pm. 10oz pours (of whatever may be left) available after 5pm. Verboten Brewing, 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO
Oktoberfest ⎪Mark your calendars and start working on those stein holding muscles. Hammerschlagen will be available all day, with a tournament to begin at 4:00p.m. Bring your appetite and an empty belly for the bratwurst eating competition at 5:30p.m. Their annual stein holding competition will commence at 6:00 p.m., sign up available now-up to the competition! Leave it to Cleaver will have an Oktoberfeast available all day. Soul Squared Brewing Company, 3740 Cleveland Ave, Wellington, CO
Harvestival on the Farm!⎪Harvestival on the Farm Event is HERE! Join for a farm to table dinner, live music, fire performance and MORE! They are excited to have live music provided by talented local musicians Tyler T. and the Common Clay, Charlie Stevens, David Jensen and Katie Farmer. They are also excited to have fire performances after dark by Spectra Circus Entertainment! And THEN, the Farms classic big ole Bonfire with Richard Bender & Tyler T. strumming some favorites till the Wee Hours…FRESH GREAT FOOD fixed on the Farm from the people of the Farm! 3:30-11:45pm. Roadside Market at Owl Canyon Hemp, 12155 N County Rd 15, Wellington, CO
Fort Collins Nursery’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off⎪Join for Fort Collins Nursery’s 13th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, October 9th. They are an officially sanctioned contest site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth which brings a whole new level of competition and some truly staggering entries! Growers will compete for $5,400 in cash prizes and awards in multiple prize categories. Times: 10-3 with viewing times from 10:00am – 12:25 pm and 12:35 pm – 3:00pm
Tickets: Free (Everyone 3 and over needs a ticket). Maximum 6 tickets per order
Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for additional seating
Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome! Schmickels Hot Dog Cart from 10am – 2pm. Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 East Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, CO
Sunday, October 10
Fort Collins Farmer’s Market⎪10am-2pm. 1001 E Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO
Loveland Farmers Market⎪9am-1pm. Voted one of the 10 best farmers markets in the state of Colorado! Fairgrounds Park, 700 S Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO
Windsor Marathon, Half Marathon,10K & 5K⎪Welcome to the second annual Windsor CO Race! This year’s event will start and end at The Island at Pelican Lakes in Water Valley, with a great after party including beer, music and live entertainment! New to the series is a Full Marathon distance, as well as the Half Marathon and 10K.
Paint Your Pet FUNdraiser Animal Friends Alliance⎪Paint with a Purpose FUNdraiser class! Proceeds benefit this awesome local non-profit, Animal Friends Alliance. Sign up and give back! Once registered, send a clear picture of your pet to [email protected] If the photo is unclear for the instructor, they will reach out for an alternative. Your photo will be sketched onto canvas and we will walk you through step-by-step, all experience levels welcomed. 2-5pm. Painting with a Twist, 1112 Oakridge Dr, Fort Collins, CO
Pet Block Party at Timnath Farmers Market⎪Celebrate your pet at the CF&G Public Market’s birthday party. Walk over your (well-behaved) furry family member to enjoy dog-focused activities. Also, support our local animal rescues with your purchase of a pupsicle and celebrate National Pet Adoption Month. 9am-1pm. Colorado Feed & Grain, 4138 Main St, Timnath, CO
Handmade Market NOCO⎪Sip & Shop with local Makers & Artisans at Rally King Brewing and The Axe and Ale from 12:00 pm to 5 pm. The Axe And Ale, 1624 S Lemay Ave Suite 6, Fort Collins, CO