Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
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Battle of the Bartenders
October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm$30
Are you the best bartender in the Gunnison Valley? Prove it. Cocktail combat is back at the Center with this head-to-head competition, town-wide bragging rights are at stake as each contestant creates a killer cocktail. It is up to a panel of world-renowned spirits experts to decide which bartender comes out on top. ? Guests will mix and mingle as they sample each drink from up to 20 bars + restaurants and cast their vote for a People’s Choice champion. The Grand Prize? $500 cash To attend Early bird $30 | $35 at the door (Includes a souvenir glass, samples of all the competing cocktails, and a good time! To compete $20; sign up at crestedbuttearts.org/bob (must enter as a local business)
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!