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.
Join us for the second annual Melting Pot Cookoff, a food competition celebrating our community through history, cuisine, and culture for preservation month, co-presented by the Town of Crested Butte and generously sponsored by LIV Sotheby’s. Local chefs and food enthusiasts alike will be recreating recipes from the Crested Butte Melting Pot Cookbook, putting their own creative spin on their chosen recipe to battle for the top spots in either the savory or sweet category. Taste the creations of 10-15 local vendors, vote for your favorite, and celebrate Crested Butte’s culinary culture while you eat and enjoy libations at our cash bar.
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!