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.
The 25th Annual Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival is a celebration of locally made Chili and Colorado-brewed craft beer, ciders, and seltzers that draws both locals and visitors to the mountain for a music, chili, cider, seltzer and beer-filled afternoon. The event is Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Locals are welcome to enter chili into the competition along with participating restaurants. We ask brewers from all over Colorado to join us. Participants will be asked to vote on their favorite beer and chili in multiple categories. We expect this event to sell out, so purchase tickets early. We will have up to 12 categories, each receiving a cash prize based on participant votes.
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!