Today, TheBigWonderful announces its Fall 2018 schedule of events, with the addition of a brand new location in Westminster, CO. Kicking off the BEERFEST, BLUEGRASS, and BAZAAR activities on September 8th in Westminster, TheBigWonderful then makes its return to Downtown Littleton on September 28-29th, celebrating the re-opening of the Reinke Brothers’ legendary Haunted Mansion, and to the old Denver Post Headquarters in Globeville on October 6-7th, 2018. Additionally, TheBigWonderful is proud to continue its Zero Waste initiatives in partnership with Scraps at the fall events, which has diverted more that 16,000 pounds of recycling and compost from landfills in the past two seasons. Early Bird BEERFEST tickets start at $25, on sale now at www.thebigwonderful.com.
Debut Westminster TBW Event
Heading to the northwest Denver suburb for the first time, TheBigWonderful is excited to bring its signature BEERFEST, BLUEGRASS, and BAZAAR to Downtown Westminster on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. TheBigWonderful takes over the new Downtown Development project from 12 PM – 6 PM with over 40 innovative craft vendors sharing their creations. Local breweries and cideries will be on site pouring unlimited samples of their best libations with music from local bluegrass favorites That Damn Sasquatch, Morsel and Treehouse Sanctum. General Admission Tickets are $5 in advance, and $7 at the door. $25 Early Bird BEERFEST are on sale HERE.
Location: Downtown Westminster, 5453 W 88th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031
Hours: Saturday, September 8 from 12 PM – 6 PM
TheBigWonderful Westminster Tickets & Info HERE.
Reinke Brothers’ Haunted Mansion Re-Opening Party
After a smashing Spring event, TheBigWonderful happily returns to Downtown Littleton on Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th with BEERFEST, BLUEGRASS, and BAZAAR. To help get into the spooky season, TheBigWonderful has partnered with Reinke Brothers to celebrate the re-opening of the famed “Haunted Mansion”, a 50-year old Littleton tradition returning after a three year hiatus. With more chills and thrills than ever before, including a fireworks show on Saturday night, the “Haunted Mansion” is set to fright and excite patrons of TheBigWonderful during its opening weekend celebration.
It wouldn’t be a TBW event without the shopping, sipping and dancing and TheBigWonderful is bringing the best local bluegrass bands, over 40 of Colorado’s craft vendors, a selection of the tastiest local food trucks, and BEERFEST with over 10 breweries, cideries and distilleries pouring unlimited samples throughout the event. General Admission Tickets are free all weekend long. $25 Early Bird BEERFEST are on sale HERE.
Location: Downtown Littleton, 5663 S. Prince St. Littleton, CO
Hours: Friday, September 28 from 5 PM - 11 PM
Saturday, September 29 from 12 PM - 11 PM
TheBigWonderful Littleton Tickets & Info HERE.
DENVER – GLOBEVILLE
TBW 2018 Season Closer
Closing out their 5th year of events in Denver, TBW pops up at the old Denver Post Headquarters in Globeville (4400 Fox St.) on Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th. Ready to celebrate in TBW style, the event welcomes over 80 of the city’s best craft vendors and makers, food trucks serving up a diverse menu, and a stacked BEERFEST with 15+ breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries pouring unlimited samples throughout the weekend, with music and dancing provided by WhiteWater Ramble, Woodshed Red, DeadPhish Orchestra and a very special guest to be announced closer to the event. General Admission Tickets are $5 in advance, and $7 at the door. $25 Early Bird BEERFEST are on sale HERE.
Location: 4400 Fox St. Denver, CO 80216
Hours: Saturday, October 6 from 12 PM to 6 PM
Sunday, October 7 from 12 PM to 7 PM
About TheBigWonderful’s Zero Waste Initiative
TheBigWonderful is committed to and proud to be one of the most sustainable festivals in the Mile High City. Beginning in 2014, TheBigWonderful initiated composting at their events. The following season, TheBigWonderful welcomed Lyndsey Manderson, owner of Zero Market, to host her first shop and help build the sustainability program further. Lyndsey now has a brick and mortar location in Stanley Marketplace featuring local, organic and toxin-free goods for your everyday sustainable life.
In 2017, TheBigWonderful continued to grow their Zero Waste program with a new and current partnership with Scraps to make the festivals more waste-free than ever. For all events in 2018 and beyond, TBW has asked their vendors to take a sustainability pledge, requiring all TBW food trucks and bars to use compostable items, with Scraps and their locally manufactured “bicycle vehicles” on hand to sort, weigh, compost and recycle. These initiatives have diverted more than 16,000 pounds of recycling and compost from landfills in the past two seasons alone, with 90% of TBW’s dumpsters being compost and recycling material. TheBigWonderful looks forward to continuing to build and grow the sustainability program in 2018 and beyond, remaining committed to being Denver’s most environmentally responsible local market.
Christi Turner, founder of Scraps, explains, “We're committed to changing the way large events impact our environment and our community. In just two seasons with TheBigWonderful, together we've already shown that zero-waste events are feasible, engaging to the public, and profitable. In the process we've kept tons of "waste" out of the landfill, to be recycled or composted instead, and our diversion numbers increase with every event. That means that our positive impact on our climate, our water, our land and our community just keeps growing. We're proud to be setting a new standard for sustainable events with TheBigWonderfu!.”
TheBigWonderful is excited to sponsor a new Scraps trike for even more bike powered trash capabilities in the future.
Scraps is a bike-powered compost collection service & zero-waste events service for the Mile High City. Scraps has been pedaling around Denver since June 2017, and collected more than 100,000 pounds of compostables in its first year - all by bike (and trike)! Scraps is local, woman-owned, affordable, environmentally conscious, and deeply dedicated to helping make Denver a more sustainable place to live.
TheBigWonderful is proud to celebrate their fifth year showcasing its unique platform for hundreds of Denver Metro area small business to sell their goods to a family (and dog) friendly audience, bringing the BEERFEST*BLUEGRASS*BAZAAR magic to new communities across Colorado. TheBigWonderful takes pride in gathering communities around good music, locally sourced food and drinks, and good fun. TBW and its community are strong believers in the “Buy Local” and “Leave No Trace” ethos. TheBigWonderful is proud to work alongside non-profit partner, Revision. A portion of the proceeds from BEERFEST will go toward furthering Revision’s mission of creating thriving, resilient neighborhoods.
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