Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival October 19-21

Events: Festivals

Join us for the 8th annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival featuring small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, a spirited cooking class, scavenger hunt, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling. Meet the distillers and taste the creations of 38 distillers Saturday night at the Still on the Hill Grand Tasting!

Event Highlights:

  • Still on the Hill Grand Tasting – BUY YOUR TICKETS
  • Distilling workshops
  • Tours
  • After parties

2018 Schedule

Friday, October 19th

10:00am Preston Ghost Town & Gold Mine Tour – $30 for adults, $10 for kids ages 4-12, free for kids ages 3 & under (lunch included). Make reservations by Thursday evening- weather dependent.  970-453-9767


5:00pm –  Behind Swinging Doors Historic Saloon Tour – This walking tour highlights the historic brewing, distilling, and saloon features of Breckenridge’s mining heritage, hosted by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.


Distilling Workshop TBA


5:00pm – Scavenger Hunt & Bar Mix-Off – Featuring the saloons, restaurants and taverns of Breckenridge, contestants will depart on self-guided tours of the various establishments.


5:00pm – Tombstone Tour at Twilight – Tour Breckenridge’s historic Cemetery. $15 Adults, $10 Kids ages 4-12. Kids 3 and under free. Tour begins at 5 pm. Reservations: 970-453-9767  x 2

Saturday, October 20th

10:00am – French Gulch Snowshoe Hike – $20 for adults, $15 for kids ages 4-12. Make reservations by Friday evening- weather dependent. 970-453-9767 x 2


11:00am & 1:30pm – Breckenridge Historic Walking Tour – Discover the treasures of Breckenridge’s National Historic District. $10 per person


12:00pm – 2:00pm – Spirited Cooking at Colorado Mtn. College – BUY TICKETS – Join chef Ian Buchanan for a hands-on cooking class featuring spirits. How to make a beverage edible? Enjoy the lesson and three-course lunch. Menu includes spirits and their creative uses.  Hosted in the teaching kitchen at Colorado Mountain College on Airport Road. Head on over to the Distillery Open House afterwards- the shuttle can take you or it is walking distance. $50 per person. Pre-registration required.  Limited seats available.


1:00pm – 3:00pm –  Breckenridge Distillery Open House – Take the Yellow route of the Breckenridge Free Ride bus system or take Summit Express from the Riverwalk Center. Leave your car behind – don’t drink and drive!  Cars can stay in the Riverwalk Center parking lot over night.


4:00pm – 7:00pm – Still on the Hill Grand Tasting 
The premier craft spirits tasting in Colorado- it is just a blast!  38 of the finest distillers share their talents. Fun times, artisan snacks and the finest spirits! Acoustic music keeps you groovin’. People’s choice voting for distillers- get your vote in by 6:30pm. You must be 21 years old to enter. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 day of, if not sold out. Proceeds benefit the Community Partners of the Breckenridge Restaurant Association.   BUY TICKETS


7:30pm –  Breckenridge Haunted Tours – Join us to discover the haunted sites of historic Breckenridge. $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 4-12. Free for kids ages 3 & under. 970-453-9767 x 2


9:00pm – 2:00am –  Napper Tandy’s After Party – Let the party continue at one of Breckenridge’s favorite bars. No cover.

Sunday, October 21st

Bloody Sunday Hangover Brunch – Various restaurants around town will be featuring craft-spirit cocktails and brunch menus with many football viewing options. Relax and soak up the vibe around town.


The Art of Tasting Spirits Workshop – Learn how to distinguish flavors and enliven your palate to the wondrous subtleties present in today’s spirits.


1:30pm –  Breckenridge Historic Walking Tour – Discover the treasures of Breckenridge’s National Historic District.

All Weekend Long

Breckenridge Dining Passport – When you’re hungry, be sure to pick up a Breckenridge Dining Passport and take advantage of promotions being offered by our restaurant community! Available at the Welcome Center and Participating Restaurants. $10


Dia de los Muertos Activities by BreckCreate – Throughout Mexico and around the world, Día de los Muertos brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. Far from a morose affair, Day of the Dead is a celebration, rich in traditions and connections—it is a heartfelt celebration of life.


Summit Ski Exhibit – This exhibit celebrates Breckenridge as the first ski town in Colorado. See the skies and clothing used by Breckenridge’s first skiers, racers and patrollers. Learn the way skiing grew from a means of transport to sport.

Grand Tasting: Still on the Hill

Craft spirits tasting booth at Colorado Craft Spirits Festival in Breckenridge
Craft spirits tasting booth at Colorado Craft Spirits Festival in Breckenridge.

Join us for the premier craft spirits tasting in Colorado!  Sample craft spirits from 38 of the finest distillers, enjoy artisan snacks prepared by local restaurants, and tap your toes to live music!
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Breckenridge Riverwalk Center
Cost: $45 in advance / $55 at the door if not sold out
(event traditionally sells out)

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Parking: Park at the Riverwalk Center/Tiger Dredge lot. Free Shuttles available from 12:30-4pm with Summit Express from the Riverwalk Center to the Breckenridge Distillery Open House and the CMC Spirited Cooking Class.

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