RidgeFest Returns on September 9

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – RidgeFest will be held in Wheat Ridge on Saturday, September 9 from 3 – 9 p.m., in the heart of the Ridge at 38 district. RidgeFest is a free, family-friendly event highlighting the agricultural heritage and handmade/homemade appeal of Ridge at 38 and the entire Wheat Ridge community.

The event will feature four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage food contests, an international heritage festival, vendors, food trucks, local beer and wine, lots of kids’ activities and more. Quickdraw Homegrown Music will kick off the bluegrass concerts at 3 p.m. Thunder and Rain is the second act at 4:15 p.m., and Heartstring Hunters will follow at 5:30 p.m. This year’s headliner, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, will take the stage at 7 p.m. This year’s cottage food categories will be bread, fruit pies, and jams/jellies.

New to RidgeFest this year is a Chalk Art Festival. Wheat Ridge resident, Olivia McLeod has a passion for chalk art and recently won the People’s Choice award at the 2017 Denver Chalk Art Festival. She and her family will head up the Chalk Art Festival with the support of the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission. The artists will work all morning and afternoon to create unique works of art. From 3 – 6 pm, RidgeFest attendees can watch as artists finish their pieces. After 6 p.m., attendees can view the finished work.

Those interested in showing off their classic car or their winning recipe can learn more about competing at Ridgeat38.com. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also still available. Contact CDoran@WeAreLocalworks.org for more information.

For a full schedule of RidgeFest events, visit Ridgeat38.com.

About Localworks
Localworks is a community-based, non-profit development corporation advancing Wheat Ridge as a vibrant and sustainable community. Localworks is comprised of members who contribute to a movement of positive progress for Wheat Ridge. Both community and economic development work is done through activities and investments affecting the housing, businesses, policies and identity of the City of Wheat Ridge. www.WeAreLocalworks.org

About Ridge at 38
Ridge at 38 is Wheat Ridge’s central commercial district, located on West 38th Avenue between Sheridan and Wadsworth Boulevards. A uniquely eclectic district, Ridge at 38 is home to a mix of businesses that offer neighborhood services alongside diverse shopping and restaurant destinations. Ridge at 38 is a destination that offers an authentic small town experience steeped in nostalgia; where tradition, locally owned and handcrafted goods are valued and where new ideas are nourished and cultivated. The Ridge at 38 hosts a variety of events designed to foster a close relationship between the merchants and the community.

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