Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

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Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

October 23, 2015 - October 25, 2015


Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival Schedule

Featured Event

21 and over $30

Still on the Hill: a Grand Tasting of handcrafted spirits on Saturday, October 24th at 4pm, Riverwalk Center.  Admission provides complimentary tasting glass, delicious craft spirits tasting, craft cocktails, people’s choice voting, artisanal snacks and live music!

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Preston Ghost Town & Gold Mine Tour 10am

Adults $30

Kids 4-12 $10,

Kids ages 3 & under free

Lunch is included; For reservation call 970-453-9767 x 2 make by Thursday evening- weather dependent.

Behind Swinging Doors Historic Saloon Tour 5pm


This is a walking tour that highlights the historic brewing, distilling and saloon features of Breckenridge’s mining heritage. This tour is hosted by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. The tour departs from the Breckenridge Welcome Center in the Blue River Plaza. Participants must be 21 or older. For reservations call: 970-453-9767 x 2

The Essence of Spirits Workshop 4pm

Join Master Intoxicologist Mic Beseda at the Old Masonic Hall. Enjoy a complete walk through of the distilling process, and learn how distilling has evolved, how to add and change flavors and all about what makes a quality spirit.

Tombstone Tour at Twilight 5pm

Adults $15

Kids 4-12 $10

Kids 3 and under free

Tour Breckenridge’s historic Cemetery. For reservations call: 970-453-9767 x 2

Highball Glass Hooch 6-8pm

This is you opportunity to create a personalized shot glass! Ceramic Studio, 125 S. Ridge Street in the Breckenridge Arts District. Watch local artists throw shot glasses off of a large hump of clay. During the demonstration you are invited to personalize your own pre-made ceramic shot glass using colorful glazes. Your creation will be fired that night and ready for pick up on Saturday, October 25th during open studio hours from 5-8 pm. $5, includes all materials, first to come, first to get creative! Questions- call 970-453-3364 or visit

Sixth Annual Poker Run & Bar Mix-Off 5 pm – close

Featuring the saloons, restaurants and taverns of Breckenridge, contestants will depart on self-guided tours of the various establishments. Contestants will draw playing cards at their stops and then present their best 5-card hand the following day at the Poker Showdown to be held at the Still on the Hill Grand Tasting on Saturday, October 24th, Riverwalk Center, 4–7 pm. Bar Mix-off– Sampling of Breck bartenders’ creativity, featuring a cocktail throwdown among local mixoligists, utilizing craft spirits as their base. No need to sign up for either of these elements.

Participating restaurants/bars:

Apres Handcrafted Libations, Breckenridge Brewery, Briar Rose Chophouse, Burke and Riley’s Irish PubDownstairs at Eric’s, Empire Burger, Fatty’s Pizzeria, Gold Pan Saloon, Hearthstone, Jake’s, Kenosha, La Francaise, Mi Casa, Modis, Motherloaded, Ollie’s Pub, Salt Creek.



 French Gulch Snowshoe Hike 10 am

$20 for adults

$15 for kids ages 4-12.

Weather dependent- Call 970-453-9767 x 2 by Friday evening-to make reservations

Breckenridge Historic Walking Tour 11 am & 1:30 pm

$10 per person

Breckenridge Welcome Center: Discover the treasures of Breckenridge’s National Historic District.

Spirited Cooking at Colorado Mtn. College 12- 2 pm

$50 per person

Join chefs Ian Buchanan and Doug Schwartz for a hands-on cooking class featuring spirits. How to make a beverage edible? Enjoy the lesson and three-course lunch. Event hosted in the teaching kitchen at Colorado Mountain College on Airport Road. Afterwards head on over to the Distillery Open House, the shuttle can take you or it is walking distance. Preregistration required. Limited seats are available. Purchase Tickets

Breckenridge Distillery Open House 1-3 pm

Event held at the expanded Airport Road Distillery. 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 overnight.

Still on the Hill Grand Tasting 4-7 pm

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Event held at Riverwalk Center. This is the premier craft spirits tasting event in Colorado.  30 of the finest distillers share their talents. Fun times, artisan snacks and the finest spirits! Enjoy acoustic music by the Honey Gitters. You must be 21 years old to enter. Proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Restaurant Association Scholarship Fund. People’s choice voting for distillers.

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Breckenridge Haunted Tour 7:30 pm

$15 for adults

$10 for kids ages 4-12

Free for kids ages 3 & under.

Join us to discover the haunted sites of historic Breckenridge. Call  970-453-9767 x 2 for more information.

Gold Pan Saloon after Party 9 pm – 2 am


Let the party continue at Gold Pan Saloon, 103 N. Main St.  Enjoy awesome, galactic bluegrass by the Honey Gitters.



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.

Participating bars/restaurants:  Breckenridge BreweryBurke and Riley’s Irish PubDownstairs at Eric’s, Empire Burger, Fatty’s Pizzeria, Gold Pan Saloon, Jake’s, Kenosha, La Francaise, Mi Casa, Modis, Motherloaded, Ollie’s Pub, Salt Creek.

Breckenridge Historic Walking Tour 11 am and 1:30 pm

$10 per person

Discover the treasures of Breckenridge’s National Historic District. At the Welcome Center.



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! Passport available at the Welcome Center,  and Participating Restaurants.

Barney Ford Victorian Home

Corner of Main St. & Washington Ave. 11 am- 3 pm. Free!

Edwin Carter Discovery Center

Corner of Ridge St. & Washington Ave. 11 am- 3pm. Free!

Summit Ski Exhibit



October 23, 2015
October 25, 2015
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