If you’d rather toast with beer instead of champagne, grab your girls and head to one of these great beer festivals in Colorado. This is where to spend a bachelorette weekend: think of the scenery (that’s Telluride above), the music and entertainment, and plenty of boys! Here are a few festivals this fall:
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival (September 15-18). This Colorado favorite combines the best brews with the finest in traditional blues music. www.TellurideBlues.com
If you go to Telluride, stay at The Peaks Resort has a Golden Door Spa, so you can pamper yourselves too.
Steamboat OktoberWest (September 16-18). Live music, food, Rocky Mountain brews and a mechanical bull-riding competition. www.ResortQuestSteamboat.com/steamboat-summer-events/oktoberwest.htm
Crested Butte Oktoberfest (September 23-24). The Crested Butte Brewing Company’s 12,000-square-foot brew house, tap room and adjoining patio is hosting its second annual Oktoberfest. Activities include a barrel race, dog costume contest and the award for Best Beer Belly. www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com/event/oktoberfest