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Summerfest

About Summerfest

Summerfest is a family-friendly festival of art, crafts, music, and beer! This weekend of fun is located at the Buchanan Park athletic fields, just five minutes from the Evergreen Parkway exit at I-70. Hours are 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults; children are free. All proceeds benefit Center for the Arts Evergreen, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. This year’s event has ended, but be sure to look for us next summer.

Summerfest 2018 Dates
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10am – 6pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 10am – 5pm

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Summerfest features over 120 artists and craftspeople from across the country, with plenty of handmade treasures for you and everyone on your gift list. Artists bring a variety of mediums, including ceramics, digital art, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, and more!

Only 25 minutes from downtown Denver! From I-70 exit Evergreen Parkway via exit #252. Follow Evergreen Parkway/Hwy 74 for 3.5 miles. The festival will be on the left at the intersection of Evergreen Parkway/Hwy 74 & Squaw Pass Rd.

Parking locations include most of the adjacent Buchanan Rec Center lots, the office park lots south of the Buchanan Ponds off of Castle Ct., the RTD lot north of the festival, and the back parking lots at Bergen Village. There will be signs for parking locations.

No smoking or pets are allowed at the festival site.

Palette of Brews

Evergreen’s premier beer tasting event, Palette of Brews, now in its seventh year, features Colorado microbreweries serving unlimited tastes to ticket holders 21 years of age and older. This tasting event is Saturday only, 11am-5pm. Your ticket to the unlimited tastes is only $20 for online advanced sales and $25 at the festival. You must pay the $5 admission to the festival as well. In addition, there will be beer, wine, and margaritas from sponsor, Coyote Gold, for sale for those who want more than a taste.

Tickets sold separately.

 

Participating Breweries
El Rancho Brewing Company
Lariat Lodge Brewing Co.
Evergreen Tap House
Tommyknocker
Wild Game
Dostal Alley
Oasis
Holidaily
Mama Bear’s Brew
AC Golden
Golden City Brewery
Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery
Vapor Distillery
Blue Chair Bay Rum

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:

Volunteer at Summerfest!

Without our wonderful volunteers, our biggest fundraiser of the year would not be possible! This year, we need people to help with parking, the children’s area, welcome, hospitality, Palette of Brews, set-up, clean-up and Saving the Planet! You are welcome to sign up for as many as you’d like! All volunteers will get an official Summerfest t-shirt.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

Area Descriptions:
Set Up:
 Duties include marking off booth spaces, putting up CAE tents and tables, setting up the info and hospitality booths, beer/wine area, kids’ craft area, stage area, and putting up banners and other signage.
Artist Check In: Duties include greeting artists as they arrive to set up their booths, distributing paperwork, answering questions, and perhaps assisting with getting their work to their booth and setting up.
Welcome: Duties include greeting visitors, taking admission, handing out informational materials, volunteer check in, some hospitality duties, and answering questions.
Hospitality: Duties include answering questions and troubleshooting problems for artists, visitors, and other volunteers. Some hospitality volunteers will watch artists’ booths so the artists can get something to eat and take a break and help distribute and pick up vendor evaluations.
Palette of Brews: Duties include serving wine and beer to the public, assisting brewers as otherwise needed, checking tickets. You must be at least 21 years old for this volunteer position and you should be comfortable handling money and making change.
Parking: Duties include directing people to the designated parking areas, monitoring parking, identifying and reporting any issues, and directing people to the festival.
Saving the Planet: It’s important to CAE to minimize our footprint at Summerfest! This critical job assists Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability (EAS+Y) in helping patrons dispose of trash in the food area.
Clean Up: Duties include removing and collecting booth marking items, packing up the kids’ craft area, info and hospitality booths, and stage area, picking up signs and banners, general cleaning and picking up trash at the festival site, and returning all materials to CAE to put in storage.