Denver, CO (8/08/18) – The newly named Mountain and Plain Marketplace at the 2018 A Taste of Colorado festival will feature local and regional artisans offering a diverse mix of unique and handcrafted items. The marketplace features unique arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, specialty food items, Colorado Artisans and more in over 175 booths located in the Arts and Craft Marketplace. Also, located within and around the Marketplace are over 30 Home & Lifestyle Vendors. Find home goods, kitchen items and health and wellness products as well as service vendors featuring windows, doors, kitchens, baths and solar energy and travel. The Marketplace honors the creativity, uniqueness and masterful skill of our Marketplace participants.
Returning this year are several of the 2017 Marketplace award winners that include Culture Cross, The Tye Dye Guy and Asana Natural Arts. New to the festival this year will be Black Black Moon, The Bearded Jeweler, Lucky Tree Studio and Retuned by Christina to name a few. In addition to the already great gourmet goodies, new specialty foods include: Rockin Rubs, Lockhart Honey Farms, Great River Maple, Butcher’s Bunches Handcrafted Preserves and Game Time Dips. Several spectacular new artists include: Hand Over the Hero, Fantastic Fan Art, The Color of Blount, Red Art and Design, The Art of Eric Stitt, Active Woods and Adam Hoffman Fine Art Fractals.
“This exceptional shopping experience is a once-a-year opportunity to share the inspired—and inspiring—sights and sounds of many of our talented artisans from around the region.” Said Sharon Alton, Vice President of Downtown Denver Events. The festival will continue its 35-year tradition of being the largest free admission food and music festivals in Colorado attracting over 500,000 attendees over the three day Labor Day weekend. A Taste of Colorado has something for everyone with over 50 food vendors, 175 marketplace vendors, a Kids Zone experience with arts, crafts and an exciting children’s stage, and 25 national and regional musical acts on 4 music stages.
The festival is sponsored by: AARP CO, AMLI Residential, Barefoot, Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Bridgestone, Brother’s BBQ, Budweiser, Colorado Lottery, Conoco, Crocs, Cutarelli Vision, Denver Escape Room, Eldorado Spring Water, Encore Electric, Escape Campervans, Farmland, FairLife Milk, First Choice Communications, HARIBO, HELLO Fresh, Johnsonville, KeVita Kombucha, Lasik Vision, MetroPCS, Mystic Mountain Distillery, Passanante’s Home Food Services, Patrón Tequila, Pepsi, Red Rock Deli, SaHale Snacks, Sheraton Denver Downtown, Sprint, Stok Coffee, Wahl, Westword, Welk Resorts, 5-hour Energy, 9News
About A Taste of Colorado:
A Taste of Colorado is a three-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. In addition to local and worldly cuisine, music stages and shopping, there will be local artisans featured in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace, and interactive activities and games for kids. A Taste of Colorado is the ultimate end-of-summer opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the sounds, tastes, and sights of Colorado’s diverse cultural traditions and Western heritage. For more information, visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, check out A Taste of Colorado on Facebook, follow @ATasteofCO on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and search #ATasteofCO.