A Taste Of Colorado Food Carnival Begins Today

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A taste of colorado food festival in downtown denver during labor day weekend at civic center park

A Taste Of Colorado will mark its 25th anniversary starting today. ‘A Taste Of Colorado’ is a yearly Labor Day weekend celebration in the city of Denver that brings the local community out in huge numbers to taste and appreciate the food flavors of Colorado.

The website for this event is www.atasteofcolorado.com. You will find details about the food stalls and entertainment activities that have been lined up for this event. Following the high delivered by the Democratic National Convention and Barack Obama’s rousing acceptance speech at Invesco Field, mile high residents will line up to taste their local foods.

History of ‘A Taste Of Colorado’ food carnival

The carnival was originally called ‘Festival of Mountain and Plain’ and was started back in 1895 to boost the morale of the locals in a depressing economy. As per the festival’s website :

This year marks 25 years of A Taste of Colorado, an end-of-summer Labor Day Weekend celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Originally named Festival of Mountain and Plain and established in 1895 as a carnival similar to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, the Festival was created to boost the city’s morale and vitality following the silver panic. The event, unsuccessful in ending Denver’s depression and declining in attendance, folded in 1902 when organizers were unable to obtain financial support. In 1983, the Downtown Denver Partnership decided to bring back the spirit of the original Festival to commemorate the opening of the 16th Street Mall. The following year, A Taste of Colorado was added to the Festival of Mountain and Plain name and concept and moved back to Civic Center Park in Downtown Denver, where the event first began.

Details And Schedule For ‘A Taste Of Colorado’

For a list of food stalls that will be operating during the festival, go to the foods webpage on the festivals’s website.

To view the schedule for Live Music at the event and also for details of artists performing, go here.

‘A Taste Of Colorado’ festival will be open throughout the Labor Day weekend from Friday, August 29 2008 – Monday September 1 2008. The festival is being held at the Civic Center Park in downtown Denver and admission is free.

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