The 1st Annual Fall Fest carves its way to Main Street to celebrate the sights, sounds and colors of the Fall.
Activities Include the Mount Royal Hill Climb, Lumberjack Show, Carving Demonstration, end of harvest market and Live Music from Mountain Standard Time
Frisco, Co., September 4, 2012 – There’s never a dull moment in the Town of Frisco and this year’s Fall Fest on Sept. 8, 2012 is no exception. This fun-filled event brings the Autumn beauty of the Rocky Mountains to Main Street. Formerly Beetlefest Frisco’s Fall Fest has all the same great entertainment with lumberjack shows, wood carving and live music and more activities for the whole family including bounces houses, a cake walk, firefighter games and an end-of-harvest farmers’ market. All proceeds from the event go to the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, supporting the nonprofit organization’s forest fire mitigation and restoration efforts.
Activities taking place at the 2012 Fall Fest include:
- Mount Royal Hill Climb– Now that you have been running all summer, it is time to take your skills uphill. The Mount Royal Hill Climb is a 5k ascent to a 10,500 feet summit. Registration for this fun run starts at 7:30 a.m.. The race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at Third avenue and Galena in Frisco. Racers receive tech tees and mimosas at the Fall Fest royal after party. For more details and to register visit www.FriscoFallFest.com.
- The Lumber Jill’s Lumberjack Show (presented by STIHL) – The eye-opening performance mimics a 1900’s logging competition. Axe throwing, underhand chopping, log rolling and chainsaw carving are just a few of the Paul Bunyon-like activities that will be showcased by an all female lumberjack crew. Chicks with axes makes for a show stopping and educational performance. The Lumber Jill’s will perform at 11:15 am, 1:15 pm and 4:15pm.
- Firefighter Games – Take a turn at being a firefighter in the 1st annual amateur firefighter games. The games are free to participate in but advanced online registration is recommended, as spaces are limited. Amateurs will be paired with Summit County Firefighters to complete a series of tasks. The tasks include getting dressed, rolling out a hose, coupling the hose to the engine and shooting a target with the water. Winners receive bragging rights and a photo to commemorate their victory.
- TV 8 Amateur Weather Man – Festival goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at weather reporting. Stand- up against the green screen and do your best to deliver an accurate report of the weather. Beware this weather may be more unpredictable than usual with sasquatches, tornadoes, and tidal waves on the horizon.
- Cake Walk – If you love sweet treats, try your hand at the Summit Daily News Cake Walk. Like musical chairs this game pits pure luck with a good cause. Walk around the tent to the music, grab a seat, and go home with a cake.
- Photography Workshop – Fall in love with the colors of fall and learn how to capture that image. Join Daniel Dunn, Summit County adventure and landscape photographer, for our Fall Fest photo walk. Stop by the booth to register for his Sunday Fall Fest photography workshops. Bring your cameras and get the most out of your fall fest experience.
- Live Music – Free live music with Colorado’s favorite bluegrass band Mountain Standard Time (MST). Not your typical bluegrass band MST, follows in the footsteps of such greats as The String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon. MST brands its own style, boasting a big full band sound with keyboards, electric bass, drums and electronic effects, while staying true to bluegrass with acoustic guitar and mandolin at the forefront. MST will perform at 2:30 pm at the Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street.
- Chainsaw Giveaway: Stihl and Sanders True Value offers you a chance to win a chainsaw and protective gear. Guess the Reese’s Pieces in the jar and walk home a winner. Guesses are $1.00 or six guesses for $5. Try early and often by visiting Sanders True Value or Friends of the Dillon Ranger District prior to September 8, 2012. Winners will be announced at 4 pm from the Gazebo center stage.
“Fall Fest is a celebration of our mountain environment. We bring all the sights, sounds and colors of the fall to one place. We know once you attend Fall Fest, you will fall in love with Frisco.” said Suzanne Lifgren, Town of Frisco Marketing and Communication director. “You can feel good about this fun event as all the proceeds benefiting the reforestation efforts of the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District.”
7:30 am Mount Royal Hill Climb day of registration (3rd and Galena)
8:30 am Mount Royal Hill Climb
10:00 am -6:00 pm Food, Beer, Art Show and Woodworker booths open for business
- Test your skills as a weatherman with TV8
- Photography tips from Daniel Dunn
- Silent auction for dinner with a fireman!
- Bounce houses for kids!
10:30am Mount Royal Hill Climb awards – Historic Park Gazebo
11:00 am -1:00 pm Smokey Bear
12:00pm Fireman Games Rnd 1 ( sign up and pick your competitor)
12:00pm Cake Walks will begin at the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District booth
12:00pm Mountain Majesty Chorus – Strolling on Main Street
2:30 pm Musical Entertainment “Mountain Standard Time”
4:00 pm Fireman Games Rnd. 2
Please refrain from bringing outside alcohol. For more information about the Town of Frisco or Fall Fest, visit http://www.FriscoFallFest.com
Fall Fest is sponsored by Stihl, Holiday Inn Frisco, Wilderness Sports, Marmot, Yellowtail, KSMT, Summit Daily News, TV8, The Mountain 99.5, Alice and Backcountry Brewery.