Enjoy the Shoulder Season in Summit County

By Samantha Blair

It may be shoulder season but there are still plenty of things for the locals to do in Summit County. Mud seasons means good food, classic films and competitions for county-goers. 

Photo: Town of Frisco Facebook

Boats, Bloodies and Brunch

Gather with your local friends at Frisco's Fall Locals' Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 17. There will be $5 drink and food specials from the Island Grill, Tavern West, New Belgium and Breckenridge Distillery. Bring your ID with proof of Frisco residency to be entered into Dillon Reservoir Boating Adventure giveaways. The Alcapones will play live music throughout the afternoon. Proceeds will benefit Summit Community Care Clinic.

Photo: Frisco Bay Marina

WreckTangle Championship

The inaugural WreckTangle Championship at Copper is this Saturday, September 16. The Woodward event tests athletes’ agility and athleticism. Contestants run twice, and those with the top three fastest times will advance to the finals. Entry is $39. Register online

Photo: We3Travel Facebook

Breckenridge Wine Classic

From September 14 to 17, taste food, wine, beer and local goods from more than 100 artisans. Sign up for different kinds of activities throughout the week, including seminars, adventures, cooking demos, tastings and several food and wine events. The Beerunch Hike, Pinot Passport Hike and Hair of the Dog Fat Bike Ride are among the most anticipated events this year. 

Photo: Breckenridge Wine Classic Facebook

Quandary Peak Trail Maintenance

Join the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and help do maintenance on Quandary, Summit County’s favorite 14er. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will help with the Find your 14er campaign alongside the National Forest Foundation, CO 14ers Initiative and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Register to participate online.

Photo: Everything Summit 

Great Cornholio

Toss some hacky sacks for a good cause on September 17 from 12 to 8 p.m. in Carter Park. The third annual Great Cornholio is an afternoon of friendly cornhole competition, beer, music, raffles, a BBQ and prices for first place and best costume. Entry includes food and two beer tickets. All proceeds from the event will benefit Wounded Heroes Family Adventures. Free agents are welcome.

Photo: The Great Cornholio Facebook

Classic Film Series

The free monthly film series is bringing the Philadelphia Story with Cary Grant, James Stewart and Katherine Hepburn to town on September 19. Head to the Hopefull/Discovery Room in the South Branch Library from 5 to 7 p.m. for a classic flick and free popcorn. Keep your eyes open for classic films each month.

Photo: Everything Summit

These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Visit our Daytime and Nightlife sections to find many more things to do.

About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.