photo by Matt Inden/Weaver Multimedia Group and Colorado Tourism Office
If you'd rather toast with beer instead of champagne, grab your girls and head to one of these great beer festivals in Colorado. This is where to spend a bachelorette weekend: think of the scenery (that's Telluride above), the music and entertainment, and plenty of boys! Here are a few festivals this fall:
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival (September 15-18). This Colorado favorite combines the best brews with the finest in traditional blues music. www.TellurideBlues.com
If you go to Telluride, stay at The Peaks Resort has a Golden Door Spa, so you can pamper yourselves too.
Steamboat OktoberWest (September 16-18). Live music, food, Rocky Mountain brews and a mechanical bull-riding competition. www.ResortQuestSteamboat.com/steamboat-summer-events/oktoberwest.htm
Crested Butte Oktoberfest (September 23-24). The Crested Butte Brewing Company's 12,000-square-foot brew house, tap room and adjoining patio is hosting its second annual Oktoberfest. Activities include a barrel race, dog costume contest and the award for Best Beer Belly. www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com/event/oktoberfest