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The Agenda: Week of September 12

Where to go, what to do and the events you won't want to miss this week in the Vail Valley.

Edited by Tom Winter September 13, 2016

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Some of the rarest cars from the most venerable brands will be on display this Saturday in Lionshead as the Colorado Grand rolls into town.

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This Wednesday, September 14, catch one of the last farmer’s markets of the season as the Copper Bar Ranch Farmers Market comes to Edwards. This family operated farmer’s market features fresh and naturally grown seasonal vegetables including zucchini, summer squash, beets along a variety of lettuces and much, much more. Enjoy perusing the garden to make your selections or choose from those that have been hand-selected and are ready for purchasing. Also available are purchase farm fresh eggs and hormone-free lean Highland beef in limited cuts. 

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You can't go wrong when it comes to Oktoberfest in Vail. Don't miss it!

Round two of Vail’s Oktoberfest continues starting on Friday, September 16. It’s the second weekend of blown-out Bavarian fun that includes the return of many crowd favorites like the Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with Hacker-Pschorr Beer, Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more. Enjoying the scene is free, but a stein of the cold stuff will cost you.

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The Colorado Grand's Concours d'Non Elegance features fantastic cars from brands you know along with some that have been consigned to history.

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Colorado Grand Concours d’Non Elegance rolls into Lionshead on Saturday, September 17, showcasing some of the rarest and most interesting automobiles still on the road today. An annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction, this event was founded in 1989 by Englewood automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland. Every September at the peak of the fall color season approximately 85 vintage cars are driven in a relaxed, non-competitive event, covering 1,000 miles through the Rockies in five days, ending up in the Lionshead neighborhood of Vail for the Concours, where it’s possible to view these classic examples of automotive history up close and personal. 2016 will be the 28th anniversary for this remarkable event. The Concours is free and open to the public.

Also on Saturday, The National Sheepdog Trials return to Carbondale. Featuring the top sheepdogs and their handlers from all over the continent, the teams will be competing for over $40,000 in prize money. Along with the action, there’s a food and craft fair, Lamb cooking demonstrations from top local Chefs Chris Lanter,(Cache Cache) Will Nolan (Eight K)  and Mark Hardin (Field to Fork). Tickets range from $5 to $40, available at the gate.

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