Festival Maps will be posted here when available.
Our Festival takes place in Huerfano County, Colorado. We have events in Walsenburg, La Veta, Gardner and Uptop. At an average of 6200ft, we have clean air, beautiful mountains and a variety of places to explore. We are a high desert community and altitude sickness can be an issue for some people. Don’t let high altitude spoil your fun. Drink water, wear sunscreen and keep in mind that alcohol affects people differently.
Our Concert series opens at Uptop this year. Uptop is a ghost town that is on the Old La Veta Pass road. At over 9000 ft, it provides an excellent spot for a picnic and music. For directions, check this site out.
Next is the Taste of Things to Come, which is held in Gardner. Perhaps our most popular event, this concert gives all the performers a chance to entice the audience with a glimpse of future concerts. The venue is small, and always packed, so make your reservations early!
La Veta is nestled up against the Spanish Peaks, and is home to many of our workshops during the festival, and the Sunday concert.
Last, but not least, Walsenburg is a hub of activity for concerts, workshops and the Harp Retreat. We will be using a new venue for the Friday and Saturday concerts this year. Huerfano RE-1 has opened up Washington School for use as a community center. This includes the Auditorium with it’s Art Deco inspired interior.
Find out more about the area, lodging, camping and points of interest at Spanish Peaks Country, or The La Veta Cuchara Chamber of Commerce website. There are full updated lists for all the communities in Huerfano County on the sites.
If you’re looking for a nice drive in Spanish Peaks Country, consider Highway 12. It is a scenic byway that wraps around the Spanish Peaks. Check out the route.