Ah. Autumn. Park City's sleepy season is sneakily brimming with scrumptious events. We're talking everything from high altitude brunch and farm-to-table eats to shot-skis and full-blown festivals. Save the date for these sparkling events and get ready to eat and drink your way into winter.
Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest
September 11 -16, various times & events
Take a trip down the canyon for six full days of foodie events at the Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest. Sip Japanese whiskeys (Sept. 12), dig into brunch and a cooking class at the Park City Culinary Institute (Sept. 15), or pair your beer with fresh seafood as the Bucket O' Crawfish takes over Shades of Pale Brewery (Sept. 16). If you love food and drinks, there's no way better to spend your week. Peruse the full schedule of events here.
Saturday, September 15 @ 6 - 10 p.m.
Join the family-owned and operated Mountain Song Farms for a special evening celebrating the season with a rustic meal paired with music and gorgeous scenery. Featuring ingredients sourced from the farm and other local food purveyors, the meal will be created by Park City restaurant Tupelo. In addition to dinner, tickets to the event also include locally sourced wine, beer, and craft cocktails provided by Top Shelf, Alpine Distilling, Old Town Cellars, and Park City Brewery. Check out the Mountain Song Farms website for tickets and details.
Brunch at Altitude
Saturday, September 22 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hosted by yours truly, the inaugural Brunch at Altitude at Summit Watch Plaza is a celebration of the season and our favorite meal: brunch! Come savor delectable bites, grab a drink and cheer on local mixologists as they go head-to-head in the Bloody Mary Smackdown. The entire clan can partake in family-friendly activities, yard games (corn hole, anyone?), music, and more! Don't forget to bid on an item during the silent auction to support the Peace House, a local non-profit dedicated to fighting domestic violence. Grab VIP tickets for extra special gifts, swag, and promotions. More details and tickets here.
Saturday, September 29 @ 6 - 10 p.m.
Did you know one of the key ingredients in beer grows wild all around Park City? Throughout the summer, the Summit Land Conservancy leads guided hikes in Park City's preserved open spaces to collect the hops. Even if you didn't tag along for hops hunting, you can still reap the benefits at the annual Hoppy Hour party at Wasatch Brew Pub as they release the "Clothing Hoptional" brew made from the harvest. The $20 entry fee gets you appetizers, two drinks, and entry into an opportunity drawing. Get your tickets here.
3rd Annual World's Longest Shot Ski
Saturday, October 13 @ 2 p.m.
Park City's rivalry with Breckenridge, CO continues as the competition heats up, yet again, for the glory of holding the world's longest shot ski record. This year, Sunrise Rotary has teamed up with Park City's iconic High West Distillery to offer all participants a shot of Rendezvous Rye whiskey (in lieu of the traditional Wasatch beer-filled nip). For $25 you get a spot on the shot ski, a souvenir glass, and a token for a High West specialty drink at one of the after-party locations. Grab your friends and join in on the party while working (okay, reveling) for a good cause; all proceeds go to Sunrise Rotary Club’s Grant Program benefitting 20 community organizations. The shot ski tends to sell out, so get your tickets early and be a part of history.
Looks like it's shaping up to be a pretty delicious autumn season!