Tidbites | Week of Oct. 8, 2015

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PUMPKIN PIE DAYS

Does anything sound better than an event called Pumpkin Pie Days?

On Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11 the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont will play host to the 46th annual Pumpkin Pie Days, brought to you by the fine folks at the St. Vrain Historical Society.

According to the society, Pumpkin Pie Days was actually started in 1899 by the Longmont Driving Association. Horse races at what is now Roosevelt Park drew crowds to the event, while the “women of Longmont” baked more than 5,000 pies for attendees. In 1914, the Days were stopped as officials feared it would detract from the Boulder County Fair, which had recently been brought to Longmont.

The event was revived in 1969 as an antique show and flea market, but the pumpkin pie is still central to the celebration. Head down for a slice of pie or any number of foods and beverages supplied by the Longmont community.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free to enter. All proceeds benefit the St. Vrain Historical Society. Call 303-776-1870 for more information.

HARVEST FARM FESTIVAL

If you’re looking to get out of town and jump into a 10-acre corn maze this weekend, then you ought to head to the 13th annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze in Wellington.

Hundreds of visitors will get to participate in numerous events like pig races, an “eggucation system,” a visit to “goat city” and an obstacle course. Food-wise, you’re liable to chow down on kettle corn, cider and food from numerous food trucks. Events run all weekend, every weekend until Halloween. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for children and free for kids under four years old.

BONE BROTH IN BOULDER

The bone broth trend is in full swing across the nation, and not one to be left out, Boulder has bought in on broth. With numerous health benefits, bone broth is a relatively inexpensive, easy and goodtasting way to support an active, health ful lifestyle.

Though you can get it at esteemed restaurants like Blackbelly Market, Fresh Thymes and Cured, now you can soon grab some savory vegan broth at your neighborhood grocer. Broth expert Chef Craig King will start selling hot and cold vegan broths at Whole Foods on Pearl on Oct. 12. You can slurp it down at the store or bring it home for the whole family to enjoy that nutrientdense elixir of the healthier-than-you.

BARBECUE AT WEST END TAVERN

You’ve probably enjoyed the cooked meat from West End Tavern’s booth at the Farmers’ Market in Boulder. Now you can enjoy that goodness and then some in their restaurant on Pearl Street with their new menu.

Chef Greg Anderson brings the best of the barbecue world to West End with St. Louis-style ribs, Carolina pulled pork and a bacon double cheeseburger that makes claim to being “the best bacon double cheeseburger in town.” That’s the kind of competition I think we can all get behind.

ANOTHER CHANCE TO EAT BLIND

The Boulder Blind Café is returning Oct. 22-24 with dinners at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each night at Wesley Chapel in Boulder.

This event’s menu is vegetarian this time around and will be prepared by a local chef to be named later.

Tickets are flexibly priced, but the suggested fare is $85. For tickets or more information, visit theblindcafe.com.