It might mark the official end of summer, but Labor Day weekend in Steamboat is a full on celebration of all things we at Condos in Steamboat love about this town. While behind the scenes we are gearing up for winter working on your Steamboat ski deals, this weekend we’ll be out there soaking up the last of the summer days in true Yampa Valley style.
Dominating the skies will be the Wild West Air Fest running Saturday and Sunday at the Bob Adams Airport. You don’t need to be a plane spotter to appreciate the vintage and war bird static aircraft display, classic cars, radio controlled airplane shows, and the KidsSpace . (Check out www.wingsmuseum.org) Not content to watch things from the ground, take off in B-25 Bomber or Douglas C-47, rides are still available. Admission is $6 for Adults, $3 for youths 6-12, free to 5 and under.
As Bike Town USA, we have The Steamboat Springs Stage Race going on. Roughly 300 road cyclists will spin their wheels in a four stage race offering 10 different racing categories. www.bikesteamboat.com
Prefer to stay downtown, and then shop until you drop. Grab a bargain scouring the semi-annual side walk sale – they’ll be everything from fishing vests to heels. Wander through the 6th Street Farmers market, listen to the live band and savor the scent of freshly made local delicies from local favorites including Chef Dean Martin’s marinated kebabs.
Take part in the annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge from 11-3 on Sunday held every year on downtown’s 8th Street. Give your vote on the Valley’s best hot offerings from the kitchens of old time ranchers to top chefs. Condos in Steamboat’s own tasters Dan and Jake will be there for sure – it’s a date on the calendar for them without fail!
On Sunday afternoon starting at 3pm you won’t find a more Wild West spectacle than the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash PBR. Sit among the Stetson clad audience to witness 40 top professional bull riders battle it out for $15,000 prize money.
If you’d rather get away from the crowds and take in some last summer splendor, slip into some waders or pop on the hiking boots and transport your soul to sounds of nature. Find your eddies on the Yampa, the fish are jumping this year, or head for the trails. Traces of fall can be found on the odd turning leaf and the cooler mountain air.
Whatever it takes to recharge, feel your inner calm or the buzz of a festival, kick back relax and enjoy all things Steamboat.