Aspen: A Party for the Harvest

Credit: Aspen Center for Environmental Studie
Credit: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

More than 40 schools in the Roaring Fork Valley benefit from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies hands-on science programs. But, it takes year-round community support for the nonprofit to ensure those classes happen, and the annual Harvest Party is one of ACES’ time to shine.

Hosted on ACES’ property Rock Bottom Ranch near Basalt, the event features live music by the Out of Bounds String Band, pumpkin carving, apple cider pressing, farm tours, face painting, dancing, food and drink. Hundreds flock to the midvalley to celebrate autumn, and valleywide kids and education.

The Harvest Party, this Saturday, Oct. 19, runs from 12 to 5 p.m. It’s a car-free event, and shuttles to Rock Bottom Ranch can be picked up every 15 mins at the Basalt Park & Ride and the El Jebel Park & Ride. Tickets are $20/adults, $5/kids.