Family Fun returns with ACES’ Harvest Party on Saturday

This weekend is a chance to celebrate the last days of autumn and connect with the community at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ (ACES) annual Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 15.

For the kids, there’s an array of activities like a pie contest, pumpkin carving, hayrides, an apple-cider press, ranch games, screen printing and other crafts, while bonding with friends and peers throughout the valley. For the parents, food, beer and wine will be provided by local vendors.

This year’s event will also have a strong focus on education around regenerative farming with the opportunity for families to get their hands in the dirt and harvest specific crops, providing a chance for our youngest community members to learn where their food comes from and the importance of taking care of our land, organizers said.

“ACES’ Harvest Party is a great way for families to not only have a fun day of food, drink, live music, pumpkin carving and other kids activities, but also learn about regenerative agriculture,” said Chris Lane, CEO of ACES. “Through interactive viewing of our farm systems, kids and adults alike can learn how we grow food while sequestering carbon.”

If you go…

What: ACES 2022 Harvest Party
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Rock Bottom Ranch
Free Shuttle Service: Shuttles to Rock Bottom Ranch leave every 15–20 minutes from the Basalt Park & Ride and the Grace Church in Emma, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Park your car and hop on the shuttle.

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