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San Miguel Basin Fair & Rodeo

A weeklong county arts and crafts fair, complete with a dessert contest and blueribbon pies. The final weekend features a professional rodeo.

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Telluride Jazz Celebration

The 35th annual jazz festival hosts the genre’s finest musical acts on the Town Park stage during the day and at various local venues at night.

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KOTO Duck Race

Sponsor a yellow rubber duck, and if it floats down San Miguel River fast enough, you can win a variety of prizes, including a ski pass. The race is a benefit for the local nonprofit, commercial-free radio station KOTO FM.

Telluride Chamber Music Festival

Roy Malan, the festival’s artistic director and concertmaster with the San Francisco Ballet, brings high-caliber classical musicians to town to perform.

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Full Tilt in Telluride

The best mountain bikers from all over the West flock to this local event in the Mountain States Cup Series

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Telluride Mushroom Festival

The festival features everything from foraging to lectures and cuisine.

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Telluride Rock Fest

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Telluride Film Festival

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Mountains To Desert Ride

Fall Tilt Bike Race

Telluride Horror Show

The newest film festival in Telluride, this three-day event screens independent horror flicks and hosts special programs and guests.

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OCTOBER

Fall Tilt is a 12-hour endurance downhill mountain bike race challenge geared toward experienced riders.

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Imogene Pass Run

Cyclists race from Telluride to Gateway Canyons Resort in this annual fundraiser for the Just For Kids foundation.

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Sample the best of both: Listen to international blues and rock musicians all day in Telluride Town Park and late night at the local clubs and taste the latest fermented favorites from microbreweries around the world.

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SEPTEMBER 14-16 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

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Runners test their mettle on this 17-mile course that gains more than 5,000 vertical feet, beginning in Ouray, topping out at 13,000-plus feet in elevation and ending in Telluride.

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This world-renowned festival keeps its program secret until opening day, but always features movie premieres, classic films, and discussions with the industry’s top filmmakers and stars.

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge

A new, two-day music festival featuring rock & roll artists; the shows will be held outdoors in Telluride Town Park.

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The first stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge starts in Durango and finishes in Telluride. This second annual event features elite cyclists and champions from all over the world.

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Telluride Festival of the Arts

Mountain Village celebrates the culinary and visual arts with an outdoor promenade of art booths, lectures, exhibitions and live music.

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KOTO Halloween Bash

Community radio station KOTO hosts an annual Halloween party.

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Sunset Concert Series Live music for free in Mountain Village every Wednesday at 6 p.m. June 20 through August 22, with a special Blues and Brews show at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.

Telluride Visitor Guide Summer-Fall 2012  

A resource for visitors to Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado.

Telluride Visitor Guide Summer-Fall 2012  

A resource for visitors to Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado.

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