Westy Fest: Hot Air Balloons, BBQ, Live Music and More in Westminster

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Westminster’s Halloween Harvest Festival was transformed into Westy Fest on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from noon to 8 p.m. in downtown Westminster. This FREE The event includes carnival games, sleight of hand, hot air balloon spectaculars, live musical performances from local bands, food trucks, bouncy castles, a barbecue contest and more. You can even choose the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin patch!

Most of the activities are free: entertainment, inflatable structures, mobile tree climbing, trampolines and 30 carnival games. You can buy food, beer and pumpkins.

Planned to perform:

1:00 p.m. — Be Kind Rewind

3 p.m. — School of Rock

6:30 p.m. Pandas and People

Six hot air balloons will arrive at 4:30 p.m. and inflate around 5:45 p.m. The hot air balloons will remain on the ground during the event and visitors will be able to chat with the pilots and ask questions.

More than 30 teams participate in the Meat Scream barbecue contest. $20 will buy samples of 10 contestants and allow you to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Voting takes place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The prizes will be awarded on the Festival Stage at 4 p.m.

A pumpkin patch will be set up in the plaza next to JCPenney. Prices depend on the size of the pumpkin. Don’t worry if you don’t want to take your pumpkin to the festival. A free pumpkin valet will check your pumpkin until you’re ready to go home.

Everyone is invited to dress up. Please leave any sharp objects or replica weapons at home.

Parking will be limited, so take the free shuttle. These will run every 15 to 20 minutes from noon to 9 p.m. Courtesy carts will be available for people with reduced mobility.

Shuttle locations: College Hill Library, Westminster City Hall and The MAC.

If you choose to park, use Harland Street to access all event parking lots. There will be no event parking in the downtown garage and you must not use the grounds at Olive Garden, Alamo Draft House or Bowlero.

Downtown Westminster is between Highway 36 and Harlan St. and 88th and 92nd Avenues (site of the former Westminster Mall).

Westy Fest: Autumn Fun in Westminster

When

October 22, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

What

Westy Fest: Autumn Fun in Westminster

Where

Westminster City Center

5453 W. 88th Ave.

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