My love affair with autumn continues. The mornings are crisp. I'm digging out favorite vests. And a cool night breeze means sleep comes more easily.
It may only be the first week in September, but after a too-hot summer, fall is charging in like a hero. Aspen trees continue to turn from green to gold, and I am still predicting an earlier-than-normal peak color season. Yet, only time will tell. Stay tuned for weekly reports.
Weather this week is a mix of rain, thunderstorms, sunshine and clouds. Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, will be pretty clear, though rain is predicted for Sunday, September 9. Click here for the always-updating 10-day forecast.
With that in mind, here are my top picks for Vail Valley This Week.
Photo: Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook on Vail Mountain
Vail Events On Tap
Zoppe Italian Family Circus kicks off on Friday, September 7, in Avon. Performances are planned for Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9. This is a one-ring circus starring Nino the clown. Acrobatic feats and equestrian showmanship is part of the fun. Click here for details and show times.
Oktoberfest in Lionshead is this weekend, too: Friday through Sunday, September 7 through 9, starting at noon.
Septemberfest is this Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8, in Eagle.
Root & Flower Wine Bar in Vail Village is hosting an Art of Wine Tasting Class starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 9.
Monday Afternoon Club is planned for Ein Prosit in Avon on Monday, September 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Photo: Courtesy, Vail Oktoberfest
More Vail Things To Do
Check out Bucket and Brews at EagleVail Golf Club on Thursday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Skipper & Scout, an upscale kids' boutique, is hosting its End of Summer Tent Sale on Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Solaris Plaza.
Minturn Market is Saturday, September 8, and this is the last market of the season. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Looking for something out of the ordinary to do? Enjoy a Segway tour! Click for details about Vail Segway Tours.
Planning an upcoming winter ski vacation? Check out our hotel listings. Winter deals are already popping up.
Photo: Skipper & Scout