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Olde Town Shindig: An Arts and Music Festival
Friday, September 8 from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, September 9 from 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, September 10 from 9:00am - 1:30pm

Come on down to Olde Town September 8 - 10, 2023 for the Olde Town Shindig: An Arts and Music Festival, in conjunction with the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Archtop Guitar Festival. This family fun event will feature artisan vendors, live music, a mural competition with local artists, a kids zone, food trucks, adult libations throughout the entire event, and much more! This event is FREE for the public all weekend.


About our Vendors:

Get ready to shop 'til you drop with 60+ talented local artisan vendors joining us on Friday and Saturday at the Olde Town Shindig. Discover unique handmade treasures, one-of-a-kind artworks, and so much more! 

But wait, there's more! On Sunday, we're bringing you the largest Arvada Farmers Market ever! Explore a bountiful selection of fresh, locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and artisanal goodies. 

Here are the details:

Friday & Saturday: Browse the arts and crafts of over 60 talented local artisan vendors.

Sunday: Immerse yourself in the largest Arvada Farmers Market with the freshest produce around.

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Join us for the Olde Town Shindig Mural Festival Competition and Auction, an incredible addition to our first Olde Town Shindig: Arts and Music Festival!

About the Competition:

We've brought together 20 talented artists from Colorado and beyond to create stunning murals right before your eyes. But there's more! They're competing for the People's Choice and Judge's Choice awards.


People's Choice: Your Vote Matters!

We invite you to be a part of the action by voting for your favorite artist. It's easy – just visit our auction site and cast your votes at $1 each. You can vote for as many artists as you like! Physical voting tickets are also available at the Olde Town Arvada info booth which will be located outside of Sock.. The artists with the most votes will win cash prizes:

1st Place: $2,500

2nd Place: $1,300

3rd Place: $1,000


Judge's Choice:

A distinguished panel of judges from the Olde Town Arvada BID, the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, and the Arvada Arts and Culture Commission will select the Judge's Choice winner. The lucky artist will receive a commission of up to $10,000 to collaborate with an Olde Town business on a mural installation.


Winners Announcement:

Join us in Olde Town Square on Saturday at 7:30pm as we reveal the competition winners. It's going to be a night of celebration and creativity!


About the Auction:

Don't miss your chance to own a piece of this incredible art! All murals will be auctioned, with proceeds benefiting both the artists and the Olde Town Arvada BID. The auction kicks off on Friday, and we'll regularly update you with pictures of the murals. You can admire them in person until Sunday at 1:00pm and the auction will close at midnight.

Get ready for a weekend filled with art, music, and vibrant creativity at the Olde Town Shindig Mural Festival Competition and Auction!

Get ready for a pie-tastic showdown at the Olde Town Shindig Pie Eating Contest, proudly sponsored by Rheinlander Bakery!


Do you have an insatiable love for pie? Think you can devour it faster than anyone else? Well, it's time to put your pie-eating skills to the test! 


When: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 4:30 PM

Where: Olde Town Square


To join the fun, you must be 18 years old and have your ID ready on the big day. The contest has limited spots, so be sure to fill out the application and waiver below to secure your spot as one of the first 12 contestants. 


What's at stake? The winner will not only earn bragging rights but will also walk away with a shiny trophy and a $25 Olde Town Gift Card! Fill out the application and waiver below.

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Get ready to showcase your strength at the Olde Town Shindig Frozen T-Shirt Contest sponsored by Scrumptious


What's the challenge? Participants will receive a wadded-up frozen t-shirt and must break it apart and put it on as fast as possible to claim victory! The winner of this icy showdown will be rewarded with FREE ice cream for an entire year!


Where: Community Banks Parking Lot (7530 Grandview Ave.)

When: Saturday, September 9th, starting at 5:00 PM


To join the fun, you must be 18 years of age and have a valid ID ready at the contest.

Ready to take on the challenge? Fill out the application and waiver below.

Join us for the first-ever Olde Town Arvada Bloody Mary Competition taking place during the Olde Town Shindig: An Arts and Music Festival! Get ready for an incredible array of Bloody Mary concoctions crafted by the most talented bartenders of Olde Town. Whether you're a Bloody Mary aficionado or just someone looking for a unique experience, you do not want not to miss this event! Tickets are now available! Secure your spot as tickets are limited and sure to sell out fast. You can purchase your tickets with the link below.

*This event is only for 21+ and tickets are required* 

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