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Optimum Events and Eagle Ranch merchants announced a two-day music and street party to take place in Eagle Ranch Village on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. Septemberfest Presented by Soleil Homes at Brush Creek features live music, 7 Hermits craft beer, Coors & Coors Light, full bar service, food vendors and street activities. The event also includes the Mountain Rats 50k, full marathon and half marathon trail races that will start and finish at the Septemberfest venue. Septemberfest is family-friendly, free and open to the public.

“We’re bringing so many different aspects of Eagle together for this free event. It’s the perfect showcase of the town and its vibrant businesses,” says Kim Bradley of event sponsor, Soleil Homes at Brush Creek. “Plus, everyone in the Vail Valley is looking for one last reason to be outside before the snow flies for the season – and this is that opportunity!”

The Oregon-based quintet, Fruition has been added to the lineup as Friday night’s headlining act. Fruition has grown from a rootsy string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock band with a powerful grasp of soul, bluegrass and rock, and their live shows never fail to grab the audience by the heart and take them along for the ride. Six bands will be featured on the Septemberfest lineup and include alternative rockers Big Something on Friday and reggae folk with Bonfire Dub on Saturday. Remaining musical acts are being finalized and will be announced soon.

Mountain Rats Presented by Color Roasters and Bonfire Brewing is one of several well-known endurance races produced by Boulder-based Gemini Adventures. Other Gemini competitions include Fruita’s Trail Running Festival, the Rabbit Valley Half and Desert Rats Kokopelli. Course maps, registration and more information on Mountain Rats at Septemberfest may be found at www.geminiadventures.com.

Numerous Eagle Ranch businesses, including 7 Hermits Brewing and Dusty Boot are planning activities surrounding Septemberfest to keep party-goers occupied. Attendees can plan on intense matches of giant corn-hole and other backyard games to round out their Septemberfest experience. Additional event sponsors include Mountain Beverage, Eagle Ranch HOA and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. Many sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information on the inaugural Septemberfest, visit www.septemberfesteagle.com. Also, follow the event’s social media channels on Facebook and Instagram @septemberfesteagle.

If You Go:

What: Septemberfest Presented by Soleil Homes at Brush Creek
Where: Eagle Ranch Village, Eagle, Colorado
When: Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23, gates at 3:30pm
Cost: FREE