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The Folk’n’Flannel is a unique festival & fundraiser that takes place in the fall each year. Festival-goers are welcomed to Camp with numerous activities waiting, corn hole tournaments beginning, yoga classes, music playing, whiskey tastings, and beer flowing. Tent, van camping, and extremely discounted rooms at Buffalo lodge are options for accommodation. Food trucks will come for dinner and a percentage of their sales will be donated to UpaDowna. Various bands will play each night at “intimate,” yet socially distant setting.  A continental breakfast is waiting for you the next morning and multiple UpaDowna activities like yoga, biking through Garden of the Gods, hiking the Manitou Incline, stand up paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, and hiking are available during the event. Festival-goers will also get the opportunity to compete in a corn hole tournament or even a “Facial Hair Frenzy” beard and mustache competition! News coverage from FOX21 can be seen here!

Thank you to our current 2020 Sponsors:

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:



**ONLY 150 tickets available, get tickets soon!**

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, all guests will be required to wear a mask (each guest will receive a Special Edition Folk ‘n’ Flannel mask upon arrival). Social distancing will be encouraged at the event (tent spaces will be 6 feet apart in all directions and guests are required to bring their own tent chairs for the band performances to reduce the spread of the virus). Outdoor activities will be by sign up and will be limited to the specific number of participants outlined and mandated by the state of Colorado during the time of the event. Because the event has to be on a smaller scale, which has severely limited our programming for the year, this fundraiser is a much bigger deal for UpaDowna than in past years as the funds we raise will help to keep us afloat for the year. We understand times are tough and are trying our best to promote local businesses at this event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please call: 719-429-9006.

VOLUNTEERS- Planning on volunteering at this year’s event? Follow this link to sign up for 2 volunteer shifts and use access code: COVIDFOLK. Link here: Once you sign up for shifts you will receive an email with a 25% off promo code to use for admission (18+ volunteers only please) on EventBrite. 

What: The “Folk’N’Flannel” is a yearly fundraiser for the 501(c)3 nonprofit UpaDowna, this year… it’s COVID Edition!

Where: Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, Manitou Springs, Colorado

When: Fri. Oct. 2nd- Sunday Oct. 4th

Adult tickets- $40/ day or $70 for both! ($10 off) Kids- $20 / day or $30 for both!

Friday ONLY tickets are valid from 2:30pm Friday-1pm Saturday (if in a room at the lodge you must check out by 12:30pm)
Saturday ONLY tickets are valid Sat. at 2pm- Sunday at 12pm.
Friday-Sunday tickets are valid Fri. at 2:30pm-Sun at 12pm. $10 OFF IF YOU COME BOTH NIGHTS!

Due to the change in event space, accommodations are much more limited than in past years. There are fewer tent and van options, however, our gracious event venue sponsor Buffalo Lodge has A LOT of GREAT rooms available at an EXTREMELY discounted rate!

Staying overnight at this event is encouraged, but not required. There will be a lot of beer and alcohol for sale at this event. If you choose to not stay overnight, you will be required to sign a waiver stating that UpaDowna can not be held liable and that it is your sole responsibility to get home safely (via uber, lyft, sober friend, etc.).

How: (Follow these steps when buying tickets) Average price for one day is $70  ($40 / an adult per day or $70 if you come both days!) and includes: Folk ‘n’ Flannel mask, accommodations, complimentary breakfast, discounted lunch in Manitou and discounted food truck dinner, first 2 drinks, access to heated pool, all entertainment including musical 8-9 performances and ALL outdoor activities the next day (Hiking Manitou Incline, SUP Yoga, Open SUP, Yoga, Zumba, Hike in GoG, Bike through GoG, Kids Camp/Family Activities).

Please read the following instructions as registration has changed due to the event taking place at a new venue:

Step 1: Choose who’s going. You? Your family? You and your friends? Your dog?? Order tickets for the appropriate numbers.

Step 2: Choose where you’re staying. Are you camping in a van, tenting it, staying in a room at Buffalo Lodge (50% for the first two weeks tickets are on sale)? Make sure to select the nights that you will be staying in the accommodation of your choosing. If you are staying in a tent for both nights – select “Tent Space FRI & SAT” and get $10 off. If you are planning on staying in rooms at the lodge you must select for the nights you are staying (if that is both nights you must select that room for both the FRI ONLY and SAT ONLY options). Only some rooms are pet friendly and these will go on a first come first serve basis. **** When selecting a room, if you are planning on booking that room for both FRI and SAT of the event you MUST select FRI Only and SAT Only options. If you do not, someone else can book the room for the day you did not select, the same goes for both tent and van spots. ****

Staying overnight at this event is encouraged, but not required. There will be a lot of beer and alcohol for sale at this event. If you choose to not stay overnight, you will be required to sign a waiver stating that UpaDowna can not be held liable and that it is your sole responsibility to get home safely (via uber, lyft, sober friend, etc.).

Step 3: Choose your activities, sign up to compete in the Cornhole Tournament or Facial Hair Frenzy (a mustache and beard competition)! All outdoor activities are free and all are FUN!

Competitions: Not only do you raise money for UpaDowna but winners of the Facial Hair Frenzy go home with sweet products to tame their mane and the team who wins cornhole gets their very own set of boards!! GOOD LUCK!

This year’s bands: Grant Sabin, Red Mountain Boys, John Spengler, Leo and the Lark, Roma Ransom, J. Miller Band, Curtis Boucher, Jeremy Facknitz 

Tentative Schedule:


Check-in: 2-4 pm

5:00-6:30 Food truck Dinner (% of sales donated to UpaDowna) 

Music 3:30-10:00pm

Heated pool open until 9:30pm (children must be supervised by adult) 

S’mores: 7-10:00pm


7-10 am: Continental Breakfast available 

8-9am: Early Morning Yoga

10am-2pm: Free outdoor activities (Hike GoG, Bike GoG, Hike Manitou Incline, SUP Yoga @ Quail Lake, Open SUP @ Quail Lake) 

11:30-2:30 Discounted lunch available at various locations in downtown Manitou 

1:00pm: Check out for FRI ONLY guests 

2:00-4:00PM- Check in for SAT ONLY guests

3:00- Cornhole Competition 

3:00-6:00- Kids Camp with Family activities Coordinator (scavenger hunts, arts and crafts,beach volleyball etc.) 

5:00-6:30- Foodtruck dinner (% of sales donated to UpaDowna) 

7:00-9:00pm- Movie night for kids in Lodge 

3:30-10:00pm- Live music 

Sun: 7-10am: Continental Breakfast available 

8:30-9:30 Yoga 

9:30-12:30 Free outdoor activities

11:30-1:00- Discounted lunch available in downtown Manitou 

1:30 Check out!! 

Must leave lodge by 2:00pm 

Remember: This event is family friendly and will consist of live music, beer, food, adventure, and a celebration of the outdoors! Flannel is the dress code! It is overnight and guests are encouraged to stay and not drive home that night unless it is an emergency. Please leave valuables at home (but bring cash/checks/card, you’ll need it!) This is a FUNDraiser for an awesome nonprofit, so go big or go home! Cash and check transactions at camp are preferred. 

Absolutely NO: -outside alcohol  -guns or weapons Questions? Want to sponsor this event? Email us at or call 719-429-9006

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