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September 28 - October 1


Join UpaDowna for our annual Folk’n’Flannel Festival & Fundraiser from September 28 to October 1 at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort in Colorado Springs, CO! Festival-yetis are welcomed to this 4-day celebration of community and the great outdoors.  Enjoy live music performances from local Colorado bands, outdoor activities, crafts, food trucks, craft beer & spirits, local vendors, giveaways, and MORE! We are kickin’ this year’s festivities off with Colorado Trivia and featured short films, presented by Arc’Teryx.

Check out the 4-day Activity Schedule below:

Thursday, September 28

  • 5PM – Doors Open
  • 6-7:30PM – Colorado Trivia
  • 8-10PM – Film Night with Acr’Teryx
  • Food Truck: Bowl in the City

Friday, September 29

  • 3PM – Doors Open
  • 4-10PM – Live Music Performances: Rawbert, Moonstruck Melodies, The Mitguards, Tenderfoot Bluegrass
  • 4-6PM – Plant Station
  • 4-6PM – Friendship Bracelet Station
  • All Night – Yard Games: Cornhole & Giant Pong
  • All Night – Hair Sparkles
  • Food Truck: Mondals Burgers

Saturday, September 30

  • 8:30-9:45AM – Hike Manitou Springs: Connecting with Nature
  • 10-11:30AM – Bike Ride to Glen Eyrie (10mi. RT) OR Miramont Castle (4 mi. RT)
  • 11:45-12:15PM – Aqua Zumba (Located in the heated pool!)
  • 1-10PM – Live Music Performances: John Spengler, The Concrete Couch Jam Band, Curtis Boucher, Barefoot Family Caravan, A Carpenter’s Daughter
  • 2-5PM – Wood Working Station
  • 5:30-6:15PM – Rock, Paper, Scissors Competition
  • Food Truck: Good Grub 719

Sunday, October 1

  • 8:45-9:45AM – Sound Bath Yoga
  • 10-11AM – Paint’n’Sip – Fields of Columbines


Choose your adventure! Come for the day or all 4-days. Festival-yetis will have the option to stay overnight to camp or glamp in one of Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort’s newly updated and modern accommodations. All proceeds from the Folk’n’Flannel Festival & Fundraiser benefit UpaDowna and our mission of providing access to the outdoors and outdoor adventures for ALL!


Folk’n’Flannel could not happen without our Yeti Helpers. Be apart of this magical event and volunteer in various roles throughout the festival. As a special thank you, we are offering 50% off your festival pass if you sign-up for at minimum 2 or more shifts! Check out our volunteer roles and needs:

What: Folk’n’Flannel Festival & Fundraiser

When: September 28 – October 1

  • Thursday: 5-10pm
  • Friday: 3-10pm
  • Saturday: 12-10pm
  • Sunday: Closing Day, all adventures end by 11am.

Where: Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Who: This is a family friendly event. All ages are welcome! Well-behaved furry friends are welcome.

Why: All proceeds directly benefit UpaDowna’s programs that provide El Paso County with opportunities to experience the wonders of nature, foster a love for outdoor exploration and build a stronger, more inclusive outdoor community.


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