2014 Feast of Saint Arnold

Feast of Saint Arnold

FEAST OF SAINT ARNOLD
“PATRON SAINT OF BEER”
June 14, 2014
Presented by: Chapel of our Saviour Episcopal Church

Hey, I’m Arnold (not that Arnold), SAINT Arnold, patron Saint of Beer. Join my friends and me on June 14, for my Feast Day on the sprawling, historic grounds of Chapel of Our Saviour,  located in the Broadmoor neighborhood of Colorado Springs.  It will be a “Festival celebrating Colorado’s lifestyle and culture,” benefiting Westside CARES! The Festival will, of course include beer. . . . And Colorado wine. . . And much, much more, like a family interactive fun zone for all ages!

“In my day people everywhere were dying from plague caused by the bad water, so I stirred the brew kettle with my crucifix and exclaimed, “don’t drink the water, drink the beer!” They got well . . . . . . .and happier too!”

WHAT

The admission fee will feature tastings from Colorado breweries wineries and distillers who will serve samples of their products. The festival experience will be complimented with a variety of food and merchandise vendors offering a range of Colorado products.

Live music, family activities, and tours of the century old estate (if the walls could talk). Locally prepared artisan food will complement the day’s activities.

The Family 5K and 10K Walks (Volksmarch) sponsored by The Colorado Springs Walking Club will begin in the morning of the feast day. It will originate and terminate at the festival entrance on 4th Street.  This walk will be along predetermined routes through the Broadmoor neighborhood.  “Volksmarching” is a popular northern European tradition. “Volksmarchers” will be allowed early entry to the festival grounds. Sign up begins at 9AM the day of the event. Walkers can show up at the event venue on Fourth Street and pay a $3 fee, which covers insurance and registration.

A wonderful article was also in the June 8 issue of the Colorado Springs Gazette and can be found HERE!!!!

WHY

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The Feast of St. Arnold will benefit Westside CARES, www.westsideCARES.org whose mission is to provide care and compassion to neighbors in need; the most vulnerable in our communities. Most live on the edge financially, and receive emergency assistance, food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and medical assistance from Westside CARES. As the only emergency human service agency West of I-25, they are an essential asset in our community.

MORE WHY

  • To introduce a new audience to fine Colorado Craft Beer, Wine and Spirits and   Volksmarching.
  • To welcome visitors to visit the church and its historic property.

Guests are invited to come as families. Supervised children’s activities will be provided on the church playground.  For older children and youth we intend to offer an outdoor area with a variety of active activities.

 

WHERE

Feast of St Arnold Location

On the historic grounds of Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs. This beautiful former estate was built in the 1920′s and is located in the heart of the Broadmoor area. With Cheyenne Mountain as a backdrop, the private wooded grounds encompass two city blocks and are surrounded by brick walls and iron gates. A spectacular setting.


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8  Fourth Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

WHEN

June 14, 2014
VIP and Early Entry 11:00 AM
Beverage Sampling NOON – 4:30

VIP:
$55 Advance Purchase
General Admission
$25 In Advance, $35 At the gate

Additional Pricing Info:
15 and under free, 16 and up no drinking (designated driver) $20)
Family walk participants get in early 11 AM for General Admission price upon completion of walk

For information contact:

Brian Bennett
719-231-4803
brian@woofmediallc.com

Becky Bennett
719-231-4815
becky@woofmediallc.com

Music

Ø  11 to 1:00 Fireweed (bluegrass)
Ø  1 to 3 PM Blazz by John Wise (blues and jazz)
Ø  3 to 5 Tribe by John Wise (soul, blues and rock)

Families welcome

Patrons are invited to come as families and supervised children’s activities will be provided on the church playground. For older children and youth we intend to offer an outdoor area with a variety of active outdoor activities.

The Volksmarch

As a natural connection to the festival theme of healthy lifestyles The Colorado Springs Walking Club will sponsor and promote to their members, a “Volksmarch” in the Broadmoor area the morning of the feast day. It will originate and terminate at the festival entrance on 4th Street.  This walk will be along  predetermined 5and 10  Kilometer routes to be arrange by the sponsor.

“Volksmarching” has its origins in Germany and is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe. There are hundreds of Volkssport clubs in the US, and they share schedules and are allied in the International Volkssport Federation. The Volksmarch is a family oriented event and  we expect to see walkers of all ages and athletic abilities.

Sign up begins at 9AM the day of the event. Walkers can show up at the event venue on Fourth Street and pay a $3 fee, which covers insurance and registration.