2013 Feast of Saint Arnold
FEAST OF SAINT ARNOLD
“PATRON SAINT OF BEER”
June 15, 2013
Presented by: Chapel of our Saviour Episcopal Church
Hey, I’m Arnold (not that Arnold), SAINT Arnold, patron Saint of Beer. Join me and my friends at their very cool place (it’s like a park) in the Colorado Springs, Broadmoor neighborhood on June 15, for my Feast Day. It will be a “Festival celebrating Colorado’s lifestyle and culture,” which would of course include beer. . . . and Colorado wine. . .and much, much more.
“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!”
The admission fee will include tastings from Colorado breweries, wineries and distillers who will serve samples of their products. We expect 15 Colorado breweries, 10 wineries and 5 distillers to pour samples of their products. Merchandise vendors will also be invited to pay a booth fee and sell retail products from their booths. We anticipate that a range of Colorado products will be offered.
Live music, seminars, tours of the century old estate (if the walls could talk), and locally prepared artisan food will complement the day’s activities.
The Volksmarch 5K and 10K Walks 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.
The Feast of St. Arnold will benefit charities serving Ft. Carson soldiers and families. Over a decade of war has taken a toll on our soldiers and their families. These organizations are helping to heal these wounds. We hope to be of help in these efforts. The net proceeds will be allocated among the following charities:
- The Home Front Cares
- The American Red Cross
- TADSAW (Train a Dog Save a Warrior): Training service dogs for wounded veterans
- GI Grannies for Soldier Support
- Navigators Fort Carson
- To introduce a new audience to fine Colorado Craft Beer, Wine and Spirits. Seminars, Live Music, Food Vendors, and Volksmarching.
- To welcome visitors to the see the church and its historic property.
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.
8 Fourth Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906