- A Mid-September event
- Main Street in Frisco, CO
- Watch skilled lumberjacks excel at events like speed carving, power sawing, obstacle courses and much more
Overview: Start the day off with the Beetle Stomp Fun Run followed by live music. The afternoon is filled with lumberjack shows where you can watch skilled lumberjacks excel at events like speed carving, power sawing, obstacle courses and much more. FallFest ends in the evening with another set of live music. Enjoy food, beer and woodworker booths throughout the day. Don’t miss the FallFest in Frisco. It’s a great way to support the community, an environmental cause, and have a ton of fun with family or friends.
When: September 9th-10th, 2017.
Where: Main Street in Frisco, CO
Fee: An entry fee may apply
Details: The first FallFest came about as BeetleFest, as a way to educate the community on the devastating effect mountain pine beetles have had on the area’s forests and wilderness areas. What started as an idea for creating awareness grew into a full blown day of fun and activities for the whole family.
Join us for a full day of activities from The DLM Timberworks Lumberjack show and live entertainment to a bug petting zoo, 4k beetle stomp, and bug slug. If you get tired from all the activity stop by the informational and artist booths to see the latest in Beetle Kill products.
Find more details on the FallFest Website.
Why should I care about the mountain pine beetle?
If you've been on a road trip to Wyoming or Colorado recently you may have noticed a number of dead, or brown, pine trees. This isn't from a fire or old age, but a result of the devastating outbreak of mountain pine beetles in the Rocky Mountains. The mountain pine beetle will bore a hole into a pine tree, feed on the bark, lay eggs, and hibernate for the winter before moving on to new trees during the warmer summer months. The portion of the tree that the pine beetle feeds on destroys the flow of water and nutrients through the tree. It is thought that the effects of climate change have resulted in warmer winters giving pine beetles a higher probability of surviving. The most recent outbreaks of pine beetle have been ten fold previous outbreaks and the destruction is obvious.