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Things to Do This Weekend in Longmont: August 9-11

Celebrate the last weekend of summer vacation with these fun Longmont activities.
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Boulder County Fair (Macie May/ Longmont Observer)

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Friday, August 9

Outlaw Bingo - Favorite Hat

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Village at the Peaks, 1250 South Hover Road, Longmont

This is not your grandma’s bingo (although, if she’s fun, bring her)! Outlaw Bingo combines bingo, music, great prizes, food, fun and entertainment with special theme nights and DJ Rockstar Aaron!

Free to Play
All Ages Welcome
Registration begins at 5:30 PM
Event 6-9 PM
Gift Card Prize per Game

Friday, August 9th
Favorite Hat

Boulder County Fair

  • Time: August 2-11
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont

This is the last weekending of the 150th Anniversary of the Boulder County Fair.

Saturday, August 10

Blackgrass Metal Fest

  • Time: 2-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Grossen Bart Brewery, 1025 Deleware Ave. Unit A., Lonmgont

Heavy metal is for lovers! Poolside At The Flamingo, Skyburial, Harvest The Murdered, Iamtheshotgun, Doomsday for the Destroyer, Black July, Crown Magnetar, Fall of Scylla and Longmont’s very own Quick Victim will soothe your inner savage beast. Stroll through the Dark Arts Gallery for some visual strangeness including glass blowing by DJaySeeJ, a live Blacksmith, sip on some evil delicious beers, then get out there and mosh!!
**Tickets will be $15 available at the bar, or online here:

Rugs & Robes: White Russian Nitro Release Party

  • Time: 4-8 p.m.
  • Location: Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont

Join us for a celebration of The Dude's true beer of choice. Sip back and chill with this new seasonal 8.9% cocktail-inspired white stout on nitro while enjoying Wii bowling, vinyl spinning, a Big Lebowski costume contest & the chance to win Beer for a Year.

Abide with The Nitro, or White Russian Nitro, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. White Russian Nitro is takin’ er super smooth for all us craft beer drinkers out there. There’s a beverage here that’s for strikes and gutters; ups and downs. And, I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that. With coffee, vanilla and notes of chocolate, this is a beer that really ties it all together. But, well, that's just, like, our opinion, man.

Talk with a Beer Chemist

  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Brewmented 900 S. Hover St. Unit C, Longmont

Join us in our taproom for a free talk about yeast monitoring and contamination detection with Kelley Freeman from Beyers Analytical Brewing Sciences.

This informative presentation will cover:

– How to do yeast cell counts and the calculations used for yeast propagation
– What media to use for yeast detection, yeast storage (yeast slants), and yeast contamination
– Bacterial contamination, media to use for detection, and ways to ID which bacteria are present
– Different detection techniques, selective media platting, PCR, and sequencing (how they work, what data you get from each, and how to use that data).
– Basic lab equipment that can be used to start monitoring your microbes.

Sunday, August 11