Grocery shopping is not just a chore – it’s a special occasion during the summer and fall when the Ridgway Farmers Market opens up. Every Friday from May through October, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a fun morning, afternoon or whole day at the outdoor event.
The market is set up in Hartwell Park, also called Town Park, which is conveniently located in the heart of Ridgway, next to the highway and plentiful parking. The many tall cottonwood trees spread across the park create a cool, inviting place for the whole family. Adults can relax and stroll through the food and art stands, while children enjoy the large playground. The park is also home to several interesting sculptures, a gazebo and many sunny spots as well.
How many beer options would you expect to find in a town with one stoplight and less than 1,000 residents? In the little town of Ridgway, we are big on adventure and just as big on beer selection!
Whether you call yourself a beer snob or prefer the term beer lover, the length of the beer list found at Ridgway restaurants is sure to please. From good old American standards to Asian and South American brands, local beer variety also includes some unique European offerings as well as local and regional brews.
The establishment that appears to have the largest beer selection is Steps Tavern with more than 40 flavors listed on their website. Several Colorado brews from companies including Telluride, Ska and Palisade brewing companies are available to please microbrew aficionados. Sports fan beers are numerous such as Budweiser, Coors, Miller , PBR, Little Kings, Michelob Ultra, and Corona, as well as the light version of many of those. Plus ciders, fruity malt beverages and a variety of other beers in several shades and textures are on the list as well.
Katie and Spencer Graves of Eatery 66 say, "We try to have a least 15 beers to choose from that change seasonally."