Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Berthoud Day 2016 - Be a part of a great community event

April 11th, 2016 by Deanne Mulvihill

Community: Come enjoy the people you'll meet, our vendors and what they have to share, the music, the food, family time together,2015-06-06 18.05.11 meeting up with your neighbors and hanging out with us for the day.

Start your day with an early pancake breakfast provided by the boy scouts over near the old train depot (on 3rd Street) or participate in Habitat's 5K run (sign up at www.berthoudhabitat.org). Then join us for our parade at 11 am. Would you like to have an entry in the parade? Or, would you like to sit in a lawn chair and enjoy the parade? Our parade entry form is on the front page of our website in the upper right hand corner. (www.berthoudcolorado.com)

If you'd like to be a vendor at this event, you can also find that form in the same location.

Do you have a talent you'd like to share on stage at Berthoud Day? We are looking for you! Contact us at the chamber office at 970-532-4200 and find out how you get can entered to participate and win prizes.

Community! Come find out what it's like, Berthoud style.

Volunteering in your own community

July 7th, 2015 by Deanne Mulvihill

Volunteering is a beautiful thing!
Community first; powered by the Chamber of Commerce;

We are looking for some great volunteers who love getting out and working with friends, neighbors and business owners to bring our community events to life!

Oktoberfest is coming October 3rd to Fickel Park and we are looking for residents that have the time to help set up for this wonderful traditional event. These events enhance our town and bring people in from around the area to shop, eat and spend money which helps our community thrive! This is an event everyone enjoys whether you are old, young or a family. Your volunteering would be most appreciated and valued. It is great fun and you get to meet and see many Berthoud residents you don’t see very often!

Who better to put on a great community event than the people who live here!

This is a wonderful spirit of community coming together to celebrate Berthoud with local residents, students and businesses, our heartfelt thanks to all.

Please contact us if you would like to Volunteer

The Berthoud area Chamber of Commerce
970-532-4200

Authentic Oktoberfest - Berthoud, Colorado

July 8th, 2014 by Deanne Mulvihill
Chalet Dancers

Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce Authentic Oktoberfest

In honor of our upcoming Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 4, I thought I’d find out a little history behind it. Below is the information from Wikipedia.
Oktoberfest is the world's largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. To the locals, it is often simply called Wiesn, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds (Theresienwiese) themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.
The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place during the sixteen days up to, and including, the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival would go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the first Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October, to mark the anniversary of the event. The festival is held in an area named the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called Wiesn for short, located near Munich's center. Large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed, with almost 7 million litres served during the 16 day festival in 2007. Visitors may also enjoy a mixture of attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls and games, as well as a wide variety of traditional food such as Hendl (roast chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezen (pretzel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings), Käsespätzle (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkohl/Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).
If you would like to be a sponsor, vendor or volunteer, please contact the BACC office at 970-532-4200 or email us.