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Holler!ween XVII 2019 was a huge success! With one of the best turnouts and lineups we’ve ever had, we’re looking forward to growing this to even bigger levels. 

Thanks goes out to everyone involved: 
musicians, hosts, volunteers, and attendees alike. A great weekend was had by all (although we could’ve done without that Sunday wind!). 

Special shout out to George Jibilian and his non-profit The Food Aid Project for providing the primary sponsorship for this years event, helping with permits and licensing. The Food Aid Project served 30 million portions of food in Haiti after their 2017 earthquake. And through the generosity of patrons at this years event, we collected 618lbs of non-perishable food for the Larimer County Food Bank!

Also like to extend a big ol’ tip of the hat to all the organizations and businesses involved, including:

The Sustainable Living Association; 

Organic Alternatives;

BuzzThru Espresso;

The Goodness; 

Backstage Flash Concert Photography;

The Weathered Oak; 

New Belgium Brewing;

O’Dell Brewing;

Horse & Dragon Brewing;  

ZWEI  Brewing;

Avery Brewing;

Seattle Cider;

Redstone Meadery;

Scrumpys Cider;

Jax Oyster Bar;

Scott Siefert Photography;
Conrad Meyer Photography; 

Shaped Music Productions

We couldn't do it without a ton of dedicated folks, and the patrons who come to support local music and good causes!


Stayed tuned for latest details on next years event, including dates and theme, coming soon!

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY OUR FRIENDS AT BACKSTAGE FLASH!

 

Ginger Whale
House With a Yard
Milo Matthews
Michael Kirkpatrick

& The Honey Rider Band
Bevin Luna
Maxwell Mud
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Hunker Down


YOGA! More Than Physics
Elwood
Liz Barnez
Sarah Slaton
Amorphic
Elise Wunder
Home Fried Boogaloo
Banshee Tree
The Sugarbirds Rock Band
Lois and The Lantern
The Aggregates
The Holler!
Blue Grama
Milo Matthews
The Grant Farm
The Great Salmon Famine



7:00 – 7:45
7:45 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:45
9:45 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:45
11:45 – 1:15
1:15 – Close


NOON – 1:15
1:15 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:45
2:45 – 3:30
3:30 – 4:30
4:30 – 5:30
5:30 – 6:30
6:30 – 7:30
7:30 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:30
10:30 –11:30
11:30 –12:30
AM
12:30 – 1:15
1:15 – 2:15
2:15 – 4:00

SCHEDULE

GREEN VULTURE STAGE     WHITE OWL STAGE

FRIDAY, OCT 18, 2019
SATURDAY, OCT 19, 2019
M. Kirkpatrick & Honey Rider Band
The Grant Farm
The Great Salmon Famine
Bevin Luna
Liz Barnez
Banshee Tree
The Holler!
Maxwell Mud
Milo Matthews
Ginger Whale
Lois & The Lantern
Hunker Down
Home Fried Boogaloo
Sarah Slaton
Elwood
House With a Yard
Elise Wunder
Blue Grama
The Sugarbirds Rock Band
The Aggregates
Amorphic
Yoga with More Than Physics
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TIME, DATE AND LOCATION

 

OCTOBER 18—19, 2019

FRIDAY: 7PM—2AM (DOORS 6PM)

SATURDAY: NOON—???

Graves Dairy Land
95 Poudre Canyon Road
Bellvue, CO 80512

 

Take Highway 287 North out of Fort Collins, turn left at Highway 14, travel about a half mile to Holler! road on the left. Look for signs and flags!

EXPERIENCE

Our 17th year. Hosted by Michael, Marie, Kellie, Tony, Fish and The Food Aid Project! This is a gathering of The Holler! and their musical community, a call to the wild, a pause for a much needed ecstatic celebration with our friends and family.

 

Community. Novelty. Intent.

 

As always, our stages will be in a heated indoor environment big enough for all of us, but remember, this is essentially an outdoor experience and it can get cold on the high plains in October. Like years past, this event will be two days, two stages with music on Friday from 7pm-close and Saturday starting with Yoga at noon and going until the wee hours of Sunday morning.

 

As a service to our community and those in need, please bring 2 or more non-perishable food items for the Larimer County Food Bank.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

CASH ONLY throughout the festival, including main gate and bar. There will be an ATM on site.

• 21 and over, NO EXCEPTIONS!

• Your ticket includes weekend camping (details below), and camping is encouraged (music and community bonfire goes late).

YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO HOLLER!WEEN TO CAMP WITH US!

Go with a guide if this is your first year!

BRING YOUR OWN CUP or be prepared to pay for a cup!

• Respect the land and each other, leave no trace.

• Costumes are REQUIRED! Remember this is an outdoor event so dress appropriately.
• Dogs are allowed in the parking lot and camping areas.
NO DOGS IN FESTIVAL CORRAL OR TENTS PLEASE!

CAMPING

ARRIVAL: ANYTIME AFTER 2PM FRIDAY, OCT. 18

DEPARTURE: BEFORE 4PM, SUNDAY OCT. 20

 

YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO HOLLER!WEEN TO CAMP WITH US!

ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN FIRES IN PARKING/CAMPING AREAS. Portable gas grills, etc. are acceptable. There is a large bonfire on the festival grounds that will burn all weekend.

• Camping is first come/first served basis. Plots are not individually marked — please be courteous to your neighbors

Pack it in, pack it out.

• Dogs are allowed in the parking lot and camping areas. NO DOGS IN FESTIVAL CORRAL OR TENTS PLEASE!

SHUTTLE BUS

CLICK HERE FOR SHUTTLE BUS INFO AND BOOKING

The Biodiesel for Bands shuttle bus will pick up at Organic Alternatives, 346 E Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO, at 6:00PM and again at 7:00PM, with return trips at 12:00AM,1:00AM and 2:00AM, both Friday and Saturday nights.

AMENITIES/FOOD/BEVERAGES

TOILET FACILITIES: There will be porta-potties on site with central wash stations.

BEVERAGES: The cash bar (ATMs on site) will feature numerous local beers from New Belgium, O'Dell, Horse and Dragon and others. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages are also available, and water stations will be located around the fest grounds. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PERMITTED!

 

VENDORS:

We are happy to welcome back our old friends Bruce and Mary-Jane, who will be onsite and ready to get you going again in the morning (or anytime) with fantastic coffee offerings, smoothies, CBD-enhanced products and more!

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Get ready for some fantastic and unique sandwiches from Fort Collins based The Goodness. Using the freshest local, seasonal and delicious ingredients, these folks bring you sliders, paninis, wraps and more. Veggie options available.

Not your grandma's photo booth! A wonderfully unique vintage trailer converted to a fully functional mobile photo booth. Back for another year and ready to save your memories!

 
 

REPRINTED FROM THE NEW SCENE MAGAZINE
Lily Morford, October 2, 2018


What started as a way to perform his own music on a “cool stage” 16 years ago in Northern Colorado, has now turned into an annual Halloween festival of sorts for Michael Kirkpatrick and his band, The Holler!.

Two weeks before Halloween every year for the past 16 years, Kirkpatrick produces a two-day music and camping festival called Holler!ween held in the high planes of Northern Colorado on a camping ground near Fort Collins. Even though The Holler! band members have come and gone, Holler!ween still thrives as a way for local musicians and artists to express themselves. “When we were young and newcomers to the scene, no one was inviting us to festivals so we decided to make our own,” said Kirkpatrick. Although the event is right before Halloween, costumes are required to attend, and jack-o-lanterns light up the campsite, don’t be fooled – Holler!ween is not your average festival or a place for children, but, it is a festival that allows for the celebration of art and music.

“A first timer may be overwhelmed by the weather, the amount of jack-o-lanterns, or the overall mind-blowing coolness of the weekend. You don’t need an invite, but it is recommended that first-timers come with a guide. Guides can be found by attending one of my shows, mingling through the Fort Collins underground or maybe, one will even find you,” Kirkpatrick said. “[A first-timer] should get plenty of sleep and hydration before the event. A guide is there to ease your transition into our Holler!ween world. Music happens on two stages located in indoor heated environments, but the temps can be quite cool on the high planes in October. We also [will have] one giant, central bonfire.”

Kirkpatrick also recommends a costume and camping gear that will blend with the weather and natural environment. Guests are allowed to bring a tent, an RV, or anything in between, but some people, he says, never sleep during Holler!ween at all.

An event he describes as a “place to build each other up, enjoy music, a call to the wild, and a pause for a much needed ecstatic celebration”, Holler!ween has become a fall tradition for more than 800 people a year — and some even come from out of state to attend.

“We need art and love more than anything right now. The three words on our crest are community, novelty, and intent. This year, we are also celebrating our good friend, community pillar and long-time Holler!weener, Dennis, who is turning 70,” he continued.
 

For the past 6 years, Tony and Kellie Falbo of The Sustainable Living Association have used their expertise to provide support and direction for Holler!ween. The Sustainable Living Association is an organization committed to helping people build sustainable communities by protecting the natural systems that sustain the earth.

“We are lucky to have partnered up with a nonprofit that shares our philosophy and sense of adventure. Our crew brings circus tents, fencing, port-o-potties, stages, decors and generators to the site to build Holler!ween from the ground up. Along with building a sweet beer garden and organizing permits, volunteers, and logistics, Tony and Kellie’s love permeates through all aspects of the weekend and they are the perfect team,” Kirkpatrick said.

This year’s event, Holler!ween XVI takes place on a beautiful farm located at the base of the Poudre Canyon and includes 2 days, October 19th-20th, two music tents, and over 20 bands.

 

Tickets include camping, but the festival is accepting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. Friday starts with campers arriving throughout the day, but the gates open at 6pm. The music on Friday goes until 2am. The music on Saturday starts at noon.
 

“We have food trucks on site including Buzzthru Espresso Bar run by veteran Holler!weeners, Bruce and MaryJane, and the music on Saturday will go very late with festivities and jams happening around the fire well into Sunday lunch,” Kirkpatrick adds.

“Our hope is that everyone that comes to this event acts with love and respect while going through the weekend’s journeys. With this philosophy, Holler!ween has thrived for 16 years. This attitude will become more important as we grow into the future to include more members of the community, bigger production, and some national acts.”

 
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