May 30, 2024 2 min read

It was an unforgettable weekend in Paonia, CO for HESTIVAL 2024 and proof that our people are just about the strongest out there. A little bit of cold, wet weather wasn't enough to shut this party down, and our annual gathering produced another series of highlights that still have the whole HEST community buzzing. Here's a few of our favorites, how about yours?

Top 10 highlights from Hestival 2024


Camping in the orchard

Sleeping outside is the best, but doing it with a fun-loving group of new friends in between rows of fruit trees on Colorado's Western Slope? Now that's an experience we won't soon forget. So many awesome HEST nests and Rigs We Dig—camping out on the Big B's property is one of our favorite things!


Friends. Family. Community.

Kids and doggos may have gotten a little wet, but HESTIVAL goers had an absolute blast, keeping the vibes good and the energy high throughout the whole weekend.


Live Music

Dragondeer brought down the house on Friday and Pink Stones had us dancing late into the night on Saturday, playing an extra long set that had the whole crowd moving and grooving.


morning flow yoga with Ombraz

After a long night, Hector from Ombraz helped us shake it all out with a much-needed morning flow yoga session. A nice early reset was the perfect wakeup, and just what the doctor ordered for another day at HESTIVAL.


Drum lesson with dragondeer

Dragondeer's Carl Sorenson didn't stop at the stage, getting the crowd into the action with a drum lesson under the tent. 


Nature Walk with Western slope conservation center

HESTIVAL's nonprofit partner Western Slope Conservation Center led a nature walk through the beautiful Paonia Riverpark, connecting our group with local flora and fauna through a range of activities and firsthand observations.


Late night karaoke with Turtlebox

Just when we thought the party was over, Turtlebox turned things up a notch with their own late night karaoke party. We had no idea our community had so much range!


Hot Food & Hot Cider from Big B's

With weather moving in and out, and a chill in the air, Big B's made everything a little better with its delicious hot plates and generous servings of hot cider all weekend long.


Enchanted kingdom with Dizzy and Finn

You kind of have to see it to believe it, but Dizzy and Finn put on a show for the ages. Mixing face painting, with storytelling, fairies, and balloon animals, the Enchanted Kingdom dazzled young ones and grown-ups alike.


Basecamp brand partners and vendors

We seriously have the best team and community around. Rain, shine, wind, cold, it doesn't matter, this group showed up and stayed up to keep HESTIVAL rambling and rolling. The positive attitude of our brand partners and vendors was infectious, and we can't wait to celebrate with the whole crew again next year.


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