April 03, 2024 2 min read

HESTIVAL is proud to team up with the Western Slope Conservation Center for the 2024 HESTIVAL in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Our nonprofit partner is based in the North Fork Valley, home to Big B’s—the beloved venue of HESTIVAL Colorado for the past three years—and is dedicated to building an informed and engaged community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water and wildlife of the Western Slope of Colorado. 

HESTIVAL, at its core, is so much more than just a music festival; it is the celebration of car camping, outdoor recreation, community, families, friends, local art, live music, and the mountains themselves. Among many of its goals, HESTIVAL strives to bring really good people and really good music together in rural locations. Part of that mission means fostering an atmosphere where there is an appreciation and understanding for the natural world, and to be respectful caretakers of the lands in which we camp and recreate.  

Formed in 1977 to promote and protect Western Colorado's iconic natural playgrounds, the WSCC aims to build a community committed to bettering the land, air, water, and wildlife in their own backyard.  Through education and engagement, the WSCC has become a beacon for inclusivity in the outdoors and a reference for public land use and stewardship.

That’s why we teamed up with WSCC for HESTIVAL 2024, following their lead to educate our HESTIVAL-goers about local public lands and programs. Check out our whole list of planned activities and be sure to get involved with all of the fun things we are doing at HESTIVAL with WSCC!

HESTIVAL x WScc Scheduled events

Friday, April 26

4-5pm: Happy Hour - purchase a sweet HESTIVAL cup for $10 and 100% of the proceeds will go towards WSCC causes…..and you’ll get discounted Big B’s Cider all weekend long!   

**Parking fees for locals on Friday night will go 100% to the WSCC.   

Saturday, April 27  

8-11am: Swing by the WSCC booth for local tips on where to hike, bike, explore.   

11am: Join WSCC for a nature walk at the Paonia Riverwalk. We will provide shuttles to and from with the option to explore downtown Paonia as well!  

4-5pm: Another Happy Hour to drink for a good cause and pick up your HESTIVAL mug for $10! 



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