Additional Activities


Check out the great events and activities leading up to the FoCo Book Fest and lasting beyond the final page!

Appetizers: Leading Up to Book Fest

Tues. Oct. 15
Mayoral Proclamation: Local Literary Arts Month
5:15-6:00 pm, City Council Chamber (300 Laporte Ave.)
All are welcome to hear the Proclamation naming October “Local Literary Arts Month.”

Thur. Oct. 17
New Directions: 50 & Better – Food for Thought Cooking for One or Two
1:30-3:00 pm, Harmony Library
Learn to make delicious, easy-to-prepare, small portion meals.


Main Entrée: During the Book Fest


Fri. Oct. 18
School’s Out: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
10:00-11:30 am, Council Tree Library
A movie adaptation of the children’s book by Ron and Judi Barrett. PG. Great for kids!

Fri. Oct. 18
Odell Brewing Taproom Takeover
3:00 – 8:00 pm, Odell Brewing
Grab a beer! Your pint purchase benefits the FoCo Book Fest!
5:00 – 6:00 pm, Jereme Zimmerman will sign copies of his book, Brew Beer Like a Yeti and Christina Marie will sign copies of Cooking with Beer in Colorado.

Fri. Oct. 18
Fort Collins Foodie Walk
5:00 – 8:00 pm, Downtown Fort Collins
Savory Spice Shop – 5:30 – 6:00 pm George Wallace serves up elk meatballs and other local flavors
Savory Spice Shop
– 7:00 – 7:15 pm A visit with Julia Child (performed by Karen Vuranch)
The Cupboard – 5:00 – 6:00 pm book signing with JL Fields, Fast & Easy Vegan Cooking
Happy Lucky’s Teahouse
 – 10th Anniversary celebration

Sat. Oct. 19
Foodie Book Sale
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Old Town Library
A special food-inspired book sale hosted by the Poudre River Friends of the Library.

Sat. Oct. 19
Story Bakers and Books: Old Town Square Takeover
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Story Bakers perform 11:00 am – 1:00 pm! Great for kids!
Enjoy book crafts, wordie games, and more.

Sat. Oct. 19
FoCo Writers Read
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Art Lab Fort Collins
20+ local authors read selections from their work. See the schedule of readings on the FoCo Writers Read page.

Sat. Oct. 19
Tea & Food Tastings with Happy Lucky’s Teahouse
Please see the tasting schedule and link to reserve free tickets.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat. Oct. 19
New Belgium Brewery Tours
Reserve tour tickets online. Open to all ages but only 21+ can sample beer.
11:30 am – 4:30 pm


Dessert: After the Book Fest


Wed. Oct. 23
Author Visit with Andy Griffiths
6:00-8:00 pm, Old Town Library
Celebrate the release of the ninth book in Griffiths’ Treehouse series: The 117-Story Treehouse: Dot, Plots, and Daring Escapes! Book sales and signing to follow. Great for kids!

Mon. Oct. 28
Get Ready for NaNoWriMo!
6:30-8:30 pm, Old Town Library
National Novel Writing Month kicks off in November! This workshop will get your ready to write. Presented by Kristin Owens.

Tues. Oct. 29
An Evening with Jon Waterman (Chasing Denali)
7:00-8:00 pm, Lory Student Center Theatre
Book sales and signing to follow. Part of the CSU Author Series.

Tues. Oct. 29
Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest Winners
7:00-8:30 pm, Harmony Library
Fort Collins Reads presents the winners of the 2019 essay contest.

Sat. Nov. 1
Día de los Muertos Celebration
5:00-7:00 pm, Northside Aztlan Center
All ages!

Sun. Nov. 3
Fort Collins Reads Presents Luis Alberto Urrea
2:00-3:30 pm, Hilton Fort Collins
Tickets and more information available online.