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September Aspen Events: Aspen Mac and Cheese Festival & Aspen Ruggerfest 2013

Aspen Ruggerfest 2013With the Labor Day holiday behind us in Aspen, everyone is gearing up for two fun September events, the Aspen Mac and Cheese Festival and the Aspen Ruggerfest 2013. In addition to watching as all of the aspen trees turn from a lush green to a bright gold, those planning an Aspen vacation this September can look forward to loading up on a criminal amount of gourmet macaroni and cheese one weekend, and the next, catching exciting rugby matches at the Aspen Ruggerfest.

This year's Aspen Mac and Cheese Festival will be on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Held in the heart of downtown Aspen on Hopkins Avenue's restaurant row, this homage to the king of comfort foods features the most creative macaroni and cheese dishes from local Aspen restaurants. In past years, the macaroni and cheese dishes from Rustique and Jimmy's have proven to be favorites.

The Aspen Mac and Cheese Festival is free and open to the public, so head to restaurant row this Saturday to sample unique twists on a classic dish.

Aspen Ruggerfest 2013 will be held from Thursday, September 12 to Sunday, September 15. As Aspen's champion rugby team, the Gentlemen of Aspen will play host to the 46th annual games. The Aspen Ruggerfest features five divisions: a men's open division, women's open division, masters 35+, masters 45+, and masters 50+. Teams competing in the popular Aspen rugby tournament come from all over the world, including Europe.

At scenic Aspen parks, watch top international rugby athletes representing fifty teams compete to become the Aspen Ruggerfest champions. The Aspen Ruggerfest matches are free and open to the public.

If you are planning on visiting Aspen this September to do a little leaf peeping, indulge in macaroni and cheese at the Aspen Mac and Cheese Festival, and cheer on the local and international teams at the Aspen Ruggerfest 2013.

For more information about September Aspen events, contact a Stay Aspen Snowmass local vacation expert by calling 888.649.5982.

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