Aspen Square Daily News

Aspen Ruggerfest Begins Today

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If your idea of fun is to cheer on big, hairy guys in shorts and padded bonnets, Aspen Ruggerfest is the place to be from September 13-16! Now in its 45th season, Aspen Ruggerfest combines brawn, beer, excitement and great cheer as teams from all over the country compete for titles in each division. Not just a sport for the young, some of the most competitive matches occur amongst the “old boys” divisions of over 35, 45 and 55.

Aspen Community Picnic at the Golf Course

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Sunday, September 9, Aspenites and friends are invited to the annual City of Aspen Community Picnic. The event takes place from 11am to 2pm at the Aspen Golf Club and includes plenty of events for the whole family including miniature golf, bocci ball, fishing, soccer, football, kite flying and a bounce house for the little ones. The Red Mountain Grill will cater a free BBQ-style lunch for the first 750 lucky people who line up. You can even bring the family dog - this is a dog friendly day! Participants are encouraged to walk, ride or take the bus as parking is very limited.

40th Annual Motherlode Tournament in Aspen


Once again Aspen Square is welcoming guests this weekend for the 40th annual Motherlode Volleyball Classic - one of Aspen's most popular Labor Day events. The five-day tournament begins tomorrow, Thursday August 30, and runs through Monday, with finals in the women's and men's open championship. Games will be played in downtown parks including Wagner and Koch - both a comfortable walk from Aspen Square. For more information about the tournament visit

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