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Hops and Harley fundraiser event this Saturday in Fickel Park

June 14, 2019 | Local News

By Amber McIver-Traywick

The Surveyor

The seventh annual Hops and Harley event is this weekend, Saturday, June 15, at Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is free to attend and is open to all family

The fundraiser’s namesake Harley with his American Hero Dog Award in 2015.

members, including the furry ones as long as they are on a leash. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the festivities. Craft beer from Berthoud’s own City Star Brewery and Spirit Hound Distillers cocktails will be available for purchase. Food trucks will be lined up; including Scratch Food Truck, Bedrock BBQ, Samples World Bistro, Sweaty Moose, Ohana Eatery, Kettle Drum, Sammy’s Cheese Curds, and more.

Music will be provided by the Joe Kuckla and Irons In the Fire and By The Lee. There is also a motorcycle ride in its second year to the event called “Hogs for Hops and Harley.” The ride begins at 9:30 a.m. from Mile High Harley-Davidson to Fickel Park. Pre-registered riders suggested donation is $25 and day-of riders $30. All riders get a $10 food ticket, beer ticket in a custom mason jar, ride patch, and a Hops and Harley bandana. To register, visit

There will be a “Fun and Games Village” set up with yard games, a photo booth, balloon twisting, interactive activities with Wildfire Community Arts and Berthoud Local, face painting, rock painting and at 2 p.m. House of Joy Kids Show.

This year’s “Woof and Wags Village” will feature a dog agility course open to the public, dog obedience class demo, and mini training sessions.

The second annual 3k and 5k race will also take place the morning of the event. The Shoes & Brews Dog Jog will also raise funds for the organization. Registration is $25 per dog/person combo and includes a Race silipint dog bowl, one free beer after the race, dog treats, and more. If you don’t have a pup on the run, registration is $15. Packet pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 15 and the run/walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information or to register visit

All of the proceeds for the event will go to help Colorado-based nonprofit organization Harley’s Dream. The organization was created by Berthoud residents Rudi and Dan Taylor after adopting a Chihuahua named Harley who had spent 10 years of his life cooped up in a tiny, filthy cage at a puppy mill. For more information about the event and Harley’s Dream visit

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