Culture and Attractions
Any time of year, there are plenty of festivals, special events and attractions to enjoy in Berthoud.
The first weekend in June is Berthoud Day, accompanied by a parade, music, activities and plenty of fun. Originally called Flapjack Day, the Chamber provided flapjacks for the whole town, which required a cement mixer to hold all the batter. Other annual events include the Annual Quilt Show, Fall Festival at Fickel Park, and the Arts and Crafts Festival (held the last weekend in June). The holiday season is also a time of joy and togetherness in Berthoud, when the town celebrates with a parade, Santa Claus, horse drawn carriage rides and a fantastic display of lighted houses.
The Berthoud Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the town and its surrounding areas, and encouraging historic pride among the citizens. Housed in the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum, the Society organizes exhibits, school tours, lecture series, historic home tours and a vintage baseball team. Also on the grounds of the museum is the Bunyan Observatory, built in 1933 by banker and amateur astronomer, John Bunyan.
The town is also provided with art and entertainment through the Wildfire Community Arts Center. The Center is a grassroots group dedicated to building community through the arts. To this end, the Center offers classes, workshops, events and films in which residents can participate and express their creative sides.