Colorado Balloon Classic, Memorial Park, between Hancock Ave. and Union Blvd. Sat., Aug. 30, 6-10:30 a.m. (Balloons begin ascending at 7 a.m.), 4-9 p.m., balloon glow event; Sun., Aug. 31, 5:30-9:30 a.m. country breakfast, 6:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. balloons inflate and ascend; 4-9 p.m. balloon glow event; Mon., Sept. 1, 6-10:30 a.m. balloons inflate and ascend.
Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship, west of downtown Meeker, Rio Blanco County, 41 miles north of Rifle. Single day $5; 5-day pass $20. Wed., Sept. 3 through Sun., Sept. 7. For more information, call 970-878-5510 or visit meekersheepdog.com.
Scale the Scar Hike, Queens Canyon Quarry. Entry fees $10-$15. Fundraiser for Colorado Mountain Reclamation Foundation. Sat., Sept. 6, 8 a.m. registration, 8:30 hike. Mail in registration available. For more, call 442-6949.
Golf Tournament for Silver Key, Pine Creek Golf Club, 9850 Divot Trail, $600 per team of 4. Foursome not required; organizers will match you up. Sponsorships available. Mon., Sept. 15, 11 a.m. registration, shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For more, call 632-1521.
Royal Gorge Train Ride, Santa Fe Depot, 401 Water Street, Cañon City. $16.50 - $26.95. Fundraiser for Easter Seals; also includes silent auction. Sat., Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m. For more, visit www.co-so.easter-seals.org.
Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Art and Craft Festival, Manitou Springs Memorial Park, Manitou Springs. Featuring fine art, fine crafts, live entertainment, kid's art activities and food.: Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 577-7700.
Farmers Markets, Mon and. Thurs.: Memorial Park, Pikes Peak Ave. and Union Blvd. Wed. Farmers State Bank, Meridian Road and US Highway 24. Fri: Woodland Park, on Hwy. 24. Sat.: Old Colorado City at 24th St., Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, Lewis Palmer District 38 headquarters, 2nd Street.