50th Annual Aspen Ruggerfest

September 14, 2017 – September 17, 2017 all-day
Wagner Park
419 S Mill St
Aspen, CO 81611

The first Aspen Ruggerfest was the brainchild Eastern Rockies Ruby Football President Union President Terry Fleener and a local Aspen ski-instructor Steve Sherlock. They both figured that there was no better place to hold a tournament than in Aspen where its diverse community would more than appreciate such an event.
Fifteen teams attended the first Annual Aspen Ruggerfest held on Columbus Day Weekend. A combination of college and men’s teams from Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Denver came to Aspen to compete on Wagner Park by day and party by night.
For over four decades the tournament has been played come rain or shine or (on occasion) snow! The dates for the ‘rugby festival’ moved up to the third weekend of September mostly to eliminate the potential for snow.
Many teams from outside the US have come to experience the magic of playing in this ski town.