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CHAFFEE COUNTY REPUBLICANS AT GOLD RUSH DAYS IN BV!

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The Chaffee County Republicans will have a booth at Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista on August 12 and 13!  It’s a great chance to meet and greet with residents of Chaffee County and get the word out about our platform.  The event is at McPhelemy (Lake) park at the corner of US Highway 24 and Main Street.

Dennis Heap is the Point of Contact for the event and will be scheduling people to work the booth where we will be passing out water, ideas and US Constitutions!  Check our Facebook page for more info by clicking on the Facebook logo on this page.

Put on your best 1800’s era outfit, if you have one, and join us for the fun for Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Gold Rush Days Optimist Pancake Breakfastin Columbine Park. All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage plus beverages are served, $7 adults, $3 kids.

9:00 AM  – 5:00 PM The Art & Craft Fair in McPhelemy (Town Lake) Park.  100 + booths, unique items and delicious food.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Gem Panning.  SW corner area of McPhelemy Park, on west side of the lake.

10:00 AM Civil War recruiting station. Learn how to march and drill just like Civil War soldiers did in the 1860’s.  Presented by First Colorado Company D, Civil War reenactors.  At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Free Concert by Carin Mari performs at the entertainment tent playing Country/Americana Music.  Learn more about Carin Mari.

11:00 AM – 4 PM Kayaking on McPhelemy Park Town Lake. Only $5 for 2 days of kayaking on both Sat. & Sunday. East side of lake.

11:00 AM History of Burro Racing and Curtis Imrie Stories.  Presented by the Western Pack Burro Assoc.. At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

12:00 PM BV Heritage Reenactment – Victorian Secrets. This is a Victorian undergarment demonstration. Learn why it took two women to dress one woman in the late 19th century.  Presented by Carrie Carey and Lois Goss.  At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  Free Concert by Mountain Mantra Music.  Classic Rock, Folk Rock, & Blues.  Learn more about Mountain Mantra Music.

1:00 PM BV Heritage Reenactment – The McPhelemys. Listen to their charming stories of days gone by.  Presented by Bonnie and Ray Stwalley.  At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

1:30 PM BV Heritage Reenactment – Alsina Deerheimer, the “Mother of Buena Vista” tells how the town was named and other interesting stories. Presented by Judy Epperson. At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Victorian Tea.  Tea for ladies in Victorian costume hosted by the ladies of the First Colorado Company D.  Open to all those who attend in period costume only, spectators welcomed.  Held in the Civil War Camp, McPhelemy Park.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Victorian Tea for ladies and gentlemen hosted by the ladies of the First Colorado Company D.  Open to all, no costume needed.  Held in the Civil War Camp, McPhelemy Park.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Free Concert by Dakota Blonde performs at the entertainment tent playing Acoustic American Music.  Learn more about Dakota Blonde.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Free Concert by Mark’s Midnight Carnival Showat Main St. Peoples Stage 320 E. Main St.

4:30 PM First Colorado Company D, Civil War reenactors present a Civil War drama. At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

7:00 PM  Performance by The Madams of Central Colorado.   This fun historical production has become almost as infamous as the ladies of the evening they portray.  Performance at the BV Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main.  Admissions charged, advanced ticket purchase recommended. Learn more about The Madams of Central Colorado.

8:00 PM  Free Movie – Seabiscuit. At the Watershed, 410 E. Main St.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

8:30 AM -10:30 AM Free Concert by Enchanted Strings Music with Carole and Randy Barnes.  A lively mix of Celtic music performed on hammered dulcimer, squeezebox and guitar from these popular local musicians. Learn more about Enchanted Strings Music.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Cowboy Church at the entertainment tent in McPhelemy Park.  The nondenominational service will be given by Sharon Robertson .

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM The Art & Craft Fair in McPhelemy (Town Lake) Park. 100 + booths, unique items and delicious food.

9:55 AM Blessing of the Burros.  Near Town Hall, 210 E. Main St.

10:00 AM Pack Burro Race Start.  Come watch the burros and cheer on the racers at the start of the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown Burro Race.  The burro race starts at Main and Railroad and runs east to the Midland Trail.  The race start line is near  Town Hall, 210 E. Main St.

10:15 AM A Shootout on East Main after the start of the Burro Race.  Starts near Town Hall, 210 E. Main St. and proceeds east on Main St.

10:30 AM  The infamous Toilet Seat Races will take place on E. Main St. near the intersection of East Main and Colorado immediately after the street is clear of the burros. Come join the fun, it’s free to participate!

11:00 AM Musket Demonstration presented by First Colorado Company D, Civil War reenactors. See how the 1861 Springfield musket was used in the Civil War.  At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Free concert by Kevin Earlywine.  Kevin has been on his 2017 new album release tour across the United States.  His Gold Rush performance will feature songs from his album Danger, along with pop, folk and indie music.  Learn more about Kevin Earlywine.

11:00 AM – 4 PM Kayaking on McPhelemy Park Town Lake. Only $5 (if you paid to kayak on Saturday you can kayak again today at no additional cost).  East side of lake.

12:00 PM BV Heritage Reenactment – The McPhelemys. Listen to their charming stories of days gone by.  Presented by Bonnie and Ray Stwalley.  At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

12:30 PM BV Heritage Reenactment – Alsina Deerheimer, the “Mother of Buena Vista” tells how the town was named and other intriguing stories. Presented by Judy Epperson. At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

1:00 PM BV Heritage Reenactment – Victorian Secrets. This is a Victorian undergarment demonstration. Learn why it took two women to dress one woman in the late 19th century. Presented by Carrie Carey and Lois Goss. At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

1:30 PM- 4:00 PM Free Concert by Colorado Homegrown. Colorado Homegrown is a popular four-person band out of Buena Vista playing five decades of danceable rock and roll. Learn more about Colorado Homegrown

2:30 PM Gold Rush Duck Race at Town Lake in McPhelemy Park.  The race starts near the bridge in the center of the park and the ducks race down into Town Lake.  $500 if your duck crosses the finish line first, $250 if your duck finishes last! Tickets cost $5 each and can be purchased ahead of time at Buena Vista banks and the BV Chamber of Commerce. During Gold Rush Days, tickets can be purchased at the beer garden and the information booth.

2:00 PM  Pack Burro Race Award Ceremony.  The burro race ends at The Watershed, 410 E. Main St. where the winners will be announced and awards presented.

3:00 PM The Civil War in the West.  In 1862 Colorado soldiers marched hundreds of miles to New Mexico to halt the advance of General Sibley’s Confederate forces marching up the Rio Grande River.  Presented by First Colorado Company D, Civil War reenactors. At the BV Heritage Depot in McPhelemy Park.

Plus much more…..