Sunday, August 13, 2017
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Free Concert by Enchanted Strings Music with Carole and Randy Barnes. A lively mix of hammered dulcimer, squeezebox and guitar from these popular local musicians. McPhelemy Park Entertainment Tent.
9 – 9:45 a.m.: Cowboy Church enjoy this old time nondenominational service given by Sharon Robertson. McPhelemy Park Entertainment Tent.
9:55 a.m.: Blessing of the Burros near Town Hall, 210 E. Main St.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Gold Rush Art & Craft Fair in McPhelemy (Town Lake) Park. 100 booths, unique items and delicious food.
10 a.m.: Triple Crown Pack Burro Race Start. Come cheer the burros and watch this historic race. The Burro Race begins in front of Town Hall running East to Midland Trail. See “About the Triple Crown Burro Race.”
10:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Shootout on East Main Street immediatly following the start of the Burro Race. Near Town Hall, 210 E. Main St.
10:30 a.m.: The Toilet Seat Races take place, once the Burros are clear, on E. Main St. near the intersection of E. Main and Colorado. Sign up to compete-join the fun!
11 a.m.: 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 Buena Vista Heritage Depot.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Free concert by Kevin Earlywine. On his 2017 new album release tour, featuring songs from his album “Danger,” pop, folk and indie. McPhelemy Park entertainment tent.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Kayaking on McPhelemy Park Town Lake. Only $5 (if you paid on Saturday you can kayak again today at no cost). East side of lake.
Noon: BV Heritage Reenactment – The McPhelemys. Hear stories of days gone by from the famous local family “McPhelemys.” Presented by Bonnie and Ray Stwalley at the Buena Vista Heritage Depot.
12:30 p.m.: 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 Buena Vista Heritage Depot.
1 p.m.: BV Heritage Reenactment – Victoria’s 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 Buena Vista Heritage Depot.
1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Free Concert by Colorado Homegrown. A four-person band out of Buena Vista playing five decades of danceable rock and roll. McPhelemy Park Entertainment Tent.
2 p.m.: Triple Crown Burro Race Award Ceremony at the Watershed 410 E. Main St.
2:30 p.m.: 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.
3 p.m.: 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 Buena Vista Heritage Depot.