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Celebrate Estes Park’s Rich History At Heritage Fest Next Weekend

By: Kris Hazelton

Estes Park’s Heritage Festival is designed to bring people together by celebrating the traditions of our past.
Two days of fun-filled activities are planned for next Saturday and Sunday, when we celebrate our history during our fourth annual Heritage Festival.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Bond Park will be filled with performers, exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities and crafts, food and historic personalities. The exhibits and booths will commemorate our area.

The theme of the festival will focus on the days of yesteryear. Throughout you will be able to view vintage artifacts of the past as we celebrate Estes Park, a unique and beautiful community with a broad cultural diversity and rich history.

Attendees can learn about MacGregor Ranch, the Estes Park Center-YMCA of the Rockies, the Estes Park Museum, Rocky Mountain National Park, F.O. Stanley and the Stanley Steamer automobile.
You’ll also find a mountain man encampment, a historic blacksmith, vintage quilts, clothing and dolls and handmade soaps and oils. There will be plenty of family activities, from horse-drawn wagon rides sponsored by MacGregor Ranch to a fun petting zoo for the kids. Participants can also help build a historic log cabin from the ground up.

There will be delicious food available all over the Festival with delicious Biggins Barbeque, cinnamon roasted nuts from Nutz 4 Life, old-fashioned root beer floats, delicious homemade pies, breads and cookies, and kettle corn. Yum, sounds like fun!

Throughout both days, performances will be ongoing on the stage in the park.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, August 23rd

10 a.m. Heritage Festival Opens

Kurtis Kelly as historic character strolling around Bond Park
10:45-11:45 a.m. Estes Park Jazz Band
12:00- 12:45 Vic Anderson
and the Riders of the Open Range
1:00-2:00 p.m.-Cowboy Brad Fitch
2:15-3:00 p.m.-Elk Hollow with
Jack Overly & Gary Reeves
3:15-4:00 p.m.-High Country Strings
4:15-5:00 p.m.-Ron Ball-Cowboy Singer

Sunday, August 24th
10 a.m. Heritage Festival Opens
Kurtis Kelly as historic character strolling around Bond Park
10:45-11:45 Dick Orleans
12:00- 1:00 Vic Anderson
and the Riders of the Open Range
1:15-2:15 Elk Hollow with
Jack Overly and Gary Reeves
2:30-3:15 High Country Strings
3:30- 4:00 Ron Ball-Cowboy Singer

Don’t miss a weekend of fun while you learn about the rich history of our area. For more information call the Stanley Museum at 970-577-1903 or visit www.epheritagefestival.com.

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