As a local ‘Westside’ small business, Colorado Rock*N Logs is thrilled to announce their participation in the 37th Annual Territory Days celebration, located right here in the heart of historic Old Colorado City. The event will be held this coming Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 27 and 28th, 2012.
Just as in years past, this annual Springtime rite takes place on Colorado Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street and includes live music, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family.
Over its’ 37 year run Territory Days has become one of the state’s largest craft vendor fairs and is highlighted with features including:
- pony rides
- kids play area
- petting zoo
- mechanical bull
- Cowboy Church Service
- toy train rides
- gold panning
- wild west gunfight re-enactments
- live blacksmithing
- period costumed characters
- live birds of prey
- native American dancers
- quick draw competition
- two beer gardens with live music running all three days.
The first Territory Days began in 1975 as the “Rampart Range Sertoma Territory Days Parade and Buffalo Barbecue”. In 1976 the named was changed to Territory Days to commemorate Old Colorado City as the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861.
Over the years Territory Days has grown from a small neighborhood craft fair into a three-day street festival which now hosts over 180 craft, commercial and food booths. Between 80,000 and 140,000 guests, (depending on the weather), enjoy this event every Memorial weekend.
Watch this video now to see how we’ve been preparing for the 37th Annual Territory Days.
Territory Days as we now know it was created in 1976, coinciding with Colorado’s Centennial and America’s Bicentennial celebrations, to commemorate Old Colorado City being the first territorial capital of the region. It began as a small neighborhood craft fair and has grown into a three-day street festival, which today hosts 200 food, craft, and commercial vendors and has approximately 140,000 attendees from across the country.
Memorial Day Observance
In observance of the “National Moment of Remembrance”, Please join us in Bancroft Park on Monday, May 28th at 3 p.m. as we gather to remember our nation’s fallen Heroes, and pay respect to those who have sacrificed their Freedom and their Lives so that we may enjoy our own as citizens of the GREATEST Country in the World.
Memorial Day Weekend – May 26 thru 28, 2012
Sat. & Sun. 10am to 7pm
Mon. 10 am to 6pm
Hope to see you there!
Note: Attendees are encouraged to ride the FREE SHUTTLE from Coronado High School running every 15minutes to avoid parking hassles.
Pick up your FREE 12 page Official 37th Annual Territory Days program at Westside merchants and restaurants.