Buena Vista Gold Rush Days

August 12 -13, 2017

Welcome to 2017 Gold Rush Days in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado!

Located in McPhelemy Park, right at the heart of Buena Vista, CO, this annual event takes place during the running of the Burros! This year we are the third leg of the triple crown. 

We also have live music, historic story-telling, gem panning, toilet seat races, (rubber) duck races, and our infamous “madams” of Colorado! Come down and enjoy the events, the vendors, the food, and the music this August 12 & 13, 2017.

2017 GOLD RUSH REGISTRATION   2017 Gold Rush Vendor Application and Release

2017 GOLD RUSH SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES   2017 Gold Rush Sponsorship form 

Agenda

All events are at McPhelemy Park unless indicated.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stay tuned…..Many, many more 2017 Gold Rush Days will be listed soon.

9:00 AM Vendors Open.

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.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Live Music Performance –  TBA

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Live Music Performance by Mountain Mantra Music.  Classic Rock, Folk Rock, & Blues.  Terrific mixture of covers and unique originals. Bill really enjoys playing & singing Neil Young songs as well as the Beatles, Donovan, and other artists from the classic rock genre.  Tami has over 30 original songs she has written.  We always have lots of fun playing all these unique originals.  Michael plays chromatic harmonica and loves to solo as well as compliment any song that Bill & Tami throws at him.  www.mountainmantramusic.com

2:00 PM Musket Demonstration presented by First Colorado Company D, Civil War reenactors. See how the 1861 Springfield musket was used in the Civil War.

3– 6:00 PM Free Concert – Dakota Blonde performs at the entertainment tent. Dakota Blonde, made up of Mary Huckins, Don Pinnella & Tony Raddell have played and sung their way into countless hearts & souls around the globe! Performing originals and covers with their unique blend of heart, humor, authenticity and spirit. The group has received top honors for their song-writing, CD projects and performances across the country, and even internationally. www.dakotablonde.com

7:00 PM Madams of Central Colorado at the Heritage Museum.

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

8:30 am -10:30 am Live Music Performance.  Carole and Randy Barnes dulcimer/guitar
9:00 am-9:45 am Cowboy Church with Sharon Robertson
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Live Music Performance. Kevin Earlywine
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Live Music Performance. 

Plus much more…..stay tuned!

 

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Entertainment Sponsors

  • Please contact the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce to find out how your business can be a sponsor of this awesome annual event

Burro Race Sponsors

  • Please contact the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce to find out how your business can be a sponsor of this awesome annual event

Duck Race Sponsors

  • Please contact the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce to find out how your business can be a sponsor of this awesome annual event

Become a Sponsor

Contact us to become a sponsor of one of the events at Gold Rush Days!

Sponsor Payments

Once your sponsorship has been approved, please click here to pay for your sponsorship. 

Vendor Application

Click here to download a Vendor Application for Gold Rush Days!

Vendor Payments

Once your booth has been approved, please click here to pay for your booth

Vendors

 

Come visit our vendors in McPhelemy Park