Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/10/2019 - 08/11/2019
All Day

Location
BV River Park


Gold Rush Days, Buena Vista’s signature annual event, held each August for the past 40 years!
It is the celebration of our town’s heritage and history combined with: Free Live Music, Art & Craft Fair with 100 plus vendors, Bungee Jumps, Bouncy House, BV Circus Shows, Beer Garden & Food, Historical Reenactments by Buena Vista Heritage Museum, Toilet Seat Races and the Burro Race Triple Crown. Plus, many local businesses in Buena Vista offer great shopping, incredible food selections and live music throughout the day and evening. The popular Madams of Central of Colorado show (ticketed) is playing the evening of August 10th. Come and share in this family-friendly fun event for one and all. Held at the BV River Park Park – 913 East Main Street. Sponsored by The Lariat in Buena Vista, First Colorado Land Office, Eddyline Brewery, Collegiate Peaks Bank Community Banks of Colorado, Legacy Bank-Colorado, TBK Bank Little Daisy Liquor, Held daily August 10 from 9 to 5:30 and August 11 from 9 to 5.  For more information visit https://www.buenavistacolorado.org/gold-rush-days/

SCHEDULE of Events:
Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Gold Rush Days Free Event Opens
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Civil War Recruiting Station-Learn to march and drill as it was done in the 1860’s
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Civil War Encampment – Hands on Demonstration of spinning, tatting or quilting.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Civil War Encampment – Learn how the Mountain Howitzer was operated in the Civil War
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Mama Magnolia Playing Live Free Music
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Reenactment Stage – Shootout in BV – Buena Vista History comes to life on the Reenactment Stage!
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Buena Vista Circus Show
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Gingerbomb Playing Live Free Music
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Civil War Encampment – A Victorian Tea by reservation, drop-ins if seating is available. This is a free event.
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Reenactment Stage – Shootout in BV –  Buena Vista History comes to life on the Reenactment Stage!
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Whitewater Ramble Playing Live Free Music
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Reenactment Stage – Musket Demonstration. Learn how the Model 1861 Springfield musket was used in the Civil War

Sunday, August 11, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Cowboy Church at Main Music Stage with Carole & Randy Barnes
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Boot Gun Playing Free Live Music
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Reenactment Stage – “Yield Not to Temptation or a Promise to Mother” an 1860’s tableau vitiate presented by 1st. Color
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Reenactment Stage – Shootout in BV –  Buena Vista History comes to life on the Reenactment Stage!
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Buena Vista Circus Show
12:30 PM Mo’Champipple Playing Free Live Music
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Civil War Encampment – Hands on Demonstrations of spinning, tatting or quilting
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Bruce Hayes and Ragged Mountain Bluegrass Playing Free Live Music

 

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