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LET’S RODEO, August 19-22, 2020 at the scenic Norris Penrose Event Center!

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is PRCA-sanctioned championship rodeo at its best with Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. PLUS a wild west show featuring longhorn steers that is beyond amazing! 

Get your tickets early and buy online to save time and money. The 80th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is for the true fan, the first timer and everyone in between!

2020 PERFORMANCE/THEME SPONSORS:

Wednesday, August 19, 2020—Honoring U.S. Space Force
Sponsored by The Boeing Company

Thursday, August 20, 2020—Honoring Missile Defense & First Responders
Sponsored by UCHealth

Friday, August 21, 2020—Honoring Fort Carson
Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

Saturday Matinee, August 22, 2020—Honoring the U.S. Air Force Academy
Sponsored by USAA

Saturday Evening, August 22, 2020—Honoring NORAD/USNORTHCOM
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin


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8/19/2020
-8/22/2020
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The Pikes Peak Marathon is arguably the most elevating marathon in the world. 


**Please note - Pikes Peak Ascent cancelled; Marathon is scheduled for August 23.

Runners have the opportunity to race 13 miles up Barr Trail to reach the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. With the first race in 1956, the Pikes Peak Marathon is the third longest-running marathon in the United States. For those simply wanting to congratulate the race finishers, you can drive up part of Pikes Peak Highway and free shuttles will take you to the summit. The Pikes Peak Marathon Expo is where you can find sponsor and vendor displays and apparel sales the day before the race. Find qualification and entry information here.

EVENT DATES:

Dates: August 23, 2020
Time: varies depending on date - see website for more information 
Location: Barr Trail, Manitou Springs, Colorado


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8/22/2020
-8/23/2020
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Today the Colorado State Fair resides on 102 acres of land that contains paved streets and impressive landscaping. The fair has been host to countless celebrity concerts and used throughout the year for community events. Every year there are new activities and educational opportunities for Colorado citizens and visitors to enjoy. The fair has been a focal point for the Pueblo community and will hopefully continue to be one well into the future.

We have the following rules to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time:
-No knives, guns, or objects to be construed as weapons will be allowed
-No coolers will be allowed
-No outside food or drink
-No dogs or pets with the exception of handicap assistance animals or animals competing at the Fair
-Smoking of any sort is prohibited in buildings per state law. Smoking includes e-cigarettes, vapes, joints, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc. Please note, consumption of cannabis in public is illegal

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8/28/2020
-9/7/2020
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Motorsports, music and a pre- '76 car show make for the perfect weekend in the Rocky Mountains. 


Organized by Pikes Peak International Raceway, Colorado’s largest Rockabilly festival features a pre-’76 car show, drag racing, burnout and flamethrower contests, a pinstriper panel jam, pinup contest and 13 bands on multiple stages. Grab a camping pass and enjoy an entire weekend of entertainment in the Rocky Mountains.


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8/28/2020
-8/30/2020
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The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), brought to you by Gran Turismo, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain in Colorado, USA held on the last Sunday of August.  Founded in 1916 by Spencer Penrose (also the founder of The Broadmoor Hotel, Pikes Peak Highway and El Pomar Foundation), The Broadmoor PPIHC takes place on a 12.42 mile (19.99 km) public toll-road boasting 156 turns, while competitors climb 4,720 ft. (1,440 m.) from the 9,390 ft. (2,862 m.) Start Line at Mile 7 marker on the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,115 ft. (4,300 m) Finish Line at the mountain’s summit.  As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps competitor’s mental and muscle strength in addition to robbing internal combustion engines of up to 30% of the power they are capable of at the Start Line. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape and condition simply to finish, let alone win. The race is self-sanctioned and is the most diverse one day motorsports event in the world.


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8/30/2020Check Spectator Guide Link


2020 will be the 89th annual Donkey Derby Days celebration!  It tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, and heritage competitions!

The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930s, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival.


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9/5/2020
-9/7/2020
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Admission to the park is FREE, so bring the whole family for a day of fun!

Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors.

Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions.

Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk.


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9/5/2020
-9/7/2020
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Airstrip Attack is a half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition featuring more than two hundred of the fastest, most powerful street cars in the nation. The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack is currently the only event in the country where participants have the opportunity to come together at a venue of this size and importance while competing for the title of the Mile High Victor. Thousands of automotive and speed enthusiasts are expected to be in attendance as dozens of the industry’s top manufacturers, personalities and performance and lifestyle organizations come out to participate, support and exhibit at the event.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Lunch-sized coolers are ok, but anything larger is prohibited.


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9/19/2020
-9/20/2020
8am to 5pm


The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, held each year the third weekend after Labor Day, is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival is hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.

Every year, thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile.

The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.

→ Chili & Salsa Showdown
→ Culinary Arts Demonstrations
→ Chihuahuas on Parade
→ Jalapeno Eating Contest
→ Frijoles Spitting Contest
→ 6 Entertainment stages with 50 local bands
→ 180 Street Vendors line the festival footprint
→ Fireworks Display Friday and Saturday Evening
→ Farmers Market, Local Dining & Shopping, & More!


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9/25/2020
-9/27/2020
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The Springs Fall Home Show is happening September 25th - 27th, 2020 at Colorado Springs Event Center. Just in time to finish up your home improvement projects for fall! See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living and more. Meet with local and national vendors that can help you tackle any size project!

Highlights

  • Free Admission & Parking
  • Children 12 & Under get in FREE
  • Enjoy live demonstrations, food sampling, contests/prizes and more from over 100 vendors

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9/25/2020
-9/27/2020
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Off-Grid Adventure Expo is excited to be Denver’s must-attend event for outdoor enthusiasts! Taking place the weekend of Oct 2-4, 2020 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds just 20 minutes west of Denver, this will be the destination to check out the latest gear, equipment, vehicles, and rigs to prepare you for your next adventure.

 

The festival will include vendors showing off and selling materials to support anyone interested in off-grid adventures and activities including:

– Overland vehicles and RVs

– Camper trailers and Vans

– Camping/Backpacking

– Climbing

– Biking

– Fishing/Hunting

– Yurts/Tents

– Outerwear

– Military/Tactical

– Watersports

– Pets

– Running

– Snowsports

– And a special highlight for local startups

 

Want to attend?

Tickets: $12.00 online; $15.00 at event; $20.00 3-day pass (same price at gate or online); 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased here: https://offgridexpo.com/tickets/

 

Friday October 2, 2020 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday October 3, 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday October 4, 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

Stay tuned for more announcements on our sponsors and exhibitors, and additional details on the show.

 

Questions? Reach out to Maggie@offgridexpo.com for more information.

 

See you at Off-Grid Adventure Expo!


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10/2/2020
-10/4/2020
Oct 2, 2pm to 6:30pm - Oct 3, 10am to 6:30pm - Oct 4, 10am to 4pmMaggie Reichel


Old Colorado City's Annual Harvest Festival is a Friends & Family MUST DO! Pumpkin Patch, Sidewalk Sales, Live Music, Beer Garden, Kids Zone Activities, Farmer's Market, Food Vendors, Scarecrow Days and 100's of local merchants to discover, all in Old Colorado City!

  • Date: Saturday October 17th
  • Time: 11am - 3pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Sidewalk Sales
  • Live Music
  • Beer Garden
  • Farmer's Market
  • Food Vendors
  • Scarecrow Days
  • Kids zone activities
  • Follow us on FACEBOOK for more

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10/17/202011am - 3pm


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