Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/31/2021 - 08/01/2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Buena Vista River Park


Free Live Music, Art & Craft Fair, Free Kids Art Classes,  Beer Garden & Food, Historical Reenactments at both the River Park and at the Buena Vista Depot, and the Burro Race Triple Crown.  Plus, many local businesses in Buena Vista offer great shopping, incredible food selections and live music throughout the weekend as well.    


Art & Craft Fair
River Park at the Soccer Field

Buena Vista’s largest annual art and craft fair takes place during Gold Rush Days.  The booths feature unique items including metal work, photography, pottery, custom jewelry, clothing, and much more. 


Music Schedule
River Park at the Soccer Field

Saturday, July 31st
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: David Lawrence & Coleman Smith
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Sweet Beets
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Bruce Hayes

FREE Saturday Night Concert
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Blue Recluse

Sunday, August 1st
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Shane Bumgarner
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Enion & Dave Tiller
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Alex & Bonnie


Cowboy Church
River Park at the Soccer Field

Sunday, August 1st
Old Time Cowboy Tunes with Carole & Randy Barnes

8:30am – 9:15am


FREE Historical Reenactments

OLD WESTERN SHOOTOUTS
River Park at the Soccer Fields
Saturday, July 31st
11:30am-12:00pm
1:30pm- 2:00pm
1:30pm- 12:00pm

Sunday, August 1st
11:30am- 12:00pm

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENTS
The Buena Vista Depot at 116 US Hwy 24
Saturday, July 31st
9:00 am: Civil War Musket Drills 
10:00 am: The Angel of Santa Fe, Susan Hillring of 1st Colorado
10:45 am: Cockeye Liz, starring Kathi Perry
11:30 am:  Martha Mahon, starring Bea Harnish
12:00 pm: Civil War in the West, The Union ArmY
1:00 pm: Louis Schultz (a dead miner from Mary Murphy Mine), starring Tim Stange  
2:00 pm: Cockeye Liz, starring Kathi Perry
3:00 pm: Civil War in the West, Confederate Army
 
Sunday, August 1st
9:00 am: Civil War Musket Drills
10:00 am: The Angel of Santa Fe, Susan Hillring of 1st Colorado
11:00 am: Louis Schultz (a dead miner from Mary Murphy Mine), starring Tim Stange  
12:00 pm: Civil War in the West, The Union Army”
1:00 pm: Louis Schultz (a dead miner from Mary Murphy Mine), starring Tim Stange  
2:30 pm: Martha Mahon, starring Bea Harnish
3:00 pm: Civil War in the West, Confederate Army
 
WARNING – HISTORICAL REENACTMENTS MAY CONTAIN SOUNDS OF MOCK GUNFIRE
Please take note that these events may include mock gunfire which could be triggering for some people. We want everyone to have an enjoyable time, so please note the times and locations for the reenactments and be aware that the sound of mock gunfire is possible during this portion of the event.

Free Kids Art Classes presented by Chaffee Arts
River Park at Chaffee Arts Booth

Chaffee Arts Artist Sabrina Carter will guide kids through the art of making Gold Slime.  Each child will receive instruction and supplies to make Gold Slime to take home.  Reservations are required. Click here to register for the FREE Kids Art Classes.


Triple Crown Burro Race
Sunday, August 1, 2021 

The Buena Vista Pack Burro Race will begin at 10:00am with Gun Start!  


Additional Gold Rush Days Events, sponsored by Buena Vista Heritage

Admission to the Buena Vista Depot and Transportation Museum will be open by donation only
July 31st and August 1st from 11:00am-4:00pm
116 US Highway 24 North
Stop by and check out the museum after watching the historical reenactments on the Depot Stage.

The Historic Courthouse is Open!
July 31st and August 1st from 11:00am-4:00pm 
506 E. Main Street
Explore Buena Vista’s History on your way to River Park.
$5/adult. Members and Children are FREE.

Buena Vista Heritage is proud to present the exhibit “Edward S. Curtis: Unpublished Alaska” comprised of unpublished Edward Curtis Photographs taken in Alaska, on load from the Curtis Legacy Foundation.
August 1st from 11:00am-4:00pm
506 E. Main Street
This extraordinary exhibit is based on the recently released book Edward S. Curtis: Unpublished Alaska, Photographs and Personal Journals written by Coleen and John Graybill. John is the great-grandson of Edward Curtis and their foundation is based right here in Buena Vista.
  $5/person

 

Thank you to our sponsors:


Vendor Registration is Now Open:
To register for a 10’x10′ booth space, click here.


 

For a full list of the weekend events and reenactments, please visit https://buenavistacolorado.org/gold-rush-days/

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