Castle Rock's Western Heritage Welcome weekend kicks off with a longhorn steer drive starting at our beautiful landmark, Castle Rock Park, and heading south through Historic Downtown. This event pays homage to Castle Rock's rich western history, as well as, welcomes the 99th Douglas County Fair and Rodeo which begins the next day with Hometown Rodeo.
As hundreds line Perry Street for a glimpse of the cowboys, longhorns, and their calves - just down the road, authentic chuck wagons will be preparing a taste of the Old West with slow-cooked, wood-fire methods.
With this sanctioned Chuck Wagon Cook-off, cowboy cocktails, and all things Old West, Western Heritage Welcome draws in people from all over the Front Range and beyond and keeps the Old West traditions of Colorado alive.
Friday, July 28 6-9 p.m. Steer Drive down Perry Street; Chuck Wagon Cookoff in dirt lot just south of Briccy's Coffee and east of Wells Fargo
Schedule of events
Perry Street closed from Rock Park to Plum Creek Parkway
Providing entertainment for the evening will be Liz Masterson, the "Songbird of the West" and her Western Variety show. Spiced with fiddle, mandolin, sizzling guitar, bass, and harmonies, Liz and her company of cowboy poets will enthrall with their tall tales and folk songs.
Make an evening out of it with cowboy cocktails, Old West food options and western artwork.