Western Heritage Welcome
While Castle Rock may be a thriving community, the Town’s western heritage is alive and well. Don’t miss the weekend of activities to celebrate Douglas County’s history and honor a longstanding tradition – this year the 100th year of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. The Western Heritage Welcome kicks off the celebration and is a tribute to the historical Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Cowboys and city folk alike are invited to join the celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 27 in Downtown Castle Rock.
The Old West will truly come to life. Watch as cowhands drive a herd of longhorn steer and cattle through Downtown. Starting at Rock Park, the herd will continue along Perry Street, before completing the journey right in front of the Castle Rock Police Department. Lots of Western activities will take place in Festival Park, too!
Friday, July 27
Steer Drive down Perry Street; Food and drinks in Festival Park. Plus, don’t miss cowboy cocktails and all things from the American frontier. Residents are invited to grab a seat along Perry Street for the best views. The cattle drive will officially begin around 6 p.m.
During the 1800’s, large herds of cattle were driven through Colorado. The route known as the “Goodnight-Loving Trail” started just east of Colorado Springs and passed through the area on the way to the stockyards in Denver. This event will help honor that heritage.
Celebrate the roots of our community and give the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo the welcome it deserves by attending the Western Heritage Welcome!
Continue the celebration
The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo tradition starts July 29 and runs through Aug. 6. Get your tickets at douglascountyfairandrodeo.com.
The Saturday celebration begins with the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28. The old-fashioned parade starts on the south end of Town and continues through Downtown. More at castlerock.org.
And, following the parade, join an old-fashioned themed fair at Boots and Brews. The festival will have food trucks, beer and live music in the Douglas County building lawn, 305 Wilcox St. Get all the details at downtowncastlerock.com.