37th annual Territory Days

       WHAT: 37th annual Territory Days.

Texan Casey James is a nationally charted country rocker, also known for his appearances on the American Idol TV show, who will perform at this year's Territory Days at 3:15 p.m. May 28 in Bancroft Park.
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       WHERE: Old Colorado City. West Colorado Avenue will be closed from 23rd Street to 27th Street.

       WHEN: Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28.

       TIMES: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m Monday. Event goes on, rain or shine.

       COST: Free, except for fees at optional participatory activities.

       SPECIAL EVENTS:
       Sunday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Church Service, featuring singer-songrwriter Barry Ward, in Bancroft Park.
       Monday, 9:50 a.m., Memorial Day Opening Ceremony; 3 p.m., Moment of Silence for Memorial Day.

       PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES::
       (Continuous)
       Mechanical Bull, 2300 block. Fee.
       Gold Panning on 26th Street (south of the avenue). Free.
       Kids Zone - rides in Old Town Plaza, 25th and Colorado. Must buy tickets for rides.
       Pony rides (fee) and petting zoo (fee) in 2300 block.
       Train rides for kids, 24th and Colorado. Fee.
       Beer Garden, on Colbrunn Court (north of the avenue). Price of drinks.
       OK Corral Saloon, public parking lot on south side of 2600 block. Price of drinks.

       LIVE MUSIC IN Bancroft Park BANDSHELL:
       Saturday
       10-11:30 a.m., Ben Knighten (acoustic folk).
       1-2:30 p.m., 3rd Rail (alternative rock).
       3-4:30 p.m., Jeffrey Alan Band (country rock).
       5 p.m.-close, 6035 (classic rock).
       Sunday
       10 a.m.-11:30, Pikes Peak Opry (western/bluegrass).
       12:30-2 p.m., Southern Belle (country rock).
       2:30-4 p.m., Some People's Kids (diverse)
       4:30 p.m., J.T. Hodges (country rock).
       Monday
       10-11:30 a.m., Don and the Roping Dummies (Western).
       12:30-2 p.m., Slightly Bent (older/classic rock).
       3:15-4:15 p.m., Casey James (country rock).
       4:30-6 p.m., Black Rose Band (country rock).

       LIVE MUSIC AT THE OK CORRAL SALOON:
       Saturday
       11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 6035 (rock).
       3 p.m.-close, Jake Loggins Band (blues).
       Sunday
       11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Jake Loggins Band (blues).
       3 p.m.-close, Southern Belle (country rock).
       Monday
       11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Black Rose Band (country rock).
       3 p.m.-close, Voodoo Hawks (blues/rock).

       LIVE MUSIC ON THE STREET:
       (all three days)
       Top of the hour (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Brulé (American Indian rock), 25th Street north of the avenue.
       Varying times, Inka Gold (Andean music), south side of 2300 block.

       OTHER ENTERTAINMENT IN BANCROFT PARK:
       Saturday
       9:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m., Wyoming Territory Regulators - Old West gunfight shows.
       11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Sidekickers (Old West-style dance show).
       Sunday
       8:30 a.m., 2, 4 & 6 p.m. Wyoming Territory Regulators.
       11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Area Square Dancers (with live caller).
       Monday
       11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fast Draw competition (qualifying rounds) in Bancroft Park.
       2-3 p.m., Fast Draw Finals in Bancroft Park.
       Ongoing
       Clint Chartier - Plains Indian lore at large tepee.
       Blacksmiths from Rock Ledge Ranch at work.
       Historic Garvin Cabin tours and information, coordinated by Old Colorado City Historical Society volunteers.

       OTHER ENTERTAINMENT ON THE STREET:
       Hawkquest (birds of prey presentations) in 2600 block.

       PARKING/SHUTTLE: Parking near Territory Days is limited. Those driving are encouraged to use the free shuttle after first parking in the lots at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St., or (after Coronado fills up) Rock Ledge Ranch at 30th Street and Gateway Road.
       Times are:
       Saturday, 9:45 a.m.-7:15 p.m.
       Sunday, 9:45 a.m.-7:15 p.m.
       Monday, 9:45 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

       SHOPPING: More than 200 street vendors, offering a range of products, including food, drink, clothes, art, toys, furniture and hand-crafted items. Alcohol outside is allowed only in the Beer Garden and OK Corral Saloon. Most Old Colorado City shops, restaurants and taverns will also be open.

       HISTORY: Since 1975, the Old Colorado City Associates merchants group, a descendant of the El Paso Claim Club and West Colorado Springs Commercial Club, has hosted an event in commemoration of Colorado City being the first Territorial Capitol in 1862.

       DOGS: Not allowed.

       Note: Times and activities are subject to change.

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