36th annual Territory Days

       WHAT: 36th annual Territory Days.
      

Oscar Andres (left) and Morales Vega of the Inka Gold band will perform at various times during Territory Days at their booth between 23rd and 24th Street on the south side of Colorado Avenue.
Courtesy of Inka Gold

       WHERE: Old Colorado City. West Colorado Avenue will be closed from 23rd Street to 27th Street.
      
       WHEN: Saturday, May 28; Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.
      
       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, 2 p.m., Memorial Day Moment of Silence for fallen war heroes.
      
       PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES:
       (Continuous; some with fees)
       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 (free) 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.
      
       SHOPPING: More than 200 street vendors, offering a range of products, including clothes, art, toys, furniture and hand- crafted items. Most Old Colorado City shops will also be open.
      
       LIVE MUSIC IN BANCROFT PARK BANDSHELL:
       Saturday
       10:30 a.m.-noon, Jamaican Eclipse (reggae).
       12:30-2 p.m., Black Rose Band (country rock).
       2:30-4 p.m., Radio London (rock).
       4:30-close, Suga Bear and the Showtime Band (R&B).
       Sunday
       10:30 a.m.-noon, Robert Cline Band (rock).
       1-2:30 p.m., 6035 (classic rock).
       4-5 p.m., Thompson Square (country rock).
       5:30 p.m.-close, Brothers of the Son (southern rock).
       Monday
       10:30 a.m.-noon, Don and the Roping Dummies (Western)
       12:30-2 p.m., Jake Loggins Band (blues).
       2:30-4 p.m., Voodoo Hawks (blues/rock).
       4:30 p.m.-close, Chris Thompson & Coral Creek (rock/country/bluegrass).
      
       MUSIC AT THE OK CORRAL SALOON:
       Saturday
       11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Voodoo Hawks (rock)..
       3 p.m.-close, Black Rose Band (country rock).
       Sunday
       11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Brothers of the Son (southern rock).
       3 p.m.-close, Jake Loggins Band (blues).
       Monday
       11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 6035 (classic rock).
       3 p.m.-close, Jake Loggins Band (blues).
      
       MUSIC ON THE STREET:
       (all three days)
       Top of the hour (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Arvel Bird (American Indian rock, with dancing), 25th Street north of the avenue.
       Varying times, Inka Gold (Andean music), south side of 2300 block.
       Varying times, EnRoute Music (old favorites), 25th & Colorado.
      
       OTHER ENTERTAINMENT:
       Sunday
       Noon-1 p.m., Fast Draw competition (qualifying rounds) in Bancroft Park.
       2:30-3 p.m., Fast Draw Finals in Bancroft Park.
       Cowboy Raider Gunfighers - Old West skits in Bancroft Park (Saturday noon, 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m., 3:30 & 5 p.m.)
       Varying times (all three days)
       Hawkquest (birds of prey presentations) in 2600 block.
       Ongoing
       Blacksmiths from Rock Ledge Ranch at work in Bancroft Park.
       Historic Garvin cabin in Bancroft Park, open to visitors.
       FOOD/DRINK: Wide varieties, from turkey legs to honey-roasted almonds, from chicken on a stick to funnelcakes. Various types of cold beverages, with alcohol sold and allowed only in the Beer Garden and OK Corral Saloon. Home-baked goods will be sold at the Old Colorado City Historical Society tent near the cabin in Bancroft Park. Most Old Colorado City restaurants/taverns will also be open for business,
      
       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. Cyclists can leave their machines at the secure “bicycle valet” area on the south side of the avenue, just west of 24th Street.
      
       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 a festival in commemoration of Colorado City having been the first Territorial Capitol in 1862.
      
       SOUVENIRS: OCCA booth at 25th Street and Colorado Avenue will sell festival merchandise
      
       DOGS: Not allowed.
      
       Note: Times and activities are subject to change.