Arvada Days

When the West came alive in Arvada!

First Annual Arvada Days – 2017!

Celebrate with us, and come dressed in your favorite 1850-1900 period garb!

Day & Time

August 25th 6:30 – 10:00 PM – Barn Dance, Farm to Table Dinner, BonFire (Tickets purchased before event)

August 26th – 7:30 – 10:00 AM – Chuck Wagon Breakfast

August 26th – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  – Festival Activities

Rain Date: No Rain Dates

Location: Clear Creek Valley Park 5900 Tennyson St. Arvada – One of Adams County Newest Parks! Opened March, 2017!

Get ready for some Old Time fun at this event!  We encourage you all to dress in 1800’s costumes!

Vendors: Great news! Registration is FREE for our Inaugural year for Arvada Days!  Please see the qualifications that are being accepted at this event! Click HERE to apply!

Volunteers: Stay tuned for information on how to volunteer!

Happenings at the Festival

Friday, August 25:

Farm to Table dinner: 6:00-7:30 pm

Dinner cooked by The FarmYard Chef

Dinner: $40.00 includes dinner and square dancing – Kids: $15.00 – 12 years and younger

Menu: Corn muffin cakes, served with whipped butter and berry preserves

Kale and mixed green salad, cherry tomatoes, radish, cucumber, sunflower seeds, carrot, queso fresco, local honey and mustard seed vinaigrette

Buttermilk fried rainbow trout, or, (skin-on/bone-in) cast iron seared chicken breast, baby roasted potatoes, corn pudding, green beans, lemon tarragon butter sauce

Palisade peach cobbler, cinnamon and brown sugar crumble, vanilla bean whipped cream

Kids menu for Friday night:
Chicken fingers
Seasonal vegetables
Potatoes
Festivities: four-square dancing and fire pits (s’mores for the kids 12 and under)

Saturday, August 26:

7:30am- 9:30 am – Breakfast

-Breakfast is $10 per adult and $6 for kids 12 years and younger

Chuck Wagon Menu:

  • Served by Chuckwagon Cooking

Biscuits, Bacon and Beans, with a side of Cackleberries (scrambled eggs) thrown in for good measure.  Of course water and maybe hot chocolate for the kids.

Traditional” Breakfast Menu:

  • Served by St. Joan of Arc Early Learning Center

Scrambled eggs

Sausage/bacon

Pancakes/syrup/butter

Coffee/Tea/orange juice

Fresh fruit salad

Free Coffee served by Hunter’s Bay Coffee

There will be Lunch on site for purchase:

$10.00 per plate; $6.00 kids plate

Chef’s Menu:

Smoked pulled pork BBQ w/ hamburger buns, with options to add Coleslaw, pickles, mustard, & BBQ sauce

Grilled corn on the Cob, with butter, salt and pepper,

Cornbread Muffin

Baked Beans

Watermelon Slice

Simply Delish Menu:

Sloppy Joe Sliders (Meat or Veggie option) or Hot Dog

Pickle

Coleslaw

Chips

Slice of Pound cake with Mixed Berry Drizzle

Saturday’s Entertainment:

10am Pony Rides

11am Tractor Hay Rides

11:30am, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm – Annie Oakley Shooting Re-enactment

11:30am – 2:30 pm Blue Grass Music

Extras:

Pie Contest! Details to be added soon, so stay tuned!!

 

Pictures Courtesy of the Historical Society.

 

Join us for the 1st Annual Arvada Days where we invite you to take a walk back in time to those earliest days of Arvada.  Arvada has a long history in the Denver metro area and was a key community to our State’s gold mining history, earlier farming communities and helping to make Colorado the prosperous state that it is today!  We’ll step back in time to the mid 1800s (1850-1900) and celebrate the rich history that Arvada holds while also sharing those activities of the era and helping our community learn first-hand what it was like to live in Arvada during the “golden days.”

This two day event will kick-off Friday evening with a down home barn dance including square dancing, farm-to table dinner and bonfire fun. We’ll open day 2 (Saturday) with a chuck wagon breakfast (flapjacks, cowboy coffee and more) and then head into a full day of festival activities including: historical reenactments, hay rides, pony rides, gold panning, costume contest with prizes for those best costumes of the era, baking contests, live music, kids activities and more!

The event will take place at one of Adams County newest parks – Clear Creek Valley Park – which boasts exploration and adventure play areas, a community garden, trails and pond fishing.  This park is located in Adam’s County, but did you know that several thousand of Arvada’s residents are in Adams County? To help make them feel at home, and in partnership with the Hyland Hills Park and Rec District, we’re combining our efforts to bring the old west back in style! It is also a short distance from Arvada’s first site of gold discovery. Clear Creek Valley Park was designed to commemorate Arvada’s rich agricultural and farming history and is a perfect location for this inaugural event since those county borders weren’t even set until after the turn of the century, anyway!

Are you a history enthusiast? We welcome your memories of Arvada. This includes pictures, books and any other artifacts that have helped to make Arvada the unique community that it is today.

This can’t miss event is an opportunity to re-visit our roots and share some of the special memories of Arvada’s days past!

Parking: Yes, at the park

Event producer(s): Arvada Festivals Commission

Pricing: Fee for Farm To Table Dinner and Chuck wagon Breakfast. Most festival activities free!

For details and more information visit: call 720-898-7403 or email brenda@arvada.org.

Types of vendors: Period type vendors – old fashioned candy makers, homemade ice cream, kettle corn or popcorn, butter churners, home made jams and more.

 

Participating Vendors:

Passanante’s Home Food Services
Meadows Farm Honey
Water Tiger Enterprises LLC
Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters
Pup Trend
The Red Robin Studio
Tower View FarmYard
Star Acre Farms, LLC
Avatar Designwoeks
MotherGaias.com
isiD’s
shee imagines artistry
Custom Crafts
Kearns Krafts
Nana J’s
Carpenter Curtis
Newton’s Homemade
Alita Marie Designs
Damselflight Design
Caramel Apple Farm
Jennifer Friar
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