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 clothing!

 

Happenings at the Festival

Friday, August 25:

Location: Clear Creek Valley Park, 58th and Tennyson St.  – One of Adams County Newest Parks! Opened March 2017!

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

Vendors: Sold out!

Farm to Table dinner: 6:00-7:30pm TICKETS SOLD OUT!

Four Square Dancing: 7:00-9:30pm Purchase Tickets HERE!

Dinner cooked by The FarmYard Chef

Saturday, August 26 (no charge to attend the festival):

8:30- 9:30am – Breakfast  Purchase Tickets HERE!

-Breakfast is $10 per adult – Kids 4 to 12 years $6.00 – Kids 3 and younger FREE

Country 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

The FarmYard Chef’s Menu:

Smoked pulled pork BBQ

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Cornbread Muffin

Baked Beans

Coleslaw

Watermelon Slice

Simply Delish Menu:

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

Pickle

Chips

Cookie

Saturday’s Entertainment (FREE admission):

11:00am – 2:00pm Pony Rides ($2.00)

11:00am – 2:00pm Tractor Hay Rides (Free)

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

11:30am – 2:30pm Blue Grass Music

Extras:

**This event is dog-friendly, all dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier. 

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 and Farmer’s Market vendors.

 

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 Designworks
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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