Castle Rock’s western heritage honored with a steer drive July 28

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July 25, 2017
While Castle Rock may be a thriving community, the Town’s western heritage is alive and well. Don’t miss a weekend full of activities to celebrate Douglas County’s history and honor a longstanding tradition – the 99th 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 and honors a time when large herds of cattle were driven through Downtown Castle Rock. Cowboys and city folk alike are invited to join the celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 28 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 its journey at the dirt lot just south of Briccy’s Coffee.

Residents are invited to grab a seat along Perry Street for the best views. The cattle drive will officially begin around 6 p.m. Please keep in mind, construction on the Third and Perry roundabout will have started. Crews will secure the site before the event, but participants should still be mindful of equipment.

Following the cattle drive, don’t miss the authentic Chuck Wagon Cook-Off in the dirt lot just south of Briccy’s Coffee. Cowboy cooks will be preparing a taste of the Old West using slow-cooked, wood-fire methods. Plus, don’t miss cowboy cocktails and all things from the American frontier.

Celebrate the roots of our community and give the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo the welcome it deserves by attending the Western Heritage Welcome! More information is available at CRgov.com/WesternHeritage.

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 29. 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, 301 Wilcox St. Get all the details at downtowncastlerock.com.

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