Westside has events aplenty in September/October (list through 9/16)
September and October may be the two busiest months of the year for festive outdoor Westside events. During those months, the Westside Pioneer will be presenting online reminders every couple of weeks to relate what's on the immediate horizon.
Below are capsule summaries of those scheduled through Sept. 16. Check the Pioneer's Westside Happenings at this link for times, contact numbers, costs (if any) and other details.
Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 22 - “Music on the Mesa” concert series at Gold Hill Mesa. A different genre each week. Free.
Sept. 3 - Vintage “base ball” game. On the hay field at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, a team of ranch volunteers (“aided” by suffragettes and one or more former U.S. presidents) plays a Canon City opponent, using 1800s baseball rules. Admission fee to ranch.
Sept. 9 - Komen Race for the Cure (5K walk/run as breast cancer fundraiser), through the Garden of the Gods. Attracts well over a thousand participants, with the main activities in the Rock Ledge Ranch parking area. Fee for participants.
Sept. 14-16 - Folk Art Festival. Under large tents at Rock Ledge Ranch, 160-some crafters from around the country offer their wares. A major Rock Ledge fundraiser, organized by Old Colorado City's Holly Berry House. Admission fee.
Sept. 15 - Haunted Histories of Old Colorado City. Evening event by the Old Colorado City Historical Society in Fairview Cemetery, with actors “ghosting” colorful, deceased Westside individuals, often beside their tombstones. Fee for tour.
Look for another set of online event reminders around mid-September. Note: The Pioneer's full list of September-October events appears in our print edition, which is available at 50-some Westside news outlets.
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