Stories, Travel Ideas and Visitor Information for Your Next Trip to Buena Vista, Colorado

This Week in Buena Vista, Colorado – August 6 – 13, 2012

It’s time for Buena Vista’s Celebration of Frontier Life with Gold Rush Days, The Biggest Rock and Gem Show in Central Colorado and the Madam’s make their final appearance of the year!

 

8/8/2012
Incidentally!  By Glibert Gregg – All the Dirt on Buena Vista -  History enthusiast, Tom Tomson, will tell stories about Buena Vista’s past, as revealed by long-time newspaper editor, Gib Gregg.  7:00 PM at the Heritage Museum

8/9/2012
BV Rec Concert Series presents Hannah Foreman -  7:00 pm in Forest Square Park – 4 blocks south of the light on Hwy 24
Contin-Tail Rock and Gem Show - 100+ Dealers Showcase minerals, precious stones, beads and more at the Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista.  9 am – 5 pm.

8/10/2012
The Trial of God – Play written by Elie Wiesel - HCFAA, Stage Left and Articipate present Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel’s play that will make you laugh one moment and cry the next.  7:30pm at the Salida Steamplant.
Contin-Tail Rock and Gem Show - 100+ Dealers Showcase minerals, precious stones, beads and more at the Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista.  9 am – 5 pm.

8/11/2012
Gold Rush Days Pancake Breakfast - Get a jump start on Gold Rush days with Pancakes sponsored by the Optimists – Pancakes start flippin’ at 7 am in Columbine park, 2 blocks south of the light behind K’s Dairy Delite.
Contin-Tail Rock and Gem Show - 100+ Dealers Showcase minerals, precious stones, beads and more at the Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista.  9 am – 5 pm.
The Beach at South Main presents Doc & Kit - Acoustic folk and Americana music riverside with crepes, burgers, local beer and more.  On Front Loop in South Main.
The Trial of God – Play written by Elie Wiesel - HCFAA, Stage Left and Articipate present Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel’s play that will make you laugh one moment and cry the next.  7:30pm at the Orpheum Theater in Buena Vista
Gold Rush Days - Welcome back to the Old West!  Try your hand at Gold Panning, See the Sheriff face off with the outlaws, wander through 75+ Vendors on the midway and don’t miss the 3rd leg of the Burro Racing Triple Crown Tomorrow!  McPhelemy Park, Corner of Main & Hwy 24 Buena Vista
The Madams of Central Colorado - A Buena Vista Classic!  The madams and their girls discuss how they got into “the business” and other aspects of life as a fallen woman at the turn of the last century. - 7:00pm @ The Buena Vista Heritage Museum

8/12/2012
Contin-Tail Rock and Gem Show - 100+ Dealers Showcase minerals, precious stones, beads and more at the Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista.  9 am – 5 pm.
Gold Rush Days - Welcome back to the Old West!  Try your hand at Gold Panning, See the Sheriff face off with the outlaws, wander through 75+ Vendors on the midway, and don’t miss the Burro and Duck Race!  McPhelemy Park, Corner of Main & Hwy 24 Buena Vista
Farmers Market - CCFA hosts the Buena Vista Farmers market – Fresh local veggies, meat, and crafts.  On East Main st. Behind the Buena Vista Roastery from 9 am – 1 pm.
The Trial of God – Play written by Elie Wiesel -  HCFAA, Stage Left and Articipate present Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel’s play that will make you laugh one moment and cry the next.  7:30pm at the Salida Steamplant

Looking ahead, to next few weeks, Buena Vista hosts portions of  The Plein Air Outdoor Painting Festival and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

This post comes to you courtesy of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce. For details on Local Businesses, Moving to Buena Vista and Local Events, go to BuenaVistaColorado.org