Telluride Heritage Festival Debuts June 13th

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by Eileen Burns

Celebrate Telluride’s colorful and storied past this Saturday and Sunday as the Telluride Historical Museum, Telluride Visitors Services and the Sheridan Arts Foundation sponsor the first ever, Telluride Heritage Festival.  This new festival promises an action-packed weekend, filled with historic story-telling, gold panning, cemetery tours, tipi building, sheep wrangling, a bank robbery re-enactment and much more!  There will be performances, competitions, events and demonstrations for the entire family to participate in.  Main street will be closed on Saturday between Aspen and Pine from 10:30 until 4pm and on Sunday the 14, the celebration continues at the Schmid Ranch, on Wilson Mesa, from noon until 3pm. 

The Schmid Ranch is a Centennial farm about ten miles west of Telluride.  The ranch has been in operation since the family homestead in 1882.  Roudy will be giving buggy rides around the ranch and you are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend the day.
Saturday evening at 8 pm, Grammy Nominated, Navajo-Ute Artist, R. Carlos Nakai Trio will perform at the Sheridan Opera House, also featuring guitarist William Eaton and percussionist Will Clipman.  Tickets are $35 for Prime Reserved Seating and $30 for Reserved Seating,

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