Telluride's Heritage Festival all weekend

Telluride's Heritage Festival all weekend

[click “Play”, Susan talks with Colin Sullivan}


Heritage Fest poster Telluride’s Heritage Festival takes a look hard long over its shoulder at Telluride’s colorful past, back to the days when Butch Cassidy robbed the bank, and cowboys and prospectors with gold fever bellied up to our (numerous) bars. (Believe there were about 37 in Telluride’s heyday.)

The following is the schedule of events:

Friday, June 10: Kick off Heritage Fest Friday night with wine, cheese and a selection of the Telluride Historical Museum’s most popular and interesting images on display at the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, 5-6 p.m.

Pie Eating Saturday, June 11: All day: Main Street and Elk’s Park activities include live cowboy music, horse-drawn carriage rides, mining, Ute and ranching demos, pie-eating contests, regional artisan and museum booths and more.

Saturday night, 7 p.m.: SquidShow Theatre performance of “COPS, CRIMES and CRIMINALS: A History of the Most Notorious,” at the Telluride Historical Museum’s new outdoor education amphitheater. The show is FREE, though donations are welcome. First come, first seated.

“His Morrow is so good, I couldn’t bear to see this show again. It gave me flashbacks,” said George Greenbank about Colin Sullivan’s portrayal of famed hippie-hating Marshal Everett Morrow. 

Sunday, June 12, Noon – 3 p.m.: Open House at Schmid Ranch. Centennial Ranch on Wilson Mesa. Take in, either on foot or horse drawn carriage, the 23 historic structures and turn of the century ranching equipment that four generations of Schmids have worked to preserve. Pack a picnic and make a day of it.

Sunday, 3:45 p.m.:  “Law Enforcement Tour” with former Detective John Wontrobski. Explore the dramas, heroes and heritage of Telluride’s past. Rendezvous at the Telluride Historical Museum.

For a preview of the SquidShow event, click the “play” button and listen to Colin as Everett.

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