Burning Mountain Festival back with Old West theme
NEW CASTLE Saturday’s Hogback Hustle race kicks off the annual Burning Mountain Festival running July 8-16.Themed “The Spirit of the Old West,” this year’s festival features a re-enactment of a famous Old West shootout, which occurred in downtown New Castle in the 1800s.The Hogback Hustle 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Castle Family Fitness Center. The course ends at Burning Mountain Park across from the post office in downtown New Castle.Hogback Hustle registration is $15 prior to the race or can be done on race day between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. A $5 late registration fee will apply. Prizes will be distributed when all participants have crossed the finish line. A post-race breakfast provided by Boy Scout Troop 221 is included in the registration fee. The race fees benefit Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.The annual Burning Mountain Festival Pageant for New Castle girls ages 6-18 takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday at Riverside School. For more information about participating in the pageant, call Karen Wood at 984-3625.
Friday, July 14 Taste of New Castle with local restaurants, 6:30 p.m., Burning Mountain Park
Saturday, July 15 Pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Guild Hall Food and craft vendor booths, beginning at 9 a.m., Main Street Classic car and motorcycle show through town shortly before 10 a.m., followed by the Burning Mountain parade Old West shootout re-enactment by the Garfield County Regulators, high noon, Main Street Hip hop show, 1 p.m., New Castle Community Center and Western Slope Cloggers performance, Burning Mountain Park Music in the park by T. Ray Becker, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Jimmy Ibbotson, 4-6 p.m.; and Cowboy Attitude, 7-9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m., New Castle Community Center Church in the Park, 9:30 a.m., Burning Mountain ParkFor more information, contact Patti Reich at 984-2861 or (970) 260-8278.
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