Days of festive fun |

Days of festive fun

We don’t know about you, but we sure had a toot, toot, tooting good time at the 107th annual Strawberry Days festival this past weekend.

This year’s train theme went quite well, dominating the parade entries and making for a good time. The event also marked the 100th anniversary of the train depot.

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association vice president of special events Shiela Mugford said this year turned out great.

“It was a laid-back, fun Strawberry Days. A lot of locals showed up this year,” she said.

The Friday thunderstorms didn’t keep many people at home. Saturday was a lot busier than usual, Mugford said.

Mugford said it’s almost impossible to determine how many people attended the festival, but she estimated about 30,000 people for the weekend.

And that’s a huge economic boost for the city, probably marking the city’s biggest weekend, she said.

Organizers this year deserve big kudos for keeping events during the festival free. That no doubt played a big part in packing people in Sayre Park and letting them enjoy the concerts.

So, with the hoopla from Strawberry Days done, we can get back to enjoying the rest of our summer.

And look forward to next year’s festival.

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