Burning Mountain Festival set for Saturday
Named for the underground coal mines that still burn inside the nearby hillsides, New Castle’s signature September event, Burning Mountain Festival, is set to begin in downtown New Castle this weekend. For the 44th year in a row, the town will welcome visitors from across the valley as it celebrates the people who make the town what it is.
“This year’s theme is our town is proud and strong,” said Debbie Nichols, New Castle administrative assistant who helped organize this year’s event. “It’s a celebration of our heritage and the people that live here.”
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and go until 10 p.m. on Saturday, closing out with the Ralph Dinosaur Band.
A Band called Alexis will start things off on Friday with the headliner, The Radio Band, playing at 7 p.m.
“I’ve been producing music since I was a kid at Riverside Elementary so it’s really exciting to come back here and play,” said Radio Band member Thomas Breslin, who was born and raised in New Castle. “Burning Mountain Festival was always a huge deal as a child and it was held at the park next to my childhood home. So it’s really exciting and a lot of fun to actually be performing in New Castle.”
All shows are free at Burning Mountain Park.
Lion’s Club will host its Saturday morning event with a pancake and scrambled egg breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the parade at 10 a.m.
Among the new events this year will be the Pyro’s Maderis Madness 5K run at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Bears senior Bryce Rowley picked up a quarterback sack nearly midway through the first quarter. The next play, with Salida deep in their own zone and desperate for yards, junior Broc Caldwell intercepted a pass…