What is Bronc Day
Bronc Day is fun! It began on July 1, 1939. It continued unabated as an annual tradition—the women of the town kept it going through the tumultuous years of the 2nd World War—until today’s 81st celebration. As it does today, the first celebration was highlighted by a parade including horses, clowns, and parade dignitaries. As the years rolled by and the celebration gained momentum, businesses entered the parade. Then came food vendors, artisans and craftsmen, children’s games, trophy contests, musicians, and other friends were added to the fun. This 81st annual Bronc Day promises to be the biggest and best yet.
81 Years of Community Spirit and Fun
Join an 81-year family-friendly annual tradition July 27th, 2019 at Gazebo Park in Green Mountain Falls Colorado with just a short, scenic drive up Hwy 24 from Colorado Springs.
The Bronc Day Parade
Parade theme, to be determined. The Parade begins staging at 9am and starts at 10am.
Here’s an idea: put your family in the parade! Yes, entry is free whether you are entering a full-on float, a troupe, or your friends and family (don’t forget the dogs). A full list of trophies and categories can be seen on the Parade Entry Form page, but here are a few to jump-start your creative juices:
- Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl, plus best costume for an Individual
- Best Dressed Group (8 or more)
- Best Dressed Pet
- Best Decorated Bicycle or Tricycle (even a Unicycle if you have that talent)
- Best Float, Antique Car, plus Best Dressed Horse and Rider or Horse Drawn Rig
As you see, the parade can be a hands-on-affair for you, your family, or your business*.
*A NOTE TO BUSINESSES: Not only does the parade put your business or service before hundreds of potential local customers, but you are being introduced to them at no cost and in the best possible fun and family friendly light.
Save The Date
Put Saturday, July 27th, 2019 on your summer planning calendar and join in a day of family fun, great entertainment, and sinfully delicious—think shaved ice, giant turkey legs, and ice cream—festival food. Dress your kids to have fun. It all starts about 10:00am with the Parade. (For the locals or early-birds there is a pancake breakfast at the Green Mountain Falls/Chapita Park Volunteer Fire-station at 7:30) You can come up early also to take advantage of the beautiful hiking, fishing, and biking opportunities Green Mountain Falls has to offer. If you live a little too far away for a comfortable morning drive, check out some of the wonderful cabins, hotels, and B&Bs available in the Ute Pass Area. The event, Parade, and parking are free. The pancake breakfast is on a donation basis to support the Fire station. Make plans to join us on July 27th, 2019 at Gazebo Park.
Vendors and Entertainment
Regional artists and artisans, local and traveling musicians and entertainers, and a full array of it-just-tastes-better-outside food vendors** will fill the area around Gazebo Lake from 10am to 3pm. You absolutely will not go un-tempted—the food and shopping—nor un-entertained at this year’s 80th Bronc Day Festival
**A NOTE TO VENDORS AND ARTISANS: Check out the Vendor Booth section and form early. Our spaces fill up quickly. Booth prices begin as low as $45 for Early-Bird-Sign-up. Contact one of the 81st Annual Bronc Day Committee Members listed below for details.