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 85th 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.

We hope you will be able to join us for the 85th annual Bronc Day.

Over 85 Years of Community Spirit and Fun

Join an 85-year family-friendly annual tradition Saturday, July 29th, 2023 at Gazebo Park in Green Mountain Falls Colorado with just a short, scenic drive up Hwy 24 from Colorado Springs.

The Bronc Day Parade

We will have a much scaled down parade as compared to previous years.  The parade route will be from The Painted Bear gift shop (line up in the alley between The Painted Bear and Tye Dye Java), down the walking path along Ute Pass Avenue (toward the lake), down Lake Street  to the Green Box Farmstand and looping back to the alley.  We will only allow walkers and a few people on horseback in the parade.  There will not be any motorized vehicles, no judging and no awards.  We encourage local families (and their pets) to dress in their best western gear and join us for the parade.  No need to pre-register…just line up for the parade at 9:30 by The Painted Bear.

Click Here to Download the Parade Entry Form 

Vendors and Entertainment

Regional artists and artisans, local and traveling musicians and entertainers will fill the area around Gazebo Lake from 9am to 3pm.  Grab a delicious lunch or snack to go from one of the local restaurants – The Pantry, The Blue Moose Tavern, The Mucky Duck and Tye Dye Java – and enjoy music by Ted Newman and the Young Fiddlers at the Green Box Farmstand from 11am – 2pm.  Stroll through the park and shop from local vendors.  Stay for old fashioned kids games (sack races, egg toss, balloon toss) from 1-2pm in the park or try your hand a gold panning…who knows what riches may be found!  Most importantly, enjoy a fun day outside with friends and family in a safe manner. The Bronc Day Pancake Breakfast, at Church in the Wildwood will be from 7am-9:30 am. Later in the evening come join us for the Bronc Day Barn Dance at the Farm Stand with music by The Riders and Friends from 6pm-9 pm.

**A NOTE TO VENDORS AND ARTISANS: Check out the Vendor Booth section and form early. Our spaces fill up quickly. We will honor the $50 for Early Bird pricing through Friday, July 15th.

Vendor Booth

Vendors rent a 10’x10′ space from the Bronc Day Committee at Gazebo Lake Park (6970 Lake Street, GMF CO 80819). Set-up will begin at 7:00am. The festival will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm with tear-down ending at 4pm. No electricity is available and no stakes are allowed. Vendors must provide all decorations, tables, and equipment necessary to run the booth. Vendors are responsible for any required permits, licenses, or taxes required by the city, county or state. The Bronc Day Committee is permitted to take photographs of the booths and vendors and use these photographs for advertisement or promotion purposes.

2023 Booth Fees

Early bird pricing before July 15th: $50.00 for Standard Booth

Click Here to Download the Bronc Day Vendor Application

Contact Us

Bronc Day Co-Chairs:

Joan Compton & Margaret Peterson

Email: broncday@gmail.com

Parade Chair:

Joan Compton

Email: broncdayparade@gmail.com

Vendor Booth Chair:

Margaret Peterson

Email: margaretp0409@gmail.com