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 82nd 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.
Due to COVID restrictions for large gatherings, Bronc Day will look a little different this year. We will have a smaller parade on Lake Street, fewer vendors and a few less activities. These changes were made to allow for more social distancing, while still retaining the small town fun and charm that Bronc Day is known for. If circumstances require us to postpone Bronc Day, our back up date is Saturday, August 15. We hope you will be able to join us for the 82 annual Bronc Day.
82 Years of Community Spirit and Fun
Join an 82-year family-friendly annual tradition July 25th, 2020 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.
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.
**A NOTE TO VENDORS AND ARTISANS: Check out the Vendor Booth section and form early. Our spaces fill up quickly. We will honor the $45 for Early Bird pricing through Saturday, July 25th.
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.
2020 Booth Fees
Early bird pricing will be honored through July 25 based on space available: $45.00 for Standard Booth