Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-11 19:30:40 –
Colorado Springs — As southern Colorado continues to rebound, the biggest festival since the pandemic began will take place on Saturday, June 12, in Colorado Springs.
150 years after the city was founded, the Bears, Bonnet and Brew Festivals will be held at the Rockledge Ranch Historic Site in Colorado Springs. It’s not just a party like 1871, it’s also a way to support local businesses and musicians who have overcome many challenges through a pandemic.
“July 31, 1871 is the actual establishment of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs when General William Palmer said,” Hey, this will be my home. ” He has invested more than $ 1 million in his money into Colorado Springs’ first infrastructure, “said John Eddie, the host of the event. “At this event, we have become a kind of clashing world here.”
And it’s the perfect place to host an event, and the Rockledge Ranch Historic Site, where history unfolds every day.
“From blacksmiths to grocery stores, you can see real-life actors depicting life in Colorado Springs in the 1800s,” Eddie said.
Event attendees can expect live music from seven local bands, drink tastings from 30 local breweries and distilleries, and 12 food trucks, including Mile High BBQ.
“Currently we’re smoking over 250 pounds of meat, brisket and pulled pork in the pits,” said Jeremy Botello, who began preparing for the event on Friday.
Botello owns Mile High BBQ, a food truck that opened in March. But it was a year behind what he expected.
“It was supposed to start in March 2020, the day before the world seemed to be closed,” Botello said.
The new business owner now says the festival is ready for the crowds it brings.
“This will be one of the biggest festivals. It seems like the first festival since the pandemic and it’s open to the public, so we’re a little excited,” said Botello. “We have the opportunity to showcase a Texas-style barbecue in Colorado Springs.”
Local bands and musicians will perform tomorrow from noon to 8 pm. Admission to the event is free and the festival follows the state guidelines of the COVID-19 protocol.
There is competition for the best beard and the best bonnet titles. Some games, such as vintage baseball games, have been popular since the late 1800s.
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