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Street Festival Contests

The Saguache Crescent of Saguache, Colorado

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Alferd Packer Festival will be Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Just like last year, there will be live music, vendors in the street, a 5K run-walk-crawl to support Mountain Valley School activities, a Beer Garden Tent to support our local fire department AND contests. Everything is outdoors so bringing a camp chair to enjoy the music or just watch the action would be a graat idea.. 4th Street in Saguache will be blocked off from San Juan Avenue to Chrisy Avenue early hours of. the morning till 5: CO p.m. If you're heading for breakfast at the 4th Street Diner or want to visit the Thrift Store and other businesses on this block, you'll need to park on the side streets and walk. The festival and contests will be held no matter what type of weather comes our way.

Registraton to participate in the contests can be done at the INFO canopy at 4th & San Juan Avenue. Pumpkins are to be registered for entry numbers and placed in the David Martinez Park by Noon October 10th.

At 1:00 p.m. Beard and Moustache contest with ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Every contestant will receive a small gift for participating. Judging will be by local experts in the hair industry. No entry fee required.

At 2:00 p.m. Rib Cooking contest with ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with cash prizes ($75.00/$50.00/$25.00). The rules are: 10# of cooked ribs. Entry fee of $5.00 (which goes to a local charity). Deliver ribs for entry # and judging to INFO canopy at 4th & San Juan Avenue. Ribs rafter judging will be sold to the public for $1.00 a rib with lots of paper towels on hand.

At 3:00 p.m. Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Painting contest winners will be announced. Pumpkins are to be tagged with numbers at the INFO canopy and placed in the David Martinez Park by Noon on 4th Street. Categories are Elementary age, Middle School age, High School age, Adult — Family entries. The public is invited through the day to view the pumpkins AFTER Noon on October 10th and vote for their favorites. The pumpkins will help dress up our festival. Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be given in each category. No entry fee required.

Questions? Contact 719-850-0051. See you in downtown Saguache Saturday, October 10th.

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Original Publication Date: September 24, 2015

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