Bayfield Heritage Days celebrates the changing of the seasons and the return of area sheep herds from the high country above Lemon Reservoir.
All are welcome to two days of events next weekend.
The Bar D Wranglers will perform Friday night, Sept. 28 at the old Bayfield gym on South Street. A barbecue brisket dinner will be served, along with entertainment by Agave, a local folk music group. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the Pine River Valley Heritage Society Museum, TBK Bank, Community Bank of Colorado and Southwest Ag. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30.
On Saturday, scheduled events include:
8:30 a.m. Family 5K Fun Run sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 506. Burrito sales and hot drinks from the Coffee Merchant will be for sale on Mill Street.
9 a.m. Running of the sheep on County Road 521! They run on sheep time, so they'll be there when they get there. Please do not bring dogs to the sheep trailing.
9:30 a.m., or after the sheep trailing. Mill Street Parade sponsored by the Bayfield Lions Club.
10 a.m. Disc Dog Demo at the south end of Joe Stephenson Park by Jenni Berkman.
10 a.m. Hay wagon rides and Farm Bureau Ag Trailer.
10 a.m. Children's activities sponsored by Pine River Library and Pine River Centennial Rotary.
11 a.m. Kid's field day fun sponsored by Momentum Fitness.
1 p.m. Hay bale carry competition at the south end of the park, sponsored by Momentum Fitness, The Billy Goat Saloon and AJ's Greenhouse.
As is always the case, times are approximate since the events run on sheep time!
On Saturday night, there is a fireworks show in Joe Stephenson Park at dusk.
More information and registration forms are available online at www.bayfieldcoheritagedays.org