Get ready for Kremmling Days this year we take “AStep Back In Time” with the return of the popular Street Dance on Saturday night.
The tradition of Kremmling Days has a respectable history. It has been celebrated since 1950 when the Kremmling Volunteer Fire Department started a day for fun and frolic. However, it is a popular belief that Kremmling Days originated from Railroad Days, a three-day celebration first held over the 4th of July in 1906.
Over time, Kremmling Days have become the Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual event that occurs on the third Saturday of June, usually in conjunction with Father’s Day weekend. This year’s activities will launch on Friday afternoon and continue to Sunday.
Friday, June 16
Tim Nicklas, of the Grand County Historical Association, will be doing a walking tour of Kremmling. Those who wish to learn the history of Kremmling should meet in front of the Chamber at 4 pm. The walk is expected to take 60-90 minutes.
Fireman’s BBQ Expanded Beer Garden
Friday night entertainment
The entertainment begins on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. when the Fun Zone is set-up at the Town Square. The Fun Zone is for all ages and will feature many new activities this year. The Chamber likes to keep things fresh by switching things up. This year’s activities include the Quad Jumper, Action Archery, Dual Splashing Slide, Hello Kitty, Bouncy House, Games Galore and Sand Art. Wristbands will be available for purchase in Town Square so kids can have unlimited rides. There will also be individual tickets available for those that may only want to experience one or two rides.
While the kids are entertained in the Kidszone, parents can enjoy live music and a cold beer as they can shop the 26 plus vendors in the park. People will be happy to know that Wild West Soda’s will be returning all the way from Texas this year.
The expanded beer garden will open at 5 p.m. with the BBQ. The beer garden will be all of Town Square and will offer Bud, Bud Lite, Shock Top, wine and a Chamber Special. The Chamber requests that entrances are used and people do not jump over the pennant fence.
The live music kicks off at 6 p.m. with Left of Centre, the talented house band from Toby Keith’s Bar and Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada. They play a vast array of music including Country and Western, Classic Rock, Pop, and some Reggae. They will sure to get the crowd dancing.
The Fireman’s BBQ begins at 6 p.m. and will continue until the firefighters run out of food to serve. The cost for the plate is $10 for BBQ beef, baked beans, corn on the cob, watermelon, and a beverage.
Saturday, June 17
The morning begins with a pancake breakfast at 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Pavilion in Town Square. The pancake breakfast is a fundraiser for Friends of the Grand County Library.
Breakfast is followed by the Mustang Mile at 9:45 a.m. Runners wishing to participate should meet by the red storage sheds along Highway 40 and 17th street at 9 a.m. The registration is
$20 and the mile will end at the Town Square. Racers will catch the enthusiasm from the crowd along the parade route as they cheer them on to the finish line. All monies collected is used to fund the West Grand Cross Country.
Parade line-up begins at 8:30 a.m. at the high school and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. It proceeds from the high school down Highway 40 and will end just past the Town Square.
Bill Wyatt and Tom Cary, the parade announcers are stationed at the Town Park, but anywhere along the parade route allows for good viewing. Floats and participants in the parade often throw candy to those along the parade route so bring bags to collect candy.
Those who have not already registered with the Chamber of Commerce can still join the parade by filling out the parade application located on the www. kremmlingchamber.com website under events and turning it in with their $5 to the chamber.
The Grand Marshals of the parade this year are Tim and Tami Menhennett. We take a step back in time as we celebrate their 25th Anniversary of Northwest Ranch Supply being open in Kremmling.
Royalty this year will include a king for the first time. The parade royalty is King Shawn Mahorney and Queen Kayla DeSanti and Attendants Jacey Murphy and Emma Auger. All members of the royalty court are 2017 West Grand graduates and were chosen on the basis of their community involvement and academic achievement by their peers.
The Kremmling Firefighters still continue the tradition of the Kids’ Games on Saturday after the parade at 11 a.m. The games are fun for all ages and are classic favorites of foot races, three-legged races, egg toss, money pit and a newly added fire brigade. The fire brigade challenges two teams in a race to be the first to fill their bucket with water.
The Beer Garden opens once again at 11 a.m. on Saturday. This in the expanded beer garden those enjoying a cold drink from the beer garden can also eat it with their meal as it approaches noon.
Cliff Golf begins at 11 a.m. at the Kremmling Cliffs. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Kremmling Chamber Center and an award ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Town Square. Prizes are awarded for those closest to the target for first, second and third. The prizes were donated by local businesses. Register early (before Saturday morning) if you would like to receive a FREE golf ball.
Vendors/Petting Zoo/ Free Museum Tours
Vendors will be offering food and merchandise throughout the day and the KidsZone will continue with the added entertainment of the 3R’s 4-H Club Petting Zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New this year will be an opportunity to guess the weight of the pig for prizes.
The Heritage Museum in Kremmling will be offering free tours throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 111 N. 4th Street (across from Big Shooters) and boasts six historic buildings.
The Redneck Mudshuffle will begin at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Abeer garden will be available at the fairgrounds and concessions by the rotary. There are also door prizes to give away and the popular Kids’ Candy Shuffle will provide entertainment during the event.
Other Saturday entertainment: Return of the Street Dance
The Kidszone, vendors, beer garden, and live entertainment will be available from 11 am – 10 pm in Town Square. Many of the vendors will have traveled from places as far as Texas to be part of Kremmling Days.
Paul Christian returns on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Saturday night celebrates the return of the Street Dance. Third street will be closed and the band Left
of Centre will be playing from a flatbed trailer. It’s time to kick up your heels as you enjoy all of the other festivities in Town Square.
SUNDAY, June 18
Pancake Breakfast/Church Service The weekend winds down with a pancake breakfast in the park at 8 a.m. followed by a Church Service in the Town Square at 10 a.m. The service is hosted by Gore Range, Kremmling Community Church, Parshall Chapel and Trinity Episcopal. Everyone is invited to attend.
Rocky Mountain Armament Shoot
The Rocky Mountain Armament will be hosting a shoot at Mulberry Hill between 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Bill Simms, the owner of the Rocky Mountain Armament, has an impressive collection of guns he has amassed throughout the years. His collection includes something for everyone from pistols to flamethrowers.
His expansive collection even includes a T-124 E 2 anti-tank artillery from the Korean War. “It rocks the world,” Simms explained in plain terms. Participants will have the chance to shoot at remote control airplanes, explosive targets and shoot bowling ball mortar.
The event is not only for participants but for spectators as well. The charge for event admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 8 through 17 and kids 7 and under are free. The cost to shoot the automatic weapons will be $30 per magazine or belt, but most people will want to bring extra for more shooting opportunities. On the day of the shoot, there will be discounted tickets available for purchase.
Mulberry Hill is off of County Road 22 and signs will be available to follow.
A MESSAGE ABOUT DOGS from the Town of Kremmling and the Chamber.
Although we love your furry friends, they need to be left at home during Kremmling Days. There will be too many children playing throughout the park, and we need to keep it dog free. They are more than welcome to attend.