69th year of Kremmling Days to begin Friday

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Get ready for Kremmling Days this year as we “Honor our Every Day Heroes.”

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 has 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 14
Fireman’s BBQ | Expanded Beer Garden | Friday Night Entertainment with A.M. Whiskey
The entertainment begins on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. when the KidsZone is set-up at Town Square. The KidsZone is for all ages and will feature many fun activities this year.

This year’s activities include the Conquest Mountain, Big Splash water game, Underwater adventure Combo for the little ones under 5 years of age, Cannon Ball Run Waterslide, Medieval Mayhem obstacle course, Gladiator Joust, Giant Jenga as well as fun yard games. People will also be happy to know that Wild West Soda’s will be returning from Texas again this year.

Wristbands will be available for purchase in Town Square so kids can have unlimited rides. There will also be individual tickets available for those who 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.

The expanded beer garden will now include the playground area and grassy areas in the Town Square. It will open at 5 p.m. The beer garden will offer Bud, Bud Lite, Coors, Miller Lite, Pacifico, J Bock Beer from Grand Adventures Brewery and a Chamber Special. The Chamber requests that entrances are used and people do not jump over the pennant fence.

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 locally smoked BBQ beef, baked beans, corn on the cob, watermelon and a beverage.

The live music kicks off at 6 p.m. with A.M Whiskey, the talented band from Memphis, Tennessee. They play a vast array of music including Country, Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Rock, and other genres. They will be sure to get the crowd dancing.

Saturday, June 15
Pancake Breakfast
The morning begins with a pancake breakfast at 8 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.

Mustang Mile
Breakfast is followed by the Mustang

Mile at 9:45 a.m. Runners wishing to participate should meet at the west end of the high school by 9 a.m. The registration is $20 for adults and $10 for students, AND THE FIRST 20 WHO REGISTER RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT! The race will begin on Jackson Avenue by the bus barn. The mile will end at the Town Square as racers catch the enthusiasm from the crowd along the parade route. All monies collected are used to fund the West Grand Cross Country.

Parade Details
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 (Park Avenue) and will end just past the Town Square.

Bill Wyatt and Tom Cary, the parade announcers are stationed at the Town Square, 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.

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 into the Chamber with their $5 entry fee.

The Grand Marshals of the parade this year are and Kenny and Heather Bentler.

Royalty this year for the parade will be King Jayden Edson and two Queens Anna Douglass and Gina Manguso and Attendant Giselle Garcia. All members of the royalty court are 2019 West Grand graduates and were chosen on the basis of their community involvement and academic achievement by their teachers.

Kids Games
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, bucket brigade, sawdust pit, egg toss and mini-firefighter challenge.

Beer Garden
The Beer Garden opens once again at 11 a.m. on Saturday. This in the expanded beer garden for those enjoying a cold drink from the beer garden may also eat it with their meal as it approaches noon.

Horseshoe Tournament
The Horseshoe Tournament will be held at the Dean West /Grand Adventure Brewing Company. Sign-ups will begin at 11 a.m. with a calcutta following sign-ups. The action will begin at noon. There is a $10 entry fee.

Cliff Golf
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/Free Museum Tours
Vendors will be offering food and merchandise throughout the day and the KidsZone will continue.

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 KidsZone, vendors, beer garden and live entertainment will be available form 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.

The Blue River Band, Kremmling’s local band, will play crowd pleasing favorites from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. .

Saturday night will be rocking with A.M. Whiskey again from 6-10 p.m. It’s time to kick up your boots as you enjoy all of the festivities in Town Square.

Sunday, June 16
Father’s Day
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.

Shop during Kremmling Days In celebration of Kremmling Days, many local retailors are having sales! Shop local, and get yourself something nice during the festivities.

Flowers by Marcia- On Saturday, June 15, Flowers by Marcia will be having a Kremmling Days Sale. Enjoy 20% off all clothing, and peruse a wide selection of new merchandise!

Alpine Motor Sports- Stop by Alpine Motor Sports at 720 Tyler Ave. and enter their free drawing for a chance to win a helmet and goggles! The drawing will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 4:00pm.

Keepsake Christmas Shoppe- Visit Keepsake Christmas Shoppe and Custom Framing at their new location, 411 E Park Ave and enter their drawing for a chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates. Stop in for details.

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