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Donkey Derby Days

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Presented by City of Cripple Creek at City of Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek CO

Jun 27 - 28 2015
Donkey Derby Days presented by City of Cripple Creek at ,

Now in its 84th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race inspired by the town’s resident donkey herd, believed to be distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and other fun family activities that will make your visit one to remember!

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ADMISSION INFO

FREE

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

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Donkey Derby Days 2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, June 26
7:00 p.m. OPENING NIGHT!!! “Foul Play” – Melodrama at the Butte Theater

Saturday, June 27
7:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. Two Mile High Club Booth Opens 
Information Booth Opens 
Petting Zoo Opens 
10:00 a.m. Hairy Legs Contest – Stage 
“Big Ass Challenge” Media Race – Double Eagle to 2nd St. 
Donkey Rides Begin 
Kids Activities at the Park 
Parade Check In – Jail Museum 
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 am. 4th Infantry Division Band 
11:00 a.m. Beer Garden Opens 
11:30 a.m. Best Beard Contest – Stage 
12:00 Noon Parade 
1:00 p.m. Donkey Calling Contest 
“Foul Play” – Melodrama at the Butte Theater 
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dancing in the Sun band – East Stage 
1:30 p.m. Draw for Donkey Derby Race – Stage 
Announce Parade Awards – Stage 
1:45 p.m. Smokin’ Guns Skit – Stage 
2:00 p.m. Donkey Derby Race – Jail Museum to Cripple Creek District Museum 
2:30 p.m. Tobacco Spitting Contest – Stage 
3:00 p.m. Announce Donkey Derby Race Awards – Stage 
Mountain Mama Contest – Stage 
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Steak Dinner – 2nd St. and Bennett Ave. 
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday Night Street Dance Featuring Exit West – Stage 
6:00 p.m. Two Mile High Club Booth Closes 
7:00 p.m. “Foul Play” – Melodrama at the Butte Theater 
9:30 p.m. Beer Garden Closes

Sunday, June 28 
7:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. Two Mile High Club Booth Opens 
Information Booth Opens 
10:00 a.m. Donkey Rides Begin 
Kids Activities at the Park 
11:00 a.m. Donkey Calling Contest – Stage 
11:30 a.m. Hairy Legs Contest – Stage 
12:00 Noon Beer Garden Opens 
Dog Show – Stage 
1:00 p.m. Draw for Donkey Derby Race – Stage 
“Foul Play” – Melodrama at the Butte Theater 
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dancing in the Sun band – East Stage 
1:30 p.m. Donkey Derby Race – Jail Museum to Cripple Creek District Museum 
2:00 p.m. Best Beard Contest – Stage 
3:00 p.m. Businessmen’s Donkey Race – Cripple Creek District Museum to 2nd St. 
3:30 p.m. Announce Donkey Derby Race & Businessmen’s Race Winners 
5:00 p.m. Two Mile High Club Booth Closes 
Information Booth Closes 
Beer Garden Closes

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

City of Cripple Creek

Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

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