Western Heritage Welcome

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Western Heritage Welcome

Castle Rock is a thriving community, and the Town’s western heritage is alive and well. Don’t miss the weekend of activities to celebrate Douglas County’s history and honor a longstanding tradition - the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Western Heritage Welcome kicks off the celebration.

Friday, July 28
6 to 8 p.m.
Downtown Castle Rock

The Old West will truly come to life. Watch as cowhands from Silverado Ranch drive a herd of Texas Longhorn through Downtown. Starting at Rock Park, the herd will continue along Perry Street before completing the journey right in front of the Castle Rock Police Department. 

Lots of Western activities will take place in Festival Park, too! Take an old-time photo with the family, and more!  View and download last year's photos.

The history

During the 1800s, large herds of Longhorn cattle were driven through Colorado. The route, known as the “Goodnight-Loving Trail,” started in West Texas and passed through the area on the way to the stockyards in Denver and on to Wyoming. This event helps honor that heritage.

Continue the celebration

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo runs July 28 through Aug. 6. Get tickets at the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo website.

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29. The old-fashioned parade starts on the south end of Town and continues through Downtown. More at the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce website.

Following the parade, join an old-fashioned-themed fair at Boots and Brews. The festival will have food trucks, beer and live music in Festival Park. Get all the details at the Downtown Castle Rock website.