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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Watch the Wild West come to life with a longhorn cattle drive July 28

Western Heritage Welcome longhorn cattle drive

Castle Rock is a thriving community, but the Town’s western heritage is alive and well. Don’t miss a weekend full of activities to celebrate the community’s history and honor a longstanding tradition — the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo.

The Western Heritage Welcome Cattle Drive kicks off the celebration and honors a time when large herds of cattle were driven through Downtown Castle Rock. Cowboys and city folk alike are invited to join the celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 28.

Watch as cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns from Rock Park, down Perry Street, and into a corral near Festival Park. Residents are invited to grab a spot along Perry Street for the best viewing location. More information is available at

Following the cattle drive, mosey on over to Festival Park for a variety of western-themed activities — mine for gold, take a photo with a Brahma Bull from Kodiak Ranch and more. Food and cocktails will also be available for purchase.

Starting at 5 a.m., parking will not be available on Perry Street. Parking will also be closed at Rock Park. At 4:30 p.m., Perry Street will be closed from Scott Street to South Street. Please keep safety in mind, and stay behind the protective barriers along Perry Street. 

The weekend celebration continues with the Fair and Rodeo Parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29. The old-fashioned parade starts on the south end of Town and continues through Downtown. And, following the parade, join an old-fashioned themed fair at Boots and Brews. The festival will have food trucks, beer and live music from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. in Festival Park. Get all the details at

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo runs through Aug. 6. Celebrate the roots of our community and give the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo the welcome it deserves. Find more information at

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