Fort Lupton is hosting a series of events the weekend after Labor Day centered on the theme "Looking Forward Through the Lens of Our Past". The schedule of events kicks off on Thursday, September 5th, with the annual golf tournament to benefit the Kelly Martinez Cancer Fund.
"Trapper Rendezvous" starts on Friday, September 7th, and goes through Sunday, September 8th. Bring the family and enjoy the mountain man encampment, trader's row, flint & steel demos, blacksmithing and black powder shoot. While there don't forget to take a tour of the mountain man living area, historic fort, Donelson House and Indpendence School. All the fun takes place at the historical Fort located at Weld County Road 14-1/2 and Highway 85.
Friday's celebration continues into the evening with food, band, family entertainment and beer garden at the Recreation Center, First Street and Harrison Avenue. Entertainment will be provided by Eric's Crossfire.
Saturday, September 8th, will begin bright and early with an All-You-Can-Eat pancake breakfast at Fire Station #1, sponsored by the South Platte Valley Historical Society. This is followed by the annual Trapper Days Parade. The parade route starts at 12th Street and Denver Avenue and ends at Second Street and Main Avenue.
The corner of First Street and Denver Avenue will host the 10th Annual Bike & Car Show. Other crowd-pleasing events along Denver Avenue include food, booths, crafts, entertainment, games, eating contests and a live auction.
New this year is an ice cream social at the Museum, corner of McKinley Avenue and First Street.
Don't forget to join us at the Street Dance sponsored by Wholly Stromboli. The event stage will be at 4th Street and Denver Avenue starting at 6:00 pm.
The celebration weekend would not be complete with the annual duck race on Sunday, September 8th. Contact the Optimist
Club to purchase your lucky duck!
For more information on Trapper Days, call the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce at 303-857-4474 or flchamber
@frii.com. We look forward to celebrating with you at this year's festival!