Grand Olde West Days 1 highlight of Memorial Day weekend |

Grand Olde West Days 1 highlight of Memorial Day weekend

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to be one of the biggest in Craig in recent memory, with activities and events far beyond the typical fare set to entertain locals and visitors to Northwest Colorado.

Grand Olde West Days runs from May 23 through 26, spanning the weekend with all of its excitement ready to take over the town once again. GOWD starts with a kickoff concert Friday night and continues with tons of activities in downtown Craig on Memorial Day — there will be something for everyone.

For a second straight year, the Wild West Weekend will pair up with Grand Olde West Days, offering a wide variety of rodeo-centric activities at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

It begins with a dinner Friday evening before getting down to business Saturday, with a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Camp in the morning and all rodeo competitions (bronc riding, mutton busting, sheep hooking, etc.) all day.

Saturday’s festivities will conclude with a barn dance at the fairgrounds, featuring music from the band Smokin’ Gun.

Adding to the rodeo fun of the Wild West Weekend, Craig will be the host city for the junior high and high school state rodeo finals the same weekend. With the first round Friday, the second Sunday and the short go Monday, it will be a packed holiday weekend of action.