Weekend Roundup: Pigskin, duck racing and a great gala
Whether you’re cheering on a bunch of Bulldogs in blue and white, crossing your fingers for a small yellow duck or enjoying a night on the town, it will be hard to be bored this weekend.
The Downtown Craig Farmers Market sets up shop Friday afternoon for its final installment of the summer at Alice Pleasant Park.
The gathering is full of local vendors selling homegrown produce, homemade delicacies, specialty artisan crafts and other unique goods.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Alice Pleasant Park, 500 block of Yampa Avenue
Cost: Free to attend; booth space is $10 per event
For more information: Call 970-274-1792
Friday night lights are here again as the Moffat County High School varsity football opens its season, hosting the Outlaws of Rawlins, Wyoming at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. As part of the Victory Motors Cancer Drive, the coin toss will feature a special guest, and the game will be followed by Fifth Quarter victory laps around the MCHS track.
When: Kickoff at 7 p.m.; post-game event from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday
Where: MCHS, 900 Finley Lane
Cost: Contact organizers
For more information: Call 970-824-7036 or visit http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm
Hooked on good times
A fishing derby as part of the Victory Motors Cancer Drive takes place Saturday morning at Moffat County Public Safety Center’s Little Rascals Pond. Local law enforcement will also be displaying emergency vehicles as part of the event.
When: 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.
Cost: Free to those with Cancer Drive wristbands
For more information: Visit http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm
A horseshoe tournament as part of the Victory Motors Cancer Drive will be available with multiple installments Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.
When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.
Cost: $10 entry
For more information: Call 970-824-2695 or visit http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm
Northwest Colorado Health will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Saturday morning starting at Ranney Street Bridge where Craig firefighters will dump the ducks into the Yampa River.
The finish line and a post-race celebration will be at Loudy Simpson Park. There will be kids’ games, face painting, food vendors, live music and tours of a Craig Fire/Rescue Truck and Classic Air Medical Helicopter.
Ticket holders of the first 10 ducks that cross the finish line receive cash prizes totaling $1,000. The grand prize is $500. Proceeds from ticket sales support Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice and Palliative Care program.
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Finish line at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.
Cost: $10 per ticket, event free to attend
For more information: Call 970-871-7609 or visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/rubber ducky
The Victory Motors Cancer Drive concludes with a gala evening event at Clarion Inn & Suites Saturday. A casino night format includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with sports and music memorabilia, with all proceeds going to Moffat County Cancer Society.
When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13
Cost: Tickets $30 per person, $50 per couple
For more information: Call 970-824-4000 or visit http://www.victorymotorsofcraig.com/cancerdrive.htm
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An abundance of wintertime powder Saturday afternoon only made the atmosphere feel all the more Christmas-y in Alice Pleasant Park.