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Weekend Roundup: Tasty times, circus excitement

Finely crafted confections, classic cinemas and exotic animals are on display this weekend in Northwest Colorado.

Homemade goodness

The Downtown Craig Farmers Market takes place each Friday afternoon at Alice Pleasant Park.

The gathering is full of local vendors selling homegrown produce, homemade delicacies, specialty artisan crafts and other unique goods.

Organizers are also taking applications for additional booths.

A special drum circle presentation will take place at 3 p.m. each week, as well, and all are welcome to join.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26

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Where: Alice Pleasant Park, 500 block of Yampa Avenue

Cost: Free to attend; booth space is $10 per event, $25 per month or $50 for the summer

For more information: Call 970-274-1792

Pie in the sky

Downtown Business Association hosts its First Friday event made for those with a sweet tooth.

A pie-baking contest is open to all who specialize in pastry with prizes at stake. Home-baked entries — required to be in disposable dishes — will compete for the best of the best in cream, custard, fruit and cheesecake categories.

The pie-eating contest follows for all ages and also features prizes.

When: Starts at 5 p.m. Friday

Where: Alice Pleasant Park, 500 block of Yampa Avenue

Cost: Free to enter

For more information: Call 970-824-7898

The sounds of summer

The summer concert series for JW Snack's continues with Matt Holiday and Friends, which will perform on the patio area both Friday and Saturday.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Where: JW Snack's Bar and Grill, 210 E. Victory Way

Cost: No cover charge

For more information: Call 970-826-0468

Silver screen classic

As part of First Friday, Downtown Books will host a free movie night, with the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Lady Vanishes" screening on the wall of the Community Budget Center next to the bookstore.

When: Starts at dusk

Where: Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave.

Cost: Free admission

For more information: Call 970-824-5343

Big top entertainment

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will offer two shows Sunday with performances taking place at Wyman Living History Museum.

The circus features an array of clowns, animals trapeze artists and more.

Morning setup is open to the public to view and learn more about the history of the show.

Advance tickets are available at Craig Chamber of Commerce. Prices will rise at the door.

When: Setup at 9:30 a.m., shows at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 US Highway 40

Cost: Advance tickets $7 for ages 2 to 12 and seniors, $10 for adults

For more information: Call 970-824-5689 or visit cmcircus.com

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