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BUFFALO BILL DAYS

July 27-30, 2017

Golden will again be hosting its annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration. This event dates back to the 1940's as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill's grave.The Buffalo Bill Days Committee has expanded the activities through the years and it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year's activities include Cody's Wild West, the "100 Year in Golden" theme Parade, Muttin' Bustin', live music, an orphan car and a classic car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

It all begins Thursday, July 27, 2017 with the golf tournament at Applewood Golf Course.

Buffalo Bill Days [BBD] Logo and Poster Competition

Graphic Arts & Design students & professional artists - do you want to build your portfolio and resume while sharing your artistic ability with at least 40,000 attendees to Buffalo Bill Days? If yes, then please enter one or both of the competitions found below. A jury made of professionals and Buffalo Bill Days members will select the winners. There is a different jury for each competition.

Buffalo Bill Days [BBD] Logo Competition

  • Include your name, email and phone contact information with your email application and attach the required files to enter this contest
  • Must include "Golden" and "Buffalo Bill Days" on logo
  • Your name/initials will be included on finished product
  • Full color, high resolution and black & white editions
  • Minimum 1200 dpi
  • Format: PDF and JPEG
  • All rights to use the logo will go to Buffalo Bill Days, Inc.
  • Logo will appear on BBD sponsor t-shirts, stationary and other items sold or used by BBD
  • Publicity for wining logo will be in BBD publications, program and webpage
  • Winner must agree to appear with BBD promoters and ride in parade
  • $500 to the winner
  • Deadline 5:00 pm May 15, 2017 emailed to: kleithporter@gmail.com

Commemorative Buffalo Bill Days [BBD] Poster Competition

  • Include your name, email and phone contact information with your email application and attach the required files to enter this contest
  • Your name/initials will be included on finished product
  • Must include "Golden" and "Buffalo Bill Days" on poster
  • Full color, high resolution and black & white
  • Minimum 1200 dpi
  • Format: PDF and JPEG
  • Must include Golden landmarks or pictures or drawings depicting City of Golden
  • Must include 2017 as 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's burial on Lookout Mountain
  • Must include some of Buffalo Bill Days activities
  • Must include this year's event dates - July 28-30, 2017
  • Winning logo will be applied to poster. Please allow a space of 2"x2" on a corner of your poster for the logo to be added.
  • All rights to use the poster will go to Buffalo Bill Days, Inc.
  • Posters 11 x 17 inches will be distributed to Golden merchants before BBD
  • Publicity for wining poster will appear in BBD publications, program and webpage
  • Posters will be sold during BBD
  • Winner must agree to appear with BBD promoters and ride in parade
  • $250 to the winner
  • Deadline 5:00 pm May 30, 2017 emailed to: kleithporter@gmail.com

Calling All You Potential Mountain Men!

 Do you have what it takes to grow a mustache or beard that is longer that other men? You could earn the bragging rights for Buffalo Bill Days 2017 if you show up on May 6th to start growing either mustache or beard or both. First 10 contestants to show up at Del's Tonsorial Parlour will receive a free hot shave. Other contestants may choose to have a shave or show up clean shaven to be eligible. Picture will be taken of all who are competing. If you don't want to be shorn first you may enter the "creative beard contest".

Mustache Growing Contest

  • Contestant must start from a shaved upper lip on May 6, 2017 as witnessed by a Contest Judge at Del's Tonsorial Parlour and Barber Shop.
  • Judges will measure the total spread of the mustache from tip to tip in between bands in Parfet Park on Sunday, July 30th 12:00 pm.
  • Winner takes home a $100 prize and bragging rights until BBD 2018.

Beard Growing Contest

  • Contestant must start from a shaved chin on May 6, 2017 as witnessed by a Contest Judge at Del's Tonsorial Parlour and Barber Shop.
  • Judges will measure the total length from chin to beard tip in between bands in Parfet Park on Sunday, July 30th 12:00 pm.
  • Winner takes home a $100 prize and bragging rights until BBD 2018.

Creative Beard Contest

  • No set starting point for growing and grooming beard.
  • You design your beard to be most unusual or creative.
  • Judges will use audience applause to determine winner in between bands in Parfet Park on Saturday, July 29th 6:30PM.
  • Winner takes home a $100 prize and bragging rights until BBD 2018.

BUFFALO BILL BIRTHDAY PARTY

Saturday February 25, 2017

Thanks to all the people who made The Free Buffalo Bill Birthday Party a smashing success! Hundreds of Old West enthusiasts converged on The Rock Rest in Golden, to celebrate the Great Scout's birthday and the anniversary of his death. The party-goers were entertained with fabulous live music by Timothy P. Irvin & Friends with Liz Masterson and Rex Rideout sitting in. Even President Roosevelt jumped on stage to sing his favorite tune: "Wooly Bully!" Winners of the various contests won amazing art and photographs from some of America's top artists and photographers. Handcrafted jewelry and a handsome knife were also part of the booty given to lucky winners, along with cash prizes. And it was all free! Free admission, free contests, unlike any other Buffalo Bill birthday celebration in Colorado! We hope you enjoy the video and will see you next year! The Free Buffalo Bill Birthday Party is sponsored by Buffalo Bill Days and Renewal by Andersen. Produced by Monarch Productions. Watch below
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Entry and Advertising Release:
In consideration of acceptance of event entries, entrant agrees to permit the Golden Buffalo Bill Days Committee to use their names and/or photographs, films or tapes of the event for publicity, advertising and commercial promotion, before, during and after the event and will hereby relinquish any rights whatsoever to any photographs, films or tapes taken in connection with the event and gives permission to publish or sell or otherwise dispose of said photographs films or tapes. All publicity and advertising rights are hereby given to and reserved by the Golden Buffalo Bill Days Committee. Click on the Videos Link above to view past events.

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