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11/8/2021
Georgetown’s bighorn sheep festival is coming up this Saturday, Nov. 13


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Jason Clay
Northeast Region Public Information Officer
303-291-7234
/ jason.clay@state.co.us 
@CPW_NE

Georgetown’s bighorn sheep festival is coming up this Saturday, Nov. 13

(photo by Jason Clay/CPW)

GEORGETOWN, Colo. - On the second Saturday in November, the Town of Georgetown celebrates one of the biggest and oldest bighorn sheep herds in the state of Colorado with its Bighorn Sheep Festival.

The festival honors this treasured animal and helps visitors learn about the habits and nature of these home-grown, high-altitude climbers of the Rockies.

The fun and free festival is for all ages and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 13. Activities range from sheep viewing, to a guided hike, there is a railroad tour, as well as educational presentations and archery instruction and target shooting seminars. The Georgetown Visitor Center will be the headquarters of the festival.

Seating is limited and trains do sellout on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, so please purchase your tickets in advance by clicking here.

The annual photo contest is now open for entries. Click here to submit your bighorn photos or to vote. Winners will be announced on the Bighorn Sheep Festival Facebook page.

Order of Events
10-3: Sheep Viewing at the Gateway Visitor Center - spotting scopes are available.
10-12, 1-3: Archery instruction and target shooting at the Gateway Visitor Center.
10:30: Family Fun Run starting at the Georgetown Lake warming hut at the corner of 22nd St. and Argentine St.
10-3: Bighorn sheep puppet craft at the John Tomay Library.
11:30: Learn about bighorn sheep behavior with a familiar childhood dance and meet Wilder of Generation Wild at Strousse Park.
1-2:30 p.m. - Nature Hike starting at Strousse Park.

For more information and details on all the events taking place, please visit Clear Creek County’s blog on Bighorn Sheep Fest.

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