De Beque Wild Horse Days: Head thorugh the canyon for some fun

DeBeque Wild Horse Days continues in De Beque Sunday.Some of the events Sunday were a Quilter’s Club breakfast at the community center; community church service at the gazebo, dynamite shoot behind De Beque Cemetery; fire department touch-a-truck aand a ice cream social.

The town of De Beque is ready to celebrate the wild horses that live on the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper covered hills of the nearby Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range.

De Beque’s Wild Horse Days are Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11–13, in and around the small town located along the Colorado River on the northeast end of De Beque Canyon. The celebration includes vendors, displays, entertainment, live music, a car show, quilt show and more.

A talent show is planned for 6 p.m. Friday at the De Beque Community Center. Live music will follow from 7–11 p.m. at the Gazebo with music by Goodman Band. The event is BYOB. You must be 21 or older to drink or carry an open container (no glass).

Breakfast will be served from 7:30–9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Community Center. The parade will get under way at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Parade entries should register beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Seventh and Minter streets.

And if you want to participate in the dessert/salsa/chili contest, entries are due by 10 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center.

The De Beque Fire Station will host water fun and a target/safety trailer, as well as a touch-a-truck area from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a climbing wall set up from noon to 4 p.m. and mud runs beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Live music on Saturday at the Gazebo will feature Bone Tree from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Goodman Unplugged from 1:30–3:30 p.m., Destinee & the Sink Creek Band from 4–6 p.m. and a street dance and with music by Lever Action from 7–11 p.m. BYOB rules apply.

A community church service will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Gazebo, followed by bingo with prizes from 2–4 p.m. Sunday at the Community Center.

Call 283-5475, ext. 105, or go to for information.


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