Hee Haw! Donkey Derby Days a huge success!

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Real Estate Agent with The Berkshire Group

Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek was a huge success! Held July 25-26 in the historic mining community of Cripple Creek, the event drew thousands of people who came to eat, drink, but especially to see the donkey races!

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The streets were lined with tents filled with every kind of merchandize imaginable. There were birdfeeders made from crystal plates and poultry feeders, a wide variety of clothing (children and adult), unique jewelry, artwork and food choices to suit any appetite.

At noon, the crowds moved back from the street to allow the parade to march through. From bagpipes to hot cars, there was something for everyone.

Honor Guard

Horse Drawn Buggy

 

The Donkey race was a riot to watch as teams tried to get their donkey to move from station to station where they had to complete a task before proceeding. One such challenge was to load a large bag of gold dust (sand) into each side of saddlebags mounted on the donkey's back. Of course, some of teams had difficulty even controlling the donkey!

donkey races

Donkey Derby Days

 

Hope to see you next year!  This donkey has his eye on you......

Donkey close up

 

 

 

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Kristal Kraft
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Love the photos!  It was a great event!  So glad we got to go...

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