September 2nd is the deadline for events to be included in the upcoming Fremont Fall Heritage Festival, October 9 – 13, 2014. The attached news releases provide background information and event deadline information from the Fall Festival Steering Committee. The event is sponsored by the Fremont County Heritage Commission in cooperation with the Fremont County Historical Society.
Deadline to Submit Activities for the Fremont Fall Heritage Festival Approaching
CANON CITY, Colo. – The deadline to sponsor events or activitiesfor the first annual Fremont Fall Heritage Festival (Oct. 9 – 13, 2014) is Sept. 2, 2014. The Heritage Festival Steering Committee is seeking activities that celebrate the heritage and history of Fremont County. According to festival chair Carol McNew, “This is truly a county-wide event and a great way to not only celebrate Fremont County’s heritage, but also to raise funds for organizations or increase business income.”
Many organizations have stepped forward with events and activities for the festival, including the Fremont County Heritage Commission, which is celebrating the designation of eight Fremont County Landmarks at the Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon, at 2:00 PM on October 9th followed by a Fremont County Cattlewomen’s B-B-Q until 6:30 PM.
The dedication of the expansion of the Garden Park Fossil AreaNational Natural Landmark by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management will take place at 10:00 AM on October 9th starting at the Cleveland-Delf’s Quarry picnic area on Garden Park Road also know as Red Canyon Road. The dedication will feature talks about the historic quarries and the dinosaurs found there.
The Florence area plans a number of events including a “chalk-it-up” sidewalk painting for 3rd – 6th graders. Information, area mapsand brochures will be available at the Bell Tower Cultural Center, 201 East Second Street.
The Western Fremont Historical Society plans several events including tours of Howard, Coaldale, Hillside and Cotopaxicemeteries. Information and maps will be available at Howard Hall, off US-50 in Howard.
Many great sponsorship opportunities remain, including historic home tours and Downtown Business District tours in Cañon City,according to McNew. Sponsorship information is available on the festival website www.fremontcoloheritage.com or call 719-204-3432.
FREMONT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROCLAIMS FREMONT FALL HERITAGE FESTIVAL
October 9 – 13 to Feature Countywide Activities, Events, Tours and Dedications
October 9 – 13 has been proclaimed as the Fremont Fall Heritage Festival by the Fremont County Board of Commissioners. The Fall Festival is intended to bundle together a variety of events and other activities sponsored by numerous clubs, organizations and businesses throughout Fremont County that recognize the area’s cultural heritageincluding history, historic buildings, geology, paleontology, etc.
The Fremont Fall Heritage Festival is being brought together and coordinated by the Fremont County Heritage Commission and the Fremont County Historical Society. “Florence and the Howard area already have activities planned for the Festival,” according to Fall Festival Chair Carol McNew.
“The official dedication of the Fremont County Administrative Building and seven other historic buildings in the county as officially recognized Fremont County Landmarks by the Heritage Commissionwill take place at 2:00 PM on October 9th,” according to McNew, “following the 10:00 AM dedication of the expansion of the Garden Park Fossil Area National Natural Landmark designation sponsored by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM).”
“Up-to-date information on Fall Heritage Festival activities and timeswill soon be available at www.fremontcoloheritage.com ,” said Festival Co-Chair Helene Blake. “We are encouraging clubs, organizations and business across Fremont County to include existing events, tours and other activities under the umbrella of the Fall Festival,” Blake added. Partnership/matching fund donors information and sign-up forms will be available on the website, as well.
Fremont County Commission Chairman Tim Payne said the Fall Festival should “celebrate Fremont County’s heritage and provide fun and educational opportunities to promote awareness of our area’s rich heritage including a tremendous range of authentic heritage related experiences available to residents and visitors.”
Residents are encouraged to “participate in identifying, preserving, promoting and celebrating our rich heritage and historical resources during the festival and throughout the year,” according to the proclamation adopted by the Commissioners today.