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5th Annual Victor Burro Race – Historic Mountain Challenge & Lots of Fun!
Come Hang Out With Us for Victor, Colorado’s Annual Burro Races!
Experience a day of fast and furious (sometimes furry) racing that must be seen to be believed. Load up the kids of all ages and come to historic Victor Saturday, Sept. 7 for a day of four-footed races packed with old-time fun.
The annual Victor Pack Burro Race will kick off at Noon in downtown with racers from across the region competing for cash prizes. The furry four-footeds are historically dubbed the Rocky Mountain Canary for their role in underground mining; the burros were used above ground during the gold rush era for hauling heavy loads, but also underground in the mines for the same tasks.
Today the burros are beloved symbols of days gone by and are, along with their trainers and human counterparts, the centerpiece of this event.
The race kicks off at noon in downtown..
This year’s event includes Cowboy Poetry, the Nicest Ass Contest, homemade ice cream, music, and lots of burros. Make sure to hang around Victor’s new Pinnacle Park downtown plaza after the race. From 12:30 to 1:30 Victor’s Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum will host Susie Knight, cowgirl poet and musician, live in the Pinnacle Park Plaza and tractor-churned ice cream made by the museum will be on sale.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 am – Burro Weigh In
12:00 pm – The Burro Race Starts!
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Cowboy Poetry
The race entry fee is $50.