August 21, 2012
One of the great things about living in a little mountain town is that when there’s an event, just about everyone goes to it. If you’re taking a Cloudcroft Labor Day vacation this year, you can come meet half the town at Dowtown Cloudcroft’s Best Fiesta in the West. There are fun activities and shopping from the Saturday through Monday, providing a variety of things to do for your whole family, when you’re not on the balcony of your vacation cabin enjoying the mountain air, sights and sounds.
Starting Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 1, watch Six Guns and Shady Ladies perform a “wild west shootout”.” This action-packed enactment of gunslinger cowboys and rustlers is a must see—you can catch it during any of its four shows, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. From 7-11pm, get down with The Corner Pockets and Preston Eldridge at the street dance on Burro St. If rock and roll isn’t your thing, the Stop the Presses melodrama starts at 7:30 at the CLOC Pavilion.
On Sunday, Burro Street explodes in color and music with Grupo Folklorico Valle del Sol from El Paso at 11am. Come enjoy this fantastic ballet folklorico, with their beautiful traditional Mexican costumes and lively steps. Stick around Burro Street for the Second Annual Outhouse Races—last year’s was pretty funny, and luckily, nobody had any accidents. There will also be music behind the fire station as well as singer/songwriter Daniel Park at the Lodge.
Throughout the whole weekend, you’ll want to browse downtown from 10am to 5pm because the shops are holding sidewalk sales that go through Monday. All in all, if you’re vacationing with us in a couple weeks, you’re in for a nice, easy-going weekend. Start planning now for Lumberjack Day too. See you soon!