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Boggsville Days set for October 7


Come join us for Boggsville Days Saturday, October 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. where living history characters bring the 1860s to life.  It’s fun for the whole family and admission is free.

We welcome the Buffalo Soldiers as special guests this year along with a civil war surgeon, blacksmiths, civil war cavalrymen, land speculators, mountain men and fur traders. See traditional Aztec, Mexican and Native American dancers. Learn the history of branding, how to make tortillas over an open fire and churn butter the old fashioned way. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and learn the history of Boggsville from one of our expert historians.

PICT Boggsville Welcome Sign

Example of new signage at the historic Boggsville site. Courtesy Canyons and Plains of Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Taskforce

Kids can earn points for free popcorn by playing historic games, making old fashioned toys or attending any of the historic demonstrations. We have stick horse and sack races and will need their help whacking piñatas filled with toys and goodies.

Enjoy a lunch of pulled-pork, cowboy beans, and coleslaw, or hot dogs and chips. All drinks are served in a souvenir cup that is re-fillable all day.  Visit the Trade Room and concession stand for souvenir gifts, T-shirts, books, baked goods, and treats.  All proceeds from this event go toward the preservation of Boggsville Historic Site. 

Come out and have some fun while learning about Bent County in the 1860s.

The Boggsville Historic Site is located two miles south of Las Animas, Colorado on Highway 101.  (Turn off of Hwy 50 at the courthouse.)  See you October 7!