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An annual event in Fairplay, Colorado since 1949, Burro Days celebrates the role of the burro in mining days of old.
Always held during the last full weekend in July, the 71st Annual Burro Days will take place
Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2019.
2016 Long Course Winner, Kirt Courkamp & Mary Margaret
Over 10,000 people participate in festivities such as: burro races, llama races, kiddies pack dog races,
gold panning, a parade, outhouse races, over 145 arts, craft and food booths, local musical entertainment,
BBQ & barn dance, pancake breakfast, Cowboy Church services and more!
Burro Days merchandise is available for purchase at the Burro Information Booth at the corner of 5th and Main Streets during the event weekend.
News Article by Anne Herbst, KUSA 9News
July 30, 2017
A Documentary by Trevor Velin, 2010
Quick! What's the only sport indigenous to Colorado? That's right: pack-burro racing, in which competitors lead (not ride) their burro
companions along mountainous paths. The pace of individual competitors can range from a flat-out run to a stand-still (stubborn as a __),
but it's certainly a physically demanding competition in high altitude.
This documentary follows Curtis Imrie, an old-time racer who returns annually, driven by a passion for the sport and the community;
Roger Pedretti, who travels from Lacrosse, Wisconsin to carry the torch of a family legacy; and Hal Walter, a family man with a true
talent for the sport who is still discovering what burro racing truly means to him. They compete for the "other" Triple Crown of racing.