Girls of the West at BoCC“Events such as the Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast, the Rodeo Parade, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and the El Paso County Fair preserve and promote our wonderful western heritage.” Commissioner Peggy Littleton read the Proclamation into the record.

During its regularly scheduled Thursday meeting, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners approved an official Proclamation recognizing El Paso County’s Proud Western Heritage and urging County residents and businesses to attend our region’s traditional community events that celebrate our farming and ranching roots.

The Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast will be Wednesday, June 20. Pancakes and scrambled eggs are the traditional fare, with western music on stage at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon downtown. Breakfast is served starting just before 5:30 a.m. and continues until just after 8 am when the event concludes with the official sendoff at 8 a.m. for the Pikes Peak Range Riders on an annual horseback ride to promote the upcoming Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

The Rodeo Parade will be along Tejon Street downtown on July 10 followed by the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, one of the oldest and most prestigious rodeos in the country, July 11 to 14 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.

The El Paso County Fair will be held July 14 to 21 at the County Fairgrounds in Calhan. On Sunday July 15 fairgoers will have a chance to celebrate the region’s western tradition with Western/Hispanic Heritage Day. The County Fair is once again offering a day of free admission for everyone on Monday, July 16, 2018. And a ticket to the Fair on Wednesday, July 18 will only cost $1. Attractions for this year’s Fair will include the debut of the Elephant Extravaganza, a bigger and better hands-on butterfly exhibit, auto races, bull riding, tractor pull, demolition derby and more.

Western Heritage Group