The 60th annual Mancos Days celebration is on the horizon.
The three-day event has a full lineup, with activities ranging from sports tournaments to a pancake breakfast to the traditional parade. The Friends of the Mancos Library will hold the group’s biggest book sale of the year, with used and donated books of all genres available all three days in the Mancos Public Library.
This year’s Mancos Days – themed “All you need is love” – will be held July 26-28.
“It’s a very cultural thing that we’ve done for 60 years now,” said Elecia Bellmire, treasurer of the Mancos Days nonprofit. “We don’t want it to go away.”
She and two others formed the nonprofit a few years ago to make sure the traditional celebration remained vibrant. Last year, the nonprofit gave away five $1,000 donations to local groups and projects. Interested volunteers or advertisers are invited to check out the event website.
The event has a packed schedule:
Friday, July 26Library book sale: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Community Room of the Mancos Public Library.Local vendor booths at Boyle Park: noon to 6 p.m.Kids magician at the Boyle Park Pavilion: 12:30 p.m.Queens Tea: 1 p.m., Mancos Days queens past and present will enjoy tea at the Community Center. This year’s queen is Roma Ewing.Kids games: 1 p.m., children can take part in games at the Boyle Park basketball court.Youth baseball games: 3 p.m., at the Boyle Park baseball field.Flag ceremony: 6 p.m., held at the Boyle Park baseball field.Softball tournament: 6 p.m., held at the Boyle Park baseball field.Saturday, July 27Pancake breakfast: 6:30 a.m., held at the P&D Grocery Store.Fun run: 7 a.m., registration at the Community Center. 7:30 a.m. the race starts at the Community Center.Softball tournament: 7:30 a.m., continues at Boyle Park.Vendors booths: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Boyle Park.Cornhole tournament registration: 9 a.m. near Boyle Park basketball court.Parade registration: 9 a.m., parade registration lineup begins at Grand Avenue and Beech Street. Check-in is at Grange Hall at Spruce Street and Grand Avenue.Volleyball: 9 a.m., games at Boyle Park Pavilion.Parade: 10 a.m., the annual parade down begins on Grand Avenue.Horseshoe tournament, 10 a.m., registration in Boyle Park.Split the Pot raffle: 10 a.m., “Split the Pot” raffle begins with tickets going on sale for $1 each or six for $5.Cornhole tournament: 11 a.m., tournament begins.Horseshoe tournament: 11 a.m., in Boyle Park.Library book sale: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mancos Public Library.Classic car show: 11:30 a.m. along Grand Avenue.Queen’s Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. in the Boyle Park pavilion.Water balloon toss: noon, attendees of all ages are invited at the Boyle Park basketball court.DJ: 1 to 4 p.m., in Boyle Park.Queen’s Quilt winner: 1 p.m. winner announced.Arm-wrestling competition: 1 p.m. Boyle Park Pavilion.Pie-eating contest: 1:30 p.m. the Boyle Park Pavilion.Disc golf: 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Cottonwood Park.Tug-of-war contest: 2 p.m. All ages the Boyle Park Pavilion.Parade, split the pot winners announced: 3 p.m. in Boyle Park.Bat Relay Race: 3 pm., Boyle Park baseball field.Live music: 5 to 8 p.m. Vanishing Breed will preform in the Boyle Park Pavilion.Sunday, July 28Softball: 7:30 a.m., tournament will continue at Boyle Park baseball fields.Vendor booths: 8 a.m. to noon Boyle Park.Sunday church service: 9 a.m., Sunday service will be held at the Boyle Park Pavilion.Pancake breakfast: 9 a.m. at Boyle Park.Robbins Family Ranch Kids Rodeo: 9 a.m., east of downtown Mancos at the Robbins Arena, U.S. Highway 160 and County Road 43.Cattleman’s Ranch Rodeo: noon, Robbins Ranch Arena.Fire department water fight: 1 p.m. in front of Kilgore American Indian Art, Main Street and Grand Avenue.[email protected]