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An annual event in Fairplay, Colorado since 1948, Burro Days celebrates the role of the burro in mining days of old.
Always held during the last weekend in July, the 69th Annual Burro Days will take place on
Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Over 10,000 people participate in festivities such as: burro races, llama races, kiddies pack dog races, parades,
contests, over 140 arts & crafts booths, over 30 food vendor booths, local musical entertainment,
dance & BBQ, pancake breakfast, Cowboy Church services and more!
Burro Days merchandise is available for purchase at the Burro Information Booth during the event weekend.
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.