Annual Mancos Days festival attracts big weekend crowd

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Annual Mancos Days festival attracts big weekend crowd

Friends and neighbors play games, socialize and gather for the parades during Mancos Days celebration

Several thousand people flooded downtown Mancos streets and parks last weekend for the 59th annual Mancos Days celebration.

Annual Mancos Days festival attracts big weekend crowd

Artists show off their creations during the Mancos Days Parade.
Classic cars were a common feature in the parade. Mancos Citizen of the Year Andrew Saletta throws candy to the kids in the crowd.
A group of kids waits to hear “Go” before a watermelon-eating contest.
The winner from the floats and trailers category in the Kids Parade, called “A Little Piece of Kids Heaven,” and created with help from Victoria Lewis.
A young cowgirl struts down Grand Avenue as part of the Kids Parade.
Pete Cruiser, left, shoots the breeze with folks checking out his 1967 Camaro at the Mancos Days car show. He said he bought it new for $3,000 in December 1966.
Raymanda Frost launches a bean bag toward a target in the cornhole tournament.
Twenty-three teams competed in the horseshoe contest.
Mancos Days always has a Western theme.
Kids scrambled for candy, which was thrown from parade floats in copious amounts.
It’s not summer unless you meet up at a small-town parade.
One of the stands at Mancos Days in Boyle Park holds some interesting artwork and trinkets.
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