Bighorn Sheep Festival

Georgetown, Colorado

The Annual Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival

Enjoy a free, family-friendly festival with the Town of Georgetown and Colorado Parks and Wildlife as you learn more about Bighorn Sheep and enjoy activities throughout the day!

The festival takes place every year on the 2nd Saturday of November.

Restroom + Parking Map

Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival Map 2023
Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival 2023

Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 10am to 3pm

Georgetown, Colorado Bighorn Sheep Festival
FREE Festival for all ages!

Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival Photo Contest Winner 2021

Bighorn Photo Contest

The Annual Photo Contest is Coming Soon!

Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite image or upload a photo! Winners will be announced on the Bighorn Sheep Festival Facebook Page

Be sure to follow the page for festival updates and information on the upcoming photo contest.

Bighorn Sheep Festival Viewing Station

Bighorn Sheep Viewing

10am – 3pm
Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center: I-70 Interchange, 1491 Argentine Street

Watch Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep on a nearby hillside. Spotting scopes will bring the action into clear view while you learn about Bighorn Sheep biology and behavior

Bighorn Sheep Festival Archery Activity

Bighorn Archery Instruction + Target Shooting

10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm
Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center: I-70 Interchange, 1491 Argentine Street

Join trained instructors and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow in a safe and fun environment (weather permitting)

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Bighorn Sheep Puppet Craft

10am – 1:30pm
John Tomay Memorial Library: 605 6th Street

Craft a Bighorn Sheep puppet with us! Bring your creativity; we’ll provide the supplies!

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Face Painting

10:30am – 1:30pm
John Tomay Memorial Library: 605 6th Street

Complimentary face painting for all children during the festival by Katharyn Grant of Face Painting Denver.

Elbert Colorado Parks Wildlife Mascot 2022 New

Bighorn Hokey Pokey

Library Park: Corner of 6th St and Rose St

Learn about Bighorn behavior with a familiar childhood dance and meet Elbert the Colorado Parks and Wildlife mascot.

Hope Ewe can join us!!!

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Hotel de Paris Museum

12pm – 1pm
Hotel de Paris Museum: 409 6th Street

Watchable Wildlife: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep – The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep is Colorado’s State Mammal and provides an excellent opportunity to view some of Colorado’s amazing wildlife!

Come learn about Bighorn Sheep biology and behavior and tips for watching these amazing animals during their annual rut (mating season).

Tours of the Museum are available from 10am – 4pm ($10/adult)

Georgetown Vendor Popovers Delicious Food

Sweet and Savory Treats

All Day
Library Park: Corner of 6th St and Rose St

Enjoy delicious bites from the following local vendors:
Rose Emporium, Chef’s Corner, Ann Mae Mobile Food Trailer, and Georgetown Mountain Popovers

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Bighorn Gourmet Smores

All Day
Library Park: Corner of 6th St and Rose St

Warm up with a campfire at Strousse Park and get your very own gourmet s’mores kit to take home!

People all aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad Train

Georgetown Loop Railroad

10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm
Georgetown Loop Railroad: 646 Loop Drive

Enjoy a train ride aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad as the Holiday Season kicks off with special Santa’s Rocky Mountain Adventure and Lighted Forest themed train rides! All trains depart from the Georgetown Devil’s Gate Depot.

Seating is limited, and trains do sell out. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance as walk up tickets are welcome but not guaranteed.

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