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

Bighorn Sheep Festival Parking Map
Georgetown Colorado Bighorn Sheep Festival
Bighorn Sheep Festival Photo Entry

Bighorn Photo Contest

The Annual Photo Contest is NOW open for entries!

Be sure to vote for your favorite or upload your photo too! Winners will be announced on the Bighorn Sheep Festival Facebook Page – Connect for contest details and additional information.

Bighorn Sheep Festival Viewing Station

Bighorn Sheep Viewing

10am – 3pm
Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center: I-70 Interchange

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

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 Family Fun Run

10:30am
Georgetown Lake Warming Hut: Corner of 22nd St and Argentine St

Join the Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District for the final fun run of the year! Simply meet at the Georgetown Lake Warming Hut and enjoy running around Georgetown Lake on the Tom Bennhoff Lake Trail!

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Bighorn Sheep Puppet Craft

All Day
John Tomay Library: Corner of 6th St and Rose St

Craft a Bighorn Sheep puppet with us! We’ll have supplies available in our outside creative space, as well as a convenient take and make option!

People all aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad Train

Georgetown Loop Railroad

10:45am, 12pm, 1:25pm, 2:40pm
Georgetown Loop Railroad

Enjoy a train ride aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad departing from the Georgetown Devil’s Gate Depot.

Seating is limited, and trains do sell out, be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

Bighorn Sheep Festival Hokey Pokey

Bighorn Hokey Pokey

11:30am
Strousse Park: Corner of 6th St and Rose St

Learn about Bighorn behavior with a familiar childhood dance and meet Wilder of Generation Wild, a creature who sparks your imagination and wonder of being outside.

Hope Ewe can join us!!!

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Hotel de Paris Museum

12pm – 1pm
Hotel de Paris Museum

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)

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Bighorn Gourmet Smores

All Day
Strousse 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!

Georgetown Outdoor Discovery in Clear Creek County Colorado

Bighorn Nature Hike

1pm – 2:30pm
Strousse Park: Corner of 6th St and Rose St

Join Georgetown Outdoor Discovery for a guided nature hike. Meet at Strousse Park shortly before 1pm to join in the fun!

Clear Creek County is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Located just west of Denver along Interstate 70, Clear Creek has 396 square miles of public lands to explore, as well as four mountain peaks above 14,000 feet. Clear Creek is comprised of charming mountains towns Idaho Springs, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume, which are all along the I-70 corridor. Learn more about Clear Creek County here.

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