Labor Day
By Pam Russell

With the feel of Fall in the air, and Colorado receiving it's first frost warning, we celebrated the "unofficial" close of this Summer season taking in Trinidad's 94th Annual Round-Up Rodeo, Fair and Parade.

Exciting, tantalizing, fun and thrills...and we thought it would be just another typical September weekend!  We were impressed as we shared an exciting Labor Day weekend with our family right here in town.

Saturday's rain kept us at home but Sunday and Monday were full of sunshine and lots to do.  We met family members at the RoundUp Park where there was a wonderful bar-b-que lunch to quench anyone's appetite.  We enjoyed the Livestock exhibits of "champion" steers, rams, goats and hares, and the Crafts Exhibits of quilts, sewing, & canning projects of local youths.  The fair included rides, food, vendor booths with something for all ages.

The $6.00 gate fee was well worth the afternoon of Rodeo thrills. Comfy seating in the shaded grandstands and up-front viewing of riding drills, Calf Roping, Bare-back riding, Bull Riding, Barrel races, etc.  We had a ball and plan on attending again next year!

Monday found us curbside at a choice location to view the Labor Day Parade with bands, drill teams, equestrian teams, clowns, musicians, floats and hordes of candy thrown by parade participants.  The crowd was friendly, the weather perfect, and the whole three-day weekend a wonderful experience for all ages, and all RIGHT HERE IN TRINIDAD.

11 yr. old niece, Danielle, flies through the air on Giant Swing
Saddle Bronc Riding
Clown float enlivens the crowd