Burro Days: Burro Races, Live Music


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Burro Days Celebrates Fairplay's Mining Past

Annually Since 1949

BURRO DAYS is always held during the last full weekend in July. The 75th Annual Burro Days will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 26-28, 2024.

Back in the day when mountain men ruled and gold was King, the pack burro was the prospector's best friend. Rough and tough Americans sought their fortunes in the Rocky Mountains with a trusted burro at their side. These sturdy little animals carried tools and provisions.

BURRO DAYS is a three-day event that attracts over 10,000 people to Fairplay, Colorado. The weekend is packed with parades, llama, burro and pack dog races as well as outhouse races, music, dancing, vendor booths, BBQ, pancake breakfast and Cowboy Church Services.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Make an accommodation reservation and spend the weekend in Fairplay!

PHONE: 719-838-0163 -- Call for Additional Information: mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.




  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 7/26 to 7/28

Primarily Year Round Activities

  • Restaurant(s): On site.

Primarily Summer Activities

  • Amusement Rides: On site.

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