June 17-19 festivities include the Outhouse Races, live music and saloon tour
The Breckenridge Distillery is part of the new Saloon Tour offered by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.
Story and photos by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE — Thanks to a little mistake of inadvertently leaving the town off the maps until 1936, Breckenridge became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom”. In the summer of 1936, Colorado Governor Big Ed Johnson and Breckenridge locals gathered on the Summit County Courthouse lawn, where a U.S. flag was raised, officially welcoming the Town of Breckenridge into the nation.
Kingdom Days celebrates Breckenridge’s unique history and includes a multitude of family-friendly events, including the wildly popular Outhouse Races and a Wild West gunfight on Main Street.
New this year, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is offering a 21-and-over saloon tour, which is sure to be a big hit. The tour includes visiting some sites of historic saloons in Breckenridge, as well as a tour and tasting of the spirits at the modern-day Breckenridge Distillery.
The Alliance conducted a “dry run” of the Saloon Tour, sans distillery, in October of 2010. Here is a short (minute and a half) video excerpt from that very entertaining tour:
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