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De Beque Wild Horse Days

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De Beque Wild Horse Days: The first Wild Horse Days started in 1999. A group of De Beque residents formed a Non-profit organization/Council which consisted of a President, Secretary and board. This Council was started to aid and help the Wild Horses in the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area. It was a yearly summer event. The Wild Horse Council purchased a mustang yearly from BLM for WHD. The horse was then entered into a drawing for ownership. They brought in vendors, live music, food, kids games, as well as events for adults. In 2013 the Wild Horse Committee dissolved. At that time the Town of De Beque Recreation Department decided to start De Beque Days and follow a similar schedule of events. Initially, there was a great deal of discussion on going back to using the title ‚Wild Horse Days. A meeting was held to receive public input on what the event name should be. The name De Beque Wild Horse Days was once again chosen. Wild Horse Days is currently run by the Town of De Beque‚ Recreation Department. It is normally held the second weekend of August with several contests, including Chili/Salsa/Desserts, Talent Show/Lip Sync and Little Miss De Beque for local girls going into 1st &, 2nd grade. It is a day full of events, such as a Dynamite Shoot, Car show/Burnout Contest and Mud Run. There is Live Music all day, Food/Vendors, Beer Garden, Water/kids games, DFPD Touch a Truck, Breakfast each morning and Bingo and Community Church on Sunday. This celebration is greatly dependent upon Volunteers to successfully manage each event. Without volunteers and community support this celebration would not be successful or possible.