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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Elk Fest in Estes Park, Colorado

Elk Fest in Estes Park, Colorado

We attended Elk Fest in downtown Estes Park on Saturday, Oct 2. Here, Annette got a nice introductions as we entered the Fest area!

There were three or four sections of tents and activities. The first we approached were the Mountain Man tents. I have three here. Annette took more detailed photos, but these are neat.

There was a demonstration area: This was the raptors area.

There was a Native-American speaker entertaining a good crowd:

We mostly skipped the food tents, this time. To the right, are three rows of crafts and such. Larry is in the center. Note the mountains in the background. Nice setting, to say the least.

Here, Nancy is looking at some paintings.

And, the jewelry is always worth a look. Nancy is in line - eventually found a nice necklace.

Larry checked them out, as well.

Later, Ben (Larry's youngest) and Nancy and I gathered to prepare to leave.

Earlier, Ben had gotten his coffee at the "Coffee and Paper Store" while Annette and Nancy were still inside getting their "stuff" - a regular "refill" of paper supplies - I got an orange sketching pencil...

Just to the left of the stores, above, is a neat "downtown park" that separates the parking lot from the downtown shops. Neat!

After attending the Elk Fest, itself, we also walked up and down some of the regular shops.

Later, in the 5-7 p.m. timeslot, the Elk Viewing took place, out in the park. I'll post that separately.

It was a very good day!  ;-)

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