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Events

Morgan County hosts events ranging from 5k run/walk events to the Glenn Miller Swingfest in June. .

For a complete, up to date listing of events in Morgan County and Northeast Colorado, please visit www.discovernortheastcolorado.com as well as www.morgancc.edu/cace.

Select a month in the right sidebar and see what's happening in Morgan County for that month. Or, select Show All Events to see the variety of events hosted in Morgan County.

February Events

CACE Events: Visit www.morgancc.edu/cace

 

March Events

St. Patrick's Day 5K Run/Walk, Community Rummage Sale & Adult One-Pitch Softball Tournament - March 15th

 

VFW Memorial Park & Joslin Needham Softball Fields, Brush, Colorado

Want to celebrate like the Irish?  Come on over to Brush, Colorado where you can participate in a 5k Rub/Walk or play in a one-pitch softball tournament!  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style in Brush!

Race begins at 8:00 am

Registration beforehand  $20 pre-registration  $25 day of race  pre-register on www.brushcolo.com

One-Pitch Softball begins in the afternoon

$100 per team

Contact Lance Schwindt for more information 970-842-5280

 

running event

Fort Morgan Home & Garden Show- March 1st

 

Fort Morgan High School, Fort Morgan, CO

Spring Expo

Featuring a large variety of vendors annually, this show is the largest spring show in Northeast Colorado. Drawing approximately 1,000 visitors each year, the Spring Expo offers visitors workshops ranging from financial planning to landscape design and from cooking shows to soil preparation. The Spring Expo gives vendors a chance to meet new customers, visit with existing customers, and get the word out about their product or service. It gives visitors a chance to learn about products and services as they move forward into the spring and summer months and those home improvement projects that seem to never get finished. At Fort Morgan High School.

 

 

April Events

 

International Music Fest

Date:     April 26th

Location:  Fort Morgan Middle School

Time (s):    11:00 am - 5:00 pm     

Tickets/ Fee:          Tickets Required:  $5

Information:  www.internationalmusicfest.org

 

International Music Fest
A multi-cultural celebration, the International Music Fest is a wonderful celebration of the many cultures that make up our community. Featuring food, music, clothing, art, and other cultural activities, this event draws large crowds and is a favorite for families to enjoy! Past events have featured salsa music, Japanese drumming, Polynesian music, Songs of Eastern Europe, Irish Folk Music, and much more! Come for a day of ethnic food and great music at the International Music Fest! At the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush.

 

 

May Events

Family Campers and RVer's

Morgan County Fairgrounds - May 14-18 - www.brushchamber.org

Morgan County Chorale Performance

Check their site for dates.

 

June Events

Fishing is Fun Day!

First Weekend in June

9:00 am  

Don't miss out on this fishing opportunity for kids!  The Division of Wildlife and the City fo Brush! Parks and Recreation Department team up to offer kids free fishing poles as well as lunch!

More information: 970-842-5280 or www.brushcolo.com

Morgan County Antique Tractor & Power Show

Second Weekend in June:   AMA Complex (Junction of Hwy 34 & 71)

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Displays of Antique Tractors, Trucks, Stationary Engines & Farm Implements

Demonstrations include:

  • Corn Shelling
  • Threshing of Wheat Bundles
  • Blacksmithing

Parade of Power, Tractor Games, & Poker Run

Food and Drink will be available at the showgrounds.

More Information: Barb Holter 970.768.5976  or  barb.holter@gmail.com

 

Summer Sizzler Baseball Tournament

Third Weekend in June

Joslin/Needham and Sunset Fields, Brush, CO

$250/team to enter - FREE to watch   (9-15 yr olds)

More Information:   970-842-5280 or www.brushcolo.com

Brush!  Rush!  5K  Run/Walk

Fourth weekend in June: 7:00 check in 8:00 race begins - East Morgan County Library Park, 500 Clayton Street, Brush, CO

$15/ person for groups of 10

$20  pre-registration

$25 day of race

More information:  970-542-5280 or www.brushcolo.com

 

Relay for Life

The Morgan County Relay for Life gives our community the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. One of the largest community events of the year, Relay for Life brings everyone together for a night of celebrating the lives of those who have battled cancer and won, and to remember those that have lost their lives to the disease. This all-night event at Legion Field brings the community together to fight for a common cause. With entertainment, food, and activities throughout the night, relay participants young and old enjoy this great event!

 

Glenn Miller SwingFest

June 19-22, 2014

Cost:  Varies - many events free

Contact:  www.glennmillerswingfest.com

 

In The Mood for some great swing music? The Glenn Miller - Dancin' on the Plains celebration! Dance Friday and Saturday evenings to the music of Glenn Miller and other swing era favorites. Kick off your dancing shoes during the day and enjoy the airport fly-in featuring several WWII aircraft as well as several other aircraft and a pancake breakfast hosted by the Fort Morgan Lions Club at the Fort Morgan Municipal Airport. An afternoon concert in the park, US Military Museum tours, a Life and Times of Glenn Miller presentation, Historical Bus Tours, and a WWI Re-Enactment Camp are also highlights of this weekend event. As the boyhood home of Glenn Miller, we are proud to celebrate the life of this timeless musician!

 

 

 

 

 

July Events

 

Brush! Rodeo

July 2, 3, and 4

Performances begin at 7:00 p.m. nightly


The Brush Rodeo is a Colorado Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo each night, Little Princess Rides and a Free BBQ on July 2, kids games before the rodeo on July 3, parade and pancake breakfast on the morning of July 4th.  The whole event is concluded by a fantastic fireworks display after the performance on July 4th.

 

Lions Club  Pancake Breakfast

July 4th

East Morgan County Library Park, 500 Clayton Street, Brush, CO

6:00 - 10 am        Cost:   $6 adults   $3  12 & Under    No tickets needed

Come on out for a cowboy breakfast of pancakes, sausage and egg before the annual Fourth of July Parade in Brush!

 

Brush Independence Day Parade

You don't want to miss the largest 4th of July parade in Northeast Colorado!  We celebrate our wonderful nation with over 100 entries!

Start time:  10:00 a.m.

Visit the Brush Area Chamber of Commerce's site to see what the theme is this year: www.brushchamber.org

 

Wiggins July 4th Celebration

Activities include:
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • 5k run run
  • Main Street Events
  • Fireworks

 

National Parks & Recreation Week - City of Brush! Recreation

Free Swim

Community Breakfast

Mud Volleyball Tournament, Horseshow Tournament and Amateur Band Night

Cost:   $0

More Information:  970-842-5280  or www.brushcolo.com

 

Customer Appreciation Free Barbeque

Customer Appreciation Barbeque
At the East Morgan County Library City Park in Brush. Visit the Brush Area Chamber of Commerce's site to see when it is this year: www.brushchamber.org


Watrous Park Disc Golf Tournament

Watrous Park,  2810 Mill Street

Registration 8:00 am  $20 entry    Tee Off 8:30 am    Second Round Tee Off at 11:30 am 

Awards Ceremony  1:30 pm

The tournament will be open to 36-45 participants and there will be 4 or 5 people at each hole

Divisions:  Advanced, Beginners, Women's.

For Information:  970-842-5280    or   http://www.brushcolo.com/discgolf.htm

BOB Stock

Bob Stock
Local radio station, BOB (97.5) FM rocks the town with Bob Stock every July. Featuring an eclectic blend of rock and roll music, BOB Stock is a great day of concert fun! Held in the beautiful City Park, in downtown Fort Morgan, the music event draws large numbers of people to enjoy music from groups like Tommy Tutone, Firefall, Subrosa Union, Unleashed and many more!

The event is FREE, thanks to the many sponsors who support it, so come pull up a chair, a blanket, or a square of grass and rock out at BOB Stock!

 

August Events

 

Morgan County REA Invitational Golf Tournament

 

Fort Morgan Golf Course 

8 am  Shotgun Start Each Day

Information:   Dave Henderson or Geoff Baumgartner   970-867-5688

 

 

 

Morgan County Jr. Fair

First full week of August.

Location: Morgan County Fairgrounds at 600 Ellsworth

The fair's highlights includes
  • Livestock Exhibits and Judging
  • 4-H competitions ranging from cake decorating to sharp shooting
  • adults competing for ribbons in fine arts and cooking categories
Events run from 8am to 8pm on most days.

For more information, contact the Morgan County Extension Service at 542-3540.

 

 

September Events

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Second Weekend in September:   VFW & Memorial Park Areas- 500 S. Clayton Street, Brush, CO

Saturday

Sunrise Balloon Launch (6:31 a.m. approx)

Food Court

Arts & Craft Booths

Entertainment

Kids Fun Area

Balloon Tethering (.10 per pound, Doty Pond Area)

Fishing Derby (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) Cash Prizes

Balloon Glow - Prairie Trails Park (7:10 p.m. approx)

Sunday

Sunrise Balloon Launch (6:31 a.m. approx)

Food Court

Arts & Craft Booths

Entertainment

Kids Fun Area

Balloon Tethering (.10 per pound, Doty Pond Area)

More information:  970-842-2861 ext 243 or  www.brushcolo.com

 

Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast at Fall Harvest Car Show

Date:     Third Weekend in September

Location:  City Park, 414 Main Street in Historic Downtown Fort Morgan

Time (s):    7:00 am - 10:00 am

Tickets/ Fee:     $6 adults / $3 12 & under      Tickets Required:   no

Information:  970-380-9059 (Brenda) or 970-370-3443 (Jeff)

Fall Harvest Car Show

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September 16-18    Downtown, Fort Morgan, Colorado - www.fallharvestcarshow.org

Classic cars of all makes and models line the streets of downtown Fort Morgan the third week of every September. Enjoy great 50's and 60's music in the evenings, and check out the cool cars during the day! Got a car you'd like to show off? Join us for a weekend of fun and showing off your wheels! Car Show registrants will enjoy special events like a movie at the Drive-In, a Poker Cruise, as well as be eligible for some great prizes and awards! This is a community favorite and brings out large numbers of spectators! We'll see you all at The Car Show!

Friday

5:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

Casual Cruise-In

Saturday

8:00 -10:00 a.m. 

Registration & Show 'n Shine Staging

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy Shopping Downtown

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Car Show, music, door prizes, vendors, scavenger hunt

Noon

Free Movie @ the Cover Theatre

4:30 p.m.

MCC/FMVFD Burnout Contest @ I-76 Speedway

8:00 p.m. - ?

Drag Main just like we used to when we went cruising with friends

 

Sunday

8:30 a.m.

Sunrise Optimist Poker Cruise

8:30 a.m. - Noon

Show n' Shine on Main

11:00 a.m.

Awards & Door Prizes @ City Park Downtown

ehicle Entry Fee:  $30 pre-registered  or $35 after Sept 4

 

More information: 970-768-SHOW (7469)  or www.fallharvestcarshow.org

 

Brush Oktoberfest/Car Show

Fourth weekend in September

Downtown Brush  (Clayton Street)


The event features:

Friday Night: 

  • Cruise-In at Brush Grocery Kart

Saturday

  • Oktoberfest
  • Car Show
  • Dog Show
  • Vendors
  • Entertainment
  • Beer Garden
  • Sidewalk Chalk Contest

For information contact the Brush Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at 842-2666.

www.brushchamber.org

 

December Events

Shop Brush First Campaign - Brush

  • Free Kids Movies
  • Kids Christmas Party

Visit the Brush Area Chamber's site for details on this year's event.

 

Christmas Capital of the Plains - Fort Morgan

Visit the Fort Morgan Chamber's site for information.