When: Sat., Aug. 2 2014
I've been to summer festivals from Pie Town, N.M., to Colorado Springs and bigger. The funnel cakes taste pretty much the same, but there's always something that stands out. Others may focus on another aspect, but I say Green Mountain Falls' Bronc Day Festival — from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today — is unique for its history. The festival was born on July 1, 1939, to celebrate the start of tourist season; today it includes a pancake breakfast, a parade, a gunfighters show, RC boat racing and a variety of other family-friendly activities, all in downtown GMF. It's a great excuse to ditch the city for a Saturday. Check broncdayco.org for more information. — Griffin Swartzell.