Virginia Dale Stage Station 150th Year Celebration This Weekend
The Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station is celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend with a 3-day event. The station itself was built in 1862. It served as “home” station where passengers could stop, rest and get a meal. It is the only stage station left in the U.S. in its original condition on it’s original sight. The celebration this weekend is meant to be a fundraiser to help stabilize and restore the original building.
Schedule of Events
Friday, June 8th:
Western Dance (Live Music by “Barely Gettin’ By”) and Pie Auction, 7 – 11 p.m. Cost for the dance is $10.
Saturday, June 9th:
(9am-4pm) – Craft Show; Annual Quilt Raffle; Appearances by Jack & Virginia Slade, Mark Twain, Lady Moon and others, Historical Talks on the area, grave sites, and stage coach travel; Cowboy Poet; Bee-Keeping Presentation; Wool-spinning demonstrations; Caricature Artist Dale Crawford; Games for young and old, FOOD, and other new and exciting events.
Sunday, June 10th:
– Country Church (10am), Picnic Lunch, Display and talk on Civil War quilts; Civil War Historical Talks; Bake Sale, Horseshoe Tournament, Crafts, and raffle tickets will be sold for an Original Barbara Moore Painting “Virginia Dale Stage Coach Stop”. The raffle is on Dec. 9, 2012. Raffle tickets will be available at the celebration for $25/ticket.
How To Get There
Take highway 287 north from Fort Collins. Access to the Virginia Dale stage station is east from U.S. 287 going north just beyond the abandoned Virginia Dale café and post office on County Road 43F.
For More Info
If you are interested in volunteering time and/or monetary/material contributions
on the restoration project please contact, Paul at 970-482-8101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.