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Fall Festival Fun in Saguache

The Salida Circus entertains the crowds, with some help from a few local kids, during the 2017 Saguache Fall Festival & Quilt Show held at Otto Mears Park. Fall fun abounds – see what’s happening this year on Saturday, Sept. 21. Photo Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell.

This Saturday, Sept. 21, Otto Mears Park in Saguache will come alive with the sights and sounds of autumn at the 26th Annual Fall Festival & Quilt Show in Saguache.  

Presented by the Saguache Chamber of Commerce, the yearly occasion celebrates the harvest season with good food, hand-made quilts, a full line-up of live music, family fun and a variety of vendors sure to have you taking out your wallet!

The day kicks off at 9 a.m. when the vendors pop-up downtown and bidding opens for the much-anticipated Silent Auction. This is the chamber’s top fundraiser, so there are usually some great things to bid on. Please support their efforts.

Be sure to take in the beautiful design work being presented and demonstrated by the Saguache Sagebrush Quilters. They will have a handmade quilt as a door prize, so be sure to get your ticket!  

At 3:30 p.m. the chamber will announce the winners of the silent auction, as well as hold the drawing for a beautiful handmade quilt. In conjunction with this year’s event, the 6th Annual Saguache County Photo Contest will culminate with judging of the entries. Come, celebrate the season on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Saguache Fall Festival! See you in the park!

Live music abounds at the Saguache Fall Festival on September 21 in Otto Mears Park.

Photo Contest Deadline Today

Attention all you shutterbugs! It’s not too late to submit your great shots to the Annual Photo Contest in Saguache but you only have 24 hours to do so – it’s deadline time in Saguache Today.

The Annual Saguache Photo Contest draw in dozens of entries in various catagories.

Entries are due at the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church at 6th and Christy Streets starting today, September 12 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will close tomorrow Friday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.

So round up your favorite snapshots, chat-snaps and good, old-fashioned black & whites, and let the community be the judge!

This year’s categories include:  Historical Buildings, Local (people or activities), Best Friends (two or more animals, children adults of mix),Landscape, Skyscapes (sunrise, sunsets, rainbow, storm clouds, lightening), Wildlife, Miscellaneous(still life, or any topic not fitting into the other categories), Miscellaneous/Organic (floral trees, vegetables, plant life), Action (working cowboys, rodeo. rafting, sporting event), Pets ( domesticated, animals, i.e. cats, dogs, horses, chickens cows), Series ( 2 – 4 related photos), Black & White (any subject), and Professional (any subject).

All photos must have been taken in the San Luis Valley.  Each person is limited to two photos in any category.  Entries must be suitably framed or matted. Entry forms may be filled out the day the photos are submitted. There is no entry fee for the photo contest.

Drop off Photo Contest entries at Fellowship Hall in Saguache Today.

There will be ribbons for places 1-6 in each category as well as on overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion awarded to amateurs only.  The professional category will have the same categories same rules and may be grouped together if not enough entries are submitted.  A professional is described as “a person taking and showing photographs specifically for profit.”

Winners are a “Viewer’s Choice” decision. Public judging will begin next Thursday, Sept 19 thru Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fellowship Hall. If you cannot submit during these times, call Sarah Fenandez at 719-239-0366 to make special arrangements.

The photos will be on display with their awards beginning Saturday Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall. The event coordinates with the Annual Fall Festival and Quilt Show to be held on Saturday, Sept. 21. So keep those camera handy or those phones ready to snap your winning photo. Or maybe you have the champion picture in your collection? Submit it!

After the show, entries must be picked up between 3:30 – 4 p.m. Contact Sarah Fenandez with any questions at 719-239-0366.

Sarah Fenandez reviews the Saguache Chamber Photo Contest entries on display for viewing and voting in Fellowship Hall at the Methodist Church in Saguache Today.