Memorial Day Weekend • May 27th - 29th, 2023

Artist Demonstrations • Live Music • Vendors
Silver Chef Cooking Competition • Children's Activities
Artist’s Quick Draw • ART Auction • Ranch Roping

(2023 Schedule Subject to Change)

Saturday, May 27th

9am - evening: Outside Circle Ranch Roping
10am - 4pm: Artists' on Main Street, Live Music, Craft Vendors, Children's Activities, Museum Tours, Sidewalk Sales, and More
10am - 3pm: Opening of the National Small Prints Show at the Creede Repertory Theatre 
2pm: Silver Chef Competition
7pm: Mountain Octopus,

Sunday, May 28th

9am - evening: Outside Circle Ranch Roping
11am - 2 pm: Live Music
1 pm: Artists' Quick Draw on Main Street
2:30pm: Live Art Auction
7pm: Dear Jack, Dear

Monday, May 29th

9am - afternoon: Outside Circle Ranch Roping
11am: Memorial Day Service in Basham Park honoring our Veterans (provided by the Creede Elk's Lodge BPOE #506) 

TasteOfCreede 2021 Poster

This year’s 35th Annual Taste of Creede Festival will showcase local art and cuisine on Main Street. This annual event was envisioned by local artist Steven Quiller and the Taste of Creede Festival will delight visitors with inspired local art and great food. 

Pick a bench in Basham Park and enjoy listening to live, local music while noshing delectable treats. Then be sure to watch the Silver Chef competition, which pits local chefs against one another in a cook-off to create a winning dish. Each chef is provided with surprise ingredients, provided by Shamrock Foods, and has forty-five minutes to prepare an offering meant to delight the judges. The winning entry earns bragging rights for the ensuing year until next year’s Silver Chef cook-off. Thank you to Shamrock Foods and Monte Vista Co-Op for sponsoring this event.

On Sunday, head north on Main Street after lunch for the annual Quick Draw event. Artists begin with a blank canvas and have one hour to complete their one-of-a-kind works. Afterward, these pieces are offered in the annual art auction. Artists are readily available to offer their expertise to other interested art lovers.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The Outside Circle Show is hosting a ranch roping in Creede. This will be a contest of stockmanship, horsemanship, and humane handling of cattle. Roping starts at 9am daily, following our National Anthem. Music in the afternoons and evenings with several authentic cowboy musicians and western songwriters. Vendors to include leatherworkers, silversmiths, western gear makers, and jewelry makers of note. Beef and grazing education and advocacy groups will be represented. Hope to see you there!

Interested in becoming a Main Street Vendor for the Taste of Creede? Click here.

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Creede CO 81130
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