Event-packed weekend ahead for Creede


Courtesy photos The Cruisin' the Canyon Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 16, in Creede. Creede’s Main Street will be lined with classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. The 4th annual Steamroller Printmaking Event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 16. The Silver Threads Quilt Show begins its three-day run at the Community Center in Creede on Friday, Sept. 15.

Car show, fly-in, quilt show, and steamroller event slated for Sept. 15-17

CREEDE — The annual Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show is Saturday in Creede, but it is not all that will be drawing people to mountain town Sept. 15 and 17.

The Creede Chamber of Commerce has billed the third weekend of September as the “Fall Colors Car Show, Fly-In and Art Weekend.”

Cruisin’ the Canyon is the marquee event and begins with registration all day Friday followed by a meet and greet that night at the Visitors Center. Participating vehicle owners can mingle with the public and enjoy some light refreshments from 4 to 6 p.m.

Classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles will line Creede’s Main Street for the Show and Shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Awards will be handed out at 3 p.m. at the intersection of Wall Street and Main Street.

After the awards ceremony, the Rod Run to the North Clear Creek Falls Overlook starts at 4:30 p.m. The Rod Run includes a stop for burgers at Freemon’s Store before returning to the Visitors Center in Creede.

Also on Saturday, Sept. 16, is the 4th annual Steamroller Printmaking Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an outdoor printmaking event organized by the Creede Arts Council.

Artists will have created and carved wooden boards with their own original designs. The day of the event, the boards are inked by hand and placed on the street with paper placed over the boards. Then, a Steamroller (roadbed compactor) will roll over them, pressing the paper onto the board. It will be located on North Main Street toward the canyon cliffs.

Each artist’s print will be available for purchase during and after the event. Local artists participating will include Colleen DeSanto, Jody Stroh, Amanda Charlton, and Allison Quiller.

On Friday, while people are registering for the car show, the Silver Threads Quilt Show begins its three-day run at the Community Center. The event is hosted every two years by the Silver Threads Quilt Guild. People can shop a treasure trove of handmade items and enjoy the Quilters Café. Vendors and quilt appraisers will be on site. Admission is $5 per person. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The weekend concludes with the Airplane Fly-in Breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Mineral County Airport. Planes from in and out of the Valley participate in the event.

For more information, visit www.creede.com.

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