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WELCOME TO MANCOS DAYS 2023

65 Years Of Tradition!

The First Mancos Days Celebration took place in Boyle Park in 1958.

Open Textbook in Library
Festival
Softball Equipment
Streamers

LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Come one come all to the Mancos Library Book Sale from 10AM to 5PM!

VENDORS BOOTHS AT BOYLE PARK

Local Vendors will be set up at Boyle Park in downtown Mancos from 12PM to 6PM!

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT AT BOYLE PARK

Don't forget to sign up for this years softball tournament at Boyle Park!

MANCOS DAYS PARADE

Don't forget to register to be in this years Grand Ave Parade!

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Volleyball
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CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AT BOYLE PARK

Be a part of this year's Cornhole tournament at Boyle Park!

WATER FIGHT ON MAIN

Local  Montezuma County Firefighters battle it out with water hoses right on Main St!

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

Don't miss out on this year's Volleyball tournament at Boyle Park!

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Come one, come all, to this years car show at Boyle Park! Whether watching or participating, we'd love to see you there!

Cheers
Women Running
Wooden Live Music Sign
Cooking Outdoors

BEER TENT AT BOYLE PARK

Listen to live music and catch up with friends at the 2nd Annual Beer Tent!

5K FUN RUN

A Mancos Days Tradition, participants follow a course around the town of Mancos.

LIVE BANDS & MUSIC

Live music Thursday - Saturday in both the Beer Tent and the Boyle Park Pavilion!

SUNDAY CHURCH & BREAKFAST

Wrap up Mancos Days with fellowship and good food on Sunday morning.

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MANCOS DAYS PIONEER QUEENS

It is tradition to honor a woman from the community as "Mancos Colorado Days Pioneer Queen." This queen is selected from the community and is a long time resident. She is selected by the Ladies Auxiliary and a quilt is made in her honor. There are tickets for a raffle to win the quilt that are drawn Saturday of the event.

 

To celebrate Mancos Royalty, The Mancos Days Queen and Past Queens ride in the Annual Parade. There is also a Queens' Tea at the Bauer House on Friday and a Queens' Luncheon on Saturday after the Parade.  

CURRENT & PAST MANCOS COLORADO DAYS PIONEER QUEENS

2023 - Clara McNeil
2022 - Jeanne Smith
2021 - Dolores Martinez
2020 -
Cancelled due to Pandemic
2019 - Roma Ewing
2018 - Susy Noland
2017 - Esther Cook
2016 - Joyce Wilkerson
2015 - Ellen Paquin
2014 - Ophelia Rivera
2013 - Shirley Whipple
2012 - Wanda Goode
2011 - Florence Archibeque
2010 - Faye Culp
2009 - Evelyn Eppich
2008 - Sally Weaver
2007 - Lois Humiston
2006 - Rowena Robbins
2005 - Jane Yeomans
2004 - Vergie Edwards
2003 - Betty Dillon
2002 - Roma Riffel
2001 - Irene Sheek
2000 - Grace Pickens
2000 - Elsie Bauer
1999 - Mary Coppinger
1998 - Jean Bader
1997 - Betty Alexander
1996 - Verna Towne
1995 - Lela Martinez
1994 - Serena Everett
1993 - Bea Cox

1992 - Mildred Spencer
1991 - Eileen Everett
1990 - Alice Willden
1989 - Alpha Smith
1988 - Irene Doerfer
1987 - Edna Robb
1986 - Daisie Malone
1985 - Mary Wallace
1984 - Carrie Bauer
1983 - Geraldine Wallace
1982 - Fern Ellis
1981 - Maurice Ritter
1980 - Glee Smith
1979 - Louise Halls
1978 - Mae Willden
1977 - Mattie Cantrell
1976 - Florence Roberts
1975 - Mae Elliot
1974 - Gladys Pilcher
1973 - Grace Swenk
1972 - Ethel Bowling
1971 - Ada Gibbs
1970 - Esma Bauer
1969 - Mattie Holston
1968 - Christine Smith
1967 - Mary Ellis
1966 - Myrtle Burnham
1965 - Eva Hayes
1964 - Cecilia Jensen
1963 - Mary Wilson
1962 - Joyce Trotter
1961 - Maria Decker

The Mancos Days Queen is chosen by the Montezuma County VFW Auxiliary #5231.

INTRODUCING "LITTLE MISS MANCOS"

Can you believe it has been 63 years since the very first Mancos Days? I want to take a huge step back in history just to see what it was truly like to wear those magnificent dresses and stunning hats while riding beautiful horses down Grand Avenue in our annual parade... Maybe play cowboy polo in the park, or chase some greased pigs just to see if I could catch one.

I know from talking to some of the “old timers” that ranch rodeos and family get togethers were more prominent back then and Maria Decker was our first Mancos Days Queen in 1961. Over the years, the Ladies Auxiliary has named a Mancos Days Queen each year, even picking twins one year. I knew some of these women and all of them deserved to be Queen! All of them are positively amazing!

I2023 marks the second year of a new tradition for the younger generation, "Little Miss Mancos". Miss Railey Patcheck is a young lady in 3rd grade at Mancos Elementary School and has been named by the teachers in the elementary school. Little Miss Mancos is recognized as being kind and helpful to not only the teachers, but to her fellow classmates and friends. She is a young lady that promotes happiness with a smile and a kind word or gesture; she is someone who helps others when they are feeling sad or down. Railey is kind to all, and loves animals and her cousins.

I want these young ladies to look up to the Mancos Days Queens to think that someday she may get the chance to be Queen. I love our little town; a lot has changed since 1960, and we have our little traditions. And we can still make more.

--Ewa Bell, Chair, Mancos Colorado Days Association

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Little Miss Mancos 2023 is Miss Railey Patcheck.

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MANCOS DAYS 2023 SCHEDULE

Scavenger Hunt Starts Thursday!

 FRIDAY JULY 28th

 10AM-5PM Library Book Sale @ Library

 10AM Kiddie Parade (Check-in at High School)

 10AM 10U Boys Baseball/12U Girls Softball Tournament     

 11AM Kids Games in the Park (Ages 4-12)

 12PM-6PM Vendor Booths in park

 1PM Ladies Auxiliary Queens’ Tea (Community Center)

  2PM Desert Glass (Pavilion)

 5PM Dave Mensch (Pavilion) 

 5PM Flashback (Mancos Brewery)

 7PM Teen Movie (Community Center)

         

SATURDAY JULY 29th

 6AM-9AM Pancake Breakfast (P&D) 

 7AM 5K Fun Run Registration (Community Center)

 7:30AM 5K Fun Run Starts

8AM  10U Boys Baseball/12U Girls Softball Tournament

8AM Wiffle Ball Registration (By Pavilion)

8AM Volleyball Registration (By Pavilion)

8AM-6PM Vendor Booths in park

9AM Parade Registration Lineup (Spruce Street)

         Volleyball Starts 

         Wiffle Ball Starts

10AM Parade Starts (Along Grand Ave)

10:30AM Over the Hill Gang Car Show-Park Street

11AM Cornhole Registration (Pavilion Area)                  

11AM-3PM Library Book Sale @ Library

12PM Flag Ceremony (Pavilion Area)

          Ladies Auxiliary Queens’ Luncheon (Pavilion)

          Horseshoe Tournament Registration (By Pits)

          Cornhole Tournament Starts 

 12PM Blue Funk Collective @ Rio Cantina        

 1PM Ladies Auxiliary Queens’ Quilt Winner 

          Horseshoe Tournament Starts     

 2PM Flashback (Pavilion) 

 2:30 Mancos Valley Brand Project Announcement 

 3PM Beer (Water) Pong Tournament (Basketball Ct

 5PM MoTones (Mancos Brewery)         

 6PM Neighborhood Watch (Pavilion)

 8PM Escape the Badlands @Rio Cantina 

         

SUNDAY JULY 30th

 8AM 10U Boys Baseball/12U Girls Softball Tournament

 8AM-12PM Vendor Booths in park

 9AM Sunday Church Service (Pavilion) & Church Breakfast (Park)

10AM Mancos Cattlemen's Ranch Rodeo-Robbin’s Arena            

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