The first Wet Mountain Western Pilgrimage was a hit in 2016. And we're set to do it again this coming September!
We're adding at least two evening events to this year's Pilgrimage. We'll kick things off with Thursday evening Hoedown on Main Street in Westcliffe, featuring the bluegrass and Americana sounds of Ron Thomason and Heidi Clare, historic character actor Don Moon (who portrayed Teddy Roosevelt during our first Pilgrimage) and a preview of Friday evening's music. That next night, Sept. 15, join us at the Willowvale Hall in Hillside – a dozen miles north of Westcliffe – where western troubador R.L. Hayden and local bards will serve up an evening of cowboy music and poetry in the historic, former gathering spot for the valley's local Grange..
Hosts from 2016’s Pilgrimage — All Aboard Westcliffe, the Historic Beckwith Ranch, Bear Basin Ranch, Historic Jones Theater, Music Meadows Ranch, Silver Cliff Museum and the historic Willows School — will again present tours, lectures, demonstrations, music events and more, all within 20 minutes’ drive of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
To join the Pilgrimage, you purchase an affordable wrist band, for a day or for the entire weekend. The wristbands offer access to morning and afternoon sessions at our venues. Special events and meals cost extra.
We should have wristbands available for purchase and more detailed schedules by July, possibly sooner. Please check here often for the latest information and peruse our growing website to learn more about the Pilgrimage, the West Mountain Valley and our hosts. AND PLEASE consider contributing to our growing effort by subscribing to our mailing list below and donating to help build our Pilgrimage on a solid financial base.
Pilgrimages Take place Each September
Our second annual pilgrimage is Sept. 14 through 17, 2017. Check back to learn more as our plans gel for a history- and heritage-packed 2017 Pilgrimage Weekend.