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History comes alive in Granby on Aug. 27-28

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Granby, CO Colorado
Log-cutting contest will be part of the entertainment at the inaugural Grand Rendezvous in Granby Aug. 27-28. Courtesy of Cale Smiley

GRANBY – A new festival debuts in Granby on Aug. 27-28 when The Grand Rendezvous brings history alive at Kaibab Park.

The event will feature a real lumberjack show and competition as well as a mountain man rendezvous and historic skits about Grand County.

There will also be a chili cook-off and a pie and cookie baking contest.

The lumberjack show will include such events as an ax throw, men’s and women’s single cross cut, an incline pole, and a stock saw competition. All lumberjacks, amateur and pro, are welcome to enter the competition.

The mountain man rendezvous will occur at the same time with demonstrations and stories about the rendezvous of old.

There will be time to see how a teepee is erected and a hide is cleaned and sewn, and story tellers will regale audiences with tales of Native American and mountain man ways.

In addition, the Grand County Characters will perform skits about historic characters including Granby Hillyer, David Moffat and others.

Then head to the chili cook-off and help judge the best chili in Grand County, or perhaps you would prefer to judge the best pie.

For more information or to enter one of the contests, visit http://www.granbyevents.com, http://www.granbychamber.com or call the Granby Chamber, 887-2311.

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