2017 Event Schedule -- Check back for updates

May 2017

May 19: Annual Meeting and Gala: Celebrating St. Elmo.

May 20:
Museums open for the season.

 June 2017

June 10: Wine Tasting featuring Vino Salida. Buy tickets online here.



June 30:
Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 7 p.m. at 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vista's past, including Alsina Dearheimer, "Mother of Buena Vista," are featured in this tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.



 July 2017

July 4: $1.00 admission to Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St.um

July 8:
"Madams of Central Colorado"-Buy Online Tickets Here
- 7 p.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. Historical production portraying Elizabeth "Cockeyed Liz" Spurgeon, Laura Evans and other "ladies of the evening." Tastefully presented, but not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are $15 and are available at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, 343 Hwy. 24 S. (719-395-6612), Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main, (719-395-8458) or at the door.

July 15: Ranch Tour:
Visit four historic local ranches and hear the history and stories told by thier current owners. Includes transportation, lunch and a lot of fun.  Limitted Seating. $60. Buy Tickets online here, at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum or at the Chamber of Commerce.

July 21-
Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 7 p.m. at 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vista's past, including Alsina Dearheimer, "Mother of Buena Vista," are featured in this tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

July 22- An Evening with Big Foot - with Jim Meyers, Sasquatch historian and owner of Sasquatch Outpost in Bailey, CO.  Come and find out the truth - local sightings and the past history of "Big Foot." 6:30 at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the museum, the Chamber of Commerce, and at the door. 


August 2017

August 1 -
Colorado Day. In observance of Colorado's 138th birthday, admission to Buena Vista Heritage Museum will be free (donations gratefully accepted).

August 11-
Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 7 p.m. at 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vista's past, including Alsina Dearheimer, "Mother of Buena Vista," are featured in this tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

August 12-
"Madams of Central Colorado" Buy Online Tickets Here -
7 p.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. Historical production portraying Elizabeth "Cockeyed Liz" Spurgeon, Laura Evans and other "ladies of the evening." Tastefully presented, but not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are $15 and are available at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, 343 Hwy. 24 S. (719-395-6612), Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main, (719-395-8458) or at the door.

August 12 &13th- Gold Rush Days at the Depot-
Historic Re-enactments at the Depot during Gold Rush Days. Admission to the Depot and Caboose is by donation.

August 26-27 Mushroom Fest 
Spend the weekend foraging in the mountains, collecting and learning about mushrooms. Come back to town and try them in some favorite dishes. Register Online
 September 2017

September 9:
Apple Fest at historic Turner Farm and Apple Orchard (829 West Main), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quarter-mile west of Buena Vista traffic light. Festivities include picking and pressing apples, croquet, horseshoes, a cake walk, children’s activities, tractor rides, tours of the farm and demonstrations of old-time sewing, spinning, blacksmithing, butter making and log sawing. Apples and apple pie for sale. Entertainment by local musicians on the farmhouse front porch. Donations gratefully accepted

September 9- Mount Olivet Cemetery tour - 3:15 p.m. at 257 S. Rodeo Road. Costumed characters from Buena Vista's past, including Alsina Dearheimer, "Mother of Buena Vista," are featured in this tour through the old section of the cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

September 9: "Madams of Central Colorado"Buy Online Tickets Here
7 p.m. at Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main St. Historical production portraying Elizabeth "Cockeyed Liz" Spurgeon, Laura Evans and other "ladies of the evening." Tastefully presented, but not recommended for children under 13. Tickets are $15 and are available at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, 343 Hwy. 24 S. (719-395-6612), Buena Vista Heritage Museum, 506 E. Main, (719-395-8458) or at the door.


October 2017

October 8 - Museum closes for the season.

October 29-31 - Haunted Night at Turner Farm.  It's that time of year, when the monsters, zombies and shocking happenings come out at "Nightmare at Turner Farm".  There will be new experiences to scare you and some old "friends" from past years.  This year our Nightmare will be October 28th, 29th and 30th from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm at 829 West Main Street - Turner Farm.  Tickets are $10.00 at the farm entrance.

TBA? - The Medicine Man Show - an evening of entertainment and history of the Medicine Men.  Enjoy the belly dancer and her snake and many other delights! The show starts at 7:0o pm.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the museum. 


All Summer: 


 St. Elmo Schoolhouse and Town Hall: open most days June - early September. We're proud of this restoration project. The St. Elmo Schoolhouse Museum is decorated with original, and mostly local, artifacts typical of a one-room schoolhouse at the turn of the last century.  The Town Hall has a small exhibit on life in St. Elmo. 





Buena Vista Depot Transportation Museum Summer hours to be determined. Winter tours by appointment. 


To schedule an appointment or group tour for the Museum or Depot, please e-mail or call (719) 395-8458.     

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