Snowdown – Durango’s Winter Festival

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Snowdown 2019 Events

Durango Downtown is your source for planning your 2019 Snowdown!  If you decide to enter an event, be sure to check Snowdown.org to see if you need to register ahead of time.  Or click through to check out the venues and event pages.

Have a dashing, dapper, safe, and maybe a little rowdy SNOWDOWN 2019!

 


HAPPENING ALL WEEK

 

SNOWDOWN THEME CONTEST

Magpie’s Newstand Café – 707 Main
This theme contest is for 2021 because themes are chosen 2 years in advance. The winner will be announced during the Purgatory events on SUNDAY, Feb 3. Let your imagination run wild!! Submit your entries at Magpies’ no later than NOON SUNDAY Feb 3. *NOTE: No obscene (ie, nasty) or redundant (this means we already did it and won’t be doing that same thing again so don’t bother submitting it) themes will be considered! Check the walls of Oscar’s, Olde Tymer’s or go towww.SNOWDOWN.org if you wonder what themes have already been used.
Event Coordinator: Marlene Gebhardt 749-8913
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: NOON SUNDAY Feb 3
Prize: Purgatory Ski Pass!

 

SNOWDOWN SEARCH FOR THE SILVER BULLET

Hosted by Coors Light and Four Corners Broadcasting
Now in its 21st year! This event challenges all explorers, adventurers and the very clever to find “THE SILVER BULLET!” Somewhere, out there among the cliffs and canyons, mountains and meadows of La Plata County, the Silver Bullet will be hidden! Find the Silver Bullet before anyone else and win $250 in cash, glory and other fun and wonderful prizes. How it works; each day starting Monday Jan 28, clues will be released on KIQX & KRSJ Radio that will help you in your search. You must be creative and smart in your solution of these clues to find the Silver Bullet and claim your veritable plethora of prizes. Remember there is no second place in this contest…there’s only one Coors Light Silver Bullet! Registration is not required but you must be over 21+.
Event Coordinator: Mike Biery 247-3620
Entry Cost: FREE
Prizes: Cash! Glory! Treasure! Bragging rights!

 

SPIN THE WHEEL, PROVIDE A MEAL

Durango Harley-Davidson – 750 S Camino del Rio
Tuesday through SATURDAY 9 AM to 5 PM, POP into Durango Harley-Davidson, bring a donation of food and spin the roulette wheel for in-store discounts and prizes. Donations benefit Manna Soup Kitchen!
Event Coordinator: Catie Bird 259-0778 x12
Prizes!

 

BUILD A BONG CONTEST

Prohibition Herb – 1185 Camino Del Rio
Use your imagination to build the most creative bong the universe has ever seen! We encourage you to use anything and everything possible to build a unique one of a kind bong, the sky is the limit! Your bong-tastic creations can be dropped of at Prohibition Herb WEDNESDAY, Jan 30 through SATURDAY, Feb 2. Entries will be judged by our esteemed panel of judges and winners will be picked on SUNDAY, Feb 3 at 4:20 PM. *Please ensure your bong is free of cannabis residue! Dirty bongs will not accepted. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Sayrah Sims 361-4296
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 9 PM SATURDAY Feb 2
Prizes: 1st – Basket of Prohibition Herb Gear and Coupons valued at $250! 2nd – Prohibition Herb Hoodie and Coupons, 3rd – Prohibition Herb T-shirt and Coupons

 

3RD ANNUAL SNOWDOWN ESCAPE ROOM: DOOMED RAIDERS OF THE CRYSTAL CRUSADE

Conundrum Escape Rooms – 736 Main Ste 100
Available only for the week of SNOWDOWN! This escape room will take you on an epic adventure as you embark on a challenging crusade. First, Second and Third place teams based on fastest escape time will be announced at the end of SNOWDOWN. Teams must have 5 players, no more, no less and all players must be 18+. Conundrum will start taking reservations one week before the first day of SNOWDOWN.
Event Coordinator: Hanna Pierce (970) 764-4545
Entry Cost: $80 per team of 5 people
Entry Deadline: SUNDAY Feb 3
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in order of best escape time


DAILY EVENTS

 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30TH

11:15 AM: SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S & DON’TS
La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Mainsnowdown comic on banner
Calling all hero types in Durango, you are specially invited to arrive in the nick of time and dine and have some wine at SNOWDOWN’S premier haute couture affair. Fly, glide or walk, gather your super peeps and join us for fabulous fashion, food and frolicking fun! Whether your outfit is divinely bourgeoisie, comically complete or the fashion police need to dress you at the door, it is all jolly good fun! Dress to impress but please remember to follow a small bit of etiquette – it is an ADULT-only affair but not X-rated! Those offended by unsuitable attire and manners need not attend. Once again, our elite patrons and models will prove why Durango was voted “Worst Dressed Community” by USA Today! Doors to the grand event will open and revelries begin at 11:15. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres available as the doors open and dining will commence at 12:00. The fashion show begins at 12:30. Such fun! Sadly, the show ends at 1:40 and we will bid you good cheer as you return to high-powered occupations or subsequent frolics. We will provide nothing but the best prizes for those whose attire impresses us the most. As parking accommodations are limited, please do be so good as to arrive many to one transport unit. All monies go to SNOWDOWN, which is a heroic non-profit organization. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinators: Cyd Waddell 759-5513, Beth Wyman 749-9349, Margaret Leeder 799-0950
Entry Cost: $20/$15/$6: Runway table/Regular seating/SRO – no seat, no food, no drink. Advance tickets on sale at the Official SNOWDOWN store, Magpie’s Newsstand, 707 Main, SATURDAY Jan 19, 2019. Tickets to be SOLD beginning at 6 AM. Do arrive early, be so kind as to offer up your cash or check only – Limit 4 seated tickets per person; you may purchase as many SRO tickets as you like while supplies last.
Prizes: Best costume in 3 comic categories.

12 NOON: SNOWDOWN SCAVENGER HUNT
Billy Goat Saloon – 39848 US HWY 160 (Gem Village)
Teams of 4 will scope the highways, the byways, the salons and saloons around Durango for the items on the list. Pick up lists between NOON and 8 PM at the Billy Goat. The list has 100 items for you to scavenge and all the items will fit into one City of Durango blue recycling box. The team who returns with the most items from the list to the Billy Goat Saloon FRIDAY Feb 1 wins! Doors open at 9 AM FRIDAY, judging at 10 AM sharp. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090
Entry Cost: $20 / Entry Deadline: 8 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30 / Prizes: Comic amounts of cash for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

1 PM: KEG CAP FRISBEE
The Balcony Bar & Grill – 600 Main Ste 205
Test your skill at using keg caps as frisbees! Three chances with a prize for each win. Dress to impress, amuse or rescue us! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Awards for each win

2 PM: COSTUME CONTEST
The Palace Restaurant – 505 Main
Ladies and gentlemen, comic heroes and fine friends, wear your ComiCon Costume to the Quiet Lady Tavern at the Palace Restaurant. Your finest SNOWDOWN cosplay could be the envy of the SNOWDOWN Costume Contest! Enjoy your favorite libations and snacks while strutting your comical style for the judges. Winners announced at 4 PM, Best in Theme. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Palace Gift Cards

2 PM: DART TOURNAMENT
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Players are welcome to bring their own arrows or use ours as they take turns in this spectacular SNOWDOWN dart tournament! Double elimination 32 player bracket. All ages welcome. Parent must accompany under 18.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554
Entry Cost: $15 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

2 PM: SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S & DON’TS AFTERPARTY
Derailed Pour House – 725 Main
Ah, the fun never stops! Come show off your best and worst fashion at the afterparty! Prizes for the best costume and the worst costume. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Lisa Gibson 749-4748
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: $100 and trophies for Best Couple, $50 for Best Single

4 PM: AIR GUITAR HERO
The Roost – 128 E College Dr
Are you the Best Air Guitar Hero in the West?! You can pick your own song and perform your air guitar skills to the audience. There will be three categories of prizes; Best Performance, Best Technical Guitar and Best Costume.
Event Coordinator: Kelsie Borland (970) 219-0410
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: 3 categories!

snowdown 20194 PM: SUPERHERO MINUTE TO WIN IT FOR TEEN & TWEENS
Durango Public Library – 1900 E 3rd Ave
Join us for some fast-paced action as we smash through superhero-themed minute-long challenges. Wear your SNOWDOWN costume and come play for prizes! Ages 11-17. This is a FREE event with no registration required.
Event Coordinator: Corinna Manion 375-3385
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Comic book prizes for each round plus a Grand Prize

4 PM: SUPER PARENT LEGO LAVA WALK
11th Street Station – 1101 Main
Compete in a time trial competition to prove who is the most “Super” Mom or Dad out there – child not required! Competitors (adults only) will walk across a “lava flow” of lego pieces barefoot for the chance to win prizes and gift cards. Must be over 18+.
Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman 505-220-2820
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

4 PM: 14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES
Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave
A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more! A Special Showing of the Kids and Teens SNOWDOWN Follies will also perform SATURDAY Feb 2, 1 PM.
Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606
Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call the Box Office 259-2606 ext 13

4:30 PM: 41ST ANNUAL SNOWDOWN BARTENDERS CONTEST
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
The Official SNOWDOWN 2019 Cocktail is chosen during this traditional event! Now in it’s 41st year since this celebration started! We know all you thirsty Heroes, Heroines and Comic Dudes have been busy devising the perfect Comic Con cocktail! All cocktails will be judged on presentation and taste. You don’t have to be a bartender to enter, but you must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

5:30 PM: SPELLEBRATION
Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main
Hosted by Durango Adult Education Center
Spellebration is the one and only spelling showdown of SNOWDOWN! 12, 3-person teams will show off their spelling skills with cocktails and costumes in this fun adult spelling bee. All ages welcome in this family friendly fundraiser.
Event Coordinator: Kelly Quach 385-4354
Entry Cost: $250 / Entry Deadline: 5 PM Monday Jan 28 / Prizes: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM: SNOWDOWN EUCHRE TOURNAMENT
VFW – 1550 Main
A fun, fast-moving card trick-taking game usually played with a partner. Play Euchre by house rules. Get there early because tournament registration begins promptly at 5 PM. Only one qualifier. Play begins at 6 PM. Must be 18 to participate.
Event Coordinator: Joe Zuber 259-1375
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Registration begins at 5 PM, on-site only / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM: TWILIGHT NIGHTS TRIATHLON
Purgatory Resort – Base Area
Hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club
Cross country ski, snow shoe, fat bike race at the base of purgatory. Team or individual. Come alone – join a team. For ALL ages!
Event Coordinator: Tom Holcomb 799-6439
Entry Cost: $10 / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM: BICYCLE ROLLER RACES
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
Hosted by FLC Cycling Team
SNOWDOWN’S own bicycle event is gearing up its rollers. Head-to-head races on stationary indoor rollers at The Irish Embassy Pub. Contestants provide their own bicycles – with 700c front wheels. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins. Categories: Men 18-45, Men 45 & up, Women all ages, Men & Women under 18.
Event Coordinator: Ian Burnett 970-403-1200
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd each category

6 PM: SNOWDOWN CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT
Durango Elks Lodge – 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)
Time once again to get out your heroic comicribbage board and sign up for this event! Regular 6-card play, single elimination. Bring boards and cards if you have them. Sign up early as this has been a hugely popular event for years! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Audrey Harris 749-4942
Entry Cost: $8 / Entry Deadline: 2 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30
Prizes: Cash prizes for first 3 places, plus small awards!

6 PM: GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK DISCUSSION
Durango Public Library – 1900 E 3rd Ave
Teens and adults are invited to join us for a fun and informal discussion of graphic novels. Which are your favorites? Meet fellow enthusiasts and add to your stack of “Must Reads.” Light refreshments will accompany what is sure to be a lively conversation. No registration required.
Event Coordinator: Daisy Grice 375-3387
Entry Cost: FREE

6 PM: MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
Hosted by AIKO AIKO Sound
SNOWDOWN’S oldest music trivia contest! Teams of 4 will test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres, from Top 40 and heavy metal to classic Broadway show tunes! Finals will be held on THURSDAY. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Dale Garland 259-3693
Entry Cost: $40 per team of 4 / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6:30 PM: PING PONG TOURNAMENT
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Ping Pong, the mightiest non-video game pastime since 1909! SPIN! SMASH! SHOWOFF! Single elimination, regulation ping-pong. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

6:30 PM: BUTT DARTS darts in dartboard
BREW Pub & Kitchen – 117 W College Dr
A SNOWDOWN twist on the classic party game “Quarters.” Teams of four will compete for the coveted Golden Ass Trophy! Sign up begins Monday, Jan 28. Limited to 12 teams, must be 21+.
Event Coordinators: Greg Yucha 382-0788, Erik Maxson 903-8058
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

7 PM: SCOTCH DOUBLES 8-BALL
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Teams of two will play head to head in this double elimination 8-ball tournament alternating shots after every made ball. Cash prizes will be awarded. All ages are welcome – anyone under 21 MUST be accompanied by a parent.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554
Entry Cost: $20 per team / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

7:30 PM: SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES
Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave
A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more! A Special Showing of the Kids and Teens SNOWDOWN Follies will also perform SATURDAY Feb 2, 1 PM.
Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606
Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call Box Office 259-2606 ext13

7:45 PM: BEER TRIVIA
Carver Brewing Co – 1022 Main
Join true believers for a night of revelry and trivia. Excelsior! Up to 8 teams of 3 or 4. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams. Call 259-2545 to reserve a spot for your team. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Patrick Jose 259-2545
Entry Cost: $15 per team of 3 or 4 / Entry Deadline: By reservation / Prizes: Awards for the top 3 teams

8 PM: GUINNESS GAMES – ANTS IN THE PANTS
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
Holy ants in the pants Batman! Adult players compete individually for prizes. Arrive early to sign up and play. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8 PM: LIP SYNC CONTEST
El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main
Come out, come out! Enter the Lip Sync Contest-Solo or Group Acts, judging based on Best Performance and Crowd Favorite! Dance Party to follow! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Overall, Crowd Favorite

8:30 PM: SNOWDOWN JOKEDOWN
Derailed Pour House – 725 Main
Tell your best joke or present your best stand-up and win comics amounts of cash money! Plus your own Bragging Rights Trophy! Come early and get a seat, we fill up faster than a fearless comic downing a free drink. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Morgan Kirkpatrick (303) 526-6364
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: Cash and Trophies for Best Joke, Best Stand-up

mechanical bull9 PM: MECHANICAL BULL RIDING CONTEST
Wild Horse Saloon – 601 E 2nd Ave
Ride em’ cowboy (and cowgirl)! Try your hand at this buckin’ bull and see how long you can go, YEEHAW! Mens & Womens categories; Register the day of the event between 7-8:30 PM, Contest starts at 9 PM. 1st place awarded in both categories in the form of cash registration & a trophy! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

9:30 PM: KLACKERS
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Durango’s own homegrown game! Single-elimination tournament of this exciting, fast-paced dice board game. Roll the jive bones and klack the jack! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

10 PM: GUINNESS GAMES – HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
“It’s a race, it’s a chase, hurry up and feed their faces. Who will win? No one knows! Feed the hungry hip-ip-pos; Hungry, hungry hippos! (open up and there it goes!).” If you remember this jingle, you remember how to play Hungry Hippos! This is a hugely popular event, so sign up early! Must 18+.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY JANUARY 31ST

11:40 AM: CHAMPAGNE PONG
Durango Elks Lodge – 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)
Dahhling! It’s like the beer pong but with a much better beverage! Hosted by Edna Mode from the Incredibles! Only one wins in the round robin competition but we also have our “not so famous” dance off for our odd number elimination rounds. We award for costumes too! The day and time have changed but don’t look back. It distracts from the now! Cost includes bottomless champagne and a Super Incredible brunch buffet. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Lesley Ponce 375-0076
Entry Cost: $20 Contestants AND Spectators; Brunch and bottomless champagne for everyone!
Entry Deadline: Tickets on sale at Durango Elks Lodge beginning 5 PM FRIDAY Jan 25. There are limited player spots available but there will be plenty of spectator availability at the event.
Prizes: Only one wins in the end but plenty of fun along the way. Prizes for costumes too!

1 PM: IRON MIXOLOGIST
El Moro Spirits and Tavern – 945 Main
Enter to compete for the crown of Iron Mixologist. Competitors will go head to head creating cocktails that will be evaluated by a panel of judges, who will decide the winner of the coveted Iron Mixologist Golden Bar Spoon. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Dave Woodruff 259-5555
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 30 mintes before event
Prizes: Golden Bar Spoon, Silver Bar Spoon and Copper Bar Spoon, El Moro gift cards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

2 PM: BIG WHEEL DERBY
Balcony Bar & Grill – 600 Main Ste 205
Each contestant does a timed lap around the balcony on a Big Wheel! Hopefully, the required helmet won’t mess up your costume! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

2 PM: WARMING HUT AND THE MARIO & LUIGI MUSTACHE CHALLENGE
BREW Pub & Kitchen – 117 W College Dr
Stop into the Radio 101 Warming Hut anytime between 2 and 4:30 PM and test your skills at ‘Pin the Mustache on Mario and Luigi’. After an quick spin, and a blind fold of course, try your best to get the stick-on mustache closest to Mario’s or Luigi’s lips. The top 3 placements will be awarded prizes, with first place winning SNOWDOWN Follies tickets! It can get mighty chilly running from event to event, so stop in from the cold, warm up and try your luck. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Kristin Dills 259-4444
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Tickets to SNOWDOWN Follies and other great prizes

2 PM: FAMILY FEUD
The Palace Restaurant – 505 Main
This game is similar to the TV classic, but with our own SNOWDOWN style! Four person teams will compete for the top prize. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd

3 PM: SPEED RACER ADULT TRICYCLE RACE
11th Street Station – 1101 Main
Competitors will compete in a tournament-style set of races riding tricycles around a special track for prizes and gift cards. Awards at 6 PM. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman (505) 220-2820
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

4 PM: NAME THAT TUNE
8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)
Contestants will listen for 5-20 seconds to songs and will then be asked to name the song and the artist, with each correct answer being worth 1 point. Highest point total wins! Oh, and let’s not forget – every five or so songs – contestants will be given the opportunity to get a bonus point for naming the year of the album! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Chris Brophy (970) 769-1522 / Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Drink cards and drink tokens!

4 PM: HOT WING EATING CONTESTfried chicken
Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Dr (next to Cuckoo’s)
Hosted by Cuckoo’s Chicken House
Hot Hot Hot wings! Did I say HOT? Drop by Cuckoo’s for a full set of rules. Limited to the first 20 entries. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2377
Entry Cost: $8 per Contestant / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st – Pound of Wings a Month for a Year, 2nd – Pound of Wings a Month for 6 Months, 3rd – T-shirt

4 PM: 14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES
Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave
(see WEDNESDAY 4 PM for details)

4 PM: CAPT’N MARVEL OYSTER SLURPING
Hwy 3 Roadhouse – 955 HWY 3
Eat as many oysters as you can in 60 seconds! Limited to the first 10 men and first 10 women who sign up. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Chuck Norton 247-4702
Entry Cost: $20 per contestant – paid in advance
Entry Deadline: Call to enter by 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30. Participants must arrive 15 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

4 – 6 PM: THE SCIENCE OF COMIC CON
Powerhouse Science Center – 1333 Camino Del Rio
Where there are geeks there will be nerds. In this family fun event we will explore the science behind some comic con exploits. How realistic is the science behind mutations? Can you actually swing from Spider Silk? Could humans actually have superpowers some day? Learn and discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what is known to be possible and into an otherwise unimaginable future! All ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Donitza Ivanovich 903-3367
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event

4 – 8 PM: BOOZIN’ BEACONS
Eolus – 919 Main (Rooftop)
Hosted by Friends of the San Juans
A rollicking collision of libations and life-saving skills incorporating teamwork, knowledge of the downtown bar scene and skills with Avalanche Beacons. Teams sent out across Durango. Games begin at Eolus where all teams are to return by 7 PM. Proceeds benefit Friends of the San Juans and SNOWDOWN. Limited to 10 teams of 3-4 people. BYO beacon and camera phone. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Ben Stone (303) 518-0362
Event Cost: $10 per player / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

4:30 PM: SNOWDOWN JR KING AND QUEEN CONTEST
Best Western Rio Grande Inn – 400 E 2nd Ave
Hosted by McDonald’s and Best Western Rio Grande Inn
All ages are welcome to attend this final selection of SNOWDOWN’s Junior King and Queen from the Durango grade school competition. Winning royalty will ride in the SNOWDOWN Light Parade FRIDAY night!
Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-2446 or 247-3986
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event

4:30 PM: 27TH ANNUAL WINE & CRAFT SPIRITS TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION
Mutu’s Italian Kitchen – 701 E 2nd Ave
Hosted by La Plata Open Space Conservancy
Please join La Plata Open Space Conservancy for a fun, elegant evening featuring exceptional wines and locally crafted spirits, brews, fine foods, a silent auction and an adventurous raffle. Proceeds from this event support LPOSC’s work conserving landscapes and natural resources in Southwest Colorado. Tickets go on sale SATURDAY Jan 26 at www.lposc.org. Tickets available at the door if space permits.
Event Coordinator: Lea Parks Novak 259-3415
Entry Cost: $75 per person / Entry Deadline: Tickets in advance or at the door

5 PM: TYE DOWN FLY TYING CONTEST
The San Juan Angler – 600 Main Ste 202
Fly Tying! We provide the materials. You make your most creative fly design! All ages and skill levels and spectators welcome!
Event Coordinator: Cole Glenn 382-9978
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

5 PM: HANKY PANKY
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Be the first one to pull ALL the kleenex out of a box, ONE at a time! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

6 PM: KAYAK POOL SLALOM
Durango Community Recreation Center – 2700 Main
Hosted by Durango Whitewater
Join paddlers from Durango Whitewater for a low key kayak pool slalom for everyone to enjoy. Playboat paddlers are encouraged to come join the fun. Several slalom race kayaks will be available for loan. Slalom is for ALL AGES, ALL TYPES OF BOATS! Very youth friendly. How does it work? Each boater is timed through the gates. We will teach you the rules and course on arrival. Practice starts at 6 PM with racing at 7 PM.
Event Coordinator: Kent Ford 259-1361
Entry Cost: $1 per contestant, FREE for spectators / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Awards for all ages!

6 PM: MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR FINALS
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
(see WEDNESDAY 6 PM for details)

6 PM: SNOWDOWN COMIC CON PINBALL SHOWDOWNsnowdown logo
J Bo’s Pizza & Ribs – 1301 Florida Rd
Hosted by Silverballs Amusements, LLC.
Pinball Wizards of all ages and skill levels are invited to this International Pinball Flipper Association endorsed pinball tournament. Players will be randomly placed into groups of four to battle it out on pinball machines such as Iron Maiden, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars. This is a three-strike tournament that costs $5 entry, but all the machines are set on FREE play. All money paid back to the top super heroes of the night. There will be raffle prizes from J Bo’s as well. Prizes for best costumes will also be awarded. All ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 759-1158
Entry Cost: $5 per contestant / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM: SNOWDOWN TREADMILL CHALLENGE
BREW Pub & Kitchen – 117 W College Dr
Hosted by Durango Running Company
How high can you climb? Each contestant has 5 minutes to push their limits and climb as many vertical feet as possible! The contestant who climbs the most wins! Men’s & Women’s categories.
Event Coordinator: Brett Sublet 769-3639
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM: SNOWDOWN SUPERHERO OBSTACLE COURSE
Durango Jungle Gym – 151 E 15th St
Wear your best superhero costume to earn extra points in a ninja style obstacle course race. Race for the ultimate prizes of pride, pizza and beer! Must be over 21+.
Event Coordinator: Allison Kardas 422-1976
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

6 PM: BEER PONG
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Teams of two will square off in this double elimanation tournament played with traditional beer pong rules. This is a 64 team bracket and teams should sign up early, this event fills up! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554
Entry Cost: $20 per team / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6:30 PM: SNOWDOWN PUBHOUSE TRIVIA
Powerhouse Science Center – 1333 Camino Del Rio
Get ready for SNOWDOWN’s annual Pubhouse Trivia night at The Powerhouse! Held in The Powerhouse Gallery, our Trivia consists of 5 rounds of questions always including one scientific round. Assemble your team of 5 to compete for prizes or come solo and join one. Get focused with some local brews and compete against some of the brightest minds around. All ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Charlotte Ford 259-9234 x103
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6:30 PM: DODGEBALL
Durango Community Recreation Center – 2700 Main
Hosted by SoCoCAA Youth Services
This all-pure-natural adrenaline event also increases dopamine levels naturally and raises money for awesome after-school, outdoor adventure positive youth development programs in Ignacio, staffed by real superheros. The youth are the referees, so treat ’em with respect. Each team consists of 6 members, including at least 2 women. Must be 16+. Spectators of all ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Nita Emerson 563-4517
Entry Cost: $85 per team / Entry Deadline: 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30 / Prizes: 1st, 2nd

7 PM: MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Sit on small rug and scoot your bootie across the floor. First one to finish wins! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

7 PM: SALOONATIC OLYMPICS
Billy Goat Saloon – 39848 US HWY 160 (Gem Village)
Teams of 4 compete in general bar games.
Event Coordinator: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090
Entry Cost: $10 per team / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

7:30 PM: SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES
Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave
(see WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM for details)

8 PM: GUINNESS GAMES – OPERATION
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
Hooray! You get to play doctor (so FUN!) and Cavity Sam needs your help! Show off your operating skills but don’t get buzzed! Arrive early and stay late! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8 PM: BEARD GROWING COMPETITION
Carver Brewing Co – 1022 Main
Join us for the great SNOWDOWN “Beard Race” and other fun events on the patio. Contestants showed up clean shaven at Carver’s back in November to have their mug shot taken as proof they didn’t get a head start. Prizes will be awarded to the best beard, length, girth, style and ABSORPTION. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Dasha Greidanus 259-2545
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Contestants “pre-certified” in November must arrive 15 minutes before event
Prizes: Kegs, Growlers, Gift Cards Brewery Merchandise

8 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES GALA PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
Henry Strater Theater – 699 Main
The grand Gala of the SNOWDOWN Follies – a notoriously irreverent show performed by an all-volunteer cast and crew. To purchase tickets for this event, you must place your name on the Official Gala Wait List created on April 1st 1997 (truly over two decades ago!) To get on the list, email SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com.
Event Coordinator: Janalee Hogan SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com
Entry Cost: $65 / Entry Deadline: SOLD OUT! Waitlist only!

8 PM: 80’s REQUEST VIDEO DANCE PARTY
Derailed Pour House – 725 Main
Request your favorite 80’s Dance Videos. Dance contest with awards for the best moves! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Todd Gibson 847-852-0920
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Cash prizes for best dance moves

8 PM: DRAG RACE & FASHION SHOW
El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main
Come strut your stuff and dress in your best Queen or King of the Drag! Join us at the El Rancho Tavern with special host, the Spaaah Shop. Dance Party to follow! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event
Prizes: Best overall Queen and King and Crowd Favorites

9 PM: DJ AND MC BATTLE
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Epic battles of Super DJ’s and Super MC’s. Best crowd response wins. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

men armwrestling9 PM: ARM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
Wild Horse Saloon – 601 E 2nd Ave
Single elimination bracket tournament with 6 different weight divisions in both Men’s & Women’s Categories; each division winner will be awarded cash prize money (from registration fees) and a trophy.
Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: Cash prize AND a trophy for each division winner

9 PM: PICK UP LINE CONTEST
Animas City Theater – 128 E College Dr (next to Cuckoo’s)
Got a good one liner or two you think will increase your chances of getting lucky? Test your best pickup lines before a live audience! A panel of knowledgeable judges will determine if you’ve got what it takes to seal the deal. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Dusty Grannis 799-1681
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

10 PM: GUINNESS GAMES – CONNECT FOUR
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
Adult players compete individually for prizes. Arrive early to sign up and play.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

10 PM: KARAOKE CONTEST
8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)
Come flex those pipes at the Tavern for a karaoke contest! Performers will be judged on vocalization, performance and showmanship. See also FRIDAY and SATURDAY 10 PM. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Chris Brophy 769-1522
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Drink cards and tokens!

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1ST

ALL DAY SNOWDOWN T-SHIRT DAY
Take advantage of the day and don a favorite SNOWDOWN apparel item – the one, the only, the elegant 2018 SNOWDOWN T-shirt! Long-sleeved for winter warmth! Get yours today at Magpie’s Newsstand and other fine local establishments – wear it with style and show your support of SNOWDOWN!

10 AM: SNOWDOWN SCAVENTER HUNT – JUDGING
Billy Goat Saloon – 39848 HWY 160 (Gem Village)
(see WEDNESDAY 12 NOON for details)

12 NOON: KAN JAM
Balcony Bar & Grill – 600 Main Ste 205
Play horsehoes with a Frisbee! Nothing without superpowers here! Two people per team. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

2 PM: WAITER/WAITRESS RACE
Steamworks Brewing Co – 801 E 2nd Ave (in the alley)
Traditionally one of SNOWDOWN’S wildest events! Coed teams of your favorite local servers from area restaurants compete in a fun and frequently messy obstacle course incorporating waiting skills and a bit of a SNOWDOWN twist! Teams must be 2 male and 2 female members of local restaurant wait staff over the age of 21. All teams are required to show their ID and sign a waiver before competing. See you there!
Event Coordinator: Joel Hayes 946-9249
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st – Keg of Steamworks Beer, 2nd – $50 Steamworks Gift Card, 3rd – A voucher for two pitchers of Steamworks Beer

3 PM: SEXY CLASSIC CARWASH COMPETITION
11th Street Station – 1101 Main
Be the bravest babe or bro out there by donning your sexy super hero gear, getting all soapy and wet (snow or shine!) and washing a classic car for up to one minute. Judged by a panel of three very qualified judges. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman (505) 220-2820
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

3 – 4 PM: CHILI COOK-OFF PRE-SALE
BREW Pub & Kitchen – 117 W College Dr
Avoid long lines and standing in the cold to get Durango’s finest Chili and Bloody Marys. Purchase tickets FRIDAY afternoon before the parade at Brew Pub & Kitchen.
Event Coordinator: Greg Yucha 382-0788
(See SATURDAY 12 NOON for details)

3:30 PM: KIDS STEAM LAB SUPERHERO CHALLENGE
Durango Public Library – 1900 E 3rd Ave
Kids ages 5-12 can join in on fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based activities. Build and experiment with superhero transportation methods such as: zip lines, flying, and cars!
Event Coordinator: Corinna Manion 375-3385
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event

3:30 PM: SNOWDOWN BUTTON MAKING
Durango Public Library – 1900 E 3rd Ave
Let us help you get parade-ready! Stop by the library to make a button to accessorize your SNOWDOWN costume or just celebrate your favorite fandom. Fun for all ages! No registration required.
Event Coordinator: Daisy Grice 375-3387
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prize: Your very own button!

3:30 PM: FORT “LEX LUTHOR” COLLEGE TRIVIA
Colorado Room (in the FLC Student Union) – Fort Lewis College
Nerd alert! Don your Spiderman, Super Woman, or Black Panther digs and join fellow super heros for the esteemed Fort “Lex Luthor” College Trivia Showdown. Bring your A-game and get ready to slay questions about everything from when the first comic strip was published (1896) to who was FLC’s first mascot (hint: not Skyler), and everything in between. Brought to you by the Quiz Masters of Durango’s higher-learning institution. Alumni, students and general public welcome. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Lorraine Taylor 247-7344
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: For top 3 teams

4:30 PM: SNOWDOWN BED RACESwanted poster
Between 7th, 8th & Main
The bed races are back! Hosted by The 100 Club of Durango, they’re bringing back the bed races for some head to head, fast-action fun on Main Street before the start of the Snowdown Light Parade. 24 teams will compete for the title of the SNOWDOWN Bed Race Champions! Races will be single-elimination, head-to head, where the fastest team wins and advances to the next round. Beds are provided. Teams consist of 5 people, with 4 people pushing and one person on the bed. Teams will race down and back, changing their comic-con “onsie” half way down with the person on the bed and racing back to the finish line. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 100 Club of Durango. Registration for the event will begin on Dec 20, 2018 and close Jan 20, 2019. Spots will fill up fast, so assemble your team and keep an eye out for registration info on our Facebook page. All competitors must wear helmets and appropriate footwear is strongly suggested.
Event Coordinator: Tracy Barnes 946-6726
Entry Cost: $100 per team / Entry Deadline: Jan 20, 6 PM
Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with the top team winning the trophy!

4:30 PM: FLIPPY CUP
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Come in to play this relay race where players stand opposite sides of the board, down a cup of beer, then use the launchers to try to flip the cup upside down. The first one to flip the cup upright wins! This event will finish in time for the SNOWDOWN Light Parade. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

4:30 – 9 PM: SNOWDOWN PARADE DINNER
Durango Elks Lodge # 507- 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)
Come in before the parade and fill up! Or during, or after! Yummy food for all you SNOWDOWN goers! This meal will warm your comic self just in time for the next adventure…spaghetti and meatballs (some vegetarian too)! Garlic bread, salad, drinks, and cash bar. Please use the 9th St entrance, half block up from the parade.
Event Coordinator: Faye A Harmer 247-2296
Event Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Kids (10 and under)
Prizes: Best costume in the house at 5:30 PM for child, 7 & 8 PM for adults 1st, 2nd

fireworks6 PM: (DUSK) THE SNOWDOWN FIREWORK!
This amazing display of a single firework is brought to you by the SNOWDOWN Board and the super AWESOME Teams of SNOWDOWN! Our many thanks to Durango’s hearty crew of firework-starters (and fire-putter-outers!)

6 PM: (DUSK) THE SNOWDOWN LIGHT PARADE
Main from College Dr to 12th St
Hosted by Purgatory Resort
Durango’s only nighttime parade, where comic themed lighted floats create a dazzling delight. Floats compete for trophies in 10 divisions with special emphasis on the lights and theme.
Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816 or parade@SNOWDOWN.org
Entry Cost: $65 per entry ($50 for registered non-profit)
Entry Deadline: 5 PM FRIDAY Jan 25 or when parade roster is full. Entry forms available online at SNOWDOWN.org
Prizes: Many divisions. See application for details. Awards to follow parade.
**With a special, return appearance by the Hill Stompers Band of Los Alamos, New Mexico! They’ll bring fun and excitement to our only nighttime parade! Keep an eye out for them at surprise visits to SNOWDOWN venues throughout.

7 PM: 2ND ANNUAL SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE
The Patio Restaurant – 85 Goddard Ave (HWY 172 Ignacio)
A pie eating contest with no hands! No kidding! Join us for delicious house-made pies and see if you can beat last years winning time! 3 age categories and all ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Emily Meisner 563-9574
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Day of event / Prizes: 1st place wins $100 and a picture on the wall! Prizes for 2nd and 3rd

7:30 PM: SKI SCHOOL VS. SKI PATROL SNOWDOWN SOFTBALL GAME
FLC Softball Complex – Fort Lewis College
A SNOWDOWN tradition! Purgatory Mountain Patrol and the Ski/Snowboard School, continue their 41 year rivalry in Ski Softball – softball palyed on skis and boards! Make your way to one of the most popular SNOWDOWN spectator events!
Event Coordinator: RJ Ferrell 403-3786

7:30 PM: CHAPMAN CHALLENGE UPHILL/DOWNHILL RACE
Chapman Hill Ski Area – 500 Florida Rd
Hosted by Know the Snow
Race registration to begin at Chapman immediately following the SNOWDOWN Light Parade. This is an up-hill downhill snow travel race, relay teams welcome. The race will consist of 2 or 3 laps up and down Chapman Hill Municipal ski area. Proceeds will go to Know the Snow Fund for avalanche awareness and education.
Event Coordinator: Jim Philpott 749-6963
Entry Cost: $10 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Swag for top finishers

7:30 PM: TEEN DANCE CON: SOLO OR SQUAD
La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main
Hosted by EXIT Realty Home and Ranch and Aiko Aiko Sound
Break out of Arkam Asylum to attend the annual teen dance and bust out your best Comic costume and show off your moves for prizes in both catagories! Food, Coca Cola products, Durango Party Rental bounce house, and music by Aiko Aiko make this event POP! See you there right after the SNOWDOWN Light Parade! A safe environment to enjoy ages 10-18. PARENTS MUST SIGN PERMISSION FORM!
Event Coordinator: John Gillam 759-0763
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Even the Superheros will be surprised at the sweet stash of goodies!

7:30 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIESsnowdown follies
Live at both: Henry Strater Theater – 699 Main and Durango Arts Center Theater – 802 E 2nd Ave
The Follies return for the 36th year of entertainment with your favorite showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent review performs in two theaters simultaneously. Really! Cash bar! Ticket purchases limited to four per person for this show performed by an all-volunteer cast and crew! Ticket sales support SNOWDOWN. This is adult entertainment. Visit www.SNOWDOWNfollies.org for complete details. Mail-in ticket drawing: December 1, 2018. Secret Box Office:SATURDAY, Jan 19, 2019 at 6 AM. Radio stations KIQX, KRSJ and KIUP will announce over the air the clues to the secret locations where morning enthusiasts can line up to obtain coupons for the purchase of Follies tickets. Actual ticket sales will commence at 6:30 AM at the Elks Lodge, 9th St entrance. Ticket Marketplace at Bank of the San Juans: 12 tickets will be sold (in lots of 4) to the highest bidder each day for four days beginning Tuesday Jan 22 to the highest bidder each day (through FRIDAY, Jan 25). Bids will be received in person only at 144 E 8th St. No telephone calls.
Event Coordinator: Janalee Hogan www.SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com
Entry Cost: $20 per ticket

7:30 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST
Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)
If you missed the ticket sales for the SNOWDOWN Follies this year, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It’s almost as good as the real thing – at half the price. Tickets available at the Animas City Theatre box office at NOON SATURDAY, Jan 19, 2019 or animascitytheatre.com. Get yours early…until sold out!
Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2281
Entry Cost: $10

8 PM: COSTUME BALL AND BALLOON DROP!
Main Mall – 835 Main
Join the Main Mall and Durango Balloon crew post SNOWDOWN Light Parade, for their Inaugural Costume Ball and Balloon Drop! Warm up inside with live music, food, hot drinks, costume contest, raffle, and finale balloon drop. This is a family friendly event!
Event Coordinator: TJ Hermesman 946-2749, Bear Tomlinson (808)398-6255
Entry Cost: FREE / Prizes!

8 PM – 12 AM: VETERAN’S ANNUAL DANCE
American Legion – 878 E 2nd ave
Enjoy dancing to music by the popular band Liver Down The River! A fun dance and party to raise money for LaPlata County Veterans. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Donna Jones 903-2424
Entry Cost: $10 per person in Advance; $15 per person at the door

8:30 PM: MUSIC TRIVIA WITH AOR FROM ALBQ!
Derailed Pour House – 725 Main
Show off your music knowledge and play along throughout the evening with the bands set list and win for the most right answers! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Bridgett Tesmer 247-5440
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Cash prizes

9 PM: PANTS OFF DANCE OFF
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Dance contest…Come in your comic costumes..just no pants!…bathing suit, loincloth, skirt, kilt, wear anything but pants to dance in! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

10 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES – SECOND FRIDAY PERFORMANCE
Live at both: Henry Strater Theater – 699 Main and Durango Arts Center Theater – 802 E 2nd Ave
(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

10 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST
Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)
(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

10 PM: POLE DANCIING CONTEST
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Always a crowd pleaser, men and women get the chance to grab a pole and show off their best moves. Contestants and spectators should arrive early as this event fills up fast! Bar tabs will be awarded as prizes. LIVE VIDEO on the BIG SCREEN. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 553-0115
Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, $5 for spectators / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

10 PM POLE KARAOKE CONTEST
8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave
(See THURSDAY 10 PM for details)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND

8 AM: SNOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY & MASS ASCENSIONsnowdown ballons
HWY 550 N, N side of Hermosa Meadows Rd (park at Animas Valley Elem. School)
This spectacular event features a beautiful display of colorful hot air balloons ascending in the early morning frost. Grab some warm clothes, some friends, some warm drinks, some more warm clothes…and join us as we engage in the wonder around us! Maybe the Jetsons will do a fly-by?
Event Coordinator: Phil Campbell 759-4326
Event Cost: Pilot $75, Sponsor $225 / Eligibility: Pilots by invitation; Sponsors, first 25 applicants / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8:30 AM: SNOWDOWN 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Durango Community Recreation Center – 2700 Main
Hosted by Durango Park
Bring your team super powers for 3 on 3 Basketball at the Durango Rec Center. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 games and each participant will receive a free event t-shirt. Teams are limited to 4 players. This tournament is for kids in grades 3-8. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games. 8 divisions with 4 players per team. Prizes for every player. Volunteers, officials and scorekeepers needed for the event. All volunteers receive a FREE event T-shirt.
Event Coordinator: Holden Randle 375-7317
Entry Cost: $50 per team/early reg.; $75 per team/late reg / Entry Deadline: Registration begins WEDNESDAY Jan 30 / Prizes: 1st, 2nd

10 AM: COMIC KIDS SNOW GAMES
Folsom Park – 11 Folsom Place (off Florida Rd)
Hosted by McDonald’s
This super silly SNOWDOWN event is filled with different activities now entertaining a second-generation of snazzy kiddos! This is a party for kids from 3 years old, up to 5th graders getting their Comic On! Lots of games and fun.
Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-3986 or 247-2446
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: PRIZES!

10 AM: STRONGMAN & STRONGWOMAN COMPETITION
CrossFit Durango – 360 S Camino Del Rio
This is a local strongman and strongwoman competition. All levels of ability are welcome and encouraged to compete. The competition may include yoke carry, atlas stones, axle lifts and a host of other games that both athletes and spectators will find exciting.
Event Coordinator: Dominique Brandt 422-2847
Entry Cost: $50 / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event
Eligibility: Lightweight, medium weight and heavyweight for men and women / Prizes: Top 3 in each category

10 AM: FASTER THAN FRENCH TOAST
Animas River Lounge at the DoubleTree – 501 Camino Del Rio
Test your speed. Teams of 2 will make, then eat French toast, without hands.
Fastest team wins prizes from Breckenridge Brewery. Costumes and PJ’s encouraged.
Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielson 382-3910
Event Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

10:30 AM: GET YOUR COMIC ON! PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY
Durango Public Library – 1900 E 3rd Ave
Little ones and their families are invited to come boogie to their favorite tunes all morning long at the library! Come dressed in your comic best. This is a FREE event with no registration or prizes.
Event Coordinator: Corinna Manion 375-3385
Entry Cost: FREE

11 AM: PAINTBALL BIATHLON
Chapman Ski Hill (North end) – 500 Florida Rd
Hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club
Paintball biathlon is a fun, easy and family friendly event. Fun obstacle course done on foot, followed by paintball shot at Durango Gun Club next door. All equipment and safety gear provided. Entry fee gets you 2 runs and proceeds benefit Durango Nordic Ski Club. Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome to do this course!
Event Coordinator: Tracy Barnes 946-6726
Event Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

11 AM: SNOWDOWN 9 BALL TOURNAMENT
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Now in its 23rd year! Double elimination 64 player bracket. T-shirts will be awarded to all participants.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554
Entry Cost: $15 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Cash!

11 AM: SPAM CARVING CONTEST
Main Mall – 835 Main
Hosted by Fort Lewis College
Fort Lewis College cordially invites you to join your fellow community members and SNOWDOWN revelers to an exceptional processed meat shaping experience. Expand your knowledge of foodstuff carving implements and challenge yourself transforming soft cube-like blocks of pressed ham chunks into dazzling sculptures and edible arts! Prizes for the most SPAM-tastic creations!
Event Coordinator: Mitch Davis 247-7401
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes!

11 AM: BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER FOOSBALL
El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main Ave
Capes, masks, dynamic duos…the ‘smashing, crashing foosball competition returns again this year! Bring your own ‘super partner’. 32 teams will compete in the bar room. Double elimination. Must be 21+. On -Line ENTRY FORM HERE
Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816
Entry Cost: $20 per team / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

11 AM: FLY FISHING CASTING CONTEST
Schneider Park – 9th St and Roosa Ave
Hosted by The San Juan Angler
Join us in this fun flycasting contest, where it’s all about precision and distance. Bring your own gear or we will provide gear! All skill levels and spectators welcome.
Event Coordinator: Cole Glenn 382-9978
Entry Cost: Free / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

12 NOON: BOOK GEEK GAMES
Maria’s Bookshop – 960 Main
Think you have what it takes to out-geek the other book nerds in town? Test your bookishness at the 7th Annual Maria’s Bookshop Book Geek Games! Teams of two will face off in a relay race of literary-themed nerd battles such as: speed alphabetization, book-on-the-head balancing, literary trivia and backwards walking read-aloud. Costumes will count towards your overall score. Nerd glasses optional, but they will help you read the small print (and make you look smarter, too!) Open to all ages, though being able to read will give you a distinct advantage.
Event Coordinator: Virginia Cassel 247-1438
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes!

12 NOON: SNOWDOWN RC ROCK CRAWL
Kroegers Ace Hardware – 8 Town Plaza
Get your CRAWL on! See if you have what it takes to get through our Crazy Crawler course. You will be timed and given points for mistakes. The driver with the least amount of points wins. We will have beginner and advanced categories. Kids are welcome to try with one of our “Demo” vehicles. Also, there is a best dressed competition. Dress up your rig in your best “Get Your Comic On” theme. (“Dress up your rig…”, that’s SNOWDOWN!)
Event Coordinator: Bob Thom 759-5480
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd beginner & advanced

mini golf12 NOON: OUTLAW JOSIE PETE’S GOLF TOURNAMENT
Various locations Downtown Durango
Hosted by PJ’s Market and Animas Wine & Spirits ENTRY FORM LINK
Holy golf swing batman! Each hole is located in a different downtown establishment! If your entry has been chosen, meet at 11:30 AM at The Main Mall, wearing your best comic con attire. Bring your own putter and golf ball. Shotgun start at NOON! Missed out on getting a team?
Spectate at these locations:
Palace Restaurant
BREW Pub & Kitchen
Father’s Daughters Pizza
The Cavern
Derailed Pour House
Fired Up Pizza
Joel’s
Pongas
Starlight Lounge
El Moro
El Rancho
Ernie’s 11th Street Station
Durango Craft Spirits
Carver Brewing
The Irish Embassy
The Diamond Belle Saloon
Steamwork
The Elks Lodge
Gazpacho’s
The Red Snapper
Wild Horse Saloon
The Balcony
Olde Tymers
The Rochester Hotel & Cuckoos
Entry forms must be postmarked or dropped off at Animas Wine & Spirits no later than December 28, 2019.
Drawing is limited to 60 teams. Rules for drawing explained on entry form.
Event Coordinator: Joe Leder 970-749-8655
Event Cost: $75 per team
Entry Deadline: All entries must be postmarked no later than Jan 1, 2019. Download entry form at HERE or at Animas Wine & Spirits.
Prizes: Best Hole, Best Caddy and Best Costume. The winning costume team is automatically eligible for the 2020 Tournament

12 NOON: LATTE ART SNOWDOWN THROWDOWN
11th Street Station – 1101 Main
Hosted by Compact Coffee
Baristas will compete head to head, pouring their best latte art in front of judges & specialty coffee enthusiasts. FREE COFFEE for spectators & PRIZES for the top three baristas. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Seth Shank (719) 484-9804
Entry Cost: $10 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

12 NOON – 2 PM: SNOWDOWN CHILI COOK-OFF
La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main
Hosted by Sunnyside Farms Market & Durango Breweries
Make sure you’re ready to chow down on some delicious red and green chili, salsa and vegetarian chili. Brews and soft drinks will be available for chilling your chili lips!
Judging begins at 10:30 AM. Tasting samples on sale at NOON with all proceeds supporting SNOWDOWN! Guests can vote for the people’s choice award. Prizes awarded at 2 PM. Best Red Chili, Best Green Chili, Best Vegetarian Chili and Best Salsa.
Event Coordinator: Greg Yucha 382-0788
Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are 50¢ per ticket / Entry Deadline: 7 AM day of event / Prizes!

12 NOON – 2 PM: SNOWDOWN BLOODY MARY CONTEST
La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main
Those who lay claim to Durango’s Best Bloody Mary can show off their goods! The Bloody Mary Contest takes place during the SNOWDOWN Chili Cook-Off. Vodka, cups and ice will be provided. Contestants bring the rest to prepare their Bloody Mary’s and decorate their booth AND themselves. Costumes are encouraged! Each team will receive ½ of a table to decorate, then prepare and serve Bloody Mary’s from NOON until 2 PM.
Event Coordinators: Greg Yucha 382-0788, Dusty Grannis 799-1681
Event Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are $1 / Entry Deadline: 9 AM day of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Professional and Amateur

12:30 – 2:30 PM: SUPERYOUTH POWER DASH
Buckley Park – Main & E 12th St
Hosted by Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition
Kids (8-10), and teens (13-18), are invited to race through this year’s obstacle course in teams of two. There will be age appropriate FUN for those 7 and under, provided by the La Plata Family Center. Parent signatures required.
Event Coordinator: Breeah Kinsella 317-8039
Event Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

1 PM: CANINE FASHION SHOW
McDonalds parking lot – 201 W College Dr
Calling all pups! If you haven’t made it to this event, make it your mission on SATURDAY at 1 PM! This hilarious event features Durango’s best dressed pooches from all points across town! Bring your best furry friend or borrow someone else’s! Dress em’ up like you, your vision of Comic Con, a donkey, a bird, or…? Show off your creativity and have FUN bringing the family to this giggle fest!
Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser
Event Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes: Trophies for Funniest, Most Formal, Most look-like and best SNOWDOWN theme costume

1 PM: HUMAN FOOSBALL
Animas Brewing Co – 1560 E 2nd Ave
Hosted by Southwest Center for Independence
An annual fundraiser to benefit the Southwest Center for Independence Southwest Rides medical transportation program. Teams of 5 will compete for prizes in a classic foosball tournament with a twist, SNOWDOWN style at its best! Long poles will connect teammates as you kick soccer balls into the opposing team’s goal. Due to the overwhelming popularity early registration is recommended. Day-of registration (if not already full) will be from 12-12:45 pm and we will limit the number of teams. Early registration in person at Animas Brewing Company or Southwest Center for Independence begins Monday Jan 21. This is a great spectator event, but you must be 18+ to participate.
Event Coordinator: Ruthie Uhl 259-1672
Entry Cost: $30 per team / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event
Prizes: Trophies for funniest, most formal, most look-alike and best SNOWDOWN theme costume

1 PM: SPECIAL SHOWING OF KIDS AND TEENS SNOWDOWN FOLLIES
Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave
A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more!
Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606
Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call the Box Office 259-2606 ext 13

1 PM: CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
American Legion Auxiliary – 878 E 2nd Ave
Attention all Cornholers! The ever popular cornhole tournament returns! Try to sink four bean bags through the holes in the wooden platform. ACA Rules will govern all scoring and outcomes. 32 teams in brackets – single elimination. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Steve Frost 247-1590
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: FRIDAY Feb 1 / Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

1 PM: SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S & DON’TS VIDEOCAST
Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)
Didn’t get tickets to SNOWDOWNS Premier Fashion Luncheon? Do you work on WEDNESDAY’s and always miss out? Come see the fashion show replay on the big screen. The rest of us have already seen it but as they say, our old news is your new news! Tickets will go on sale beginning at NOON, SATURDAY Jan 19. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2377
Entry Cost: $10

1 PM: OUTHOUSE STUFFING
Gazpacho Restaurant – 431 E 2nd Ave
Hosted by Busy Bee Realty
What would SNOWDOWN be without its twisted challenges? See how many of your fellow flexible friends can you stuff in an outhouse in 2 minutes! Don’t worry, the outhouse has been specially cleaned for this one-of-a-kind event! Can you stay in there with the door shut for 10 whole seconds? Amazing lung capacity and holding your breath super powers encouraged. Beat the record and get an atta-boy! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Al LiBrande 749-3331
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd – Gazpacho’s Gift Cards

1:15 PM: BROOMBALL TOURNAMENT
Chapman Hill Ice Rink – 500 Florida Rd
Hosted by the City of Durango
Coed single-elimination 6-on-6 tournament! “Official Broomball” equipment is required. Bring your own wood handled straw broom and protective gear with non-abrasive shoe soles. Teams must provide their own helmets. Complete rosters are due when payment is made. NO ALCOLHOL! Citations will be given to violators. Awards ceremony following the tournament. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Matt Morrissey 375-7375
Event Cost: $60 per team / Event Deadline: 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 3 / Prizes: 1st, 2nd

1:30 PM: LIMBO…HOW LOW CAN YOU GO
Gazpacho Restaurant – 431 E 2nd Ave
Hosted by Lou’s Bed and Breakfast
How low can you go? Get your comic on! to defy gravity as you limbo your limbs off! All ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Emma Lou LiBrande 769-3332
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

2 PM: COMIC BOOK CRAFTING
Durango Public Library – 1900 E 3rd Ave
Give your wardrobe or home a bit of “POW!” by making upcycled crafts out of old graphic novels. We will provide all the supplies and tools you’ll need to make a one of a kind creation! Fun for the whole family, though small children will need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Event Coordinator: Daisy Grice 375-3387
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

2 PM: HULA HOOP CONTESTrainbow hoola hoops
Gazpacho Restaurant – 431 E 2nd Ave
Ah, it’s one thing to try to keep your hula hoop up and spinning but this classic toy takes on a new level of difficult FUN when SIMON starts talking! Go forward, go backward, turn around, if you’re worried about throwing a hip out, this is a great spectator event!
Event Coordinator: Matt 749-3977
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

3 PM: QUAFFING TOURNAMENT
11th Street Station – 1101 Main
Using Ernie’s custom bowling lane tables, enter your 4-person team in 2019’s après ski-style table sliding beer extravaganza! See Coordinator for rules. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman (505) 220-2820
Entry Cost: $40 / Entry Deadline: FRIDAY Feb 1 / Prizes!

3 PM: CARDS AGAINST SNOWDOWN
VFW – 1550 Main
This is the first ever SNOWDOWN Cards Against Humanity Tournament! You may be dirty, but are you funny? Your opponents will be the judge of that! (bribing encouraged!) This is sure to be a laugh until your cheeks hurt event! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Hop Phelps 382-8247
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event / Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd

4 PM: COMIC CON FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
First Presbyterian Church – 1159 E 3rd Ave
You and yours are welcome to join us as we show a family friendly superhero movie. SNOWDOWN costumes are encouraged and we’ll provide the free comic POP!corn! All ages welcome.
Event Coordinator: Beau T Smith 247-3175
Entry Cost: FREE

4 PM: OUTLAW JOSIE PETE’S GOLF TOURNAMENT AWARDS
Durango Elks Lodge #507 – 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)
(see SATURDAY 12 NOON for details)

4 – 8 PM: LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER
Durango Craft Spirits Distillery – 1120 Main
Hosted by Durango Holiday Pub Crawl
We will be playing a game called “Left, Right, Center”. This will be a bracket style tournament with prizes for the final 3 contestants. Basically, it’s just an excuse for people to come out, socialize, drink a bit and play an incredibly fun game. Whether or not you go home with prizes, you’ll leave with a sense that something amazing just happened. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Jeremy Lunde (303) 522-2957
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

5 PM: NINTENDO 64 MARIO KART
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Use those mad gaming skills that you have wasted hours over the years acquiring (and will never get back) to drive a pretend go-cart with Flash Gordon speed and Black Panther agility. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

5 PM: BROOMBALL AWARDS
Chapman Hill Ice Rink – 500 Florida Rd
(see SATURDAY 1:15 for details)

5 PM: HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW Y(OUR) WINE?
Four Leaves Winery – 528 Main
Come in between 5-8 PM and receive 4 samples of wine. If you can correctly identify 3 of the 4 samples using our description menu, you win a coupon for a FREE glass of wine! If you can correctly identify all 4, you win a FREE bottle of wine! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Dean Fagner 403-8182
Entry Cost: $6

5 PM: SEARCH FOR THE SILVER BULLET AWARDS CEREMONY
Joel’s Bar – 119 W 8th St
(see ALL WEEK for details)

6 PM: BAR GAMES – TWISTER
Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree – 501 Camino Del Rio
Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to will fun prizes. The top 3 super twisters will get an entry for the night’s top prize of a Comic Con package in Denver and we will even shack you up at the Hilton Hotel. If you’re wild and crazy enough to participate in all 3 events; Twister, Hook and Ring Toss and the Zombie Shootout, you will also receive an additional entry into the drawing. (That’s SUPER!) Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielsen 382-3910
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay.

6 PM: FREESTYLE RAP OFF
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Contestants will have less than three minutes to show what they can do in this freestyle rap contest. Rhyme it in your mind, keep it current, keep it fun, be nobodies hound dog, lol, that’s our advice and we’re keeping our day jobs. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554
Entry Deadline: Time of event / Entry Cost: FREE

6 PM: SNOWDOWN FIREWORKS

FireworksIn the skies above Durango, opposite College West Rim
Cast your eyes upward for a spectacular display like you’ve never ever ever seen! It’s not a bird, it’s not batman or a meteor show, it’s the wild and crazy SNOWDOWN fireworks!!! Let the lit-up skies lead you on your way to FUN! Many thanks to the Durango Fire & Rescue crew, we appreciate you! The fireworks show is sponsored by the SNOWDOWN Board, The Wells Group, Agritek, Colorado Eagle/Budweiser, Serious Texas BBQ, C & J Gravel and the Jaquez Rocket Ranch. BOOM!

7 PM: SNOWDOWN COSTUME CONTEST & ELECTRONIC DANCE PARTY
Powerhouse Science Center – 1333 Camino Del Rio
It’s a SNOWDOWN Costume Contest and Electronic Dance Party! Dress up in your finest costume and compete to win prizes in 6 categories and dance the night away! Featuring an electronic dance party and performance by the Durango Aerialists. Costume entrants are encouraged to be creative and prepare to “act” their role. All costumes must adhere to the Comic Con Props Convention Policies. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Charlotte Ford 259-9234 x103
Entry Cost: $10 includes 1 beer ticket
Prizes: Categories include; Best in Show, Judges Choice, Most Humorous, Best Performance, Best Duo, & Worst in Show. Grand prize is awarded to Best in Show.

7 PM: BOOTY SHAKING CONTEST
Wild Horse Saloon – 601 E 2nd Ave
We’ll take some fries with that comically great shake! Shake your money maker and prove you’ve got the best shaking booty shaker! One winner takes all contest, Male and Female. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes: Best Male, Best Female

7:30 PM: BAR GAMES – HOOK AND RING TOSS
Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree – 501 Camino Del Rio
Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to will fun prizes! The top 3 winners will also get an entry for the night’s top prize of a Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay. If you participate in all 3 events, Twister, Hook and Ring Toss and the Zombie Shootout, you will also receive an additional entry into the drawing. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielsen 382-3910
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event
Prizes: Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay

7:30 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES
First SATURDAY Performance LIVE at both: Henry Strater Theater and Durango Arts Center Theater
(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

7:30 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST
Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)
(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

8 PM: GUINNESS GAMES – YAHTZEE!
The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main
Yahtzee, “the game that makes thinking fun.” Players compete individually or on teams of 4 in case of a large turnout. Be on time and get ready to play! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event / Prizes!

9 PM: BEST CHEST IN THE WEST
Starlight Lounge – 932 Main
Ha! Always a chuckle to see what the Starlight will come up with next! Guys and gals, show off your pectorals in what’s sure to be a visually entertaining event. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / PRIZES: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

9 PM: BAR GAMES – ZOMBIE SHOOTOUT
Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree – 501 Camino Del Rio
Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to win fun prizes! The top 3 winners will also get an entry for the night’s top prize of a Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay. If you participate in all 3 events; Twister, Hook and Ring Toss and the Zombie Shootout, you will also receive an additional entry into the drawing. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielsen 382-3910
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event
Prizes: Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay

9:30 PM: PULL UP CONTEST
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Men and women and SENIORS will have the chance to compete in different categories this year! All the way down all the way up or it will not count! This has become such a fun event! Come watch or jump up and start pulling up, either way it’s free! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Three different categories = three different prizes awarded for first place!

10 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES – SECOND FRIDAY PERFORMANCE
LIVE at both: Henry Strater Theater and Durango Arts Center Theater
(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

10 PM: SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST
Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)
(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

10 PM: 10th ANNUAL COSTUME GALA
Derailed Pour House – 725 Main
Come show off your best costume and win cash! Prizes for best single costume and best couple costume along with the correct answers to Comic Con trivia questions.
Event Coordinator: Morgan Kirkpatrick (303) 526-6364
Entry Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes: Cash

10 PM: KARAOKE CONTEST
8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)
(see THURSDAY 10 PM for details)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3RD

SNOWDOWN CLOSING PARTY AT PURGATORY RESORT
“And on the final day, they shall ski!” Hitting the slopes at Purgatory after four days of winter celebrations is a tradition as old as SNOWDOWN. Come on up for the closing party, with an air bag jump competition, drink specials and …WHAT??? The announcement of next year’s SNOWDOWN 2020 theme! As well as the WINNER of the chosen theme for SNOWDOWN 2020! Yes! We will do this LIVE! It’s all very exciting and we hope you’ll join us and be the first to be “in the know.” Otherwise, who knows when they’ll get around to posting it to SNOWDOWN fb? Geesh, gather your friends, eat some pancakes at the Fairgrounds and load er’ up! We’ll see you for what’s sure to be some kinda party on the mountain!

7 AM – 12 NOON: LA PLATA COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE PANCAKE BREAKFAST & SILENT AUCTION
La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main
Support Search & Rescue, every Superhero needs fuel to fight crime. All you can eat pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee and juice! Come to our breakfast and we’ll come to your rescue.
Event Coordinator: Ron Corkish 946-4437
Entry Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Children (7-12), Under 6 FREE

hot air ballons8 AM: SNOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY & MASS ASCENSION
HWY 550 N, N side of Hermosa Meadows Rd (park at Animas Valley Elem. School)
(see SATURDAY 8 AM for details)

8:30 AM: SNOWDOWN 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Durango Community Recreation Center – 2700 Main
(see SATURDAY 8:30 AM for details)

10 AM: COMIC CON CHURCH
First Presbyterian Church – 1159 E 3rd Ave
Wear your SNOWDOWN costumes and come celebrate our amazing Durango Community! All ages welcome.
Event Coordinator: Beau T Smith 247-3175
Entry Cost: FREE

10 AM: SPEED PANCAKE STACKING
Animas River Lounge at the DoubleTree – 501 Camino Del Rio
Test your speed to see who will stack the most pancakes from 5’ away. SNOWDOWN costumes and PJ’s encouraged. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielson 382-3910
Event Cost: FREE / Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event

12 NOON: KUNG FU PANDA OBSTACLE COURSE
Durango Jungle Gym – 151 E 15th St
Kids can challenge themselves in this obstacle course race using UNAA Obstacle Course rules and regulations. Participants get an extra point for costumes! This is for the under 18 set!
Event Coordinator: Allison Kardas 422-1976
Entry Cost: $5 / Entry Deadline: Time of event / Prizes!

12 NOON: TEAM TRUCK PULL
Illete Fitness – 659 Tech Center Dr
Test your Superhero strength! Teams will pull a truck with a rope, tug of war style, donated by Well on Wheels. Teams will compete for the fastest time to pull the truck 100 feet. Teams must include 4 people. There will be 3 prize categories for fastest male team, fastest female team and fastest co-ed team. Co-ed teams must consist of 2 male and 2 female participants. Paid teams will get a consolation t-shirt! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Andrew Malhmood or Asron Coats (505) 947-4868
Entry Cost: $10 per person/$40 per team / Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event / Prizes!

1 PM: SNOWDOWN 8-BALL TOURNAMENT
Pongas – 121 W 8th St
Now in its 23rd year! Double elimination tournament with up to 64 players. Participants will recieve a T-shirt and doors open at 11 AM. Open to all ages, under 21 must have a parent or guardian.
Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554
Entry Cost: $15 per player / Entry Deadline: Time of event

2 PM: SUPER BOWL SNOWDOWN SLOWDOWN PARTY
Derailed Pour House – 725 Main
Come on over, cozy up and place your bets on the big winner for Super Bowl SUNDAY! Watch the battle for who will be named the supreme team! Giveaways & prizes! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Lisa Gibson 247-5440 / Entry Cost: FREE

4:20 PM: BUILD A BONG – AWARDS
Prohibition Herb – 1185 Camino Del Rio
(see ALL WEEK for details)


A Brief History of Snowdown:

Every culture and society has its own “creation” myth or story.
This is ours…

…A long time ago back in 1979, the Land of Durango was covered in winter’s darkness and the People and Commerce were depressed.
A great lament was heard throughout the Land, as the days were short and bore little fruit.

And so it came to pass one dark day The Founder John Murrah
(the man who originally came up with the idea), heard this hue and cry.

He enjoined the Lords of Business (DACRA, as it was then known) and the Lords of Information Dissemination (The Durango Herald) that a winter celebration would bring Enterprise to the land and raise up the people in their time of need.
And so it came to pass that the Lords agreed and they seeded the project with $2,000 from The Durango Herald.

But a Celebration such as this requires more than a Founder to get started, and so a Great Coordinator was to be found, one to spread the word among the People.
And so it came to pass that Terry Fiedler was hired at $1,000 that first year to organize the project
(but to be paid only after all expenses were recouped).
The Coordinator’s word was good and jollity, commerce and mirth spread among the people.
And so it came to pass that SNOWDOWN survived and continued into subsequent years and Fiedler usually volunteered his time, occasionally relieved by others (which helped a lot). All was good in the land.

It came to pass that SNOWDOWN became well known, even beyond the borders of the Land.
SNOWDOWN then became a non-profit corporation.

The Great Coordinator and his Disciples (all the volunteers that believe in SNOWDOWN) decided that Fun should be the guiding light,
so to speak, and that SNOWDOWN should be independent from the Lords of Business.

Although the People could see the Light at the end of the tunnel and the Land prospered, the Lords of Business said “Nay”.
A great battle ensued and much thunder and bluster was heard throughout the Land
(the debate created a lot of hot air, which helped sell the paper).

Finally, a compromise was reached and the Lords of Business and the Great Coordinator and his disciples determined to rule jointly in peace.

And so it came to pass that a SNOWDOWN Board of Directors was created.
The original appointments to The Board of Directors of SNOWDOWN were three individuals selected by DACRA,
three individuals from the planning Committee, and three chosen by the current Board.

Under the current By-Laws, new members are elected by the current Board of Nine.

And so it came to pass that once again all was good in the Land.

The Great Coordinator smiled…. the People frolicked….. and the Lords prospered.

So SNOWDOWN continues to this day to bring Fun and increased Commerce & Tourism to Durango.

 

History provided by snowdown.org

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