Friday, September 22, 2023
5:00pm- Event Begins!
Upon check in, each guest will be given their own commemorative ceramic beer stein. Thanks to a very generous donation from Coors Brewing Co. we will have an open bar of eight different variety of Coors and AC Golden brewed beers on tap as well as Golden City Brewery’s specially brewed root beer (bottled water will also be available for guests). Appetizers will be served by the Bohemian Biergarten.
5:00-6:00pm – Musical Performance by the Polka Folka & Activities in the Confluence Corral
POLKA FOLKA will be performing an eclectic mix of traditional European polkas and waltzes, pop tunes in a polka style, and regional Mexican and U.S. polka styles.
During this time, we have a lot of GREAT entertainment in store for our guests including:
- Stacy & Joe Fowler, and their daughter Presley, from the Golden Hayride will serve as our Master of Ceremonies (aka, emcee) for our Friday night’s festivities.
- Free rides on the mechanical bull – Yee-Haw!
- The Golden History Museum and the Buffalo Bill Museum will be onsite to share information about Golden’s rich German and western history.
- “Pickles,” the miniature horse, will be visiting and ready for guests to stop by her petting corral.
- The Westernaires will be on-site for their horsemanship performances and demonstrations.
- There will also fun games (think corn hole and a barrel game) and a themed photo wall to capture this fun event!
5:45pm – Golden STRONG Steinholding Contest
The Golden Hayride will be holding our first ever GOLDEN STRONG stein holding contest and contestants will include some of our key City and Community leaders.
6:00-7:00pm – Dinner Buffet Served
Golden’s Seasoned Swine BBQ will open the dinner buffet! Guests will have assigned seating in the Biergarten. We request that everyone is seated at 7pm so we can begin the evening’s entertainment and program. Coors will have whiskey tasting beginning at 7pm and will offer samples of their Five Trail Blended American Whiskey (Batch 002) and Barmen 1873 Bourbon from Coors Whiskey Co.
7:00pm – Program Begins
Our evening entertainment begins with Golden-local, Carmen Goodwin, singing our National Anthem. The Denver Kickers Club Schuhplattlers will perform followed by the Confluence Costume Contest. Costume finalists will be on stage and have a chance to win some great prizes (see FAQ for details!).
7:35pm – Ein Prosit Toast!
Program begins with a traditional Ein Prosit toast with Peter Coors, Jr. and other key leaders. Our auctioneer extraordinaire, Shawn Hagler, is back to give us a great live auction and paddle raise benefiting Foothills Art Center and their backyard seating project.
8:30pm – 10:00pm – Musical performance & dancing to the Triple C Cowboys
Hosted by the Buffalo Rose, the evening will wrap up with a high-energy, boot scooting performance by the Triple C Cowboys from Cody, Wyoming!
A Big Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors
Prost Title Sponsor
Coors Brewing Co.
City of Golden
Giddy Up Sponsor
The Bailey Co.
Colorado School of Mines
Mesa Meadows/In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. F.A. Foss
Baby Doe’s Clothing
The Fox Group at Compass
The Golden Hotel
GOLDEN IV Mobile Therapy
Joel Christman Eagle Strategies
Lariat Looper Sponsors
Joy & Jack Brandt
Kenny & Kristi Brunel
Diversified Builders, Inc.
FirstBank of Colorado
Golden Group Real Estate Advisors
Laurel Property Services
Melissa Dougherty Anderson Law LLC
On Tap Credit Union
Red Rocks Community College Foundation
RJI Professionals, Inc.
Scott Bristol State Farm
Sandra Llanes & Greg Fettig
Stone Strategy & Design
Steve & Tara Ulm
Colorado Gives Foundation
DD Rockwell Realtor
Golden Paws Animal Hospital
Launch Espresso. Food. Spirits.
John & Sharon Trefny
Sarah & Todd Labosky