The seventh annual Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival is a kid-friendly, educational, and economical way to make some memories with your loved ones. Timed to coincide with the sheep's head-banging mating season, this year's event will take place Nov. 10.
Visitors can locate sheep with the help of trained Colorado Parks and Wildlife volunteers, armed with spotting scopes and binoculars.
Enjoy a cup of hot cider or cocoa and a brief lesson on these majestic mammals at the Bighorn Sheep Viewing Station, next to picturesque Georgetown Lake.
A shuttle will help transport visitors from bighorn sheep viewing areas to downtown Georgetown for educational presentation and activities. Friends and families will enjoy the FREE educational programming and numerous activities provided throughout the day.
"Georgetown is one of the few places in Colorado you are almost guaranteed to see bighorn sheep, particularly during breeding season in November and December," says Mary McCormac, Education Coordinator for the northeast region at CPW. While weather forecasts could discourage potential festival participation, McCormac cautions, "Weather in Georgetown can be beautiful when Denver forecasters predict snow. We strongly encourage folks to call Georgetown directly before heading out if they are concerned about weather conditions."
See the final schedule of events by reading thisBighorn Sheep Festival Brochure