We love festivals. And we love festivals in Boulder, Colorado. Labor Day Weekend, the first weekend in September is one of our favorite festivals. There is a Farmer’s Market.
Yes, we can purchase Colorado lamb and cheerful cut flowers. (Sept 2014)
These vegetables are so colorful.
Makes ducks and humans hungry. Also so many venders here.
We love the singing bowls from the Himalayas. Kids can get inside balls.
Doesn’t this look fun? Or, if you don’t want water, try these bumper balls.
And you can watch artists at work.
These are great! But this festival has something special.
Zucchini Races. Kids can purchase a giant zucchini. The wheels are then put on the zucchini for the young human. There are many choices for these little ones to use for decorating their zucchini.
Now it is time to race.
These races occur every 10-15 minutes, depending when the decorated zucchinis are ready. Isn’t this fun? The young human keeps the decorated zucchini.
If you have ever planted zucchini in your garden, you know that it grows quick. Zucchini is a very prolific plant, so there are always giant zucchinis. Humans can only eat so much zucchini in one summer.
But that is not all for this festival . On Monday, the duck races occur. Of course, we love duck races. Duck races are to raise money for a good cause. The organizers of the duck races have hundreds or thousands of ducks that look almost like us. People or businesses buy (really rent) a duck or ducks. But they are not allowed to touch the duck. Each duck has a number, so humans know which is their duck. All ducks are dropped in Boulder Creek. And the races begin.
Many humans are needed to catch the ducks at the finish line.
The water carries the ducks to the finish line.
The person paying for the winning ducks receive prizes. Everybody loves to watch the ducks race down Boulder Creek. These duck races are very popular and many towns feature duck races in the local festivals. We hope you watch duck races near you and, of course, think of us, the Colorado Traveling Ducks.