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May
2
Sat
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Daily service to Silverton @ DSNGR Train Depot
May 2 – Oct 31 all-day

The DSNGR starts it’s daily train up to Silverton Colorado on Saturday May 2nd 2015 and ends Saturday October 31, 2015.  For questions or ticket booking please visit http://www.durangotrain.com/ or:

Phone

Reservations: (970) 247-2733
General Information: (970) 247-2733
Toll Free: (877) 872-4607
Administration: (970) 259-0274

 

Sep
4
Fri
4th annual Silverton Western Movie Festival @ Silverton School's Multi-Media Room
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day

Western movies filmed in and around Silverton in the late 1940s and 1950s will be shown over Labor Day weekend during the 4th Annual Silverton Western Movie Festival.

Times and Movies to be announced. The event is a fundraiser for the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper.

Sep
12
Sat
Silverton Colorfest Quilt Show and Sale @ Silverton School Gym
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day

Silverton’s Colorfest Quilt Show and Sale

September 12 and 13th, 2015

at the Silverton School, at 12th and Snowden Streets

Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 10-3

 

You are invited to attend, to display or sell your quilted items at the Colorfest Quilt Show and Sale in majestic Silverton, Colorado!!

 

Submission:    Entry deadline is August 31, 2015.  Entries may be hand delivered to Silverton’s Visitor Center at 414 Greene St. (9am-5pm). Entries may also be mailed to:  Silverton Threads, PO Box 32, Silverton, CO 81433.  ALL mailed entries must include return postage in the form of a POSTAL money order made out to Silverton Threads.  Return postage will not be deducted from your quilt sales.  Excess postage, if any, will be returned to you.  Quilters need not be present to win and sleeves are not required.  Entries will be handled with utmost care.

 

Labels:  Each quilt must have an attached label and include Title of Piece, Name of Entrant, Quilt made by (if different), Quilted by (if different), Description of item, Dimensions, Category, and Price (or “not for sale”).  The label information should match the entry form.

Sales:  Silverton Threads will retain 10% of the selling price for each item sold.  Payments will be mailed the week following the Quilt Show.  Items sold may be removed from the show at time of sale.

 

Unsold items:  Unsold items will be available for pick up no earlier than 4 pm on Sunday, September 13th.  Remaining quilts will be mailed back to the owners the week after the show.  Please include a POSTAL money order for the return; excess postage will be included in your box. Postage will not be deducted from sales revenues.

 

Awards:    Entries will be judged by the public in five categories:  Hand quilted, machine quilted, long arm machine quilted, quilted item, and wall hanging.  First, second and honorable mention will be awarded in all categories.  First place will receive $20 and a ribbon, 2nd place will receive $10 and a ribbon and Honorable Mention will receive a ribbon.    Prize money will be mailed the week following the show.

 

Donations:  Silverton Threads is accepting donations (quilted item, supplies, fat quarters, scrap material, minis, quilting books, etc.) for door prizes.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you for your entry! An entry form is attached for your convenience.  For more information call 1-970-387-5654 or email us at moc.l1441167677iamg@1441167677sdaer1441167677htnot1441167677revli1441167677s1441167677.

Sep
18
Fri
Step Back in Time @ Silverton CO
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Step Back in Time @ Silverton CO | Silverton | Colorado | United States

 

For flyer for event click link below:

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Step Back in Time is returning to Silverton, September 18th and 19th, 2015!!

Established in 1874, Silverton, Colorado is the little “town that time forgot”. Since there was never a major fire, many of the buildings from the era are still in use today, making Silverton a perfect venue for a Victorian weekend.

Sitting at 9,318 feet and ringed by 12 and 13 thousand foot peaks, you can enjoy a quiet getaway, punctuated only by the sound of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, as its steam engines come and go.

Learn about life in a mining camp of the Old West as you explore the streets, museum, mines, and a 141 year old cemetery during this special event.

Wear your Victorian finery and travel back to the 1800’s when gold and silver mining reigned supreme in Colorado and celebrate the history of Silverton amidst the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, ablaze in its autumn splendor.

Immerse yourself in an entire weekend filled with period activities including; the Miner’s Ball, a dinner “Murder Mystery”, a cemetery tour, talks, a box lunch and an ice cream social.

All proceeds will benefit the San Juan County Historical Society.

For this events Schedule click on link below:

Step Back in Time Proposed Schedule v4

 

Sep
26
Sat
DSNGR Annual Fall Photographer’s Trains @ Silverton and Durango
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

Calling all photographers! This train weekend is for YOU!
Join amateurs and professionals as we take you into the wilderness to photograph the train with a backdrop of autumn foliage as well as a chance for rare night photography in the Durango railyard!

Ride the train into the remote wilderness of the San Juan National Forest where you will be dropped off to photograph the train as it steams past the photo line. Experience the pure majesty of the high peaks and the Animas canyon during the peak of our dazzling Autumn season!

Unlike the passenger trains, Photographer Trains will allow the photographers to detrain at pre-determined locations along the route and watch as the train backs up and out of sight. With two blasts of the whistle, the train will proceed forward and come steaming past the line of photographers. This is great for both still photography and video. We will also have opportunities to photograph the regularly scheduled D&SNG passenger trains as they roll past. Our special train will stand out from the passenger trains with our exclusive, all Tuscan-red Premium cars dating as far back as the 1880s.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
An early morning departure to capture early light in the canyons near Silverton.
The train will depart Durango at 6:00am with a scheduled return time of4:00pm in Durango. This will allow for early morning light on both northbound and southbound runbys near Silverton. We’ll meet and photograph the morning passenger trains to Silverton on our southbound trip and have good light on our signature southbound Highline runby. We can expect at least five separate run-by locations.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
Depart Durango after the passenger trains have departed.
The train will depart Durango at 9:30am with a scheduled return time of7:30pm in Durango. If you arrive at the station early you’ll have a great opportunity to photograph the locomotives hooking up to the passenger trains and departing the station at 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. We will meet them southbound in the afternoon as we are on the siding on our southbound trip. At least five run-by locations will be chosen for the best lighting and scenery on both northbound and southbound legs of our journey.

THE CONSIST: The trains will be pulled with one of our historic steam locomotives originally built in 1923 or 1925 for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. The Fall Photographer’s Trains cars will be all premium-class cars! We will be using the same train both days. These cars stand out with their distinctive Tuscan-red paint scheme.