Under the Big Top for Eagle Flight Days

Parents take pictures of children participating in the baby contest during a previous Eagle Flight Days.
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It’s the last weekend in June and Eagle Flight Days is ready to hit town.

Actually, Flight Days 2013 is ready to run away with the circus.

The theme for this year’s community celebration is “Under the Big Top” and festival-goers will be treated to circus-inspired fun. From the baby contest and pet show that launch the fun on Friday afternoon to the kids talent show that concludes the event on Sunday afternoon, Flight Days offers something for all ages and all interests.

Plan to head down to Eagle Town Park this weekend, and here is a rundown of the Flight Days events:

Pet Show

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When: Friday, June 28

Time: 5 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Hosted by Castle Peak Veterinary Service. Local kids are invited to bring their pets — anything furry, feathery, scaley or slimy. A slew of prizes will be awarded, including best costume.

Contact: Castle Peak Veterinary at 970-328-5444

Baby Contest

When: Friday

Time: 5 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: This contest is for babies younger than the age of 2. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best smile

Best eyes

Biggest dimples

Best theme wear (Under the Big Top)

Chubbiest feet

Best hat

Best swim suit

Most vocal

Baby relative look alike

Best hair

Contact: Mary Lou Yeik at 970-390-2843

Pancake Breakfast

When: Saturday

Time: 7 to 9 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Members of the Eagle Lions Club will serve up their signature flapjacks.

Contact: Look for the Lions Club trailer and the folks wearing purple vests.

Flight Days Parade

Theme: Under the Big Top

When: Saturday

Time:10 a.m.

Where: Broadway

Details: Line up begins at 9 a.m. on Fifth Street and judging will be at 9:30 a.m. This year’s parade grand marshals are Willy Powell, who recently retired after 29 years as Eagle town manager, and Marilene Miller, who will be retiring next month after 38 years as Eagle town clerk/treasurer.

Contact: Entry forms are available at Eagle Town Hall or at Call 970-328-6656, ext. 4, for more information.

Vail Precision Lawn Chair Brigade

What: Performance by the team following the parade

When: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Colorado VFW Band

What: Patriotic music concert presented by the 20-member Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 9644 Band, based in Denver

When: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Kids Crafts Tent

When: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Free kids craft activities, sponsored by the Eagle Flight Days Committee.

Horseshoe Tournament

When: Singles competition is Saturday, beginning immediately after the parade.

Doubles competition is Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Entry fee is $10 per person

Silent Auction

What: Silent auction prizes include everything from golf and lodging packages to landscaping materials. Proceeds from the auction will help defray costs for the 2014 Flight Days celebration

When: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Anyone who would like to donate an item for the silent auction should contact Rick Beveridge at 970-390-7594 or email rick@beveridge

Strawberry Bake Off

When: Saturday

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Whip up your best strawberry confection for this competition. Please provide enough for 100 small tastings. Serving supplies will be provided. Tasters will vote on first, second and third place. For more information, contact Sarah Braucht at 970-328-9623 or sarah@townof


When: Saturday, June 29

Time: 1 p.m.

Where: Bull Pasture Park

Details: Cost is $10 per team for players aged 10 years and older. Teams must include five males and five females. The winning team takes home a $500 prize and the runner-up team wins $250. Costumes are encouraged. Pre-register teams by calling 970-328-5277 or emailing

Basketball Shoot Out

When: Saturday

Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Register on site prior to competition start time. Prizes will be awarded.


When: Saturday

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: The karaoke options include thousands of options Sign up at the stage when the music begins.

Run for the Future 5K and 10K Walk/Run

When: Sunday

Time: 6:30 a.m. registration;

7:30 a.m. start for 5K walk/run;

8:15 a.m. start for 10K run;

8:30 a.m. fun run.

Where: Run starts at Fourth and Broadway and loops through Eagle Ranch.

Details: Hosted by the Eagle Valley High School Foundation, the run honors the memory of Jake Brock and raises money for the Eagle Valley High School Devils Against Destructive Decisions club. Cost is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Pre-registration forms are available at Eagle Town Hall. Registration will be accepted up to 20 minutes prior to each scheduled event. All participants will receive an event T-shirt. For additional information, contact Laurie at 907-376-3756.

Yoga in the Park

When: Sunday

Time: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park

Details: Instructors will donate their time for the class, but donations will be accepted.

Talent Show

When: Sunday

Time: Registration beings at 11 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. The show starts at noon.

Where: Eagle Town Park Centennial Stage

Details: Competition divisions are:

Preschool to age 6

Ages 7 to 9

Ages 10 to 13

Ages 14 to 17

Cash prizes for the top-three finishers in each category.

Contact: Dawn Poff at 970-390-9478 or

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