Special Attractions

Be sure to visit our non-profits at this year's event!

One Nation Walking Together

One Nation Walking Together strives to make a positive impact in the lives of Native Americans-a people that are greatly underserved and misrepresented. We deliver the basic necessities of life and create brighter futures for those living in impoverished conditions. ONWT is an organization about People helping People, not a cause. By loading 53-foot semi-trucks that deliver up to $2 million worth of donated goods to reservations annually, ONWT provides hope and services to between 30,000 to 40,000 Native Americans in Colorado and eight other surrounding states.

Locally, ONWT is the only resource and referral agency providing a broad range of culturally appropriate programs, services and crisis interventions for Native Americans, the most disproportionately impacted group who experience higher levels of poverty, hunger, homelessness and unemployment than any other U.S. demographic. We gradually transition individuals and families out of crisis and into more healthy and stable situations.

Another important aspect of ONWT's mission is to speak to the public about the importance of keeping culture alive. Annually, we speak with businesses, churches, civic organizations and schools about the plight of the communities we serve as well as illuminate the beauty and resiliency of the Indigenous cultures, histories and values. In addition, ONWT hosts an annual Powwow (coming up on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Norris Penrose Event Center!) and throughout the year ONWT offers film screenings to further emphasize the importance of keeping the many beautiful and resilient cultures alive.

Visit ONWT's Website

HawkQuest

HawkQuest is an environmental education organization, bringing live birds of prey into the classroom. HawkQuest's approach to education in classrooms and lecture halls is participatory and allows the audience to experience HawkQuest's eagles, hawks, owls and falcons at close range. HawkQuest cares for 37 non-releasable raptors.

HawkQuest staff will provide on-going presentations with live birds of prey throughout the event. Patrons will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with one of the raptors!

Visit HawkQuest's Website

Sharp Knife's Blanket

As Living Historians, Kris and Roy are dedicated to producing the highest quality historic reproductions available anywhere in the world. All products offered are handcrafted, reproduced to scale, three dimensionally and as close to the original item as possible in construction and material. The most unique feature of the reproductions you are about to see is that period correct materials are used. Linen thread is used for beadwork, although items designed for use may also be finished using nylon beading thread for durability. Brain tanned deer, elk and buffalo hide is used for all reproductions. Hand worked buffalo and deer rawhide is used for parfleche items. Natural earth pigments are used for painting. Some reproductions are made with a patina to appear as if they are as old as the period in which they would have been originally created.

Visit the Sharp Knife's Blanket Website