May 29, 2010 6:47 PM by Matt Stafford

Territory Days kicks off

A lot has changed in Old Colorado City was the capital of Colorado Territory, the clothes for one, and the celebration of that time , Territory Days, has grown. So has Ryan Reed, who's been to every Territory Days for the last 25 years.

"My whole entire life, since I've been in diapers, I've been at fairs." Reed explains.

That's several years working at his family's funnel cake business.

"We used to do multiple fairs on Memorial Day, but we've found that this is the best one as far as attendance and people coming and buying and being busy." Reed says. "We'll make the most money here."

However, where's the fun in all work, no play and that's not what most come for.

"Buying cute little stuff for the kids and enjoying the weather because it's finally very, very sunny," says Lisa Raulie, who is happy about it. The sunshine is nice for some, but for others, they're trying to beat the heat.

"It's a great day, but just trying to get a cool down time," says Ron Gerding, hiding from the sun in a bus stop.

Raulie is getting her cool down time by popping in and out of tents, but every shopper has their limits.

"We've got our bags full, and we're still shopping." Raulie says.

She'll have plenty of time to continue, the festival runs through Monday evening.



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