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May 26, 2012 2:40 PM by Matt Stafford

Territory Days opens in Old Colorado City

Get out the sunscreen; it's Territory Days in Colorado Springs!

Thousands of people come out to Old Colorado City every year for the event (organizers guess between 80,000 and 140,000 will show up, depending on weather), which has been running since 1975 when it was called, "Rampart Range Sertoma Territory Days Parade and Buffalo Barbecue." They changed the name to "Territory Days" the next year.

So far this year has been a hot version of the festival; plenty of people wearing sunglasses, hats, and of course reaching for the water. However, even with the heat several people tell us it's still a good time.

"I like the wheels, I like the food, and I really like the fact that they're serving cold drinks," says Roman Hawkins, talking about the lemonade.

Territory Days runs through Monday, opening each day at 10 a.m. It closes on Monday at 6:00 p.m.

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