5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at Thorntonfest

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On Saturday, June 8, Thorntonfest is back and better than ever (Spring rainstorms caused cancellations the past two years). Held at the Carpenter Park Fields, there will be a whole day filled with activities, music, food and vendors.

To help you navigate the sea of white tents, here are the top five thing you can’t miss. Enjoy!

1. Frisbee Dogs

There is nothing in the world more joyous than watching tiny dogs soar through the air to catch frisbees with precision. Come and watch these high flying disc dogs compete in freestyle, agility and youth divisions. Competition is hosted by the Colorado Disc Dogs and begins at 9 a.m.

2. Art 4 > $100

If you’ve been wishing that you had some new artwork for your home, but don’t have the cash to drop on pieces you’d find at fancy galleries, you definitely need to stop by the Art Tent sponsored by Arts Thornton.

This is your chance to become an art collector on a budget AND support local artists. 35 artists will be selling their original fine arts, such as handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings and photography, all for $100 or less! Visit the tent on the south side of the Marketplace.

3. Beer Garden

Nothing says “it’s summertime in Colorado” more than casually drinking a craft beer outdoors at a festival. This year, there will be two beer gardens sponsored by Thornton’s first nanocraft brewery, Mother Tucker. Adults 21 and up are invited to stop by, hang out, and enjoy an IPA or two (but no more than three. Also, you’ll need your photo ID to enter).

4. Ninja Warrior Course

If you’ve ever sat on your couch watching American Ninja Warrior while eating Cheetos and thought to yourself “I think I can do that,” now is your chance!  Test your ninja skills on the dual lane, 120 ft Ninja course featuring the famous warped wall. In addition, you can meet American Ninja Warrior legend, Brian Arnold. Cost is $5 for one attempt, OR $30 for unlimited tries. Which you’ll want, as there will be prizes for the fastest male and female times. There’s also a kids course where children 5 and under can run for free (resulting in entertainment almost as adorable as those frisbee dogs).

5. Thornton’s Got Talent Competition

Who will take home the prize as the most talented act in Thornton? Stop by the Carpenter Park Amphitheater to watch the final round of the this brand-new talent competition, featuring dancers, musicians and more.

Bonus: Julia for Thornton

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that our campaign will be at Thorntonfest! Stop by our booth, meet Julia, ask questions, and find out how you can get involved in the campaign. We can’t wait to see you there!

Julia Marvin