About Us

Mark your calendars to “Get Yur Ass Up the Pass” ™ to Fairplay for the 74th Burro Days celebration! Our event will take place JULY 28 – 30, 2023! The Town of Fairplay celebrates the role of the burro in mining days of old with burro, llama, dog and outhouse races, a parade, arts, craft and food vendors, kid’s entertainment, cowboy church, live music and so much more! Make a family weekend of it in Fairplay and enjoy all that Burro Days has to offer!

Our History

The Burro Days celebration began in 1949 when the challenge went out to anyone that wanted to race alongside a burro from Leadville to Fairplay for a $500 prize! While the course has changed a few times and the prize money has grown, it is still an arduous race to the top of Mosquito Pass and back! The celebration has grown over the years adding more and more activities to the event keeping visitors and locals busy the entire weekend!

Schedule of Events

Burro Races

Sunday, 7/31/2022
Long Course Starts 10:15AM
Short Course Starts 10:30AM

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Llama Rally

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Llama Rama

Saturday, 7/30/2022
Registration 9:30AM, Front Street
Race at 11:00AM, Front Street

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Outhouse Race

The Outhouse Race is back for 2022! Get signed up before 7/17/22!

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Kid's Pack Dog Race

Saturday, 7/30/22
Registration, 9AM, Fairplay Beach
Race, 10AM, Fairplay Beach

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Activities

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Burro Days Merch

Stop by the Burro Booth on the corner of Main and 5th Street to pick up your official 2022 Burro Days t-shirt, buy “Guess the Winning Time” tickets for the Burro Race, pick up a live music entertainment schedule and for general Burro Days information. This is also the location for any lost and found items.