January 28, 2008

High Plains Snow Goose Festival

As the wheel of the year turns, so Eagle Day is followed by the High Plains Snow Goose Festival, a transparent attempt to get people to spend money in and around Lamar, Colorado in February.

Why not get people to observe the cycles of migration, rather than yet another "Pioneer Days" or "Western Days"?

The Monte Vista Crane Festival, which started in the 1980s, is the "Granddaddy of 'Em All," to borrow a phrase.

Writer Tracy Roe, who lives in Fowler, had her own misadventures at the goose fest in 2005.

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