Old Cars, Live Music and Fresh Vegetables: Leadville
Stanley Steamer cars will be on tour in Leadville and Lake County on Saturday, Sept. 12. Local residents and visitors might start seeing those antiques cars around town starting at about 11 a.m. For readers who may not be familiar with these historic vehicles, the Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American manufacturer of steam-engine vehicles; it operated from 1902 to 1924. The cars made by the company were colloquially called Stanley Steamers, although several different models were produced.
These beauties will be touring through downtown, then out to take the loop around Turquoise Lake and finally down to the Leadville National Fish Hatchery for a brief tour and to take on more water before motoring their way south. Sounds like everyone’s favorite local drive! So be sure to give them a friendly honk and wave.
If you’re looking for some live music this weekend, then head on over to The Scarlet tonight for the Planet O band. Don’t miss out on this infectious sensation of rhythm and sound. Touted as a funk/rock/reggae group, if Planet O’s music doesn’t take you away, your own dancing, leaping, skipping feet surely will! Show starts at 10 p.m.; no cover charge. The Scarlet Bar is located on the corner of 4th and historic Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville.
On Saturday, Sept. 12 the Leadville Community Market continues in downtown Leadville. So what can market-goers expect this week? How about organically grown, fresh vegetables, AMAZING treats, bread and corn from Cookies With Altitude, locally made chocolate from Daring Chocolate Company, Jumping Good Goat Products PLUS check out The Raddest Queen and her hand knit hats, gloves and accessories! Be sure to join the fun from 9 am until 2, at the First Mountain Bank parking lot. The LCM runs through Sept. 19, only two markets left this season!