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Experience the charm of Elizabeth

About 25 minutes southeast of Castle Pines is the rural but ever-growing town of Elizabeth. The residents have an appreciation for the small-town feel and close-knit friends and family, but it is the local events that put Elizabeth on the map.

A few to get on the calendar:

Car geeks unite. Rambler Ranch, a car museum in Elizabeth, is opening the weekend of May 27
and continues for various weekends throughout the summer. Gear up for excitement and tour a huge collection of antique Rambler automobiles that date from 1917 through 1957 plus Rambler memorabilia. For more information, visit

Every June, the annual PRCA Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo kicks off the summer from June 2 through June 5. Considered one of the best regional rodeos, the event is held at Casey Jones Park with a parade, concerts, and all things rodeo including Xtreme bulls. For more information and tickets, visit

Relax at the Carriage Shoppes Tea Room in a quaint, historic livery stable where premium teas, delicious homemade lunches, and afternoon “high tea” are offered. After tea, wander through the antique store adjacent to the tearoom for a specialty find designed by local artists.

Party July 16 and 17 at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival at Casey Jones Park. Enjoy authentic Scottish food, Irish whiskey ice cream, and tasty beers and ales. Celtic music, dance and piping are featured, and local artisans sell wares while the kids enjoy fun activities. For more information, visit

Do not forget the Elizabeth Farmers Market every Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 10 through August 19, featuring local vendors, live music, and food trucks with beer and wine available. For more information, visit

Take a Sunday drive to Elizabeth and experience the charm and make plans for some of the annual activities.

By Patte Smith; courtesy photo



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