Despite a little rain, Rossland’s Golden City Days drew plenty of crowds over the weekend.
Due to construction, the route for the Golden City Days Parade had to be altered and there was a false alarm fire that brought two fire trucks to Washington Street just before the parade was set to begin, but there were still plenty of people lined up along the route for a successful parade.
“We had a huge crowd down here for hours right after the parade,” said Terry Brinson, Golden City Days coordinator, while standing under a tent in Sour Dough Alley. “So I think it was great.”
The Outhouse Races had to be cancelled due to the rain, but there was still entertainment and plenty of food trucks for people to enjoy.
“I think it was a good day and that everyone who was here had fun,” said Brinson. “I mean people are still sitting here under the tents, chatting and having their hamburgers.”
The Boomtown Garter Girls marched in the Golden City Days Parade. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Rossland author Skip Rowland read from his newest book, No Return Ticke—Leg Two: Sailing in the Treacherous Roaring Forties, Redemption and Love in the Great Barrier Reef, Pirates on Deck, at the Goldrush Book Store for Golden City Days. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Laurie Karn (back) and Ursula Stephens (front) posed in front of the entrance to the Rossland Fall Fair, which they organized again this year.
The Rossland Thrift Store had a gold-themed float in the Golden City Days parade on Saturday. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
There were two entries into the cabbage category at this year’s fall fair. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Tristan Schmidt, age 6, checked out a large rabbit at the Rossland Fall Fair’s petting zoo. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Eric Lawson, group publisher for Black Press Kootenays and Boundary, and Betsy Kline, reporter for the Castlegar News, handed out candy during the Golden City Days parade on Saturday. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
There were a scary number of zucchinis at this year’s Rossland Fall Fair, including this carved zucchini. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)