Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Breckenridge's Ullr Fest is Early This Year

Breckenridge's Ullr Fest, its annual winter carnival, will be early this year. It starts this coming weekend. Ullr, the mythical Norse god of snow is honored at this annual winter festival. The winter carnival began way back in the late 60s when the Norwegian population in Breckenridge came up with the idea. They got in a bit of trouble with the U.S. Government when they minted coins for the festival. The coins were actually worth money and could be used to purchase items in Breckenridge. The U.S. Treasury did not think highly of this. Above is a photo of last years parade.

Sign up to build a float for the 2007 Ullr Fest Parade where "Nobody's Cooler than Ullr" is the theme. Those interested can register at gobreck.com or contact Larissa Enns at the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-5055 by Jan. 9.

The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Breckenridge on Thursday, Jan. 11.

New this year, KSMT is hosting the Ullr Dating Game Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 8-10 p.m. at Cecilia's. Bachelors and bachelorettes interested in finding love can apply by e-mailing ksmt@ksmtradio.com with their name, age and phone number - and likes and dislikes for matching purposes. Four rounds of the retro-style game will offer prizes to matched pairs.

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