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10:30 AM - 1 PM WARMING HUT & PIN THE LIPS ON JAGGER CHALLENGE
ReLove, Consign & Design - 110 E 5th St

Rock N’ Roll your way to the Radio 101 Warming Hut for a morning treat and a chance to win a pair of 2020 SNOWDOWN Follies Tickets! Test your skills at 'Pin the Lips on Jagger' – after a quick spin wearing a blindfold, try your best to hit the mark and pin the lips on Mic Jagger. The top 3 placements will be awarded prizes, with first place winning a pair of 2020 SNOWDOWN Follies tickets! It can get mighty chilly rocking from event to event, so come on in and warm up with a specialty drink and try your luck. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Kristin Dills 259-4444
Entry Cost: FREE
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, with SNOWDOWN Follies tickets for the winner!


NEW EVENT!
1 PM CHIKIN FLICKIN' BUCKET BONANZA
Bird's - 2957 Main

Join us for a hilarious outdoor game of throwing rubber chickens at a chicken bucket target. Teams of four will compete to have the lowest score at the end of our Chickin Flickin’ course. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Susan Hupp 303-875-9134
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd

NEW TIME! NEW LOCATION!

1 PM FAMILY FEUD

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill - 764 Main

This game is similar to the TV classic, but with a SNOWDOWN 2020 flair! Four 4-person teams will compete for the top prize! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

2 PM BIG WHEEL DERBY
The Balcony - 600 Main Ste 205

Each contestant does a timed lap around the balcony on a Big Wheel! Hopefully, the required helmet won’t mess up your costume! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

2 PM GROADIE TRICYCLE RACE
11th Street Station - 1101 Main

Competitors will compete in a tournament-style set of races riding tricycles around a special track for prizes and gift cards. Awards at 6 PM. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Carmen Drulis 749-7204
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st - Medal & $30 Ernie’s Gift Card w/swag, 2nd - Medal & $20 Ernie’s Gift Card w/swag, 3rd - Medal & $10 Ernie’s Gift Card w/swag

NEW EVENT!
3:30 PM MAKING YOUR OWN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT - FAMILY STYLE
Powerhouse Science Center - 1333 Camino Del Rio

A making, tinkering and experimenting event for all ages as you are invited to make your own rockin’ musical instrument with our Science Center and MakerLab experts. All ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Wayne LaBar 201-499-7818
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event


4 PM HOT WING EATING CONTEST
Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Dr (Next to Cuckoo’s)

Hosted by Cuckoo's Chicken House. Can you handle the heat? Drop by Cuckoo's for a full set of rules and to sign up as early as Jan 22. Limited to first 20 entries. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 259-6322
Entry Cost: $8
Entry Deadline: 15 mintutes before event, pre-registration available.
Prizes: 1st - Pound of wings a month for a year, 2nd - Pound of wings a month for 6 months, 3rd - T-shirt

NEW DAY!

4 PM FLC TRIVIA
Fort Lewis College - Family Hall (Rm 710)

Hosted by Fort Lewis College. Nerd alert! Join fellow knowledge junkies for the esteemed Fort Lewis College Trivia Showdown. Bring your A-game and get ready to slay questions in a range of topics! Brought to you by the Quiz Masters of Durango’s higher-learning institution. Alumni, students and general public welcome. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Lorraine Taylor 247-7344
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes!

4 PM ROCKIN' ROLLIN’ OYSTER SLURPIN’ CONTEST
Highway 3 Roadhouse - 955 Hwy 3

Did you know, a man named Colin Shirlow, aka The Oyster King, holds the Guinness World Record for oyster eating? In 2005, he ate 233 oysters in just three minutes! How many oysters can you slurp down in 1 minute? Men’s and Women’s categories.
Event Coordinator: Chuck Norton 749-1414
Entry Cost: $20 paid in advance
Entry Deadline: Must sign up the day before event. Contestants must arrive 15 minutes before event.
Prizes: Men and Women, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

4 PM NAME THAT TUNE
8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)

Contestants will listen to short (3-20 second) clips of songs before the music stops. Contestants are asked to write down the title of the song, the artist of the song and periodically the year the song came out. The song title, name of artist and year of release are each worth one point. The highest score at the end of the event wins! Teams are permitted. No cheating please. That includes looking at other contestants’ answers and most definitely the use of smart phones, tablets and laptops. Let the good tunes roll! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Chris Brophy 314-276-1522
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st - $50 Cash, 2nd - $25 Drink card, 3rd - Drink token

4 PM BOOZIN’ BEACONS

Eolus - 919 Main (rooftop)

Hosted by Friends of the San Juans. This is a rollicking collision of libations and life-saving skills incorporating teamwork, knowledge of the downtown bar scene and skills with Avalanche Beacons. Teams are sent out across Durango. Games begin at Eolus where all teams are to return by 7 PM. Proceeds benefit Friends of the San Juans and SNOWDOWN. Limited to 10 teams of 3-4 people. BYO Beacon and camera phone. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Ben Stone 303-518-0362

Event Cost: $10 per player

Entry Deadline: Thursday Jan 23

Prizes!

4:30 PM SNOWDOWN JR KING AND QUEEN CONTEST
Best Western Rio Grande Inn - 400 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by McDonald's & Best Western Rio Grande Inn. All ages are welcome to attend this final selection of SNOWDOWN'S Junior King and Queen from the Durango grade school competition. Winning royalty will ride in the SNOWDOWN Light Parade Friday night!
Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-2446 or 247-3986
Entry Cost: FREE

4:30 PM 28th ANNUAL LA PLATA OPEN SPACE CONSERVANCY'S CRAFT SPIRITS & WINE TASTING
Mutu's Italian Kitchen - 701 E 2nd Ave

La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s annual fundraiser is a fun, elegant event featuring exceptional wines, locally crafted spirits and local brews, fine foods and silent auction items. All proceeds from this popular event support LPOSC’s work conserving cherished landscapes and natural resources in our community. This year will be our 28th year hosting Durango’s SNOWDOWN Wine Tasting and Silent Auction – benefiting open space and our quality of life for generations to come! Purchase tickets in advance at www.lposc.org. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Asa Bjorklund 480-677-9855
Entry Cost: $60

Entry Deadline: Tickets in advance or at the door (if space permits)

4:30 PM SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES - SECOND PERFORMANCE
Durango Arts Center Theater - 802 E 2nd Ave

(see WEDNESDAY 4:30 PM for details)


5 PM SNOWDOWN TYE DOWN "FLY TYING CONTEST"
The San Juan Angler - 600 Main Ste 202

Fly Tying Contest. Most creative flies in 3 categories (SM, MD, LG) with materials provided. Fly tying knowledge not required. All ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Cole Glenn 382-9978
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!
5:30 PM MOCK AND ROLL
Starting at the Strater Hotel - 699 Main

Hosted by Young People in Recovery. A non-alcoholic pub crawl celebrating local Mocktail menus. Begin at The Strater Hotel Pullman Room to get your passport. You'll have three hours to make 5 stops in downtown Durango. Return to the Strater Hotel for prizes and a dance party. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Emily Spencer 799-7341
Entry Cost: $5
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes!

NEW EVENT!
5:30 PM ROCKIN' FAMILY DANCE PARTY
Durango Dance - 3416 Main Ste 101

Dance the cold away! Families are welcome to this upbeat, positive, boogie woogie dance party! Led by Durango Dance professional teachers.
Event Coordinator: Miriam Morgan 403-5974
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes!

NEW TIME!

5:30 PM DODGEBALL
Durango Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Hosted by Ignacio Youth Services. This all-pure-natural adrenaline event also increases dopamine levels naturally and raises money for awesome after-school, outdoor adventure positive youth development programs in Ignacio, staffed by real Rock Stars! The youth are the referees, so treat 'em with respect. Each team consists of 6 members, including at least 2 women. Must be 16+. Spectators of all ages welcome!
Event Coordinator: Nita Emerson 563-4517
Entry Cost: $65 per team
Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd

6 PM BEER PONG
The Garage - 121 W 8th St

Teams of two will square off in this double elimination tournament played with traditional beer pong rules. This is a 64 team bracket and teams should sign up early as this event fills up! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Clinton Holnback 719-649-7263
Entry Cost: $20 per team
REGISTER HERE ON-LINE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER EAT OFF
Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Bring your appetites because if you can eat the most bull balls, you will earn a beautiful trophy and $$$! Money, money, money!! This event fills up fast so sign up early! Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Morgan Kirkpatrick 303-526-6364
Entry Cost: $20
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event, pre-registration available.
Prizes: Trophy and cash prizes!

NEW DAY!
6 PM AIR GUITAR HERO
Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Dr

Can you rock an Air Guitar? You pick your own song and perform your air guitar skills to the audience. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Kelsie Borland 219-0410
Entry Cost: Free
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: Best Performance, Best Technical Guitar, Best Costume

NEW EVENT!
6 PM THIS IS UTTER NONSENSE!
The Roost - 128 E College Dr

Hosted by The Roost & Conundrum Escape Rooms. Join us for a hilarious game of Utter Nonsense that is sure to have you ROFL! It’s a classic party game with a twist! Similar to Cards Against Humanity, this version of the game incorporates players having to pull out their best accents & impersonations to win the round. We have Rock & Rolled it up though and made it SNOWDOWN style! So start working on your best Axel Rose, Jimmy Hendrix, and Freddie Mercury to see if you have the talent to be the Rock Star of Utter Nonsense! Teams consist of 4-6 players. Costumes are highly encouraged of course! No worries if you don’t want to be on a team. This is definitely an event you will want pit tickets for!
Event Coordinator: Hanna Pierce 764-4545
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Winning Team and Best team Costumes!!!

6 PM MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR FINALS
Irish Embassy - 900 Main

(see WEDNESDAY 6 PM for details)

NEW LOCATION!

6 PM SNOWDOWN TREADMILL CHALLENGE

11TH Street Station - 1101 Main

Hosted by Durango Running Company. How high can you climb? Each contestant has 5 minutes to push their limits and climb as many vertical feet as possible! The contestant who climbs the most wins! Mens and Women’s categories. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Brett Sublet 769-3639

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6 PM 3-ON-3 SPORTS CHAIR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

FLC Life Center Basketball Courts - 1000 Rim Dr

1st Annual 3-on-3 Sports chair tournament open to people of all abilities. This is a fundraiser for Tribal Adaptive Organization, a non-profit created by Durango local Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss whose mission is to use sports as a tool to improve the health and wellness of Native Americans. All participants can attend a free skills clinic prior to the event to get experience with the sports chairs. This will be a fun and competitive tournament!

Event Coordinator: Bethany McManus 259-4313

Entry Cost: $500 per team

Entry Deadline: Friday, Jan 24

Prizes!


6:30 PM MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Starlight Lounge - 937 Main

Race to the finish on your magic carpet. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

6:30 PM ROCK N’ SCIENCE TRIVIA
The Powerhouse - 1333 Camino del Rio

Get ready for a rockin’ trivia night at The Powerhouse! Our trivia consists of four rounds, there is always one scientific round and one picture round. Assemble a team of five or come solo and join one! All ages welcome.
Event Coordinator: Charlotte Ford 315-0589
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

6:30 PM KAYAK POOL SLALOM
Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Hosted by Durango Whitewater and Durango Parks & Rec. Join paddlers from Durango Whitewater for a low key kayak pool slalom for everyone to enjoy. Playboat paddlers are encouraged to come join the fun. Several slalom race kayaks will be available for loan. Slalom is for ALL AGES, ALL TYPES OF BOATS! Very youth friendly. How does it work? Each boater is timed through the gates. We will teach you the rules and course on arrival. All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Kent Ford 259-1361
Entry Cost: $1 per contestant, FREE for spectators
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Awards for all ages!

7 PM ROCK AND ROLL PINBALL SNOWDOWN SHOWDOWN
J Bo's Pizza and Ribs - 1301 Florida Rd

Did you know an Elvis pinball machine still resides in Graceland? Well, Rock and Roll Pinball SNOWDOWN Showdown is a fun and exciting pinball tournament for rock stars to display their Pinball Wizard skills here in beautiful Durango, our own personal "Graceland". This is a 3 strike tournament. You will be matched up in groups of 4. The top 2 winners from each group will earn no strikes per round, whilst the players in 3rd and 4th will earn strikes. Come prove that the lyrics still live, even a deaf, dumb, and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball!!!! A night of free pinball play with $5 entry into the tournament. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 759-1158
Entry Cost: $5 per contestant
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Top 3 Rockers and Best Costumes!

NEW EVENT!
7 PM TALKIN S***-"AN AMATEUR COMEDY COMPETITION"
Down the Rabbit Hole - 640 Main

Hosted by Comic Uprising. A "Voice"- Style Competition. But with comedy! Limited to 10 contestants who should come prepared with a minimum of 2 minutes of material. Three comics will take on the role of judges/mentors with 5 additional comic performers. That’s a lot of funny! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Jill Carlson
560-5950
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline:
60 minutes before event
Prizes!


NEW LOCATION! NEW TIME!
7 PM CHAMPAGNE PONG
Animas River Lounge at the DoubleTree - 501 Camino del Rio

Dahhling! It's like the beer pong but with a much better beverage! Only one wins in the round robin competition but we also have our “not so famous” dance off for our odd number elimination rounds. We award for costumes too! The entry fee is $10.00 per person and will include a pair of balls and plenty of bubbles for your plastic glassware. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Stephaine Heiss 382-3950
Entry Cost: $10
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes!

8 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES GALA PREMIER PERFORMANCE
Henry Strater Theatre - 699 Main

The grand gala of the SNOWDOWN Follies – A notorioulsy irreverent show performed by an all-volunteer cast and crew. To purchase tickets for this event, you must place your name on the official gala wait list created on April 1st 1997 (almost a quarter century ago!) To get on the list, email SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com.
Event Coordinator: Janalee Hogan SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com
Entry Cost: $65

Entry Deadline: Sold Out! Wait List Only!

NEW EVENT!
7:30 PM BATTLE OF THE HAIR BANDS
Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Dr

Battle of the hAir Bands - Have you always envisioned yourself on stage with Poison or Dokken rockin the house? Well, now is your chance! The Animas City Theatre welcomes all true hair band fans to show us what you got! In order to enter you must have a full "air" band, no instruments allowed, with at least two song ideas from that band.
Event Coordinator: Kelsie Borland 219-0410
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event
Prizes!

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES - SECOND PERFORMANCE
Durango Arts Center Theater - 802 E 2nd Ave

(see WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM for details)

8 PM SNOWDOWN BEARD GROWING COMPETITION
Carver Brewing Company - 1022 Main

Welcome to the 10th Annual Beard Growing Competition! Contestants entering the “Beard Race” showed up clean shaven at Carver’s in November to have their mug shot as proof they didn’t get a head start. These substantially furrier lads will present their faces Thursday to a panel of judges. We will award prizes to the winner then continue with other fun beard challenges! Lots of prizes and lots of fun will be had by all! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Dasha Greidanus 259-2545
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Contestants “pre-certified” in November must arrive 60 minutes before event
Prizes: Keg, Growlers, Gift Cards, Brewery Merchandise


8 PM
DRAG RACE AND FASHION SHOW
El Rancho Tavern - 975 Main

Hosted by El Rancho Tavern & The Spaah Shop. Come strut your stuff and dress in your best Queen or King of the Drag! Dance Party to follow! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event
Prizes: Best Overall Queen and King and Crowd Favorites

8 PM ARM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
Wild Horse Saloon - 601 E 2nd Ave

Single elimination bracket tournament with 6 weight categories in both men’s and women’s divisions. Registration fees go toward prize money. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Amber Morris 405-245-9968
Entry Cost: $5
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: Cash prizes and trophies!!

8:30 PM FLIPPY CUP
Starlight Lounge - 937 Main

A good ole flippy cup race where players stand on opposite sides of the board, down a cup of beer, then use the launchers to to to flip the cup upisde down before moving on to drink the next one!f
Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231
Entry Cost: Pitcher of beer
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

NEW DAY! NEW TIME!

8:30 PM GUINNESS GAMES - ANTS IN THE PANTS
The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

We're changing it up this year! YOU will wear the pants and your partner will try to fling the ants into them! Arrive early to sign up and play. Must be 18+.
Event Coordinator: Sarah Donaldson 403-1200
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

9 PM PICK UP LINE CONTEST
Animas City Theater - 128 E College Dr (next to Cuckoo's)

Got a good one liner or two you think will increase your chances of getting lucky? Test your best pickup lines before a live audience! A panel of knowledgeable judges will determine if you’ve got what it takes to seal the deal. Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Dusty Grannis 799-1681
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd


NEW EVENT!
10 PM SNOWDOWN THURSDAY PLURSDAY
Starlight Lounge - 937 Main

Winner of MC/DJ battle from Wednesday plays! Live music and dancing! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bar Tabs!


10 PM KARAOKE CONTEST
8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)

Contestants will choose and sing a song. They will be judged by their technical skills, vocals and overall presentation(showmanship). This event will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awarded every night. If you take first place you cannot compete again. This is a solo event. Please no crowd help. Bring on the singing! Must be 21+.
Event Coordinator: Brian Baehr 903-7810
Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st - $50 Cash, 2nd - $25 Drink card, 3rd - A drink