Colony Days Parade

HISTORIC TENT CITY

Colony Days Historic Tent City is fully-operated by community volunteers — we couldn’t do it without you

Atascadero Colony Days’ Tent City arose from an idea to bring Atascadero’s 1914-1916 Tent City period to life. The historic Tent City re-enactment is peopled with exhibitors from the community, each sharing part of the early Atascadero story.

It grew from nine small tents and two large ones — showing residential camp life and a school and a land office — to a teeming little community that includes the Land Office, Ice Cream Parlor, a working Blacksmith, John J. Roth (architect), Atascadero Mutual Water Company (first business in Atascadero), Agriculture/Apples, Mercantile, Atascadero News outlet, Diner, Red Cross, Barbershop, and Federated church  (heart of service for the community).  It also boasts a stage, residences, and a very active games area.

Tent City Schedule on Saturday, Oct. 21:

  • 10 a.m.: Exhibits open
  • Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.: Tug-of-war, egg toss, potato sack races and pie eating contests
  • 12:30 p.m.: Awards announced and presented
  • 1 p.m.: Federated Church choir sing along
  • 1:30 p.m.: Donna Lu and Matt Kim Duo
  • 2:30 p.m.: Bremen Town
  • 4 p.m.: Exhibits close
  • 6 to 9 p.m.: Tent City After Dark

Volunteer to help with Tent City

  • Strong volunteers to help move heavy items in and out of Sunken Gardens on Thursday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Helpers to pick up and move costumes, accessories and clothing racks from storage to the Tent City warehouse
  • A truck to transport the items between storage and the warehouse
  • Returning costumes to storage after Oct. 21
  • An assistant to attend each acting class and make sure all required forms are completed and collected from all actors and/or parents for those under 18
  • An assistant to attend each acting class and get participants’ measurements and collect any costume fees
  • One or two assistants to assist and coordinate all costuming appointments and/or fittings for actors and others needing costumes
  • One or two helpers to help organize, iron and/or help with mending or costume adjustments
  • Volunteers to perform light shoe cleaning and labeling shoes with sizes

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OUR SPONSORS:

Pacific Premiere Bank Atascadero

Pacific Premiere Bank

Bank of the Sierra

Bank of the Sierra

West Coast Auto & Towing

West Coast Auto & Towing

Visit Atascadero

Visit Atascadero

Bravo Pizza Plus

Bravo Pizza Plus

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