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Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Seeking Volunteers and Vendors for Signature Summer Events

The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce will host two of their signature events (Art in the Park and Gold Rush Day) in this summer of 2021, as we all come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both events will be outdoors with plenty of space for patrons to socially distance themselves while enjoying some traditional celebrations.

The Triple Crown Burro Race during Gold Rush Days, in 2019 (Photo courtesy of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce)

According to chamber information, this year both events will focus on local artists and vendors. The chamber says that it needs community volunteers to help make it a wonderful experience for all that attend.

“We are excited to put these two events on again this year. It has been a roller coaster for everyone, including event organizers, but we are confident that we will have a safe, fun environment for the community to enjoy,” said Executive Director of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce Melissa Traynham. “We are, however, looking for locals who are interested in volunteering in various areas from setup and teardown, to onsite assistance. We hope to truly make this community-centered and what better way than to have more people involved.”

The Art in the Park event takes place from 9:00 a.m  to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2021; with help needed during, before, or after the event.

Gold Rush Days takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, with the volunteer assistance needed during, before, or after the event as well.

Those interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunities, please contact the Chamber at 719-395-6612 or email You can also visit the chamber website at

In addition, both events are also still accepting applications for vendors. Those interested can visit the website to find the online application form.

The Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, established in 1976, supports economic vitality through advocacy and partnerships. They are a membership-driven organization that provides a variety of services and benefits to members.