43rd Annual
October 23 - 26, 2008
 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 18

  • 8:30am-11:30am, Borrego Clean-Up – Meet at Christmas Circle Park
  • 9:00am, Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Adopt-A-Road Clean-Up – Meet at the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Let’s Make Borrego Shine!

Thursday, October 23

  • 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Huell Howser Meet ‘n Greet – Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center (Suggested Donation at the Door: $5, benefiting the Performing Arts Center)
  • 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Trailblazin’ Round-Up Reception with BBQ and Beer & Wine Bar, to celebrate our Grand Marshal, Huell Howser – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitors Center. Tickets are $75, benefiting the Anza Borrego Foundation & Institute and the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, and are available at the ABFI office at the Mall and ON-LINE (click here)

Friday, October 24

  • 6:30am – 9:30am, Rotary Club Welcome Breakfast – At the Mall on Palm Canyon Drive in front of Coldwell Banker
  • Afternoon-Hole-In-The-Wall Gang arrival on Palm Canyon Drive
  • Hole–In-The-Wall Gang Cowboy Camp – Visit the Camp near the Mall
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Miss Borrego Pageant & 2008-2009 Honorary Mayor Installation – Borrego Springs High School Gymnasium

Saturday, October 25

  • Hole–In-The-Wall Gang Cowboy Camp – Visit the Camp near the Mall
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm, Desert Classic & Vintage Car Show – off of Christmas Circle Park on Avenida Nordeste
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm, Soroptimists’ Arts & Crafts Fair – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm, Festival T-Shirts, Food, & Beverage, & Retail Booths – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sidewalk Sale at The Center
  • 10:00am – Thru-Out the Day, Tumbleweed Trading Co. presents "Hecho por Mano," Art of Oaxaca Chiapas, Celebrating the Day of the Dead – At the Mall
  • 10:00am – Thru-Out the Day, "The Garden" Open House, An Outdoor, Cultural Garden and Visit Bill’s Grill – On Palm Canyon Drive, just west of The Center
  • 11:00am – 12:00 noon, 43rd Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival Parade with Grand Marshal, Huell Howser – Palm Canyon Drive
  • 12:00 noon, Borrego Outfitters presents a Wine Tasting and Musical Trio Benefit Event – at the Mall on Palm Canyon Drive in front of Borrego Outfitters
  • 12:00 noon – 3:00pm, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association presents Secret Splendors of the Desert Book Signing with author and photographer Lalo Fiorelli – at the Desert Nature Center
  • 12:00 noon – 4:00pm, Paul Pierce DJ – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 12:00 noon – 5:00pm, American Legion Beer Garden – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm, Kids Zone Attractions – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Stout & Begole Paleontology Research Lab Open House
  • 3:00pm, Borrego Springs County Library New Location Grand Opening with Supervisor Bill Horn – at the east end of the Mall
  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Live Entertainment by Nitro Express – at the Dream Catcher Stage at the Christmas Circle Park

Sunday, October 26

  • Hole–In-The-Wall Gang Cowboy Camp – Visit the Camp near the Mall
  • 6:30am – 9:30am, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast – at Borrego Springs Elementary
  • 8:00am – 3:00pm, Festival T-Shirts, Food, & Beverage, & Retail Booths – at Christmas Circle Park
  • Desert Classic & Vintage Car Breakfast and Caravan
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm, Soroptimist Arts and Crafts Fair – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 9:00am – 12:00 noon, Stout & Begole Research Labs Open House
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm, KidZone Attractions – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 10:00am – Thru-Out the Day, Tumbleweed Trading Co. presents "Hecho por Mano," Art of Oaxaca Chiapas, Celebrating the Day of the Dead – at the Mall
  • 11:00am – 3:00pm, American Legion Beer Garden – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 11:00am – 3:00pm, Family Fun & Music with Paul Pierce – at Christmas Circle Park
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm, Borrego Springs Real Estate Open House Tour
  • 1:00pm – Hole-In-The-Wall Gang departure - at Christmas Circle Park
 
Festival sponsored by:
www.borregospringschamber.com