Wednesday

WEDNESDAY

NEW EVENT!

11 AM MAGIC - THE GATHERING TOURNAMENT

Joel’s Bar – 119 W 8th St

Witches and warlocks come down to Joel’s for an adventure in the forgotten realm! Join us for a Dungeons and Dragons themed Magic: The Gathering draft! Single elimination, entry fee goes towards packs that will be provided and are yours to keep! We will also have some truly mystically themed drinks on special! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Gia Kurtz 716-713-0756

Entry Cost: $20          

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs

 

11:30 AM SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S AND DON’TS - CANCELLED!!!!!

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main        

Fairies, witches, Houdini’s and genies! Grab your wings, wands and ride your magic carpet to Snowdown’s Fashion Do’s and Don’ts! Watch fashionistas parade down a runway in costume to music that matches Snowdown’s chosen theme. (Runway models are 21+). A large portion of the audience are also in costume so conjure up the magic in you, maybe a tooth fairy? Glenda the Good Witch, Santa Claus, oh the possibilities! Prizes for guests in costume are given out prior to the beginning of the Fashion Show in categories that can change according to theme and what the judges view in the crowd of guests. Standard prizes are usually most creative, best individual, best group etc. The show runs about an hour and a half and has an MC. The Fairground Exhibit Hall is decorated to theme. A luncheon is included, and a cash bar is available. No children are allowed in the event as this is adult entertainment! No excuses. No babies, no dogs, no cats. There is also a video created of the event that is sold and shown as its own event on Saturday and Sunday at Animas City Theatre! Must be 21+.  

Event Coordinators: Anne Dickson 769-0512, Beth Wyman 749-9349, and Margaret Leeder 799-0950

Entry Cost: $20 runway; $15 seated; $6 Standing Room Only holding up the walls – no seat no food, no drink (what did you expect for 6 bucks?) Advance tickets on sale at the SNOWDOWN store, Magpie’s Newsstand, 707 Main starting Saturday Jan 15, 2022. Tickets to be SOLD beginning at 6 AM. Arrive early! Pay with cash or check only. Limit 4 seated tickets per person; you may purchase as many SRO tickets as you like while supplies last.

Prizes: Best costume in 3 classes         

 

12 NOON – 8 PM SNOWDOWN SCAVENGER HUNT SIGN UP    

Billy Goat Saloon – 39848 HWY 160 (Gem Village)

Teams of 4 will use their inquisitive mojo to scour the county and find as many of the 100 items on the list as magically possible. Pick up lists between NOON and 8 PM at the Billy Goat. All items will fit into one City of Durango blue recycling box. The team who returns with the most items from the list to the Billy Goat by Friday Jan 28 wins! Doors open at 10 AM Friday. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinators: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090, Cindy 903-6470

Entry Cost: $20 per team of 4

Prizes: Cash and Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Participation awards for all teams!

 

2 PM KEG CAP FRISBEE GOLF     

Balcony Bar & Grill – 600 Main Suite 205

Test your mastery at using keg caps as frisbees! Three chances with a prize for each win. You’ll be tossing keg caps as frisbees into a goal. Costumes bring good luck! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 303-956-2904

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

NEW TIME!

4 PM 43RD ANNUAL SNOWDOWN BARTENDERS CONTEST

Starlight Lounge – 937 Main 

Can you conjure up a crafty potion like no other? Something divine, enchanting, a thrill to the senses? An illusion perhaps? The official SNOWDOWN 2022 Cocktail is chosen during this traditional event. Now in its 43rd year since this celebration started! All cocktails will be judged on presentation and taste. You don’t have to be a bartender to enter, but you must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs

 

4 PM WIZARDLY LEGO FOOTSLOG

11th Street Station -1101 Main

Be a Legend amongst the games! Compete in a timed trial race to prove who has the strongest foot in all the land! All you wizards and magicians will race/walk/crawl across a medley of lego pieces, barefoot for the chance to win prizes! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Carmen Drulis 749-7204

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes!

 

NEW EVENT!

5 PM “MAGICAL FLYING PAPER (AIRPLANES)” - CANCELLED!!!          

Durango Office Depot – 331 S Camino Del Rio

“My son asked me to make him a paper airplane. I tried all the magic I know, but he’s still just a boy“.

Each contestant can make, decorate, and throw their own plane to see how far it can go within our course boundaries. All materials will be supplied by OFFICE DEPOT. (Note: No outside materials such as premade or folded paper planes, tape, paper clips, weights, glue, attachments, plane launchers, etc. are permitted.) Kids grades 1-6 will compete while grades 7-12 compete. An Adult must accompany all contestants and a parent signed permission form is required for all participants.

Event Coordinators: Steve Brown 317-5479, Travis Smith 375-2571

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, each age group

 

NEW LOCATION!

5:30 PM SNOWDOWN BICYCLE ROLLER RACES - CANCELLED!!!          

Zia Taqueria – 2977 Main     

Hosted by the FLC Cycling Team. SNOWDOWN'S own bicycle event is gearing up its rollers! "Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy". Head-to-head races on stationary indoor rollers. Contestants provide their own bicycles - with 700C front wheels. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins. Categories: men 18-45, men 45+, women all ages, men, and women under 18.      

Event Coordinator: Ian Burnett 799-4703

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, each category      

 

6 PM SCOTCH DOUBLES BILLIARDS      

The Garage – 121 W 8th St    

Teams of two will play head-to-head in this double elimination 8-ball tournament alternating shots after every made ball. Cash prizes will be awarded. MUST be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Clinton Holnback 719-649-7263

Entry Cost: $20

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

6 PM SNOWDOWN BEER TRIVIA - CANCELLED!!!

Carver Brewing Co – 1022 Main

‘Reassuringly expensive’ was the advertising slogan for which beer? Stella Artois! Test your Beer know-how at our Beer Trivia event! No outside food or drink please. Must be 21+. .

Event Coordinator: Patrick Jose 802-272-8235

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Wednesday Jan 25 (info@carverbrewing.com)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

6 PM MAGICAL PINBALL TOURNAMENT          

The Garage – 121 W 8th St

This is an official sanctioned International Pinball Flipper Association Pinball Tournament. The format is 7 strike group knockout. Players are paired against each other in groups of four. In that group, 1st place gets no strike. 2nd place gets 1 strike, 3rd place gets 2 strikes, 4th place gets 3 strikes. Once a player gets 7 strikes, that player is eliminated. Last person standing is the winner. $5 entry and all pinball is FREE during the tournament. All monies returned to top 5 finishers. This will be an all-ages tournament! All player levels welcome.

Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 759-1158

Entry Cost: $5

Prizes: Top 3 and Best Costumes!

 

NEW LOCATION!

6 PM MAGICAL MUSICAL MYSTERY TOUR

Fur Trappers Steak House – 701 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by Aiko Aiko Sound. This is SNOWDOWN’S oldest music trivia contest! Teams of 4 will test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres, from Top 40 and heavy metal to classic Broadway show tunes! Finals will be held on Thursday Jan 27. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dale Garland 259-3693

Entry Cost: $40 per team of 4

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

NEW TIME!

6 PM PING PONG TOURNAMENT

Starlight Lounge – 937 Main 

A sleight of hand, a bit of trickery and a talisman in your pocket might give you a bit of power, MAGIC POWER! Bring your cosmic self to the Starlight and play ping pong! Single elimination, regulation ping pong. Must be 21+.       

Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs

 

7 PM BEDAZZLED BUTT DARTS

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

A warped SNOWDOWN event based on the classic party game "Quarters."  Teams of 4 will compete for the coveted Golden Ass Trophy! Limited to 12 teams battling tournament style! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Carmen Drulis 749-7204

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Sign up begins Monday Jan 24 until time of event

Prizes!

 

NEW EVENT!

7:30 PM THE MYSTO REALLY BIG MAGIC SHOW        

Animas City Theatre -128 E College Dr

Mysto the Magi will take you on a vaudeville journey with little play-lets, mystery, secrets messages, and group participation in a full 90-minute show with lots of fun, laughter, and illusion. Doors open at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM. All Ages - from 3 to 93!

Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2281

Entry Cost: $25

 

7:30 PM SPORTS TRIVIA    

Cuckoo's Chicken House & Waterin’ Hole – 128 E College Dr

How many dimples does the average golf ball have? 336! Test your sports knowledge at Durango's home for sports! Teams up to 6 people. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 259-6322

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8 PM LIP SYNC CONTEST  

El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main

Give some lip service to this lip sync contest and bewitch the audience with your dazzling performance! Solo or Group Acts, judging based on Best Performance and Crowd Favorite! Dance Party to follow! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chris Lile 759-9841

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Overall and Crowd Favorite

NEW TIME!

 

9 PM 43RD ANNUAL SNOWDOWN JOKEDOWN

Derailed Pour House – 725 Main       

Why did the unicorn cross the road? Because it wanted to see its neighbors! An annual tradition for 43 years in this same location begins with 3-minute best stand-up comedy or best joke telling for cash prizes and fabulous trophies! Must be 21+.   

Event Coordinator: Lisa Gibson 247-5440

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: Best Three-Minute Stand-up, Best Joke

 

NEW TIME!

9 PM KLACKERS TOURNAMENT

Starlight Lounge – 937 Main

Abracadabra, clickety-clack, Klackers, Klackers for all you enchanters! See what we did there? Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs

 

10:30 PM SNOWDOWN THROWDOWN DJ/MC BATTLE

Starlight Lounge – 937 Main

Are you the best DJ? Are you the best MC? Join this contest to see who is the most fantastical in Durango! Must be 21+.    

Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: Best MC, Best DJ