Staff Report

With the theme “Embracing our Heritage,” the 71st annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days Celebration is set for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22-24, with plenty of fun for all ages in the historic, Western-style town.

With no admission charges, residents and visitors gather every year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western culture.

Highlights include Friday evening’s Chili Kick-off Party & Dance, two-day Peddlers’ Mart & Artisan Faire, Saturday’s car show and Sunday morning’s “Greatest Little Small Town Parade.”

The celebration is sponsored by the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club, a nonprofit organization of men, women and families dedicated to preserving the town’s unique Western character and hospitality.

The club, supported by tax-deductible donations, provides scholarships for local students and funding for organizations, and offers its facilities to rent for events.

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