The 2021 Discover Denver Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021, beginning at 9:00 AM and will be coordinated around two (2) location sin the Borough: the 300 block of Main Street from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, and the Denver Memorial Park and Playground from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The Program will begin at 9:00 AM on the 300-block of Main Street. Participants and visitors will register for the activities at this location and will be given a program booklet with a program schedule and listing all participating businesses and a free "Discover Denver" t-shirt (First 100 Adults). The program booklet will include a map and a Scavenger Hunt activity incorporating the participating businesses.
The Annual Caroline Schannauer Pumpkin Painting Contest will begin at 9:30AM and there will be a craft activity for adults to complete. Local businesses will either open the doors to their facilities for visits or set-up a booth on Main Street. The emergency services including the Denver Fire Company and the East Cocalico Police Department will have equipment parked on the street. There will be live music on Main Street, food, and off-street parking available just outside of the closed area.
At 11:00 AM the activities will move to the Denver Memorial Park for the first-ever Discover Denver Chili Cook-Off Event in the large pavilion. Participants will be able to sample the flavors and cast their vote for the best chili in Denver! The Park activities also will showcase the new improvements to the Park including a Doggie Halloween Parade with a grand prize of a free one (1) year pass to the Denver Dog Park; a Frisbee Golf Hole-In-One Contest; and a Denver Skatepark Expo and tutorial for interested riders. There will be live music on the stage at the Park and local vendors will be invited to sell food and drinks to all participants. At 1:00 PM the even will conclude with a raffle and the Door Prize giveaway. For additional details concerning this upcoming event, please contact the Denver Borough Municipal Building at 717-336-2831.