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Salida Ballcano 2017 - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!



Salida Ballcano is an annual event where the Salida Council for the Arts partners with a local school to conduct a fabulously fun fundraiser. Proceeds (after expenses) are shared equally between the two organizations. This year's fundraiser benefits the Salida Montessori Charter School and the Salida Council for the Arts. 

A Pancake Breakfast will be served on the SteamPlant Plaza from 7:30am until 9:30am BEFORE the “Ball drop”. The breakfast ($8/Adults & $4/Youth) will go to benefit wildfire victims. The ball drop will take place down Tenderfoot Mountain, aka “S” Mountain at 10:00AM.

Ball tickets may be purchased at for $10 each and from Box of Bubbles and Kaleidoscope Toys. You may buy as many tickets as you’d like– the more tickets you purchase, the better your chance of winning!

NOTE: You do not actually receive a ball (as they will be used again in future years) but are rather paying for an opportunity to win a cash prize if your numbered ball is one of the balls that goes the furthest. There are 3 different sized balls and they will be numbered randomly so that everyone has a “fair” chance.

Following are the cash prizes that will be awarded to the 9 balls that travel the furthest down “S” mountain. The course that the balls will flow will be on the east side of “S” Mountain. There is a possibility the course will change. It will be obvious the morning of the ball eruption on October 7. Winners will be notified by phone and email.

$500 prize (furthest ball to roll down the mountain)
$250 prize (2nd furthest ball to roll down the mountain)
$100 prize (3rd furthest ball to roll down the mountain)
$25 prizes (4th-9th furthest balls to roll down the mountain)

“Thank you for participating in the Second Annual Salida Ballcano,” said Salida Council for the Arts Vice-President and Ballcano Ballvedero Ken Brandon. “This is a really fun way we all can raise money to benefit multiple good causes and get people participating in a fabulously fun original hometown Salida idea!”  

Earlier Event: September 8
Salida Fiber Festival
Later Event: October 8
Chipeta Rising October 8 & 9