Golden began its 59th annual Buffalo Bill Days on July 24 with a backswing on the Applewood Golf Course during the 10th annual golf tournament. Jack and Carline Horton and their Heinie Foss grandchild were this year’s grand marshals to lead the Best of the West Parade. July 26th kicked off the festivities for locals and visitors in Parfet Park with food, art and a new mechanical bull. Musical entertainment played into the night with featured funky blues bands such as Chris Daniels & the Kings, and Saturday’s country headline performance by Brad Lee Schroeder. Family fun including the popular Muttin Bustin’ for little buckaroos brave enough to ride on the woolly sheep, with early birds stopping by the Golden Fire Department to fill up on pancakes and bacon. Buffalo Bill Days also featured traditional car shows including classics, street rods and orphan trucks and cars.