The 2016 Dust Festival will be held by the nonprofit organization W.I.I.G.S. at the La Junta Kids Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, July 23.
The 2016 Dust Festival will be held by the nonprofit organization W.I.I.G.S. at the La Junta Kids Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, July 23. This organization is for providing wigs, mastectomy bras, make-overs and travel expense support for local area cancer patients and survivors. The acronym stands for We Invest in Greater Self-Confidence. Dianne Waller is one of the organizers. Her mother was a cancer patient and she was a fun-loving woman who would want people to have a good time, said Waller.
The festival was in Lamar last year but has received a warm welcome from La Junta and so changed its venue. It starts with a motorcycle poker run at 8 a.m. ($25 per hand donation). Bikers get hand, coffee and doughnuts before the ride, lunch and beer at the rodeo grounds after the ride. It features five bands: Moccasin Green (hillbilly rock), Daniel Lee (southern), Sara Beth and Full Speed Ahead, Young Sullivan and Krush (popular Pueblo band), starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $25. Water, soda, beer and mixed drinks will be served, shuttle service provided to local motels. For more information or to register, call Matt Mata, (719) 688-2018.