Historic Welby Days
Welby Days is an historic community event and fundraiser that dates back to the 1940’s, Welby Days was brought back to life in 2009 and is now held annually in the fall. This community event gives residents of the Welby neighborhood and surrounding unincorporated Adams County neighborhoods access to farm fresh locally grown food. The Welby area is unique in the fact that much of the open land is still farmed yet residents have no place to purchase the food locally. We currently host a harvest themed farmer's market once a year but hope to one day grow it into a monthly event.
In addition to produce, fall flowers, and shrubs, residents that attend can participate in a car and tractor show, a children's area, vendor booths and they have the opportunity to meet with service providers and local elected officials.
Welby Days is especially thankful to sponsors Petrocco Farms and Welby Gardens. The addition of their fabulous produce, flowers and shrubs promotes local Welby farm business’, highlights this neighborhoods agricultural roots and makes Welby Days a huge success.
July 28-30 2023
Originally posted Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by
When the aroma of sausage sandwiches, pizza frittas, Mexican food and roasted corn permeates the air around Welby, residents will know without looking on their calendars that it’s time for Assumption Catholic Church’s annual Bazaar.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Welby will hold its bazaar 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29; and 4-9 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at the church, 2361 E. 78th Ave.
“The parishioners at Assumption Church have been putting on a bazaar for 96 years now, so they know a thing or two about how to do it right,” said Chris Frank, a fourth-generation parishioner. “Though it is called a bazaar because of the many booths with games, raffles and food, many of the old timers still call it a feast, which comes from the Italian ‘festa’ or holiday.”
The church began more than 100 years ago as a small parish for the farmers of the area, and the bazaar was originally held in November when the parishioners had finished the farming season, Frank said.
“The bazaar was held indoors at the school along with a spaghetti dinner,” he said. “When the parish grew too large to fit indoors, around 1960, they decided to move the date to the summer and hold it outdoors. The spaghetti dinner was ultimately separated from the bazaar and is now held in the spring.”
Frank said the event is the biggest fundraiser for the church and the pre-K-through-eighth-grade school. Annual attendance is about 5,000, with nearly 250 volunteers making it all happen.
“The main benefit of the bazaar is to celebrate the tradition and build community for a parish that is the cornerstone of Welby,” Frank said.
“Some of the families that run many of the booths have been doing it for generations, and they have it down to a science. It is also a time for people who have moved away to come back and catch up with old friends.”
Along with a variety of food, the bazaar will feature a 50/50 cash prize raffle, children’s games and rides, and live music.
Welby Days Car Show
Register your car, tractor or motorcycle and get a chance to win "best in show"