The Meeker Pageant has been a tradition of the 4th of July celebration in Meeker ever since its start in 1938. It is the historical reenactment of the “Meeker Incident,” or the conflict between Meeker’s namesake and founding father, Nathan Meeker, an Indian Agent sent to patrol the area, and the local Native American tribes native to the White River Valley. The conflict includes two battles, the Battle of Thornburg, also called the Battle of Milk Creek, and the other the “Meeker Massacre.” Both are played out by members of the community in a live, action filled pageant each year, with horses, real fires and fireworks, and real guns.
This performance will be shown this year during the Range Call festivities at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 2nd at dusk.
The pageant, under new management this year, is currently looking for volunteers to join them, with a place for everyone to get involved! We are looking for people to help backstage and with set up, clean up, and props, make up and hair stylists, light and sound technologists, and actors for most parts, including: Native American Braves, Native American village people, Native American horse riders, settler townspeople, and dancers. We encourage everyone who is interested to join us, adults and children!
If you are interested in joining us in any capacity please click below to fill out the sign up form!