Join Our Community of Dog Lovers!

Subscribe now so that you get email alerts about all new content and/or updates from Champion of My Heart!  +

FREE e-book "8 Things to Know About Veterinary Care"

February 6, 2024

Despite a dismal cold and snowy weather forecast that more than came true and resulted in a bit of a dicey drive home, I ventured down the canyon to our hometown of Golden, Colorado, for the 4th annual Goldens in Golden event. It's one of the biggest gatherings of Golden Retrievers in the country. Photos and about 5 minutes of video ahead, including the cheering for the massive group photo at the end of the video! 

As asked people if they'd attended before and met a lot of first-timers. I did ask security staffers, and they said they thought the weather probably lowered attendance this year. So in better weather, imagine even more dogs! Even with good boots and outerwear, I got cold and soaked. 

Because parking in such a small town during a big event can be a whole thing, Mr. Champion of My Heart dropped me off and picked me up. 

Goldens in Golden Kind of New

I didn't realize that this is only the 4th year of the Goldens in Golden event in Golden, Colorado. ABC News did a nice interview with the event's founder.

Also, the city of Golden, Colorado, created a great video with drone footage the event in other years. 

According to a local TV news report there was at least one person who drove all the way from Florida to attend. Crazy!

Goldens in Goldens Travel Guide

So, I'm thinking I need to great my own hometown-gal's guide to the event, with ideas on where to stay, where to eat, where to hike, where to park, which way to drive out of town (depending on crowds and weather), and where to get the best only-Golden photos. Stay tuned for that!

For Now ... Enjoy These Photos

First, one of the sweet older dogs attending the Goldens in Golden event! 

Goldens in Golden photo - sweet older dog resting in a cart

Next, my FAV rubber-duck raincoat...

Goldens in Golden photo - cute dog in a rubber-duck rain coat

And, the smaller replica Howdy, Folks! Welcome to Golden + Goldens in Golden sign for photo opps. People lined up to take their turn! That's not a photo filter. It's nonstop snow on my camera lens. 

Goldens in Golden photo - photo of woman in coat and her dog posing for a photo under a replica of the Golden arch

A quick look at the dicey drive home ... from wet/sloppy snow to full-on winter driving drama in a matter of minutes. We made it home fine, but later that day countless people went off the roads in the canyon and got stuck. Even a county snowplow went into a ditch, trying to avoid an out-of-control car on the ice. It was rough going. 

goldens in golden photo - snowy drive home

Goldens in Golden Video

Maybe see you next year?

About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}


Stay Tuned for Something New!

big things in the works ... promise

Success message!
Warning message!
Error message!