2013 COLORADO RIVER FALL FESTIVAL!
Year 2013 information
now posted - subject to change!
Need some "Masonic Motivation" to visit exciting Laughlin, Nevada during the pleasant fall months? Well - you've discovered it!
Mark your calendar for October 20, 21, 22, 2013, and, after you've done that, read on!
But first, take note of the 2014 dates - October 19, 20, 21, 2014!
Every October York Rite Masons from Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico gather to confer the Degrees and Orders upon worthy Candidates, as a courtesy to their home Bodies.
In our nineteen year history we have had the honor of conferring the Degrees and Orders of York Rite Masonry on well over 1000 candidates from twelve jurisdictions, from both North and South America.
Attending the conferral of the Degrees is the "Masonic Motivation", but the Colorado River Fall Festival is really about camaraderie, fraternalism, education and cooperation. You'll see some of the finest ritual work in the Southwest - we have been used by smaller Bodies as a model for their work. In addition to the conferrals on Monday and Tuesday, there will be Candidate Orientation Sunday evening, a Fellowship Banquet (with entertainment following) on Monday evening, and a "friendship tea" for the ladies, with pastries, beverages, friendship and hospitality mid-day on Tuesday - ladies, bring your kitchen aprons for the judging.
Be sure to bring your lady - she will have the opportunity to make new friends, visit fun and interesting locales, do some shopping, take in a movie or two, eat a fine meal at a very reasonable price, and you both can enjoy some "Nevada Style Entertainment"! Have her bring her tee-shirt to the Ladies Tea on Tuesday at 12:30 PM - details HERE.
Laughlin, Nevada is located on the banks of the Colorado River, a few miles north of the point where the Nevada, California and Arizona borders meet - about 90 miles south of Las Vegas.
We are a family event with something for everyone. There are tours available from various area companies including a riverboat tour, shopping in the hotel, as well as a first-run multi-screen movie theater and a modern bowling alley.
Of course there is also 'Nevada Style Entertainment', and there is an outlet center a short walk down the block - in addition to the shops and facilities available in other hotels, which are easily accessed via "The Riverwalk", or by water or land taxi service.
of the Classes of 2009
Pictures of the Classes of 2010
Pictures of the Classes of 2012
Schedule of Events
"Request to Confer Courtesy Work" form
General Registration Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Committee Members and E-Mail addresses
A History of the Colorado River Fall Festival - from then to now
Learn more about the Degrees and Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry
Other Festivals in our area
Unlike some years past, this year's Colorado River Fall Festival occurs before the time change, so all times shown are Pacific Daylight Time, which is the same as California and Arizona - no juggling your wristwatch this year!
We have a tight schedule and you need to be aware that there are long lines, so please give yourself plenty of time, and please give way to the Candidates -- they're on a tighter schedule than you are.
hope that you will be able to join us for the 2013 Colorado River Fall Festival.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the appropriate Committeeman, or if you are not sure who to contact, e-mail the WebMason.
with BOTH the Candidate Registrar AND the Festival Registrar by October 1, 2013.
Candidates who are not pre-registered cannot be allowed
Hotel and General Banquet reservations must also be made by October 1, 2013 - for "special accomodations" like room upgrades, earlier dates apply - see the General Registration Form for details!.
We stress again that the Colorado River Fall Festival is open to members from all recognized jurisdictions - "The More, the Merrier!"
We are always looking for additional assistance. If you have a Degree team desiring to participate, or are from a jurisdiction which wishing to be fully involved, please contact us for further information.
pages maintained by Dale K. Porray. P.H.P/P.E.C.
Additions, corrections, or deletions cheerfully accepted.
May Peace and Harmony prevail!
(This page last modified 12/18/2012)