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The Walker Family Reunion

Welcome to the 3rd Walker Mowers Family Reunion

July 13-15, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colorado

We are celebrating 40 years since the creation of the first Walker Mower and the production of the 150,000th mower with a 3-day event hosted at our factory in Fort Collins, Colorado. Think Walker open house, family reunion, fair, music festival. There will be something for everyone.

 

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Activities

The Walker
Advantage Experience

An opportunity for guests to operate a Walker Mower in an interactive course showing off what makes the Walker Mower one-of-a-kind.

World Championship Walker Obstacle Course

Contestants from around the world will be able to take a shot at being crowned the Walker Mower World Champion. Don’t miss a minute of this exhilarating competition.

Live Entertainment

We love music at Walker. Over the weekend we will have some amazing performances from national and local Colorado musicians. Acts include Doc Walker, Thunder and Rain, Hearts Remedy, Union Gray, Sean Curtis and the Great Divide, and more.

Walker Product Tent

Check out the full lineup of Walker tractors, decks, versatile all-season add-ons, and unique configuration options. Walker staff will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Factory Tours

Get an insider’s view into how the Walker Mower is made. The factory tour will allow you to see raw steel turning into the amazing Walker Mower. Tours open Friday, July 13th only.

Walker "Skates"
Go-Carts

Not your average go-kart, these custom rides are made by Dean Walker and they are a blast! Take one for a spin on the Walker Skates Road Course.

Vintage Vehicle Show

If you have a 1981-1985 Walker mower, Executive Golf Car, or Power Truck, we invite you to bring it for the largest gathering of vintage Walker vehicles. Prizes will be given to winners in a variety of categories.

Walker Skills Challenge

How fast can you change the blades on a deck? How quickly can you remove and replace a drive belt? The Walker Skills Challenge will put you to the test in a variety of timed actions.

Family Tent

Located at the heart of the Walker Family Reunion is the Walker Village Family Tent. You will experience supplier booths, crafts, children’s library, tabletop games, and a comfortable place to share conversations with other Walker enthusiasts.

Kidz Zone

There will be multiple Kidz Zone play locations around the Reunion grounds featuring playgrounds, climbing walls, swings, face painting, crafts, activities, and more.

Hot Air Balloons

Free hot air balloon rides will give you an amazing “bird’s eye” view of the entire Walker Family Reunion!

Helicopter Rides

Whether you are a Colorado native or a guest, taking a helicopter ride on the edge of the Rocky Mountains is an experience not to be missed. 15-minute rides are available at additional costs to your event registration and may be purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Reunion.

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Exclusives

Walker Vintage Vehicle Show 2018

DATES: July 13-14, 2018
LOCATION: Walker Manufacturing | Fort Collins, CO 

The largest gathering of restored vintage Walker vehicles will take place at the Walker Mowers Family Reunion in July 2018. If you have a Walker Executive Golf Car, Power Truck, or Mower (1981-1985) in showable condition, we would invite you to join our community of collectors as we proudly display these unique Walker vehicles.

Do you have a well kept or restored Walker Vehicle? Why not show it to the world?

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Walker Vintage Vehicle Show 2018

DATES: July 13-14, 2018
LOCATION: Walker Manufacturing | Fort Collins, CO 

Are you a top notch Walker operator? If so, you are invited to compete in the World Championship Obstacle Course at the Walker Family Reunion. Operators from all over the world will be competing for a number of great prizes, and one will be crowned World Champion! Put your skills to the test this July.

Do you think you have what it takes? Find out more and sign up today! Registration is open now.

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A Walker Mower like you've never seen. The Special Edition 2018 Commemorative is a celebration of the production of the 150,000th Walker Mower.

This one-of-a-kind Walker features a blackout package that includes a gray body, carrier frame and deck along with a black anodized aluminum muffler guard, black wheels and other accents. All owners will receive a collector’s certificate and a commemorative owner’s packet and gift.

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Live Performances

Doc Walker

Country Rock from Manitoba, Canada

Josh Wilson

Christian Rock from Lubbock, Texas

SHEL

Alternative from Fort Collins, Colorado

Sean Curtis and the Divide

Rocky Mountain Country from Cheyenne, Wyoming

Union Gray

Southern Rock from Denver, Colorado

Thunder and Rain

Bluegrass from Golden, Colorado

Heart's Remedy

Christian Country from Johnstown, Colorado

Queen City Jazz Band

Traditional Jazz from Denver, Colorado

Schedule

Friday, July 13th

7:00 AM
8:00 AM
  • Walker Advantage Experience open
11:00 AM
  • Opening Ceremony at Main Stage (all attractions and tours closed)
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
  • All activities open
 2:00 PM
3:30 PM
  • 150,000th Walker Mower Ceremony
4:30 PM
6:30 PM
  • Performance: Josh Wilson
  • Ferris Wheel & Play Areas open
9:00 PM
  • Grounds close

Saturday, July 14th

7:00 AM
  • Grounds open
  • Farrar Pancake Breakfast (free for all) served until 9:00 AM
  • Hot Air Balloons and Helicopter rides open
8:00 AM
  • World Championship Qualifiers continue at Obstacle Course
  • Remainder of activities
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
  • World Championship Semis & Finals at Obstacle Course
3:30 PM
  • Awards Ceremony, Prizes and Giveaways at Main Stage
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
  • Kohler Brat Fry Dinner (free for all) served until 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
  • Closing Ceremony at Main Stage
9:30 PM
  • Fireworks Grand Finale
10:00 PM
  • Grounds close

Sunday, July 15th

8:00 AM
  • Grounds open
9:00 AM
  • Worship Service
  • Speaker: Reza Zadeh, Chaplain for the Denver Broncos
11:30 AM
  • Grounds close

Sponsors

The Walker Family Reunion 2018 is made possible by our generous supplier sponsors. Not only do they make the Walker Mower the best mower possible, but their sponsorship has made the Family Reunion 2018 possible. Please visit them and show them your support.

Briggs and Stratton
General Air
Enginaire
Lindgren Landscape
Valey Steel
Hydro Gear
Pro Gear Transmissions
O'Neal Flat Rolled Metals
Hoosier Wheel
Farrar Corporation
Green Industry Pros
Thomson
Grammer Seats
Seats
JK Pulley & Manufacturing
Sheffield Financial
Stewart Manufacturing Corporation
Weasler
Whirltronics
Peerless Gear
Additional Sponsors:
RBC Bearings
Thomson Linear Motion
Grammer Seat
Control Products, Inc.
Fairfield and Woods
Gibraltar Industries
Electrex
UBS Financial
Joseph C. Sansone Co
Front Range Insurance Group
E Six Thirteen
Timken

Volunteer

It takes a lot of hands and feet to make the Walker Family Reunion a success. You're invited, join our team!
 
We're looking for volunteers in a variety of capacities to help run the booths, clean up, and keep the Family Reunion running smoothly for everyone.
 
Volunteers will be provided a special t-shirt and a meal voucher for each day that they serve. If you'd like to help, click the button below to become a part of our community.
 

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Logistics

Travel

The Walker Family Reunion 2018 is hosted at Walker Manufacturing in Fort Collins, Colorado.

5925 E. Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528

Flights

Flights in and out of Colorado should be through Denver International Airport which is about 60 miles from Walker Manufacturing

Ground Transportation

In addition to numerous rental car companies, there are a variety of airport shuttles available between Denver International Airport and Fort Collins.

Camp Walker

On-site camping will be available at The Walker Family Reunion 2018 at Camp Walker. On-site camp hosts will ensure you are comfortable and your stay is as enjoyable as possible. 

Price:
$60 for RVs
$40 for tents

Reservations:
Can be made on the Ticket Order Form. Get tickets and reserve your spots now.

Camp Walker Details

Hotels

Local hotels are offering special rates and room blocks for guests of the Walker Family Reunion 2018. When contacting accomodation partners, be sure to mention you are attending The Walker Family Reunion.

Hotel Partners

Best Western - Loveland
$109 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

AmericInn
$110 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Call (970) 226-1232
Mention Walker Family Reunion

Hilton Garden Inn - Fort Collins
$145 night
Free Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

Wingate by Wyndham
$149 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Call (970) 578-0966
Mention Walker Family Reunion

Homewood Suites - Fort Collins
$149 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

Holiday Inn Express
$149 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

Cambria Suites
$149/$159 night
Free Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

Candlewood Suites - Fort Collins
$150 night
Free Wi-Fi, Pet Friendly
Click to Register

Embassy Suites
$159 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

Hampton Inn
$159 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

Marriott Fort Collins
$159 night
Free Wi-Fi Pool
Click to Register

Comfort Suites Loveland
$164 night
Free BreakfastFree Wi-Fi Pool
Call (970) 663-3300
Mention Walker Family Reunion

Courtyard by Marriott
$168 night
Free Wi-Fi, Pet Friendly
Click to Register

Parking

On-site parking is available free of charge. Parking lots open 15 minutes prior to the opening of the grounds each day and will close 30 minutes after closing.

No overnight parking is available to the public with the exception of guests at Camp Walker.

Parking entrance will be clearly marked with signage as you approach Walker Manufacturing. It is on the East side of our grounds off Three Bells Parkway.