As the leaves turn and the temperatures drop, we're reminded how lucky we are to serve Boulder. It has been 62 autumns since my grandpa, Bill McGuckin, opened the doors of his small hardware and sporting goods shop on Arapahoe Avenue for the first time. Although grandpa may have been overwhelmed knowing just how big his store grew over the decades, I think he would have been proud of what the Green Vest means to our community. Right now, our Green Vests are working hard to get our store ready for the fast-approaching holidays. Stop by to see the fresh and exciting, to shop our famous holiday department, or to run into some familiar faces and catch up on what's new in the world.
Thank you to all our customers, Barry Hight, President
Grampa Bardeen's Live Pumpkin Carving Demo Sat, Oct. 15th, 11am-2pm Learn how to carve world class pumpkins from Grampa himself! Grampa Bardeen will be here demonstrating his old-fashioned, made-in-Louisville pumpkin carving kitsand the amazing designs you can easily create with them! Carve spunky, head turning pumpkins that will impress your friends and neighbors!
Live Boulder Metalsmithing Association Demo Sat, Oct. 29th, 11am-2pm The Boulder Metalsmithing Association is coming back for a live demonstration of their artisan crafts! Stop by to see them work their metal magic, and stick around to learn how easy it is to get started with metal crafts too!
Featured metal artisans: Beth Merkel- electrolytic etching
Michele Throne- jeweler's saw
Russ Howard- steel wire jewelry
Dia de los Muertos Fun Sat, Oct. 22nd, 11am-2pm We're excited to celebrate this colorful Latin American holiday that pays tribute to friends and family who are no longer with us. Join us as we make paper flowers and decorate paper skull masks in the spirit of calavera sugar skulls!McHalloween Sat, Oct. 29th, 11am-2pm Bring the kids by the hardware store the Saturday before Halloween to pick out and decorate a free pumpkin.* *Kids 12 and under.
First come, first serve.
End-of-Season Lawnmower Sale Now through October 31st Save 20 percent on all in-stock lawnmowers, now through the end of October! Whether you're looking for a gas, electric, cordless or an old-fashioned push mower, stop in to check out this special seasonal pricing!
Holiday Shop Opening October 22nd No matter what you're celebrating, make sure to check out our holiday shop spanning the entire middle aisle down the length of our store. From iconic collectibles to every type of festive lighting to gift wrapping supplies, we've got you covered.
A fantastical selection of nutcrackers, nativity scenes, Russian stacking dolls, ornaments, festive lighting, gift wrap, ribbons, bows, cards, artificial trees, wreaths, holiday yard art, Hanukkah supplies, and great gift ideas for shoppers of all ages.
Our first shipment of fresh live trees, wreaths and garland arrives Friday, November 18th.
Hammock Sale Now through December 31st If you've been hunting for the perfect hammock to compliment your backyard or patio, you're in luck! Save 30 percent on all in-stock hammocks regularly priced at $99.99 or above!
McGuckin Cares Like supporting great organizations?
We make it easy! Donate a few extra dollars and cents to local non-profits during our "Round-up" events!
Friday, October 7th, through Sunday, October 16th, you can round up your day's purchase to the nearest dollar to support Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN), a local nonprofit dedicated to ending violence against adults, youth and children.
And swing back throughout the end of the year to round up for these local groups: Bridge House:
Small Engine Repair On most brands Got a small engine in need of some TLC? From lawn mowers to power washers....from string trimmers to snow blowers...from chain saws to edgers.... bring in your tired, your broken...let our shop experts help! See all brands here.