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3rd Annual Sneffels Fiber Festival

A Fiber Arts Festival featuring classes and workshops from Friday - Sunday through Weehawken Creative Arts as well as a full-fledged fiber arts festival with fiber-supply vendors as well as fiber arts artists on Saturday and Sunday. Free demonstrations are scheduled throughout the festival on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, on Friday, enjoy a community open reception for a fiber-arts inspired arts exhibition at Resource Gallery in Ridgway. On Saturday, enjoy a reception at "Patty's Paradise", a fiber arts retreat location with an emphasis on Navajo weaving.

Ashley King or Stephanie Wallin

Colorado Mountain Winefest

Colorado Mountain Winefest is the state's largest and oldest wine festival featuring food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more.
The “Festival in the Park” takes place the third Saturday in September and features unlimited sips from dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, live demonstrations & seminars.
Please note that all Mountain Winefest events require a separate ticket and all ticket holders must be 21 years of age with valid ID to enter.
Colorado Mountain Winefest takes place the third weekend in September in Palisade.
To learn more and to purchase tickets, go to today!

Fruita Fall Festival

Parade, Carnival, crafts, food, music and much more.

Fruita Camber of Commerce (970) 858-0360 or

Fruita History Fair

Fruita Civic Center, 325 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita
The Fruita Historic Preservation Board will host a Fruita History Fair on the second floor of the Fruita Civic Center, 325 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 9. There is no charge. There will be displays of historic artifacts and photographs, covering the importance of agriculture, ranching, business, families, schools, houses, the railroad, water, and Colorado National Monument to Fruita and the Grand Valley. There will also be tours of the historic Civic Center building and the Lower Valley Heritage Room, a continuous digital slide show, period music played on an Edison cylinder phonograph, and more. Board members will identify and scan or photograph historic artifacts, photographs, and postcards brought in by the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring in such artifacts and photographs and to ask questions. We may not know all of the answers, but we will do our best to find them!

Contact: Steve Hight
Phone: 858-6375


Ale House, Grand Junction, CO
Starting at 5 pm, the Ale House charges $25 for all-you-can-drink beer from supporting breweries. All proceeds go to March of Dimes!

Terri Jones, 970-812-1737,

Western Slope on Tap

Mesa County Fairgrounds
The Western Slope On Tap Craft Beer Festival takes place Saturday, March 14th at the Mesa County Fairgrounds! This three-hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. What better way to spend a Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music!

Emily Inzana 200-903-5583

Mesa County Safety Fair

Mesa Mall, Grand Junction, CO
The safety fair is free and open to the public, though it is targeted to 2nd and 4th graders and teaches them how to protect themselves at home, school, and play.

Jim Pringle, 970-243-7007 x726

Western Slope on Tap

Mesa County Fairground
The Western Slope On Tap Craft Beer Festival takes place Saturday, March 14th at the Mesa County Fairgrounds! This three-hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. What better way to spend a Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music!

Trunk or Treat Fall Festival

Victory Life Church~2066 Hwy 6&50~Fruita
Join us for a night full of FUN! FREE ADMISSION. There will be Games, Candy, Food, Prizes, Music & more!!!

Janice Brunswick 858-4852

Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, Palisade

Memorial Park, Palisade, CO
Come to our first annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival. From fiber to yarn, yarn to art demos, fiber art gallery to animals and fun for the whole family. The fiber show is being pulled out from the shadows of Peach Fest and this stand alone festival in October is inviting the quilting coalition to join. The festival will be held at Memorial Park, where the community building will be used indoor exhibits and demonstrations. Hope to see you all there!
Quilt and Fiber Art Vendor Application and Sponsor Flyer are on the Palisade Chamber of Commerce website.

Palisade Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating Chiropractic Turning 119 Years Old!

Roman Family Chiropractic, 2584 Patterson Rd., Suite D, Grand Junction, CO, 81504
Wednesday, Sept. 18th marks the 119th birthday of the profession of chiropractic. Dr. Randy Roman of Roman Family Chiropractic will be celebrating chiropractic’s birthday during the week of 9/15/14 to 9/18/14. During this week we will be offering complimentary initial office visits and twenty minute massages to all new patients. On Chiropractic’s birthday, 9/18/14, healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided all day.



1350 N 7th St, Grand Junction
You and your family are invited to the BLOCK PARTY for an evening of FUN (Bump ‘n Jumps, Games and Giveaways) and fabulous FREE food (pulled pork sandwiches by Texas Roadhouse).

NineSevenZero Church, 970-812-3741,

Steampunk Convention with a Twist

Country inns of America, Horizon Drive, Grand Junction Co.
Hello! I'm writing to tell you about an event in Western Colorado. It's the annual Grand Junction Steampunk Society Convention September 26-28th at the Country inns of America on Horizon Drive, Grand Junction Co. beginning at 10 am daily.

There will be panels featuring best selling steampunk and science fiction authors, music, games, a live auction, the Time Travelers Ball, tea dueling, and much, much more. This is a family friendly event and tickets (single day and full weekend) as well as more details are available on the website, All proceeds from the convention go to the Grand Junction Veterans Art Center.

Sherry Ficklin,, 970-208-3419

2014 Fruita Fall Festival Old-Fashioned Cookery Competition

End Zone at 152 S Mesa Street, Fruita
Fruita True Value is sponsoring the 2014 Fruita Fall Festival Old-Fashioned Cookery Competition. Celebrating 100 years of festival traditions, the event will incorporate seven categories: canning, jellies and jams, salsa, fresh baked goods, pies and cobblers, comfort foods and junior chefs for those 11 and under.

The contest will take place at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 23 at the End Zone at 152 S Mesa Street. Entries must be dropped off at the End Zone between 8:00 am and 9:00 am on August 23. Entry forms are available online at, Fruita Chamber of Commerce (432 E Aspen Avenue), Fruita True Value (1690 Hwy 6 & 50) or End Zone Sports Pub (152 S Mesa St.). Winners will be announced during the Fruita Farmers Market on August 23 at 12 pm.

With prize money awarded in each category and plenty of ribbons to go around, the Old-Fashioned Cookery competition committee is expecting a sizeable turnout for this event. Come home to Fruita and join our Centennial celebration.

Bobbie Orchard
Executive Director
Fruita Chamber of Commerce
432 E Aspen Avenue
Fruita, CO 81521

Native American Day

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
On the front plaza at the Dinosaur Resource Center. at 1pm & 2:30pm the Seven Falls Indian Dancers will perform Native American dancing (weather permitting). Native American Art, Jewelry & Crafts will be displayed. See some wolves up close with Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation and enjoy some good food. Come and join the fun!

Deb R., 719-686-1820,

Harvest Festival

599 30 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado
The Harvest Festival and Craft Sale (sponsored by Crossroads United Methodist Church Women and Missions Committee) will be held Friday, November 7 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road (at the corner of 30 and F Roads in Grand Junction). We will have Friday dinner and Saturday lunch available. Our annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday. We will have gift items, craft items and baked goods available both days. Proceeds will be used to help people locally and globally. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 242-0577.

Robin Iles, 970-242-0577

Maroon Bells Birthay Bash

Aspen Highlands Ski Area, Aspen
Party like it’s 1964! It’s the 50th birthday of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, and Aspen is celebrating it with a big party, complete with cake and candles. And where better to do it than at Aspen Highlands, the gateway to the Bells?

The outdoor festival will feature four bands (Shook Twins, Paper Bird, Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams and Let Them Roar), an address by author/activist Rick Bass, a Ute Nation ceremony, kids’ activities and wilderness displays.

Tickets and info are at Admission is $10 for adults ($15 day of event) and free for kids 12 & under, and includes birthday cake! The Highlands Alehouse will offer special food and drink deals. Parking is free, but limited.

Dave Reed, 970-963-3977,

Hometown Celebration

Kokopelli Plaza, Fruita, CO
The celebration will include live music, old-fashioned games, a bump-house, face painting, snow cones, and cotton candy. Southside businesses will also feature dining and retail specials for the event.

(970)-858-3894 - Fruita Chamber of Commerce

Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival

Riverbend Park Palisade, CO
The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers, The Sweetback Sisters, The Railsplitters, Willie Watson, Chatham County Line, The Hackensaw Boys, Howlin' Brothers, WhiteWater Ramble, Gipsy Moon, StrayGrass, T Sisters, Packway Handle Band

Ed Fest

Edwards, CO
The Fourth-Annual Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest, brought to Edwards by the team at Crazy Mountain Brewery, celebrates international craft beer culture with over 40 craft breweries tasting microbrews from around the world. Ed Fest promises summer fun for the whole community with gourmet bites from local restaurants and food trucks, wares from Colorado purveyors, and live music by the nationally-renowned North Mississippi Allstars. Ed Fest benefits the Eagle Valley Land Trust.

Sam Alviani, 970-926-3009

Powderhorn Bottles, Cans and Music Festival Wine Tasting

Powderhorn, CO
Powderhorn Bottles, Cans and Music Festival Wine Tasting -

Western Colorado Family History Fair

Grand Junction Colorado Stake Center, 2881 Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado
Want to learn how to find your ancestors? Who are they, what did they do, where did they live? Come and learn how to use the vast technological resources available to explore and discover your family roots at the Western Colorado Family History Fair on Saturday May 31, 8 to 5. The venue is the Grand Junction Colorado Stake Center located at 2881 Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction. Some classes were recorded at Roots Tech 2014. There are 30 classes to choose from, for beginners to advanced genealogists. Admission is free. Register and learn more at
Dennis Ficklin

4th Annual Lavender Festival

120 W. 8th Street, Palisade
Colorado's only lavender festival. On July 11 there are guided bus tours of working lavender farms and gardens featuring lavender. On July 12 there is a festival in Palisade's Veterans Memorial park featuring vendors, seminars and demonstrations on all things lavender related. On the evening of the 12th there is a gala dinner at the Wine Country Inn. On July 13 there is a self-guided tour of lavender farms and businesses that are open to the public.

Bob Korver
3601 G Road, Palisade, CO 81526


Manitou Springs
Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts and Radio KRCC
, in partnership with the
Colorado Springs Independent
Mani•Fest Colorado 2014
, a one-day, citywide well-being event held in beautiful
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Our focus is to create a day of experiences that encompass a wide and diverse range of health and wellness activities, with
multiple events happening at each of the many Manitou Springs parks. W
e have invited like-minded musicians, artists, teachers,
yogis, chefs, and health driven individuals to come and share their love of community and art with us
– to teach and inspire,
and celebrate being alive! Our purpose for this day is to bring together people from all of these areas for a manifestation of mind,
body and spiritual well-being –
to educate and celebrate the whole self
through music, yoga, food, arts, and fitness. In addition to
our goal of educating and entertaining the public, we hope to invite the citizens of Colorado and the world back to Manitou Springs.
After recently suffering through many hardships and disasters, the community of Manitou Springs is ready to host an event such as
this, showing our resolve in the face of adversity and proving that we are a great destination for family fun, historical and cultural
tourism, outdoor recreation and exciting nightlife.
Scheduled for
Sunday, September 21st, 2014, from 6am to 8pm
, this is a family-friendly festival that aims to educate as well as
entertain. The purpose of this community-oriented day-long festival is to “serve the whole you.” With the focus on health, wellbeing,
wholeness of mind, body and spirit, Mani•Fest Colorado 2014 is the collaboration between multiple local organizations. There will be
live music performances by local Colorado musicians, cooking demonstrations, a Garden of the Gods bike ride, mineral spring tours,
creative art workshops for all ages, and more! Visitors will enjoy water therapy demonstrations, drumming circles, kid’s cooking work
shop, music jams, yoga classes, dance and improv street performances, as well as many more exciting events that are being planned
as we prepare for the big day.
The community of Manitou Springs, along with our partners and sponsors, have created a celebration for the people of Colorado.
The town of Manitou Springs, located at the foothills of majestic Pikes Peak, is a diverse mountain community, focused on the arts,
creativity and a spirit of personal well-being. We have created Mani•Fest to express this unique outlook, and to share this way of
thinking with everyone. Mani-Fest will be held across many of the wonderful parks and venues in Manitou Springs and it’s surround
ing areas, creating a perfect backdrop for the concept of Mani•Fest. Scheduled for first day of Autumn, as nature’s colors change, the
town and surrounding areas will be the perfect environment for the day’s scheduled events.
We are in the process of seeking financial sponsors, and with the day-one support from Smokebrush, KRCC and the Colorado
Springs Independent, we are witnessing an amazing amount of interest from local businesses and organizations, pledging their sup
port to be a part of Mani•Fest. Word of mouth interest in Mani•Fest is beginning to grow, even at this early point in development, and
we are excited to begin educating the public and share with them our plans for this amazing day of fun!
Mani•Fest Colorado 2014, a festival serving the whole you!
For further information and sponsorship opportunities contact Joy Purna at
Volunteer opportunities contact | twitter: @manifestcolorad |

LucianaDa Silva

Delta Street Fair

Delta, Colorado
When was the last time you strolled along Delta’s beautiful Main Street? This Saturday, May 10, is the perfect chance to reacquaint yourself with your hometown. Grab a cup of coffee or breakfast. Take the time to meander through the stores and rediscover what Delta merchants have to offer.

Along your route, make sure to stop by the first Second Saturday Street Fair on West Third Street, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There, vendors will be lined up with products and services ready to meet your every need. Mother’s Day gift? We’ll have it. Graduation gift? We’ll have those too. Just need a fun place to hang out with the family? Then the street fair is the place for you.

Vendors will have everything from handmade soaps and beauty products to handbags, Christian books, arts and crafts, pottery and more. Stylists from Beyond the Salon will be on hand giving massages, haircuts and facial waxing.

Don’t forget to stop by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce booth, for free T-shirts and free Grand Junction Rockies baseball cards and team photos, while supplies last.

While you enjoy the vendors, you’ll enjoy Take Five, a classic jazz and blues band based in Delta, which will take the stage from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Take Five – comprised of Toby King, Lane Anderson, Robin Nicholoff, Mike Kern and Andrew Bruington – play jazz that is easy to listen to without being smooth and sappy. They play works by Dave Brubeck, John Coltraine, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, the Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and more.

Vendor spots are still available by visiting and looking under the Events tab, or by calling the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce at 874-8616. The street fairs are made possibly by a sponsorship from the City of Delta.

See you at the street fair!

Kami Collins:,, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce: 874-8616

Bottles & Cans Music Festival

Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Mesa, CO
Live Music Festival with wine tasting Saturday hosted by CAVE.
Live Music Festival with beer tasting Sunday hosted by Mountain Groove Productions.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate.

John Messinger, 970.268.5158,

Outdoor Fest (Battle of Powderhorn)

Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Mesa, CO
Battle of Powderhorn - Paintball Scenario Tournament
BBQ Cook-Off - IBCA Sanctioned
Mountain Man Movie Night - Free

Battle of Powderhorn - Paintball Scenario Tournament
Chili and Salsa Cook-Off - ICS Sanctioned
Disc Golf Tournament Series

For more information visit

John Messinger, 970.268.5158,

Fall Fest Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Mesa, CO
Fall Fest (Saturday)
Cyclocross Bike Race
Poker Run

Fall Fest (Sunday)
Dual Slalom Mountain Bike Race
Disc Golf Tournament Series

John Messinger, 970.268.5158,

Color Weekend Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Mesa, CO
Color Weekend (Saturday)
PRC Adventure Race

Color Weekend (Sunday)
Disc Golf Series

For more information please visit

John Messinger, 970.268.5158,

Fruita History Fair

Valley Gate Center, 210 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita
The Fruita Historic Preservation Board will host a Fruita History Fair at Valley Gate Center, 210 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 26th. There is no charge. There will be displays of historic artifacts and photographs, covering the importance of agriculture, ranching, business, families, schools, houses, and Colorado National Monument to Fruita and the Grand Valley. There will also be a continuous digital slide show and period music, and board members will identify and scan or photograph historic artifacts, photographs, and postcards brought in by the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring in such artifacts and photographs and to ask questions. We may not know all of the answers, but we will do our best to find them!

Steve Hight, 858-6375

Dragon Unchained Festival and Faire

1699 H38 Road Delta, CO
Thunder Mountain Colorado Living History is once again sponsoring their annual Dragon Unchained Festival and Faire. This year, it’s not only a Renaissance faire, but they are now honoring all timelines from Iron Age Celts through the Wild West. The faire has expanded to a huge new property located at 1699 H38 Road in Delta, Colorado. (Follow signs off US 50) This free event will be held April 25-27 and May 2-4 from 10 am to 6 pm. Dress in historical garb and receive a prize. There will be contests and activities for all ages including: archery, javelins, knife & hawk, trebuchet, cannon demonstrations and blacksmith demonstrations. The festival will offer entertainment with music, dancers and vendors selling food and handmade wares. Camping passes available. For more information visit the web at or call John Harvey at (970) 497-6587.

John and Brenda Harvey

Backcountry Film Festival

Masonic Lodge - 2400 Consistory Court, Grand Junction CO 81501
The Colorado Mountain Club is thrilled to host the ninth annual world tour of the Winter Wildlands Alliance's Backcountry Film Festival at the Masonic Lodge in Grand Junction on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7pm.

The festival highlights the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience. The evening includes the year’s best ski films - promoting the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of the backcountry, non-motorized recreation, and environmental preservation. Submissions come from renowned filmmakers who travel every corner of the globe to submit their best backcountry work, and from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions and submit their best film short. The films are juried by a select panel of judges and the top films are assembled into a 90-minute program. The evening will also include prize drawings & discounted CMC memberships!

$12 Tickets. All Proceeds Benefit the Colorado Mountain Club.

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Membership Services or

Fly Fishing Expo

DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Junction
16th Annual Western Colorado Fly Fishing Expo. Free Admission. Special youth programs, hourly fishing programs, fly tying and casting demonstrations, outdoor vendors, door prizes, raffles, and more.

Steve McCall, Grand Valley Anglers

Western Slope Freedom Fest

Crested Butte, Ridgway, Durango
You are invited to the 1st Annual Western Slope Freedom Fest (WSFF) featuring musical talent Pato Banton. The WSFF is a 21 and over, 3 night, 3 city event packed with stellar music, kind people, and exceptionally mountain grown weed! Our vision is to promote freedom for our rights, our industry, and Cannabis herself!

Join us at Crested Butte (April 18th), Ridgway (April 19th), and Durango (April 20th) for all the excitement. The Party is ON! Check out our website for more details and ticket sales.

Jessica Hines, 970 209 1409,

2014 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Community Planning meeting

Harvest Community Church
Panning the 2014 Corn Festival and gathering volunteers & ideas.

Joni Dyck 970 331 5245

2014 Mesa County Safety Fair at Mesa Mall

Mesa Mall, Grand Junction, CO
Come bring the kids out to the annual Safety Fair at Mesa Mall. Kids will learn how to protect themselves at home, school and play. Over 25 booths featuring fun and educational ways to stay safe.

Guests who visit every booth will be entered to win a free pizza party from Nick N Willy's Pizza!

19th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

Ouray, Colorado
2014 Ouray Ice Festival Schedule Announced
Ueli Steck, Kyle Dempster, Aaron Mulkey, Kristen Kelliher and Adrian Ballinger headline evening presentations.

Ouray, CO - December 16, 2013 - The 19th Annual Ouray Ice Festival will be held January 9th-12th, 2014. One of the world’s premier ice climbing venues again hosts North America’s largest gathering of ice climbers. Presented by Asolo and Rock and Ice, the Festival includes over 75 interactive climbing clinics, free demo climbing for adults and children, the elite mixed climbing competition, the Hari Berger Speed Climbing competition sponsored by Lowa, and a full schedule of evening entertainment.

Clinic topics this year include “Intro to Ice”, “Moderate Mixed” and “Steep Ice Techniques”, all starting at $49. Seminars focused on backcountry skiing and climbing will also be available. Climbers can demo the latest gear from Black Diamond, Grivel, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Lowa, Asolo, Zamberlan, Petzl and Sterling Rope. Clinics are taught by both professional climbers and professional climbing guides in conjunction with San Juan Mountain Guides.

The general public and families are welcome at numerous free events including the Kid’s Climbing College and Walk-Up Demo Climbing for adults at the La Sportiva Zone. The latest gear from vendors like Gore-Tex, Patagonia, Rab, Osprey, Marmot, Mountain Gear, The North Face, Outdoor Research, Mountain Hardwear, Millet, Brooks-Range Mountaineering and Mammut will be on display. New this year will be a family friendly ice skating venue in the Ouray Box Canyon visitor’s center parking lot. Ice skates will also be available for a modest rental fee.

On Saturday, January 11th, the Festival showcases some of the world’s leading professional athletes in an elite mixed climbing competition featuring $9,000 in prize money. Athletes in the elite mixed climbing competition will be challenged by a route that includes a 25-foot tower overhanging the Uncompahgre Gorge in a spectator friendly venue. The action continues on Sunday, January 12th, with the Hari Berger Speed Climbing Competition sponsored by Lowa. Competitors will race against the clock and side by side with $7,000 in prize money up for grabs.

Evening presenters include Ueli Steck, Adrian Ballinger and Kristen Kelliher, the youngest U.S. female highpointer. Adventure film buffs are in for a treat as the Festival will host films at the historic Wright Opera House on January 10th and 11th. Friday, January 11th, the Festival will show “The Road from Karakol” presented and narrated by Kyle Dempster. On January 11th, the Festival hosts Aaron Mulkey who will present the premier of “The Pursuit”.

Gear, climbing art and collectibles will be auctioned off during live and silent auctions. Petzl hosts the “Saturday Night Freezer” party on Saturday, January 11th. Proceeds from admission to these events supports the Ouray Ice Park and includes beer from the Ouray Brewery and other local craft brewers including Two Rascals, Colorado Boy and Ourayle House.

Mike MacLeod or Kevin Koprek
Ouray Ice Park, Inc.

3rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball and Festival

Collbran Auditorium, Main and High Streets
3rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball & Festival Sat., December 21, 2013
1 PM—Tree Decorating at the Service Women’s Memorial
3 PM—Open House at Plateau Valley Historical Society, 209 High Street (Forest Service Building)
4 PM—Tree Dedication at Lilac Park
Parade Starts (from Lilac Park down Main St. to the Auditorium)
5 PM—Lions Club Christmas Dinner in Collbran Auditorium Please bring a side dish or dessert, the Lions Club will provide the meat, drinks and service. Santa Claus arrives at Auditorium
Bonfire in the parking lot. Hot chocolate and cider provided
6 PM—Dennison County Line Concert Starts And continues til’ the party stops!
7 PM—Fireworks Provided by the Town of Collbran
Great view & extra parking is available at Terrell Park (End of Spring St.)
Fireworks will be set off from Gandi Park.
Please be thoughtful of your pets, and the folks around you, and leave your furry friends home for the night!

Please call Sammi @ 487-0108, Sylvia @ 487-3402, Town Hall @ 487-3751, or Kelly Stewart @ 487-0242

Western Colorado Percussion Festival

Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Free Admission

Laura Bradley

Grand Valley Wine Festival

Colorado Mesa University Brownson Arena
Wine tasting to benefit Colorado Mesa University Maverick Club. Over 250 wines, beer from Kannah Creek Brewery, food from Sodexho & live & silent auction. Come and support the CMU Athletic Department!

Fisher's Liquor Barn 2438 Patterson Road Grand Junction, CO 81505 970-242-0999

Colorado Mesa University's Children's Harvest Festival

Colorado Mesa University's Academic Classroom Building
Colorado Mesa University Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is hosting a Children's Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Harvest Festival will be held at Colorado Mesa University's Academic Classroom Building, which is located at the corner of Elm and Houston avenues. The festival will run from 5-8 p.m. The price is $5.00 per child; admission is free for accompanying adults.

The Children's Harvest Festival is a safe, fun, and controlled environment for families with children between ages 3-12. The festival will include a crawl maze, ring toss, a ghost buster’s game, arts and crafts, cakewalk, and much more!

For more information, email FBLA-PBL president Bonnie Masters, or call (720) 393-9911.

Thanksgiving Fun

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
Turkeys, turkeys all around–on the fence and on the ground…Gobble, gobble, what a sound! Strut on down to the Dinosaur Resource Center for a turkey bonanza with puppeteer/storyteller Cathy Kelsay from Fantasy Forest Entertainment.

Deb Robillard, 719-686-1820

Fruita Fall Festival

Fruita, Colorado
The Fruita Fall Festival is a 3-day event with over 150 vendors selling their arts, crafts and foods to a crowd of 50,000-plus. The weekend is filled with events including a youth pet and talent show, a parade, the famous bed race, and a baking and canning contest. And for the second year, a 5K race benefiting the Fruita Middle School and the Chamber. Planned by the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce as its major fundraiser, the fest is a free community event.

Winner of the poster contest is artist, Judy Rogan, for her whimsical "Flyin' Fruit Loops," shown above.

The 99th Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival is once again pleased to present a free weekend of live music on two stages. The Circle Park Stage will feature regional and national bluegrass bands and the Civic Center Pavilion Stage will feature an eclectic mix of musical styles.

We can be reached at (970) 858-3894 or

Colorado Mountain WineFest

Palisade and Grand Junction
More than 45 Colorado wineries in attendance and a few thousand close friends to share local wine - it's the kind of perfect day that makes everyone wish they lived here. Winefest mixes the best in local wine and Western Slope cuisine and entertainment. This weekend-long celebration is the best excuse to head out to Palisade this fall.