Colorado’s Western Slope Celebrates Rich Agricultural Heritage at Summer Festivals
- Nearby Palisade, Colo., invites visitors to enjoy the fruit of its labor and sweet smell of celebration at peach, lavender and wine festivals -
Grand Junction, Colo. (June 2016) – The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau (GJVCB)invites visitors to experience the tradition of its peach, lavender and wine festivals in Palisade, Colo. The Colorado Mountain Winefest celebrates its 25th anniversary and is the oldest and largest wine festival in the state. In its 48th year, the Peach Festival invites people to harken back to the peach harvest festivals of the late 1800s. Though the Lavender Festival is a newer tradition, there’s good reason to celebrate this cure-all flowering plant that has been used in many applications for thousands of years.
6th Annual Lavender Festival – July 8-10
Lavender loves growing in Western Colorado and locals love to love it back! The Lavender Association of Western Colorado presents a full weekend of festivities, including half and full-day tours, catered meals – plus demonstrations, samples and workshops from over 30 vendors. Full schedule and ticket information for the Lavender Festival is at www.coloradolavender.org.
48th Annual Palisade Peach Festival – Aug. 19-20
Palisade is ripe for a sweet and juicy Peach Festival! Event activities are packed tight like a jar of peach preserves and include orchard tours, fruit stands, games and contests, vendors, live music and food – including a Feast in the Field five-course meal. Full schedule and ticket information for the Peach Festival is at palisadepeachfestival.com.
25th Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest – Sept. 15-18
Alpine Bank presents this year’s wine festival, featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more. A Festival in the Park takes place on Saturday with live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations and seminars. Full schedule and ticket information for the Colorado Mountain Winefest is at coloradowineexperience.com/colorado-wine-festivals.
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