Head to beautiful downtown Cedaredge on Oct. 7-8 for AppleFest, this year celebrating its 40th year! AppleFest is the annual celebration of the apple harvest with music, arts and crafts booths, beer, wine, cider and the arts in the Surface Creek Valley of Delta County.
AppleFest showcases over 200 vendors on Main Street and around Cedaredge Town Park. You'll find everything at the various vendors, including handmade art, crafts, jewelry and other goods; nonprofits and businesses offerings; and lots and lots of apple treats, from a make-your-own candy apple bar to tempting apple cakes, pies, muffins, cookies and more. The Girl Scouts of Colorado will have free kids activities in the 100 block of Main Street, and in the park will be tons of other family-friendly activities, too. Don't forget to visit "Apple Lane" at town park, where area orchardists will be set up selling freshly-picked apples. Among other orchards at the event, Williams Orchards and Snow Capped Cider will have not only their juicy apples on hand, but tastings of their delicious hard apple ciders, made right here in Cedaredge. Red Mountain Ranches will also have its apples, as well as its to-die-for crisp, tangy apple juices.
AppleFest wouldn't be AppleFest without a full two days of live music. Music starts at 10 a.m. both days in the park, and the lineup includes RARE, Shelley Rae, David Starr, the North Fork Flyers, Kirby Kelley and many more. Read musician bios and find a full lineup at www.ApplefestMusic.net.
An antique and classic motorcycle show will be held at SW 2nd Street, and an antique and classic car show and tractor show will be at Pioneer Town. Vendors at the Cedaredge Farmer's Market will showcase their goodies as well, at 175 E. Main Street.
There will be a beer and wine garden at town park for adults 21 and older. Other weekend offerings include a 5k race as a benefit for a local Boy Scout Troop, and the always popular, super fun 5-Alarm Chili Cook-off at the fire department.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.CedaredgeChamber.com or like the chamber on Facebook. Vendor spots are still available by calling 970-856-6961. While in town, make sure to visit our local businesses to find incredible offerings of food, drink, art, specialty items and more.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.