Enjoy a glass of beer or wine at the festival this year, when you stop by the Drink Locally Pavilion in Paonia Town Park.
The Drink Locally Pavilion features beers provided by Paonia's Revolution Brewing, founded and owned by Gretchen and Mike King. Their handcrafted ales and lagers are made using local hops and fruits to craft their brew. They even grind their hops using bicycle power!
Wine lovers can choose from a variety of wines from several of our local wineries. These are among the finest made in Colorado, from vineyards located at some of the highest altitudes to produce wine. Some of the vintners may be on hand to help you decide which wines may be most pleasing to your palette.
Delicious Orchards makes Big B's juices, and generously provides them for the festival. Be sure to try 'em; they are bursting with flavor.
Water and juice are also available for those wanting a non-alcoholic alternative.
The Drink Locally Pavilion will open Friday at 4 p.m. and remain open throughout the festival. Wristbands will be given out after IDs are checked.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.