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The Deltarado Days parade draws a large crowd.

After a year where everything was canceled, the return of Deltarado Days made a notable impact on the community with its full return this year. All traditional pieces to the eventful weekend were back where they belonged.

The weekend kicked off with the usual Farmer and Rancher Luncheon at the Delta Sales Yard on Thursday, followed by an Altrusa barbecue for dinner later that day.

The classic car show by the Ute Car Club took place simultaneously and was then followed by a movie at Confluence Park.

Friday was the day for the sidewalk sales, mural walk and the rodeo in Hotchkiss at the Delta County Fairgrounds.

Saturday and Sunday looked relatively similar, with the Vendor Village set up by the Lions Club Pavilion in Confluence Park, along with the Kids Zone, which featured bump n’ jumps, a climbing wall and water attractions.

Deltarado Days featured many other attractions, including but not limited to cornhole, pickleball, a Delta Street Rodders classic car show at Cleland Park, and Elks barbecue and a fire truck and community water war in front of the old City Market building.

The parade was at 10 a.m. Saturday and attracted a significant crowd.

Overall, the population at the event across Delta indicated a triumphant return for the tradition.

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