Can you feel it?! The nights are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change, and locally-harvested food is in abundance (not to mention, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! Does it get any better?) The winds of change are a’blowing here in the North Fork Valley! Residents are welcoming autumn with open arms in excited anticipation of our favorite celebration of the year, the Paonia Mountain Harvest Fest. Held in the charming Paonia Town Park, locals and visitors alike mosey through artisan booths and farmers markets, twirl to the music of our prized mountain-town musicians, and participate in fun activities like the Grape Stomp, Farm Tours and Saturday Sundown Swing.
Whatever toots your horn of plenty, from farm-to-table food accompanied by local drink, or outdoor yoga followed by a hoola hoop contest, this festival will surely start your fall season off on the right foot. Speaking of feet, the popular Grape Stomp is a must-see competition, highlighting the North Fork Valley’s vibrant wine culture through a hands-on (or shall we say feet-on) event! Another annual favorite is the Great Chili Cook-Off. Our Managing Broker, Mike Jackson, is a multi-year champion at the Cook-off, so we’re especially excited for that tasty event. Make sure you get there early to get a sample of all of the chili before it’s gone! With so many other lively events taking place, it would be impossible to highlight them all in one blog post. Head on over to the Mountain Harvest Festival website to see what the rest of the weekend has to offer! Perhaps there might also be a surprise or two up the sleeves of Mountain Harvest Creative (hint hint: a parade from our North Fork Community Band downtown?)
Mountain Harvest Festival is small town Americana at its best, and WesternColoradoRealty.com is a proud supporter! Hope to see you there September 21-24! Happy Harvest Fest!