Festive Fun – Apples, Art, Activities
Apples, Apples, Apples – Fuji, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious – the harvest of locally grown gems produces perfect cause for annual celebration in Cedaredge, Colorado the first weekend of October. Pioneer families planted the first orchards in 1882. Credit the altitude, soil and/or weather – crop flavor and quality have produced prize winners for more than a century.
Cedaredge sits in the Surface Creek Valley at 6, 230-feet above sea level on the southern shoulder of Grand Mesa. As fall arrives apples, pears and grapes ripen and aspen atop the mesa turn to gold. Locals and tourists turn out for AppleFest fun. Cedaredge Town Park hums with classic car and motorcycle show, 150 art and craft booths, live music, antique tractors and plenty of opportunities to purchase award winning apples and apple entrees.
Events begin October 1, 2009 with a chili supper cook-off benefitting the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department. Golden Gala, an evening of food, drink, music and dancing fills Friday evening, Oct. 2. The 32nd annual AppleFest events in Town Park are scheduled for 9am-6pm on Saturday, Oct. 3 and from 10am on Sunday, Oct. 4.