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Aug 18, 2010 11:09 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Palisade Peach Festival this weekend

Peaches from the Grand Valley are one of the best things about summertime in Colorado. Sweet, juice-dripping-down-your-arms peaches.

If you love peach pie, peach ice cream and peaches in every form you can think of--the 42nd annual Palisade Peach Festival will be held Aug. 19-22.

In addition to the typical food, music and beverages associated with festivals, the Palisade Peach Festival will feature tours of orchards, vineyards, wineries, a brewery, distillery, bike tours, van tours and float trips.

Here's a listing of events:

Thursday, Aug. 19:

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Tours of the orchards, vineyards/wineries, brewery, distillery, bike and van tours, and Colorado River Float Trips
6 - 9 p.m. - Ice cream social and street dance

Friday, Aug. 20:

1-8 p.m. - Peach Festival at Riverbend Park: Music, food vendors, peach cuisine with Colorado chefs, tug of war, an alpaca showcase
7 - 9:30 p.m. - "Feast in the Fields" at Z's Orchard (reservations required)
5:30 - 10 p.m. - Open Mike Night

Saturday, Aug. 21:

7 - 10 a.m. - Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m. - Peach Fest 5-Miler
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - "Just 4 Fun" Car Show
9 a.m. - Peach Festival Parade
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Tours of the orchards, vineyards/wineries, brewery, distillery, bike and van tours, and Colorado River Float Trips
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Peach Festival at Riverbend Park: Music, food vendors, peach cuisine with Colorado chefs, peach eating contest
11 a.m. - Recipe contest and sample sales
7 - 9 p.m. - Live entertainment and dancing
7 - 9:30 p.m. - "Feast in the Fields" at High Country Orchards (reservations required)

Sunday, Aug. 22:

8 a.m. - Peach Fest Peddle Paddle Peddle
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Palisade Sunday Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Tours of the orchards, vineyards/wineries, brewery, distillery, bike and van tours, and Colorado River Float Trips

For more information, phone the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau (GJVCB)at 800-962-2547.

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