Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2012 September
-98th Annual Fruita Fall Festival, Sept
2:05p, $12, Sept 1-4 Vs. Idaho Falls.FIREWORKS
28-30, Free, Carnival rides, live music
after the Sept 2nd game!! Sept 5 & 6 Vs. Ogden.
by Bob & Ray, youth pet and talent
Suplizio Field, 12th Street & North Ave, Gr Jct,
show, the famous bed race parade, bak-
ing and canning contest and Art in the
-Tunnel to Tower 5 K Run/Walk, Sept 9, 8a check-
Park. Downtown Fruita, 970.858.3894
in, 9a race time, $25. Kids under 12 free with
adult (or donation) and an additional surcharge
-Be Our Guest - Colorado National
for timed runs. Sponsored by Blue Star Mothers.
Monument, September 29, The National
Pepsi Bottling/ River Front Trail, 140 Power Rd,
Park Service fee free day celebrating
Gr Jct, 970.242.3845
National Public Lands Day! Colorado
-Faculty Gala opens the 2012-13 Music at Mesa
National Monument, 970.858.3617 x364
Season, Sept 13, 7:30p. A catered reception in the
or x360
lobby to follow the concert. $10 adults, $8 seniors,
-Bobcat Golthwait & Friends, Sept 29,
$5 students, The Colorado Mesa University Music
7:30p, $26 Lower Level, $21 Balcony. All
faculty bring a wealth of experience and talent to
reserved seating. Bobcat Golthwait with
the university and to the community. The new-
Special Guests, Dexter Tucker and Bob
est additions to the faculty are Jonathan Hinkle,
Meddles. Get your tickets at Murdoch's
Associate Director of Bands, who was hired to
Ranch & Home Supply, 3217 I-70 Business Loop,
develop and direct CMU's brand new marching
Charge by phone 877-434-8497 or online. Avalon
-Labor Day Ouray Country Fair & Rodeo, Labor
band; Stephen Page, saxophonist; and Kristen
Theatre, 645 Main Street, Gr Jct, 970.263.5700
Day Weekend
Yeon-Ji Yun, cellist. The new faculty additions
-25th Annual Jeep Jamboree Sept 13-15
bring a vibrant new energy to CMU's Department
-Lands End Hill Climb, Sept 29-30, The race has a
-Ouray Trail Run, Sept 29, Fellin Park
of Music, highlighting all of the exciting changes
long history in Mesa County dating back to 1940.
-3rd Annual Montrose Indian Nations Powwow,
and renovations happening in the Moss Perform-
Lands End, CCC Camp, motorized races, pits
Sept 21-23, Montrose Fairgrounds, Friendship
ing Arts Center.
and campout. The Lands End Hill climb will be
Hall, Honoring Veterans Friday World Peace
Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 12th
the fifth of five races on the Colorado Hill Climb
Day, Azteca Dancers Sat, celebrity tipis, $26,000
Street & North Ave., Gr Jct, 970.248.1604(Box Of-
Association (CHCA) schedule for 2012. Lands
total prize money, 970.921.7707 or 970.399.7183 or
End Road, (off Kannah Creek Rd. and Hwy. 50),
-31st Annual Parade of Homes, Sept 14, 15, & 16
and Sept 22 & 23. $10.00 ticket from City Mar-
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Telluride Film Fest, Aug 31-Sept 3
ket --Children under the age of 5 are free. Join
-The People's Fair, Sept 1-2, Crested Butte, Arts,
-Imogene Pass Run Sept 8, A 17.1 mile mountain
the Housing & Building Assocation for the 2012
Crafts & More. 970.349.6484
race in the western San Juan mountains, run along
Parade of Homes! See the latest in home design
-22nd Annual Superfly Fishing Tournament, Sept.
a route between Ouray and Telluride.
& decor; meet the builders & learn about their
7-8, Almont Resort
-Black Bear Awareness Week, Sept 10-14, Each
subcontractors. This is the place to be inspired!
-Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off Sept 8,
year the Telluride Institute collaborates with the
We hope to see you there! Visit our website for
held at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Town of Telluride to provide an intense week of
more information! Grand Junction & Fruita,
ski area. Heat up by sampling great chili prepared
black bear education.
by area cook-off contestants, cool off with beers
-19th Annual Telluride Blues and Brews Festival,
-37th Annual Colorado Pro Rodeo Finals &
poured by several microbreweries and savor
Sept 14-16, Telluride Town Park
Parade, Sept 14-16, Parade Saturday 10a Down-
live music all afternoon. For admission costs and
-The Mountains to the Desert Ride, Sept 20-22,
town GJ. Fri & Sat Gates open 6p for 7p show,
times, 800.814.8893 or or
Grueling and rewarding one day bike ride from
Sun Gates open at noon for 1p show. $12 Adults,
Mt. Crested Butte, 800.545.4505
Telluride to Gateway Canyons.
$9 for Children ages 7+, This rodeo has the top 12
-Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Sept 16-22, Crested
-Telluride Photo Festival Sept 21-30
contestants in 10 events compete for year-end and
Butte, 970.349.0147
finals championship awards along with thousands
-Crested Butte Film Festival Sept 27-30, Crested
-Mountain Harvest Festival, Sept. 27-29, Paonia.
of dollars in prize money. The rodeo has it all,
Butte & Gunnison. Get inspiration from features,
from the bareback riding/roping and steer wres-
shorts, documentaries and panel discussions and
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
tling/bronc riding/team roping/bull riding and
enjoy festival parties and the peak of aspen-view-
-8th Annual Wild West Air Fest, Sept 1-2, features
many more events. Food and drink is available at
ing season. Pass options make it easy and afford-
vintage and warbird static aircraft display, classic
the event. Sponsored by the Mesa County Sheriffs
able to enjoy all four days and all events. For info:
cars, radio controlled airplane shows, Wings Over
Posse. Mesa County Fairgounds, 2785 US Hwy 50, or call 303.204.9080
the Rockies KidSpace and more! $5 adults, $3 ages
-Colorfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Sept 8, Lake City
12-6, and FREE for 5 and under.
-2012 Blue Angels Air Show, Sept 21-23, Gates
Town Park.
-25th Annual Yampa River Rubber Ducky Race,
open Friday night at 6p and 9a Sat & Sun, Tickets
-Uncorked Wine and Music Festival, Sept 15,
Sept 8, Rubber Duckies are adopted to race down
available online. Schedule and Ticket purchase
Features six music acts. Taste over 100 wines, beer
river! Participate from the dumping of the Ducks
online. Proceeds to benefit Hospice and Pallia-
from Ska Brewing, and great food from vendors.
off the 5th Street Bridge to the crossing at the fin-
tive Care of Western Colorado. Grand Junction
Artisan vendors. Gates open at 10a. More info at
ish line near the Art Depot. Great prizes for the
Regional Airport, 2828 Walker Field Drive, GrJct,
fastest ducks!