Food & Garden
Pg 8 - The Sunshine Express
2012 October
Halloween Treats
Are you ready for Halloween? Here
are some fun and creepy things to
do to get into the spirit:
-Jones Farm located at 25450 Road
M, Cortez, CO will hold its an-
nual PumpkinFest on Oct 13-14
from 10a-4p. There is a $3 entry
fee that includes: Haunted House,
Games, Swings, Tricycles, and more.
970.759.4502, or 970.799.2785
-27th, Pumpkin Festival, Cortez
Cultural Center in Cortez. Let's get
ready for Halloween! Join us for
costume contests & treat parade,
hayrides, & Four Corner's Com-
munity Band. For more information,
call 970.565.1151
-PeanutsTM The Great Pumpkin Patch Express, Oct 13, 14, 20 & 21. Ride the
train and bring home the perfect pumpkin. Meet Charlie Brown, Lucy, and
-13th Annual Frontier Historical Society and Museum Historic Ghost Walk,
Growing Farm To Cafeteria Summit
Oct 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27. Guides take participants by lantern-light through
The Valley Food Partnership invites you to break down barriers and expand
Linwood Cemetery, where actors portray people who lived in Glenwood
the impact of farm to cafeteria by joining food service professionals, produc-
Springs 100 years ago, including gunslinger and dentist, John "Doc" Hol-
ers, local food advocates and the Colorado Farm to School Task Force for a
Western Slope summit. It will be held on Oct 26, 10am-4pm at the Montrose
-Halloween Parade Presented by KBUT Radio, Oct. 31, Elk Avenue, Crested
County Fairgrounds Event Center.
To RSVP visit:
-125th Anniversary HALLOWEEN BALL, Oct 27, Beaumont Hotel Grand
Ballroom. CostumeContest, Prizes, DJ & Dancing, Cash Bar,
Costume Required, Who will you be?
-Halloween Bash with DJ Sunday Smith, Oct 31, O'Brien's Pub & Grill
-Ouray Main Street Trick-Or-Treat, Oct 31
-Oct 12-14, This year marks the 3rd Annual Telluride Horror
Show, a 3 day genre film festival in world-famous Telluride.
Octoberfests are a whole lot of fun. Here a few really cool
and traditional ones for you to go enjoy this month:
-Come participate, families, children, everybody welcome
to the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest, benefitting the A.C.
Foundation and the Delta Doves. Confluence Park walk,
motorcycle poker run, chili cook off, music by `In Thin Air',
and more. Wear pink for Breast Canceer Month! Cook off
vendors wanted, call to enter. More info call 970.874.7060.
Saturday, October 13. Your host: Hoolies Steakhouse, 220
Main St in Delta. All monies raised helps local women and
cancer victims.
-Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest. October 5-6, To celebrate the Irish by
enjoying authentic beers and wines, Celtic dancing and music.
Durango Apple Days
Switch gears the next day with an atmosphere jam-packed with German
food and spirits, root beer, music, children's activities, friends, and fun! 4th
Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado Presents the 4th Annual Home
Street Plaza, Carbondale. Men's best legs in a kilt contest, authentic Austrian
Grown Apple Days Festival. Buckley Park, Durango (on Main Ave. be-
Cuisine, Authentic German Biergarten(non alcoholic Ginger beer also avail-
tween 12th and 13th St.), Sunday, October 16, 11a-4p.
able), live music will follow both nights inside Steve's Guitars. For more info
This free to the public family event showcases and celebrates the apple,
call the Carbonale Recreation and Community Center at 970.704.4190.
and provides opportunities for residents and tourists alike to learn what
-31st Annual Oktoberfest, Oct 6, 6th & Colorado, 970.242.2657, We will enjoy
they can do to promote and practice food security and sustainability. Over
the Brat's, Beer, great German Music and Dancing--German Gemuetlichkeit.
the past two years, the Apple Days Festival has become a highlight of the
For vendor information; please contact Kristin Brethauer at 970.270.0809.
fall season, and is a fantastic event for all ages and members of the family.
-Oktoberfest & 48th Annual Jeep Raffle Drawing, Oct 6, Ouray Community
Festival events include:
Center, Cold beers, hot brats, and great company are all on tap at the annual
ˇApple pressing: help us, and the Bootleggers Society, press apples so
Ouray Oktoberfest celebration. The festivities also include the Annual Jeep
they can brew it into our very own, "Insider Ale" which is then sold to
Raffle, polka dancing, and door
raise money for this year's festival
prizes. The annual Jeep Raffle, now 48
ˇKid events: we will have a card-
years old, supports Fourth of July and
board castle, pumpkin painting,
New Year's Eve fireworks in Ouray,
games, and face painting
an annual student scholarship, the
ˇLive music from local bands
purchase of a new Jeep and commu-
ˇEdible trees & shrubs to buy
nity events.
ˇLocal food from Linda's Local Food
Cafe, Zia Taqueria, Fired-Up Pizza,
Turtle Lake Refuge
ˇHomemade pies benefiting La Plata
County 4-H
ˇA Beer Garden highlighting brews
from our local breweries
ˇEducational tents and workshops,
including tastings from many of the
area's local apple trees
ˇPie eating contest
ˇApple tasting: taste apples from the
CSU Southwest Research Center's
Fruit Tree Project in Yellow Jacket.
For more info email parmenterdm@ or call 970.382.6464.