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Happenings
2013 September
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
a chair or blanket. No coolers or outside alcohol al-
lowed. 970.245.3288.
-Coin Show, Sep 20-21 at Lincoln Park Barn, 910 N
12th St, Gr Jct, Semi-Annual Coin Show by the Western
Slope Coin Club, $2 admission or, if you bring our coin
show newspaper ad, you can get in for $1! Hourly door
prizes and silent auction. 970.241.1770.
-Gun Show by JC Productions, Sep 20-22, 2013. Doors
open at 4p on Fri and at 9a on Sat and Sun. $5 per
adult. 2785 U.S. 50, Gr Jct, 970.255.7100.
-Fall Fest at Powderhorn, Sep 21-22, 10a-4p Fall Fest,
10a-2p LIFT RIDES, Bungee Tramp, Season Pass Sales,
Kids Creative Corner, FREE CAMPING. 1pm- Live
music on the Sunset Deck. 48338 Powderhorn Rd.,
Mesa, 970.268.5700.
-Grand Valley Kennel Club AKC Dog Show, Sep 26-29,
at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US Highway 50,
Gr Jct, 970.255.7100.
-Schoolhouse Rock Live! Sep 26-28 and Oct 2-5; 7:30p
and Sep 28 & 29; 2p. CMU Robinson Theatre, 1231
North 12th Street, Gr Jct, Box Office: 970.248.1604.
-Fruita Fall Festival (99th Annual), Sep 27-29, 325 E
Aspen Av, Fruita, 970.858.3894
-Downtown Car Show, Sep 28, Main Street rumbles
with the sound of hundreds of motors as participants
pour into Downtown Grand Junction for the an-
nual Fuoco Motor Company Downtown Car Show.
970.245.9697
-Grand Finale: Rimrock Rodeo, 927 Hwy 340, Fruita,
Admission fee subject to change. Saturday, Sep 28, $8
per person or $25 for family(up to 4 people). Ages 10
and under are free. 970.260.9287.
-Be Our Guest, Colorado National Monument,
Fruita, Sep 28, The National Park Service fee free day.
970.858.3617.
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off, Sep 7, Mt.
Crested Butte
-37th Annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Sep 7-8,
Crested Butte
-22nd Colorfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Sep 14, Lake City
Town Park. Fine art and crafts, and good food.
-Vinotok fall harvest festival, Sep 15-21, Crested Butte
-Uncorked Wine and Music Festival, Sep 21. Enjoy
sion to the festival is free! 655 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct,
970.245.3288.
-Dinosaur Days Fri & Sat, Sep 6-7, Friday-Feast of Skulls
Gala: A wonderful celebration of our local dinosaur heritage
will take place at Dinosaur Journey. 550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita,
970.858.7282.
-Drag Racing: Final Points Race #10, Sep 7, Western Colo-
rado Dragway.
-Sep 7, 7:30p, CMU¡¯s 2013-14 Music and Theatre season
begins, featuring the internationally acclaimed one-woman
show ¡®Lilia!¡¯, currently touring North America with a
stop at CMU¡¯s Robinson Theatre. 1100 North Av, Gr Jct,
970.248.1604.
-Humane Society ¡®Roundup¡¯, Sep 7, Roice-Hurst Humane
Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a benefit for
its homeless cats and dogs. The atmosphere will be rustic
and casual and will feature cocktails, sit-down dinner, music
and a silent auction. 743 Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, 970.434.7337.
-Dog Days at Lincoln Park Pool, Sep 8 from 10a-2p, $5 each.
Up to four dogs(belonging to the same family) can swim
for $12. What better way to end the ¡°Dog Days of Summer¡±
than by letting your pooch paddle the day away. 12th and
North Ave, Gr Jct, 970.254.3866.
-8th Annual Two Rivers Chautauqua Presents ¡®Colorado
Riches¡¯, Sep 13-14, 5:30-9p on Fri, 11a-9p on Sat, Cross Or-
chards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, Gr Jct, $7.50/person, $12/
couple or $15/family. 970.242.0971.
-Colorado Pork ¡®n Hops BBQ Challenge, Sep 13-14. Buy
barbeque from award-winning cooking teams! Enjoy your
favorite micro brews from aroung the region and listen to
some of your favorite local bands! Fri night headliner: Little
Texas, Sat night headliner: Joe Diffie. 1340 Gunnison Av, Gr
Jct, 970.254.3844. Tickets available at the Parks and Rec of-
fice. See: www.porknhops.com
-Colorado Pro Rodeo Finals, Sep 13-15, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr
Jct, 970.255.7100.
-Drag Racing: Super Quick #3 Box-No Box, Sep 14, Western
Colorado Dragway.
-Colorado Mountain Winefest, Sep 19-22. the premier Colo-
rado wine celebration in the state, bringing dozens of local
wineries to celebrate our award-winning wines and growing
industry.
-Garden Groove Concert w/The Williams Brothers, Sep 20,
7-9:30p, Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., Gr Jct, Bring
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
-Aspen Mac and Cheese Fest, Sep 7, Downtown Aspen
-Ragnar Relay, Sep 7-8, A 200(ish) mile running relay
that takes you and 11 pals, day and night, through the
Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
-Ferrari Fall Foliage Tour, Sep 12-15, The Rocky Moun-
tain Chapter of Ferrari Club of North America brings
their 2013 Fall Foliage Tour to Snowmass Village.
-46th Annual Ruggerfest Wagner Park, Sep 12-15, Rio
Grande Park, Aspen
-38th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival, Sep 13-15,
The Snowmass Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of
the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Over
3 days, 30 pilots compete in such challenging competi-
tions as a distance race that covers the whole Roaring
Fork Valley.
-The 10th Annual Snowmass Wine Festival, Sep 13-14,
Experience incredible food, flavors, sights, sounds and
prizes, sponsored by Rotary Club of SV, located on
Snowmass Mall in Snowmass Village.
-CU in Snowmass Collegiate Mountain Bike Race, Sep
20-22, The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting
this exciting mountain bike event in Snowmass to cap
off a great season of riding in the Rockies.
-Golden Leaf Half Marathon, Sep 21, Aspen
-Aspen Filmfest, Sep 26-Oct 1, Wheeler Opera House
-The Meeting, Sep 26-28, The new crop of ski and
snowboard films will be screened, and the top pros
featured in the films, the filmmakers themselves, and
other industry influencers will be in attendance, Aspen.
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Sep 3, Free, Operation Lifesaver and the Union Pacific
Railroad bring you the Operation Lifesaver Safety
Train 2013. Welcome Aboard! Ride in the wonderful
passenger cars built in the 40¡¯s and 50¡¯s, 339 S 1st St, Gr
Jct, 2p departing from the Grand Junction Train Depot.
303.759.3677.
-Family Science Night, Sep 5, 6-8:30p, Fall into Engi-
neering! Join us for an evening of exciting hands-on
experiments. Fun for all ages. 2660 Unaweep Av, Gr Jct,
970.254.1626.
-Come and enjoy gourd art and more at the 5th annual
Gourd Festival, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens,
Fri, Sep 6 from 4-9p, and Sat, Sep 7 from 9a-3p. Admis-