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2019 October/November
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
--Cedaredge AppleFest, October 3-6, 4p, One
of Western Colorado¡¯s biggest outdoor festi-
vals, bringing together local businesses, apple
orchards, artists, musicians, 250+ vendors,
over 20,000 attendees, for list of events visit
--Ride the Pumpkin Express to Pumpkin Patch,
October 5-28, Orchard Valley Farms, 15836
Black Bridge Rd, Paonia, grab a complimenta-
ry wagon & head to the patch, pumpkins sold
by the pound, shop the market, roast chil-
ies, u-pick berries & vegetables, Black Bridge
Wines & picnic by the river, open daily 10a-6p,
sat/sun 11a-4p
--Beat Night at Louie¡¯s Loft, Oct 17 & Nov
21, 6-9p, 202 Grand Ave, Paonia, hosted by
Jeanine Devlin, 3rd Thur monthly, bring your
original music, poetry, short stories or ?,
--Colorado Hard Cider Festival, October 26,
Big B¡¯s Delicious Orchards U-pick, Cafe &
Tasting Room, 39126 CO-133, Hotchkiss,
inviting cideries from all over Colorado to
share their best and newest ciders, buy tickets
online or at the door, live music, onsite
parking, camping packages, all-you-can-drink
--Trick or Treat, Main St, Oct 31, 3-5p, Delta
--Trick or Treat Trail, Oct 31, 3-5p, Cedaredge
--Festival of Lights, Nov 29-30, Crawford Town
Hall, 425 CO-92, Crawford
--CPRA State Finals Rodeo, October 4-6,
Montrose County Fairgrounds Event Ctr, 1001
N 2nd St, Montrose
--¡¯Animal Farm¡¯, October 4-5, 7-9p, Oct 6, 4p,
The Sherbino, 604 Clinton St, Ridgway, $20/
reserved, $15/general admission, $18/door,
¡°All animals are equal, but some animals are
more equal than others.¡±, theatrical adaptation
of George Orwell¡¯s classic allegorical novella,
today it is devastatingly clear that wherever
and whenever freedom is attacked, the
cutting clarity & savage comedy of George
Orwell¡¯s masterpiece message is still
ferociously fresh
--Ouray Oktoberfest, October 5, 5-9p, Ouray
Community Ctr, 320 6th Ave, authentic
German food, Polka fun, kids activites,
costume contests, fun competitions and a
chance to win a brand new Jeep, Jeep raffle
supports local student scholarships, several
community events & Ouray marketing & eco-
nomic development, $5/adult, free/under 18,
--Russell Stover Sweet Feet 5K Walk/Run,
October 6, $25, Cerise Park, Montrose,
Montrose High School Girls Basketball team
hosts, proceeds donated to Connor Imus
Scholarship Fund, no official time kept,
Check-in 9a, Race starts promptly 10a
--Ridgway Old West Fest, October 11, 10a-
10p, Downtown Ridgway, many venues,
highlights Ridgway¡¯s film, ranching, railroad
heritage, Western arts & culture, Eve Becker-
Doyle 970.626.9862, ridgwayoldwestfest@
--Spooktacular, Oct 26, Main St, Downtown Grand
Jct, kids come down for fun afternoon of trick-or-
treating, costume parade, fun activities, more
--Mesa Murder Mysteries, ¡®Fairground Fatality¡¯, Oct
26, Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US 50, Grand
Jct, a delightful evening of mystery, see if you can
figure out who bites the dust, 970.261.9180
--Murder at the Juice Joint Mystery Dinner, Oct 26,
Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon Dr, Grand Jct, inter-
active murder mystery dinner set in the Roaring
20¡¯s, tickets include dinner, champagne, a whiskey
pull & a mystery you¡¯ll never forget, 970.242.4191
--Rocky Mountain Horror Fest, Oct 29, Mesa The-
ater, 538 Main St, Grand Jct, celebrating Horror &
Sci-Fi movies, 970.773.1775
--Western Slope Cowboy Gathering, Nov 1-2,
Grand Valley Event Ctr, 2400 Consistory Ct, Grand
Jct, a wide range of top local & national Cowboy
Poets & Western Singers, good family fun, great
cowboy entertainment, 970.242.0971
--Rim Rock Run, Nov 2, Colorado National Monu-
ment, Fruita, full marathon & relay 2 person team
marathon, 26-mile point-to-point along Rim Rock
Dr and downhill half marathon starting at the
Highland View pull-off, 970.248.1469
--Holiday & Business Craft Fair, Nov 9, 1st Church
of The Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Rd, Grand Jct,
crafts for the holidays & gift giving, 970.260.0497
--The Human Nature Art Gala Fundraiser, Nov 9,
Citrola¡¯s Italian Restaurant, 759 Horizon Dr, Grand
Jct, art exhibit to benefit The Joseph Center, great
selection of wine, silent auction, enjoy fine art with
a theme to stir your soul, 970.250.1432
--Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience, Nov 9,
Doubletree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Dr, Grand Jct,
a place to plan your whole wedding all in one day,
--Downtown Tree Lighting, 359 Main St, Grand Jct,
Nov 23, catch the Spirit of the holidays
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City
--ROMP in the Rocks, October 5, 7a-5p,
Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, Gunnison, family
fun ride + run races, timed lap events for solo-
ists, duos, or teams wishing to test stamina for
10 hours of riding, running or both, mountain bike
course 12.7 miles with a 2,001ft elevation gain,
run course open to all levels yet not to be taken
lightly, be well equipped, well-trained, well pre-
pared for all types of weather, no aid stations on
route, bring your own food, water and everything
else you need, all proceeds help the gO Initiative
keeping kids & adults healthy & active physically &
mentally, chance to win pair of ROMP Skis w/entry,
10 minutes in the rocks kid¡¯s bike race afternoon,
beer & dinner available to racers during awards
--Trick or Treat, October 31, 4-5:30p, Gunnison
Business District
--Family Halloween Parade, October 31, 4:30-
6:30p, KBUT & CB Old Rock Library ¡®Howl-O-Ween
Fright Parade¡¯, October 31, meet 4:30p at First &
Elk, kids parade & collect candy & treats, finish at
Old Rock Library for family fun activities
--Ornaments & Cocoa, November 9, 1-3:30p,
Gunnison Arts Ctr, 102 S Main St, Gunnison, All
Ages, instructor Sarah Sharsmith walks us step
by step through process of creating personal-
ized ornaments while sipping hot cocoa with tasty
snacks, $20/person
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
--Downtown Art Festival, Oct 4-5, Main St, Grand
Jct, visit our galleries & shops Downtown dur-
ing 1st Friday, live music at the Buffalo on 4th &
Main from 5-8:30p
--Absolute Dance presents The Little Mer-
maid Ballet, Oct 4-5, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main
St, Grand Jct, performance by local dancers,
--BOO at the ZOO, Oct 5, Children¡¯s Nature
Ctr, 2424 OLD US HWY 6&50, Grand Jct, an-
nual fundraiser for the Children¡¯s Nature Ctr,
--Annual Pancake Breakfast, Oct 5, Coates Creek
Schoolhouse, DS Road on Glade Park, 16 miles
W of Glade Park Store, Glade Park, Door prizes,
bump-n-jump for kids, 970.712.3360
--Car Show, Oct 5, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2
Rd, Grand Jct, fund raiser sponsored by The
Women Of The Moose Chapter 1073, free gate
entry to view cars, food available to purchase,
--Moon Farm Pumpkin Patch, Oct 5, 1360 18
1/2 Rd, Fruita, a day of fun, Hay Rides, Haunted
Castle, Creepy Clown House, Haunted Egypt,
Straw Maze, Petting Zoo, Kids Corn Maze,
--Grand Valley Open Studios Tour, Oct 11-13,
Grand Jct, 25 fine artists open the doors of their
private studios, discover hidden nooks & amazing
views of the Grand Valley, 970.254.3876
--WCLCC HHM Closing Ceremony, Oct 12, West-
ern Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers
Ave, Grand Jct, last event of Hispanic Heri-
tage Month series, celebrate diverse cultures
in our community, music, food & fun activites,
--Oktoberfest Amped, Oct 12, Amphitheater at
Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave, Grand Jct,
Oktoberfest Amped is going to be the most Ger-
man one yet, 970.263.5700
--Annual Empty Bowls, Oct 12, Grand Valley
Catholic Outreach, 245 S 1st St, Grand Jct, Local
potters & woodworkers provide beautiful hand-
made bowls, over 50 local restaurants provide
gourmet soups, bakers, restaurateurs & fruit
growers provide sweets, drinks & other surprises,
--Mesa County Libraries Comic Con, Oct 12, Two
Rivers Convention Ctr, 159 Main St, Grand Jct,
fun, free, family-friendly, brings together fans &
creators, old & young, 970.243.4442
--CSU Extension Annual Plant Sale & Tree Auction
Fundraiser, Oct 12, Mesa County Fairgrounds,
2775 Highway 50, Grand Jct, a selection of plants
from herbs, perennials, shrubs & trees, supports
volunteer Master Gardener program & demon-
stration gardens, 970.244.1834
--Ignite Grand Junction, Oct 15, Warehouse
2565, 2565 American Wy, Grand Jct, speakers
include a variety of topics telling the story of the
Grand Valley, 970.210.4480
--HOPE of the Grand Valley, River Front Trail
5-10k Walk/Run, Oct 19, Fruita Community Ctr,
324 N Coulson St, a fun 5k/10k to bring the
community together to raise awareness of our
organization, 970.778.4880