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2020 August/September
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
---Montrose Farmers Market (Summer Market), Recur-
ring weekly on Saturday until October 31, Centennial
Plaza, Montrose
--Game Night, weekly on Wednesday, RnR Sports Bar
--Open Mic Night, weekly on Wednesday, Horsefly
Brewing Company
--Kid¡¯s Horse Program Intermediate, weekly on Tues-
day, Thursday, Lone Trout Ranch
--2nd Annual Chief Ouray and Chipeta Color Run, Au-
gust 15, Ute Indian Museum, 17253 Chipeta Rd, Mon-
trose, Price: Walk/run is $25/adults, $10/children under
18, includes a walk T-shirt, Join us as we remember
Chief Ouray, his wife Chipeta and their legacy, three-
mile walk and fun run honors the three Ute tribes and
will be backdropped by the beautiful San Juan Moun-
tains, their ancestral home, join us after for our socially
distanced Popsicle Social, Raffle and Give-Away, contact
the Ute Indian Museum for Walk/Run registration and
information, proceeds go to our education department
and help provide educational opportunities for children
& adults across the Western slope and beyond,
Grand Junction Area/Fruita/Mesa/
---Ready to get back to the summer mountain activities
you love? You can now ride the Powderhorn Bike Park,
Thu/Fri - 11a-4p, Sat/Sun - 10a-4p, special twilight hours
on certain days, lift ticket options for everyone
--Market on Main, Main St, Grand Junction, Aug 13,20,27,
Sept 3,10,17,24, Downtown, a signature event and show-
case of farm products from the Western Slope and around
--Cross Orchards Saturday Market, 3073 F Rd, Grand
Junction, Aug 15,22,29, Sept 5,12,19,26, Cross Or-
chards Historic Site, Join us on our historic grounds to
shop for local produce, enjoy food trucks and artisans,
--Downtown Rhythm & Brews, Main St, Grand Junction,
Sept 3, Come to Downtown GJ for the late-night Concert
Series, presented by Rockslide Brew Pub and Restaurant
and support from ANB Bank.
--Grand Junction Wine Week, Grand Junction, Sept 13-20,
Discover all of the ways to enjoy Grand Valley Wine in this
week-long celebration throughout the city, 970.256.4056
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City
---Sound Healing, in Collaboration w/CB Wellness, August
16, 7-8p, Rainbow Park, Join us for a sound healing ses-
sion paired with shamanic journeying
--Starry Evening, Gala and Celebration of Land Conserva-
tion, August 27, 6-10p, Field just above town between
Old Kebler Pass and Treasury Roads, Enjoy incredible
scenery, delicious food and cocktails, mingle with friends
and neighbors who support land conservation in the Gun-
nison Valley
---Sacred Tree Medicine Weekend, August 21-23, El-
derberry¡¯s Farm, 1978 Harding Road, Paonia, Weekend
immersion connecting with the healing power of the trees
with Tonja Reichley & Lisa Ganora
--Wise Woman Week 2020, September 3-7, Elderberry¡¯s
Farm, 1978 Harding Road, Paonia, Merging tradition, sen-
sory experience, spirit, art and science with Lisa Ganora,
Tanya Blacklight and Alicia Michelsen
--(CANCELED) Cedaredge AppleFest, October 1-4, One of
Western Colorado¡¯s biggest outdoor festivals, ¡°It is with
great disappointment and sadness we announce that the
decision has been made to cancel the 43rd Annual Cedar-
edge Applefest presented by the Cedaredge Area Cham-
ber of Commerce¡±.
--Roaring Fork Pickleball Tournament, Friday, August
21-23, Young, Callaway PB Courts, Carbondale, To
register online visit: or call
--¡¯Cowboy Up¡¯ Dance & BBQ, Friday, August 28, 6-10p,
Downtown Main Street, Carbondale, a fun & spirited
local celebration of our western heritage, 5th & Main,
delicious dinner by Slow Groovin BBQ, live music by
LeverAction, dancing, silent and live auction, Ascendigo
Autism Services Inc. is the recipient of the proceeds
from event, come out and have fun for a good cause
--Wilderness Workshop Community Party, Friday, Sep-
tember 4, 5-9p, Sopris Park, Carbondale
--Kentucky Derby Fundraiser, Saturday, September 5,
2-5p, Miner¡¯s Claim Restaurant, 740 Main Street, Silt,
$35-$1,000, Hors¡¯oeurves, drinks, prizes, Fun games
West and Blessed fashion show, Sponsored By Riding
Institute for Disabled Equestrians
--Roaring Fork Ranch Roping, Saturday, September 12-
13, Gus Darien Riding Area, County Road 100 (Cathe-
rine Store Road), Carbondale, Pay entries Sep 12 7:30-
8:15a, starts 8:45a both days, Sanctioned by Rocky
Mountain Ranch Roping & Stockhorse Association,
organized by Tom & Ginny Harrington, Travis & Cody
Griebel, Open - $210 per roper/enter two teams, draw
one team, Limited to 45 teams, Cumulative Scoring on
3 Head of Yearlings, Sunday Finals - Cow Roping Novice
¨C $110 per roper/two draw teams, Limited to 18 teams,
Cumulative Scoring on 2 Head of Yearlings Finals - One
Yearling, Youth - $25 per roper, head and heel year-
lings, All entries are by pre-registration by Sept 1 at
7:30p, Call Ginny at 970.318.0076, Added Money &
Great Prizes in All Divisions, Free horse stalls & dry
camping only, Ask us about local lodging, contact Tom
Harrington: 970.275.1165 Travis Griebel: 970.618.3793
RFRR on Facebook, Additional Charges: If ropers are
not members of RMRRSHA they can choose to pay
RMRRSHA dues at registration or pay the Day Pass -
Open and Novice - $25, Youth - $15, to participate in
state finals you have to be a member, Day Pass monies
allows ropers to be covered under RMRRSHA insurance.
--Western Slope Pickleball Tournament, Saturday,
September 12-13, 8a-4p, Young, Callaway PB Courts,
--Outdoor Women¡¯s Festival, Thursday, September 17-
20, 8a-5p, Downtown Main Street, Carbondale
--2nd Annual Blocktoberfest, Saturday, September 26,
4-10p, break out the Dirndls and Lederhosen, City of
Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Springs Brew Garden
are celebrating Oktoberfest on 6th Street, free, family
friendly event brings together the best elements of
traditional German/Austrian Oktoberfest, food vendors,
contests w/prizes, Alpine Echo starts off live music w/
Bavarian favorites 4-8p, wear your dancing shoes
--Carbondale Clay Center Annual Fundraiser, Saturday,
September 26, 5-9p, 135 Main St, Carbondale, Tacos
on Plates, gorgeous handmade plates, delicious tacos,
silent auction, local libations, dance performances, mu-
sic, Tickets $65 incl. 1 handmade plate & taco dinner
made by local chefs, music by DJ Luis Yllanes, dance
performances by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico, to
purchase tickets visit:
on-plates or call 970.963.2529
--111th Annual Potato Day Parade & Celebration, Sat-
urday, October 3, 10:30a-3p, Downtown Main Street,
Carbondale, Parade begins promptly at 10:30a, entries
judged, prizes awarded, the more entries the larger the
prizes, winner in commercial category receive a travel-
ing trophy to be kept until next year¡¯s Potato Day cel-
ebration, parade forms along 2nd Street and will travel
west down Main to take a left on 7th street and into
Sopris Park, you will be assigned your position as you
check in with parade officials at corner of Main & Sec-
ond St, check-in time 9:30a, must be in line by 9:45a
to be eligible for prizes as judges will walk parade line-
up for a sneak peek before parade begins