Colorado’s Western Slope Celebrates 42nd Annual Palisade Peach Festival

Grand Junction hotels offer discounts, gift bag and coupons throughout August By: Mackenzie Maher

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The 42nd Annual Palisade Peach Festival
Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau is rolling out the peach carpet for the 42nd annual Palisade Peach Festival, Aug. 19-22, held in neighboring Palisade, Colo. 

Throughout the month of August, Grand Junction hotels are offering special Peach Festival room rates, starting at $63 per night. In addition to the discounted room rates, guests who book a stay during the entire month of August will receive a complimentary breakfast and a welcome bag full of coupons. 

The Palisade Peach Festival highlights the Western Slope’s agricultural side and puts a spotlight directly on the world-famous Palisade peaches, which have been growing in the area since the 1800s. This year’s festival includes tours through the orchards, wineries and distilleries. “Feast in the Fields” is another festival favorite, offering guests the opportunity to dine in the orchards on local cuisine paired with local wines (reservations required). Some of Grand Valley’s finest musicians will provide entertainment throughout the event. 

Other highlights of the 42nd annual Palisade Peach Festival include an ice cream social; open mike night; a pancake breakfast; a car show; the Peach Festival Parade; recipe contests and sample sales; a peach-eating contest; and the Palisade Sunday Farmers Market.

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