Colorado is full of amazing local events during the summer, including the famous peach festival in the town of Palisade. According to their website, you can "Experience Palisade Peaches at their finest during Peach Festival weekend, August 18th-19th, 2023." This year marks the 55th annual Peach Festival, therefore they have packed a lot of activities into these two days. Continue reading to find out more about what you can expect at this unique Colorado festival.
To start things off, the even features the Orchard Farm Tours. These specially curated tours promise a fantastic experience filled with informative agricultural insights, a scrumptious lunch, and plenty of fun. As the gates open at Riverbend Park for the main attraction at 12 PM on Friday afternoon, their enthusiastic vendors, delectable food trucks, and skilled bartenders will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. Prepare to be serenaded by talented Colorado performers, as live music sets the tone for the festival, continuing its captivating melodies until the grand finale at 8 PM on Saturday night. You will not want to miss out on this incredible event packed with enjoyment, education, and a celebration of the bountiful beauty our beautiful state.
Saturday promises an abundance of fun and celebration to kick off the day. Treat can yourself to a delightful morning with freshly made pancakes at the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, taking place at Veteran's Memorial Park. For running enthusiasts, sign up for the invigorating Just Peachy 5K, starting at 8:30 AM. Afterward, you can gather downtown for the vibrant Palisade Peach Fest Parade. Once you've soaked in the morning festivities, head over to The Festival at Riverbend Park, where a delightful array of vendors, delectable food, refreshing drinks, entertaining games, and more await you from 10 AM onwards. Be sure not to miss the exciting Safeway Peach Cuisine demos, the renowned BBQ Throwdown, and their popular peach eating contests.