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Winefest tickets on sale

By Dave Buchanan
It's again time to think about the Colorado Mountain Winefest, a topic we touched on in today's column in The Daily Sentinel. But beyond trying to grab one of the coveted seats at one of the dinners featuring a Colorado winemaker, there's the matter of the main festivities themselves, including the popular Festival in the Park on Sept. 15 at Riverbend Park in Palisade. Winefest media director Marilyn Jensen said in a recent press release that 43 wineries are expected to participate this year, which means about half of the state's licenses wineries will be represented. Jensen also said there is a cap on tickets although it's never been reached. Last year saw 5,800 tickets sold, close to the 6,000 max that Jensen said the Winefest prefers not to exceed. Festival in the Park tickets this year are $35 in advance, $40 at the park. Information and tickets for this, the 16th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, are available at or by calling 800-704-3667.