092614 Fall Festival History
Photo by Special to the Sentinel

This photo was taken during the 1914 Cowpunchers’ Reunion parade down Aspen Avenue in Fruita. The reunion, now known as the Fruita Fall Festival, marks its 100th anniversary with events Friday through Sunday, Sept. 26–28. (Photo Special to the Sentinel)

‘ALWAYS A BIG DEAL’

Fruita Fall Festival marks 100 years of history and celebrations

The dust kicked up around Blanch Fisher, Don Weimer and nearly a dozen other mounted cowboys as they led their horses down East Aspen Avenue during the 1921 Cowpunchers’ Reunion.

Started in 1914, the reunion was a two-day celebration and competition for area cowboys and residents to celebrate the end of the cattle round-up and harvest season, according to an article in a 2007 edition of the Fruita Times.


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