Fruita Fall Festival celebrates 99 years with multiple events

The Fruita Fall Festival will celebrate the changing seasons, just as it has for the past 99 years, with all kinds of events, vendors and music.

From Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27–29, more than 150 vendors will be selling art, crafts and food. There will be a carnival and live music on two stages. The Circle Park Stage will feature regional and national bluegrass bands, and the Civic Center Pavilion Stage will feature an eclectic mix of musical styles.

The festival will go from 3–10 p.m. Friday with the Fruita Rotary Club beer garden open from 4–10 p.m.  in Circle Park.

Check out the street dance featuring The Ram Band at 7 p.m. Friday at Circle Park or the comedy show from 7–8 p.m. on the Pavilion Stage. 

The popular bed race will get under way at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, followed by the parade at 10 a.m. The festival, carnival and vendor booths will open at noon.

There will be nonstop music through the day culminating in a another street dance at 7 p.m. in Circle Park featuring Trez Equis. The Rotary Club Beer Garden will be open from 4–10 p.m.

On Sunday, the Fruita Fall Festival 5K Stampede will start at 9 a.m. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the classrooms, teachers and students at Fruita Middle School.

The festival, carnival and vendor booths will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with a car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival will conclude with a youth pet and talent show from 1–4 p.m. Sunday.

A schedule of festival music and events can be found at fruitafallfestival.com.


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