Quick Picks: Cedaredge AppleFest; Oktoberfest celebrations; An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe

Red apple with leaf on white background.Apple portions:

Friday through Sunday, 
Sept. 30–Oct. 2

Apple weekend

We’ve celebrated Palisade peaches and Olathe corn and now it is Cedaredge’s apples’ turn.

Cedaredge AppleFest will begin with a gala from 7–11 Friday at the Cedaredge Community Center. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased at the Cedaredge Chamber office, 245 W. Main St., or Starr’s Guitars, 250 W. Main St.

But for many of us, the downtown festival is where the celebration is. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, music, food, vendors, beer and wine, a bungee jump and hamster/bumper balls can be found on Main Street.

On Saturday there also will be a 5K run/walk at 7:30 a.m. as well as a car show and antique tractor display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pioneer Town and a classic and vintage motorcycle show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Main Street.

On Sunday, a contemporary interdenominational church service is planned to begin at 8:30 a.m. in Town Park.

For information about this annual festival, go to cedaredgechamber.com.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Grab your lederhosen

For those looking for an Oktoberfest celebration this weekend, you’ll have to head to Montrose or Parachute.

Oktoberfest in Montrose is planned for 1–5 p.m. Saturday in the Event Plaza off South First street. There will be beer and wine tasting, food trucks and a costume contest. Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams, Zolopht and an “oompah” band will provide music. Tickets cost $20 in advance through montrosebeerfest.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets cost $25 at the gate.

In Parachute, Oktoberfest will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Cottonwood Park. A brewfest is planned from 2–5 p.m. A concert with Chase Rice and Mark Wills will begin at 7 p.m. with fireworks between the shows.


Thursday, Oct. 6

Do you see ravens?

If you hear something beating (you know, like a heart) or ticking or repeatedly saying “nevermore,” you’re probably crazy.

Or you’re just eagerly anticipating An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe at 7 p.m. Thursday in the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.

How do you tell the difference? No idea. But you’ll need a suggested donation of $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, for the KAFM event featuring poetry and prose inspired by Poe and performed by local actors and poets.

For information, go to kafmradio.org or call 241-8801.


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