Cross Orchards Historic Site hosted a Fall Day on the Farm Saturday featuring historic demonstrations and more fun activities on Saturday.
This Thursday evening supporters of Kids Voting turned out downtown to hear speakers of all ages explain the importance of continuing the civics program.
The 2013 Survive Fashion Show was held Saturday night.
The Grand Valley Dressage Society held its horse show Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds.
Summertime fun was still on tap for those who attended Saturday’s Oktoberfest on a warm fall day and a pleasantly crisp fall night.
The Mesa County Historical Society Picnic brought nearly 75 people out to Cross Orchards Living History Farm for the society’s Annual Community Potluck. Musical entertainment was provided by “bone-tree” from Unaweep Canyon. Fried chicken and lemonade were accompanied by fresh peaches and ice cream from the Palisade Historical Society. The Museum of Western Colorado co-hosted the event.
The 2013 Fruita Fall Festival opened Friday afternoon, with a street dance and comedy in the evening and included vendors selling their arts, crafts, and food, a carnival, live music, and several special events. Saturday featured a bed race, dog race, and parade. Sunday included a car show, and a talent show.
The Botanical Gardens Garden Groove concert season finished strong with a performance by The Williams Brothers.
The Men in Heels Race took place in downtown Grand Junction Thursday. The charity race is for Latimer House, a local program that helps victims of domestic violence.
The 2013 Colorado Professional Rodeo Association finals were held Sunday at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.
Fine BBQ, brews, bands and dancing were on tap Friday and Saturday during Pork n Hops at Lincoln Park.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s featured Middle Eastern dancing, balloons and more Saturday at Long Family Memorial Park.
The Young Life Muck Festival at Sherwood Park Monday evening included using Shaving Cream, Water Balloons, Flour Bombs, Mystery Muck, and Fire Trucks. Music was also part of the fun. For more photos go to gjsentinel.com
Roice-Hurst Humane Society and local animal lovers celebrated 50 years of service Saturday with dining and dancing at the Doubletree Hotel.
Friday and Saturday Fruita paid tribute to the giants who once roamed Western Colorado.
CMU’s Maverick Hoedown Friday featured a BBQ, boots galore and plenty of country-western dancing.
Community photos submitted in September 2013 by Daily Sentinel readers.
The 27th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials opened Wednesday afternoon — the start of the four-day event. The trials end Sunday with the championship round.
Hilltop held its Western Colorado Classic Auto Event Saturday and Sunday at Canyon View Park.
Undaunted by rain, hundreds of riders participated in Community Hospital’s 25th Tour of Valley Sunday, cycling through the varied landscapes that make up Grand Valley. More than 400 riders came out, Karin Martsolf, Community Hospital’s marketing communications director, said. She added that 105 riders were up for the challenge of the Century Ride. The tour began at the DoubleTree Hotel.
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