Bikes, Bands and Brews Festival set for Fruita

The days and nights are getting cooler, but the biking and music scenes are as hot as ever, as is evidenced with the Bikes, Bands and Brews Festival for two days in Fruita.

The festival will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15–16, at the Fruita Civic Center Park.

A Dirt Dance, featuring nontraditional bluegrass performed by Stray Grass, gets things started from 5–9 p.m. Friday. There will be activities for kids, food vendors and more. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to Family Health West.

The festival on Saturday will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with bands, vendors, food and a beer garden. Admission is $3 for adults and those younger than 12 are free. A bike rodeo for kids and a bike swap will benefit Western Flyer.

A 25-mile bike tour will be from 8–9:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $35 and includes entry into the festival and a T-shirt. A 15K run begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $25, which includes a T-shirt and festival entry. (Preregister at and save $5).

Bands scheduled to perform at Civic Center Park are Jack and Jill from 11–11:45 a.m.; Intertwined, noon to 1:15 p.m.; Desert Flyer, 1:30–2:50 p.m.; Wheel, 3–4:15 p.m.; Jay Ketchum, 4:30–5:15 p.m.; and Goodman Band, 5:30–7 p.m.

Call 858-3894 for information.


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