Delta County, Colo., Announces Summer Events Schedule
- Festivals focus on region's agricultural roots and outdoor beauty -
Delta County, Colo. - Delta County Tourism Cabinet today announced its signature events line-up just in time for summer vacation planning. When coming to Delta County for one of these exceptional events, families should take some extra time to enjoy the area's outdoor attractions and activities; wineries, orchards and ranches; and exceptional public lands.
Now in its 66th year, Paonia Cherry Days is one of the oldest, continuously-running, annual outdoor festivals in Colorado. Activities include rides, a parade, artists and craftsmen, a cook-off, a street dance, musical entertainment, and fireworks.
This is the longest-running Little Britches Rodeo in the world. Hundreds of cowpokes, ages five to 18 years old, compete for prizes, cash and bragging rights.
July 19-22 - Deltarado Days, Delta
This event celebrates the wines of the West Elk AVA and the North Fork Valley. Events include winery, vineyard and orchard tours; tastings; special food and wine pairings; gallery tours; and chef-prepared meals.
This event is all about good old-fashioned family fun! Enjoy live entertainment, great food and a rodeo, as well as the typical county fair competitions including livestock, produce, canned goods, quilts and sewing.
Presented by the Western Slope and Roaring Fork Slow Food Chapters, this fourth annual event features food, wine and films. The two-day festival price is $125 and Slow Food members receive a discount.
The annual Mountain Harvest Festival is a community celebration of agriculture, art, music, and life on Colorado's Western Slope. The festival features locally grown and produced agricultural products, including local beer and wine and offers the opportunity to meet local farmers, artists, musicians, craftsmen and performers.
Delta County, Colo., is located on Colorado's western slope at the base of Grand Mesa, one of the largest flat top mountains in the world. An agricultural and heritage hotbed, this region is home to the communities of Cedaredge, Crawford, Delta, Eckert, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Paonia.