Activities

Weaves mountain folk into a soulful tapestry of roots, rock, and raw improvisations. A group bent on bringing their hearts to the stage and sharing the meaning and purpose of their lives, each member honors their historical roots while pushing their creative boundaries. Their music reflects...

The multi-award winning North Fork Valley Community & Parade Band has been groovin' locally since 2015 and is co-directed by Jeannette Carey and David Alderdice. It is a mixed ages community band (sponsored by The Learning Council) that meets Monday evenings in Hotchkiss from 6:00-7:30pm....

Funky Classical Celtic World Fusion band FEAST brings a fun and unique approach to crossing musical genres. Playing mainly Celtic-inspired music with their own original twist, FEAST mixes classical, traditional, and modern techniques, tunes, and instruments. Classically trained string instrumentalists and keyboardist play beautiful soaring...

Peach Street Revival is a blues rock, psychedelic, sweet guitar and bass riffin’ mouth-full! One delicious bite… after one delicious bite! May I have another, please?!!   Front woman Gonzales will croon you into psychedelia with the band’s original songs, and with their renditions of Jefferson Airplane,...

Subtle and swift like the wind's lift of the leaves. Porch Couch is a musical trio from Telluride, CO consisting of Tyler Simmons (guitar / vocals), Danny D’Alessandro (banjo / saxophone / vocals), and Mike Enriquez (upright bass / vocals). A unique blend of psych,...

Moth to Moonlight is a newly formed band based out of Paonia, Colorado. They play an eclectic mix of original tunes and uniquely-spun covers of traditional folk and blues songs in various languages using unique instrumentation. Sami Akert and Taylor Hawk weave delicious and sometimes obscure...

Enjoy these beautiful automobiles during the festival. They will be parked Downtown on Sunday from 11:30am to 1:00pm....

Clyde and the Milltailers is a Colorado based Alternative Folk trio that is influenced by early American music, history and folklore. Formed in Grand Junction Colorado By Steve “Clyde” Kilcrease and David Rowley in early 2014. The group's name being a local reference to radioactive uranium...

Town Park - Saturday 4:00-5:00pm Creating soulful sounds of Americana Rock and Roll, this dueling pair has toured with Hall and Oats and My Brother’s Keeper. Having played together for over twenty years, they have a polished and tight sound. Both are incredibly talented on guitar...

Town Park - Sun. 12-1:30pm Carrie Williams is a singer/songwriter/musician who simply loves music and everything connected to it. She comes from a brilliantly musical family and has been playing guitar and singing/ songwriting since she was fourteen and has more actively performed in public since 2006....

Sunday, Sept 24, 9 am Town Park   Ayana Pedrick will teach Forest Yoga. Created by Ana Forest, Forest Yoga is a Hatha-based practice using asana, core work, intention, and breath to move energy in your internal landscape. Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket for comfort, as...

Saturday & Sunday September 23rd & 24th, Noon – 5 pm Town Park   Learn your creative arts ABC’s and how to turn fun into FUNKY. Kids of all ages will thrive in the bounty of playful activities, workshops, and whimsical art projects. Highlights include: harvest relay, animal...

Friday September 22, 6:30 pm  Town Park Football Field   Time to put on your black and red, and bring your stompin’ feet over to the Football field! This is sure to be an exciting game, as 2013 and 2014 State Champs and 2015 and 2016 Semifinalists Paonia...

Friday September 22, 12 - 4 pm Downtown Paonia’s downtown is on Grand Avenue, 2nd, and 3rd Streets. We invite you to stroll around town, and discover the charm of Paonia, while finding some great specials for Paonia Promenade. We have art galleries; farm supplies and farm fresh...

Photography Contest: Saturday, September 9 Show Opening: Thursday, September 21 Blue Sage Center for the Arts   1 camera. 3 square miles. 19 hours. Do you have what it takes to capture the essence of Paonia?  Find out by joining in the Picture Paonia Photography Contest on September 9, 2017. Here’s...

  Growing up wandering the woods and waters of the Allegheny Region of New York has leaked into Jeanine's voice and lyrics. Using the woods as her private hermitage, she started singing and writing poetry as a child. Although songwriting, 'took it's sweet time', it was...

  Shelley Rae Korntved sang as she learned to speak, stomped her foot at five and delcared, she was going to play guitar. Four years later she got her wish in the form of a used Stella Harmony.  Her Dad told her "Singers are a dime a...

  Born in England, raised in Colorado. Samuel Peart has a very diverse collection of covers and originals. Acoustic rock, country, hip hop, and vocal heavy ballads are all strong influences in his repertoire.    ...

  Jack Gwydion is a fifth-generation Coloradan, hailing from the mountain town of Crested Butte. He lives to sense the beating heart of poetry in the city and in the forest, and has long admired musicians with small-town sincerity and big-world humanity. Aware these are terrifying,...

  Fifth Reel has been playing for contra dances, events like Robert Burns Suppers, weddings, parties, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations since 1996. The band produced a CD in 1999 under its former name of “Blarney Pilgrim.” Consisting of piano, fiddle, clarinet, saxophone, hammered dulcimer, bodhran and...

  From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a six piece Funkadeligrass band called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since it’s creation in 2012, the band has strived to...

Saturday September 23, 10:30 am Town Park   Contra is a communal-style folk dance, from American Colonial times, that is fun and easy to learn. Partners dance in parallel lines, opposite -- or “contra” -- to their partners. In response to the Caller's instructions, each couple interacts with...

Fly by on Friday Sept 22, 4:15 pm Town Park Football Field Pilots are adding a new dimension to the Mountain Harvest Festivities for 2017!  Aircraft that operate from the North Fork Valley Airport will fly over the Paonia Town Park Friday, September 22, at 4:15pm. Join us...

  CodeStar has been enamored with music from a young age, having enjoyed concerts and conscious dance events since being a lil sprout in the garden of life.Growing up in Portland, Oregon, he was exposed to all kinds of music, where he experienced the magic of...

Sunday September 24, 12 –2 pm,  Town Park, Lion’s Pavillion   Join Slow Food Western Slope for a Disco Soup seasonal spread. This spread will be prepared with fresh ingredients, sourced from local farms, that would have otherwise gone to waste. With this Disco Soup, Slow Food Western...

Contest: Sunday September 24, 10:00am Performance: Sunday September 24, 4:30pm, Town Park   Hula Hoop, Hula Hoop; anyone can play from three to one hundred and ten! Join a free hula hooping contest, play in the hoop zone in front of the playground, and see an amazing hoop...

Saturday September 23, 7:00pm – 1:00am Downtown What’s better than live music all night long? Live music in five venues, all night long! Mountain Harvest Festival is proud to present a great line up this year, coordinated by Sam Peart. You can catch all nine bands and Ecstatic...

Saturday September 23, 6:30-8 pm,  Stone Cottage Cellars, 41716 Reds Rd   You are invited to join Stone Cottage Cellars in the Third Annual Mountain Harvest Festival Winemaker’s Farm-to-Table Dinner. Hosted by the owners, the Helleckson family, these one-of-a-kind culinary events feature five delicious courses specially paired with...

Saturday September 23, 10 am The Cirque Cyclery   Paonia has seen a renaissance at 232 Grand Ave. Formerly, North Fork Video and historically, Paonia Post Office, it has undergone a huge renovation and is now The Cirque Cyclery aka The Cirque. Inside the industrial modern space are three...

Saturday September 23, 9 am Town Park   If ‘we get what we give' then perhaps spending an hour to care for ourselves could be the greatest gift we can give.  Yoga is an ancient (ancient=tried and true) science designed to release stress and calm the mind. ANYONE...

Saturday September 23rd, 9 am Poulos Park    Ready to ride around our stunning valley? The Paonia Bicycle Club is offering a free, guided ride for enthusiasts of varying abilities. Leaders will be provided to insure riders know the route. Choose to ride 10, 25, or 50 miles....

Friday night September 22, Downtown   Downtown Paonia will be Bouncin’ on Friday night. Enjoy some great entertainment, food, and drink at many different venues on or near Grand Avenue. The participants this year are:   Delicious Orchards  - 39126 Hwy 133 – Carrie Williams Louie’s Pizza and Loft -...

Friday September 22, 3:45 - 4:15pm Poulos Park to Town Park We love our bicycles in Paonia; and we love parades! So let’s combine them! Be part of parading the downtown visitors to opening events at Town Park on Friday afternoon. Rally the whole family, throw on...

Friday, September 23, 12-4pm Downtown Paonia's Downtown is on Grand Avenue, 2nd and 3rd Streets. We invite you to stroll around town, and discover the charm of Paonia, while finding some great specials for Paonia Promenade. We have art galleries; farm supplies and farm fresh food; clothing,...

Thursday, September 21, 5:00 pm The Living Farm Café and Remedy Juice~Bar~Cafe are offering their local foods menu at an early dinner, to provide folks a farm-to-table feast before a rich feast of words! Every dish will be house made without chemicals or additives, and will feature seasonally...

Energy Resources abound in the North Fork Valley. We are home to the cleanest coal mines in the United States and also to the renowned sustainable energy educators, Solar Energy International. SEI is one of our faithful Festival supporters, sponsoring multiple events like the Grape...

The Green Team will be back at the festival this year, minimizing waste and maximizing recycling. Look for the attractive and very visible Recycling Stations throughout the park. Feel free to bring your own ware to go with the zero waste approach. And thank you...

The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble plays fun groovy polyphonic music perfect for movement on the dance floor as well as relaxing journeys of the ear and soul. At different times, the funky 8-piece marimba ensemble (including a really big bass marimba) will be joined by...

Friday September 22 through Sunday September 24 Town Park   Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, hard cider, or juice at the festival this year.   The Drink Locally Tent features all local beverages! Beers provided by Paonia’s Revolution Brewing. Their handcrafted lagers, ales, and stouts are made using local,...

Saturday, September 23, Noon Town Park, SE Pavilion Join us on Saturday, September 23rd at the main shelter in the Paonia Town Park for the 5th annual Mountain Harvest Vegan Potluck Luncheon. This is a great opportunity to get creative and share a “plant-based” dish, from soup...

Saturday & Sunday September 23 & 24, 10 am – 5 pm  Town Park   Our local farmers—who never fail to please—will bring their produce and value added foods to Town Park. Expect to find a wide range of late summer organic vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash), fruits...

Saturday & Sunday September 23 & 24 See map and open hours   Here in the North Fork Valley, wine lovers have the opportunity to visit with our vintners while touring the beautiful vineyards surrounding us. You won’t want to miss the spectacular views, art galleries, tasting rooms,...

Festival Market Friday September 23 - Sunday, September 25 Town Park The Mountain Harvest Festival Market offers an inspiring array of handcrafted items for sale and delicious local fare!  Many of the artisans, crafts people, cottage food producers, chefs and farmers are from the North Fork...

When: September 23rd, 2017, from 12 pm - 2 pm. Where: Paonia Town Park, Next to bandstand   The popular Grape Stomp Competition is a must-see event, generously sponsored by Orchard Valley Farms and the Black Bridge Winery. This fundraising event benefits three local non- profits: Solar Energy...

Friday September 22, 5-7 pm  Town Park   In true Mountain Harvest tradition, Paonia’s Lambert Grange will once again sponsor the annual “I Love Pie” Contest in conjunction with the Chili Cook-off. Pie categories are:   Best Harvest Pie Best Cream Pie Best Double Crust Fruit Pie Best Gluten and Dairy Free Pie Best...

Friday September 22, 5-7 pm, Town Park   This year’s Mountain Harvest Festival will mark the 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off in the park. The cook-off, which has been run by the Blue Sage Center for the Arts for the past eleven years, is a signature part of Mountain Harvest...

Harvest of Voices - Lend Us Your Ears! Thursday September 21, 7 -9 pm Blue Sage Center and Paradise Theater Delta County is home to an abundance of talented wordsmiths, and the 2017 Harvest of Voices offers a grand buffet of tasty prose and poetry. This kickoff event of...

Cirque Cyclery - Saturday 8:00pm A Rockin 4 piece acoustic band with members that hail from the heart of the San Juan Mountains from Ophir to Rideway. Music to dance, sing and drink by; from bluegrass to rockabilly with sweet instrumentals and vocal harmony jams. This...

  The Solar Brothers’ (a.k.a. local favorites Paul Frazier and Roy Martin) repertoire spans decades of Americana, classic pop, blues & folk genres of music. Their diverse set lists often include songs by Lyle Lovett, Poco, Dylan, CSN, John Prine and Monty Python. Complimenting original songs,...

8:45-10:15 at the Blue Sage Built from guitarist Les Choy's desire to create a string-band based jazz ensemble, GYPSY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB draws from a roster of versatile musicians inhabiting Colorado's western slope. Gypsy Jazz is the accepted moniker for a genre of music that was...

  The Mojo sound is centered around the voice, guitar and songwriting of Michael Meadows, and combines rock & reggae & ska for the upbeat original sound. With Maggie King on keyboards, John Keller and Justin Hess round out the rhythm section on bass and drums...

  Beth Quist's world class 4-octave soprano voice has led her to perform and tour with Bobby McFerrin, Sherefe’, Cirque du Soleil, and many others. As a solo performer she has recorded 4 albums playing guitar, hammer dulcimer, keyboards, and world percussion… often simultaneously. Her style...