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Palisade Peach Festival

July 28, 2016

Join us in the celebration of Palisade’s world-famous peaches at the 2016 Palisade Peach Festival presented by American Furniture Warehouse.

A FREE Ice Cream Social and Street Dance kicks off the festivities on Thursday, August 18th downtown Palisade 6pm – 9pm.

Festival in Riverbend Park on Friday, August 19th 3pm – 10pm and Saturday, August 20th 10am – 8pm

Farmers Market on Sunday, August 21st from 10 am – 2 pm. Music, vendors, chef demo

The Palisade Peach Festival is one of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado. Held each August – just as our area’s peaches reach their peak – it’s Peach Mania: plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, NEW activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via self-guided tours, guided tours and outdoor recreation. Satisfy your hunger for local and authentic with delicious peach products: from pies to Quick read more or view full article ice cream, preserves to salsas, peach brandy and wine to virgin peach daiquiris, not to mention bushels of just picked fresh peaches… all in a very scenic setting.  For full details and tickets
 Visit the Peach Festival web site.

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Who we are:

July 28, 2016

CLUB 20 is a coalition of individuals, businesses, tribes and local governments in Colorado's 22 western counties. The group is organized for the purpose of speaking with a single unified voice on issues of mutual concern. Its activities include marketing and advertising, public education, promotion, meetings and events and political action. CLUB 20 is the "Voice of the Western Slope".

Founded in 1953 by Western Slope business leaders, CLUB 20 was originally organized for the purpose of getting rural roads paved. At the time, the State of Colorado had been spending only 10 percent of its highway funds west of the Continental Divide, even though more than half the roads were there. With each community lobbying for its own roads, small towns were simply drowning each other out. It finally became clear that only by agreeing on a single priority list could all the counties be heard. The process worked. Within Quick read more or view full article a few years, the State was spending 37 percent of its highway funds west of the divide and by the end of the 1950s finally had paved most of the major highways on the West Slope.

The organization continued to grow, incorporating in 1955, and began working on other issues of mutual concern to all the Western Slope communities. Its activities included water, agriculture and natural resources, energy issues including uranium in the '50s and oil shale in the '70s and more recently economic development, public lands, air service, tourism, energy, trails, recreation and telecommunications.

To find out more about who we are and what we do and how you can add your voice to ours, please follow the link below.

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