GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Fall festivities are in full swing in the Grand Valley. Every Saturday until Halloween, the Cross Orchards Historic Site is hosting “Fall Seasons Day.”
This fall festivity is unlike anything else in the Grand Valley because it’s happening at a historic site. Other markets are in parks or parking lots, and organizers say this venue allows for a more COVID-friendly environment since there is limited parking, less vendors, and activities are spread throughout the grounds. However, even with these restrictions people are still showing up to boost businesses that were hit hard, not only by the pandemic, but also the spring freeze, which impacted local growers.
Heather Hawkins from Vista Orchards says the fall event is beneficial for her business because “we typically have peaches, but all our peaches froze, so we grew vegetables to make up for that.” Hawkins also says, “it’s been really great to have a place to sell, and a lot of our customers are very loyal.”
“Fall Season Day” at Cross Orchards will end with a COVID-cautious Halloween bash on October 31st.