FRUITA, Colo. – (KREX) With the end of the summer season, the 106th annual Fruita fall fest returns to the Western Slope.
The two day festival features a variety of local vendors, plenty of food to munch on, and booths sponsored by many Fruita based organizations, but the fall fest could not begin without the Fruita Monument High School homecoming parade. “We did walk in the parade and we were clapping to music and waiving to everyone. it was so awesome to see everyone come and support all of the Fruita organizations,” Trin, Fruita Monument High School Poms said.
One Frutia group, the Shelledy Elementary Parent Teacher Organization(PTO), is full of joy that the Fruita fall fest is back and took this as an opportunity to meet their neighbors. “It’s just been incredible to get to know other family members and just being here together has probably been the biggest highlight of the Fruita Fall Fest,” Adi Tilford, Shelledy PTO president said.
Those in attendance could take part in many events at sponsored booths that support Frutia organizations, and you may even get a new look. “We’re offering face paintings for $5, well we do have someone that is pretty awesome volunteering with us, the rest of us are pretty much amateur moms who are just trying it out,” Tilford said.
From face paintings to supporting the local schools in Fruita, there was something for everyone to enjoy. “Just feels awesome to be back and being able to dance for our community because they just love us and we love our community and we just love being able to perform out there again,” Trin said.