PALISADE, Colo. —Something coming in this year’s harvest is Palisade’s Peach Festival. From a peach eating contest to the big parade, people are on top of bringing the festivities together.
“The festival will be filled with all kinds of peach dishes,” Dixie Burmeister informs, “You name it, they will probably be at the festival and our growers will be there with their booths selling their peaches, their peach jam, jellies, and those beautiful peaches. I can almost feel the peach in my hand right now, in anticipation.”
Out of every public event the valley traditionally has, Palisade’s Peach Festival is one of the most anticipated.
“After getting canned by COVID last year, planning this year’s festival is turning out just peachy,” Cora Dickey reports.
For peach farmers, Palisade’s festival is a major opportunity to celebrate their livelihood and supply this crop. After a harsh winter, Clark Orchards is one of many vendors that has been waiting for this platform to return.
“It’s a busy time but, the public here, they’re excited to get fruit, they’re excited to take the farm tours, and it’s just great for the Valley,” Dennis Clark reflects, “It makes the peach season worthwhile.”
Palisade’s Peach festival is happening the weekend of August 20. Tickets are available now.