Story by Denise Hight
Photos by Brian Gatley
For more than 100 years, since it first started in 1914 as the Cowpunchers Reunion, the Fruita Fall Festival has always been about celebrating the unique character of our community. This year’s fall festival, taking place September 21st through the 23rd, with its theme of Celebrating Small Town America, emphasizes the tradition of harvest-themed and fall festivals that are celebrated in many small towns across the country.
Among this year’s fall fest events will be the perennial favorites, including the ever-popular parade, the hilarious outhouse race, and the beer
By Denise Hight
The theme for the 2018 Fruita Fall Festival is “Celebrating Small Town America,” and baking and canning displays have been the mainstay of small town festivals and fairs for over a century.
The Fruita Fall Festival has long held a baking and canning contest, but this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better.
“First of all, we are excited to bring it back downtown,” said Shelly Smith of Town and Country Finance, who is organizing the event with Geri Robinson of Robinson Realty