Here’s Where to Get Your Palisade Peaches This Weekend at Three Colorado Festivals

By Shawn Patrick on August 18, 2023
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The folks in Georgia may disagree, but as a Colorado native I will always say Palisade Peaches from Colorado are the best peaches on earth… And it’s peach season, baby! This weekend there are three festivals in Colorado celebrating our famous produce. 

Palisade Peach Festival

The 55th annual Palisade Peach Festival is this weekend. This year’s Palisade Peach Festival celebrates 131 years of peaches in the western Colorado town. The festival offers food, live music, peach-eating contests, kids activities and recreation opportunities. The festival begins Thursday with an ice cream social and street dance at the downtown plaza. Events planned for Friday and Saturday include the Just Peachy 5K run, a parade, a BBQ contest, a peach-eating contest, live music, street dancers, and a farm tour.

Lafayette Peach Festival

The 24th annual Lafayette Peach Festival honors the Palisade peach with peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. The festival runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Town Lafayette on Public Road. Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers and artists from Colorado and the western region will be on hand as well. Palisade’s Tate Orchards, Palisade Organic Peach Ranch, and Morton’s Orchard’s will be providing thousands of pounds of peaches at the festival. More than 650 peach pies and pans of cobbler will be served while supplies last.

Fort Collins Peach Festival

 You’ll be able to wash down a peach pie or peach cobbler with a peach beer or peach margarita at Saturday’s Fort Collins Peach Festival. The festival will also feature live music, food trucks and craft brewers. The free festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Park.

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