It's a big week in Hotchkiss, with the Delta County Fair and Rodeo underway, soon to be augmented by the Farm to Fiddle Festival Aug. 10 and 11.
This weekend event celebrates the local community with arts and crafts, live music, kids' activities, food vendors and great beverages from Mesa Winds Winery, Leroux Creek Winery and Big B's Cider.
The Farm to Fiddle 5k race featured a number of runners last Saturday in Hotchkiss.
Cedaredge resident Gerald Harding was the race's oldest participant and finished 19th with a time of 52:37.ete.
Larry Jakubiak reported during the Aug. 17 Hotchkiss Town Council meeting that this year's Farm to Fiddle event, held on Aug. 11-12, was a success. There were good crowds for both days, and the music was a big draw.
Meanderers, music lovers and localvores are invited to Hotchkiss this weekend to experience the bounty of the North Fork Valley, which will be on display at the second annual Farm to Fiddle Summer Music Festival.
"Something for everyone" can sometimes be a promise unfulfilled -- not so at Farm to Fiddle.
A Kids Pasta Project dinner on Monday, June 19, will benefit both the Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival and the Revitalize Hotchkiss/Colorado Main Street program. The dinner will be hosted at ShadeScapes Americas, 122 E. Bridge Street in Hotchkiss and begins at 6 p.m.
There's something so satisfying about sinking your teeth into a Navajo taco. Warm, crispy fry bread topped with chili and piled high with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and onions, the flavor of the chili soaking into the fry bread, each bite a new sensation.
Organizers of the first Farm to Fiddle celebration say they plan to bring the festival back for a second year. The event was held during the weekend of the Delta County Fair.
The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition Board has announced the winners of the inaugural Farm to Fiddle Festival Art Show:
Best in Show ($200) -- Michael Cleverly for his stunning acrylic painting, "Barn on Bone Mesa"
The first annual Farm to Fiddle Festival adds to the festive atmosphere in Hotchkiss during fair week. With activities and live music on Friday and Saturday, the festival celebrates the people, agriculture and the arts.
After rising to fame on the American Idol television show, Crawford's Jeneve Rose Mitchell will be performing at Hotchkiss's first annual Farm to Fiddle Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. The performance will be free to the public. Her appearance is sponsored by Adam Camacho, AXA Advisors in Hotchkiss and Grand Junction.
Colorado's agricultural industry consistently earns its ranking as one of the state's top three industries, advancing the state's economy and preserving the environment. With more than 36,000 farms encompassing 31 million acres, agriculture is a vital part of Colorado -- providing more than 173,000 jobs; contributing more than $41 billion to the state's economy annually; and feeding the world with nearly $2 billion in exported products.
Hotchkiss will host the first ever Farm to Fiddle Festival Aug. 12-13 and organizers are putting the finishing touches on the gala community event.
Co-directors Lynda Cannon and Marcy Moore, fellow graduates of Hotchkiss High School, came up with the idea of the festival to help promote the town.
In conjunction with the Farm to Fiddle Festival in Hotchkiss on Aug. 12-13, the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is orchestrating a Fine Arts Show, with cash prizes, from Aug. 5-26 at the Creamery Arts Center. All media will be accepted in three categories, Professional, Advanced and Amateur.
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