The best Colorado summer fruit are Palisade peaches. This Saturday, from 9am to 4pm the city of Lafayette will hold the 11th annual Peach Festival (an eco friendly, zero waste event).
Meet local Palisade farmer David Morton of Morton’s Orchards. He’ll be bringing 30,000 lbs of certified organic peaches, fresh from his farm.
There will be 600 peach pies (while supplies last), 2500 servings of peach smoothies, peach jam, peach salsa and of course warm peach cobbler – 4,500 mouthwatering servings! There will also be 9×12 pans of peach cobbler available for purchase. If you’re peached-out don’t miss wonderful food booths featuring everything from fresh baked bread to turkey legs, Falafel, Gyros and barbeque.
Waiting for your stomach full of peaches to settle? Take a complimentary Pedicab, new to the fest this year. Then, burn off those carbs dancing to the three musical guests performing, classic rock, country, blues, pop and acoustic rock. Don’t miss local music favorite, Wendy Woo, performing on the main stage at 10:30am.
There will be plenty of kid friendly, family fun, including performances by Seven Falls Indian Dancers, Ballet Folklorica and more. There will be free face painting, balloon sculpting and more.
For the complete listing of entertainment, click here:
The art and crafts show and sale will feature paintings, photography, jewelry, textiles, pottery and lots for the eye. Many of the best artisans from the Front Range will be represented. Art demonstrations last year included photocollage, quilting, paper beads and china painting. This year, the East Boulder County Artisans joined forces with the Book Arts League. I’m this year’s art demonstration will surpass the last.
Meander through the outstanding Lafayette antique stores and find that special tchotchke you’ve been searching for. Stock up on fresh local veggies at the attending farmer’s market.
Bonus points if you stop by the Bonfils Blood Center community blood drive. One pint of blood can save up to three lives, and one donation earns you the right to extra servings of warm, peach cobbler. Hey, you’ve got to get your blood sugar back up, don’t you?
“Old Town” Lafayette is along Public Road (between Baseline Road and Waneka Parkway)
Lafayette, CO 80026
For a map, click here: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=%22Old%20Town%22%20Lafayette%20%20Lafayette%2C%20CO%2080026&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl