Grand Junction Fall Festivals – Fall 2023 CO Events

Telluride Film Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023
Annual film festival in Telluride

Chili and Beer Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
25th annual. Chili & Beer Festival and Park to Peak to Pint Race – Get to Crested Butte for a weekend of beer, chili, and bikes! Kick off fall in Mt Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley with a chili and beer festival on Saturday, featuring locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music! There is a race beforehand, Park to Peak to Pint Race, info available here.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
One of the most scenic music festivals and craft beer tastings returns for another year in a beautiful mountain resort town, Telluride! Musical offerings include blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul – plus microbrewery offerings from around the country, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and more! Camping options are available too!

Grand Junction Car Show - Grand Junction, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Downtown GJ hosts hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, exotic cars and more!

Desert’s Edge Triathalon Festival - Loma, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Two days of racing, a weekend of camping with other triathletes and their fans, and a fun end to the Colorado Tri Season

Colorado Mountain Winefest - Palisade, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
The Saturday portion, Festival in the Park, is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars.

Mountain Harvest Festival - Paonia, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
An annual event featuring local music, art, food & spirits, and more. Don’t miss out on the chili cookoff, grape stomp, farm tours, or dancing!

Fruita Fall Festival - Fruita, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
Free community event with over 125 vendors with arts, crafts, and food make the weekend for 50,000+, plus a parade, outhouse race, golf tournament, baking and canning contests, carnival and more.

ARTumn Festival in Crested Butte - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Celebrate the Fall Solstice with new and emerging artists in a variety of media on Elk Avenue. The show coincides with a busy weekend, with the fall foliage on display, farmers market, and Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival.

Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Enjoy music, food, and beer in the Lake City Town Park during the Lake City Oktoberfest and Fall Festival. With games, events, and activities for all ages, this is a family-friendly event

Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CO - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Live music, Oktoberfest fare from local restaurants and beer tasting from 25 Colorado craft breweries and wineries

Cedaredge Applefest - Cedaredge, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
One of Western Colorado’s largest outdoor festivals returns for another year, with local businesses, apple orchards, artists and musicians, 200+ vendors, and over 25,000 attendees.

Grand Junction Art Festival - Grand Junction, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
Visit Downtown galleries and local businesses to see local talent displayed in various forms of artwork. Meet local artists, enjoy street art, sample wines from local wineries, and more!