Activities

Saturday September 29th 7pm–12am Downtown Paonia   What’s better than live music all night long?? Live music in SIX VENUES, all night long! Mountain Harvest Festival is proud to present a great line-up this year, coordinated by Melanie Jean. You can catch all bands because the music will...

Saturday September 29 10am-2pm On Saturday, September 29, Mountain Harvest welcomes back the much celebrated free farm tours. Don’t forget your shopping baskets as each farm will have fresh goods for purchase, including gourmet cheese, gorgeous produce, wines, wool and more! We would like to thank...

Saturday September 29 4:45-5:15pm Town Park   Sopris Soarers, Aerial Airtistry Academy operating out of the Launchpad in Carbondale Colorado. Through a four dimensional arena of space, we take to life inverted, challenge our body and mind, and engage in shape play like that of dance....

Eclectic Alchemy The Cirque Sat. 8:00-10:00pm Singer/songwriter Carrie Liz Williams began popping up at open mic nights after relocating to Paonia from San Antonio, where she had performed for years across southern Texas. When drummer Ross Deardorff heard her play at Louie’s, he realized she had...

Eric Vaughan is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in Sitar and Bamboo flute (Indian and Japanese). His influences come from straight from India where he lived and studied music for many years. His passions are to use music for healing and he often works with other musicians to blend...

Folk Rock Jam Band with Turtle and a rotating cast of local musicians....

On Sunday, September 30 at 8 am, Paonia Elementary School in conjunction with Mountain Harvest Festival is hosting a FUNraising FUNrun/walk 5K! This is an event for everyone, whether you're a competitive runner or want to enjoy a walk/jog around scenic Paonia. The event will be professtionally...

Saturday September 29 6pm, Paonia Bread Works 530 Grand Ave. Slow Food Western Slope invites you to attend a multicourse farm to table fundraising dinner before the music begins on Saturday night. Our featured chef, Kyle Mendenhall, started the Kitchen in Boulder and Denver and currently works...

For the last 15 years Ty has performed all across the country, from mansions in New Jersey, to intimate Colorado wineries.  His weekly show in Telluride, Colorado is the Number 1 Show in Telluride.  He has become one of the most sought after resort town...

Miss Jaecey Adams is a multi-talented Artist! She is a Hula-Hoopologist, Muse, Model, Dancer, Fire Dancer, Organic Gardener, Actress, Seamstress, Etc....

Dancing Bears? Flying Pigs? Who is Dead Floyd and why do they keep following me around? Dead Floyd is a celebration of the music of two of rock and roll’s greatest bands, The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, mashed together into one high-energy, unpredictable show. Drawing from both...

Friday September 28 2pm, Paonia Library Award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren has been writing about the rural West for nearly twenty years. She lived in Paonia and covered environmental topics for High Country News. Drawing anecdotally from her Western Colorado reporting days, Clarren’s debut novel KICKDOWN is...

Enjoy these beautiful automobiles during the festival. They will be parked Downtown on Sunday from 11:30am to 1:00pm....

Town Park - Saturday 4:00-5:00pm Creating soulful sounds of Americana Rock and Roll, this dueling pair has toured with Hall and Oats and My Brother’s Keeper. Having played together for over twenty years, they have a polished and tight sound. Both are incredibly talented on guitar...

Saturday & Sunday September 29th & 30th, Noon – 5 pm Town Park   Learn your creative arts ABC’s and how to turn fun into FUNKY. Kids of all ages will thrive in the bounty of playful activities, workshops, and whimsical art projects. Highlights include: harvest relay, animal fashion...

Friday September 28 12-4pm, Downtown   Paonia’s downtown is on Grand Avenue between 1st and 3rd streets. We invite you to stroll around town, discover the charm of Paonia and take advantage of some special offerings unique to Paonia Promenade. We have art galleries; farm supplies and farm-fresh...

Saturday September 28, 10:30 am Town Park   Contra is a communal-style folk dance, from American Colonial times, that is fun and easy to learn. Partners dance in parallel lines, opposite -- or “contra” -- to their partners. In response to the Caller's instructions, each couple interacts with...

Flight and Mountain Harvest Fest by on Saturday Sept 29, 10 am Town Park Football Field Pilots are adding a new dimension to the Mountain Harvest Festivities for 2018!  Aircraft that operate from the North Fork Valley Airport will fly over the Paonia Town Park Friday, September...

Saturday September 29th 7pm–12am Downtown Paonia   What’s better than live music all night long?? Live music in SIX VENUES, all night long! Mountain Harvest Festival is proud to present a great line-up this year, coordinated by Melanie Jean. You can catch all NINE bands because the music...

Saturday September 29, 6:30-8 pm,  Stone Cottage Cellars, 41716 Reds Rd   You are invited to join Stone Cottage Cellars in the Third Annual Mountain Harvest Festival Winemaker’s Farm-to-Table Dinner. Hosted by the owners, the Helleckson family, these one-of-a-kind culinary events feature five delicious courses specially paired with...

Saturday September 29, 10 am The Cirque Cyclery   Paonia has seen a renaissance at 232 Grand Ave. Formerly, North Fork Video and historically, Paonia Post Office, it has undergone a huge renovation and is now The Cirque Cyclery aka The Cirque. Inside the industrial modern space are three...

Saturday September 29, 9 am Town Park   If ‘we get what we give' then perhaps spending an hour to care for ourselves could be the greatest gift we can give.  Yoga is an ancient (ancient=tried and true) science designed to release stress and calm the mind. ANYONE...

Saturday September 28rd, 9 am Poulos Park    Ready to ride around our stunning valley? The Paonia Bicycle Club is offering a free, guided ride for enthusiasts of varying abilities. Leaders will be provided to insure riders know the route. Choose to ride 10, 25, or 50 miles....

Friday night September 28, Downtown   Downtown Paonia will be bouncing on Friday night. Enjoy some great entertainment, food, and drink at many different venues on or near Grand Avenue. The participants this year are:   Delicious Orchards  - 39126 Hwy 133 – Questionable Company Louie’s Pizza and Loft -...

Friday September 28, 4:00 - 5:00pm Poulos Park to Town Park We love our bicycles in Paonia and we love parades. So let’s combine them! Be part of parading from downtown to the opening events at Town Park on Friday afternoon. Rally the whole family, throw on...

Energy Resources abound in the North Fork Valley. We are home to the cleanest coal mines in the United States and also to the renowned sustainable energy educators, Solar Energy International. SEI is one of our faithful Festival supporters, sponsoring multiple events like the Grape...

The Green Team will be back at the festival this year, minimizing waste and maximizing recycling. Look for the attractive and very visible Recycling Stations throughout the park. Feel free to bring your own ware to go with the zero waste approach. And thank you...

Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30 Town Park   Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, hard cider, or juice at the festival this year.   The Drink Locally Tent features all local beverages! Beers provided by Paonia’s Revolution Brewing. Their handcrafted lagers, ales, and stouts are made using local,...

Saturday, September 29, Noon Town Park, SE Pavilion Join us on Saturday, September 29th at the main shelter in the Paonia Town Park for the 6th annual Mountain Harvest Vegan Potluck Luncheon. This is a great opportunity to get creative and share a “plant-based” dish, from soup to...

Saturday & Sunday September 29, 10 am – 5 pm  Town Park   [button size='' style='' text='VENDOR APPLICATION, APPLY NOW!' icon='' icon_color='' link='http://mountainharvestfestival.org/for-vendors/' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']   Our local farmers—who never fail to please—will bring their produce and value added foods to...

Saturday & Sunday September 29 & 30   Here in the North Fork Valley, wine lovers have the opportunity to visit with our vintners while touring the beautiful vineyards surrounding us. You won’t want to miss the spectacular views, art galleries, tasting rooms, food pairings and...

Festival Market Friday September 28 - Sunday, September 30 Town Park The Mountain Harvest Festival Market offers an inspiring array of handcrafted items for sale and delicious local fare! Many of the artisans, crafts-people, cottage food producers, chefs and farmers are from the towns of Paonia,...

Friday September 28, 5-7 pm  Town Park   In true Mountain Harvest tradition, Paonia’s Lambert Grange will once again sponsor the annual “I Love Pie” contest in conjunction with the Chili Cook-off. Pie categories are: Custard (e.g., pumpkin! squash! carrot! Yes, this gem of a pie gets it’s own...

Friday September 28, 5-7 pm, Town Park This year’s Mountain Harvest Festival will mark the 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off in the park. The cook-off is a signature part of Mountain Harvest Festival that is anticipated by many members of the community. The competition is open to any individual or...

Plein Air Painting Contest: Saturday, September 22 Show opening: Thursday September 27 Blue Sage Center for the Arts Paint Paonia 2018 is an annual painting competition coinciding with Paonia’s Mountain Harvest Festival. Participating painters will have one day (twelve hours) to capture a piece of Paonia within a two-mile radius...

Harvest of Voices - Lend Us Your Ears! Thursday September 27, 7 -9 pm Blue Sage Center and Paradise Theater Delta County is home to an abundance of talented wordsmiths, and the 2018 Harvest of Voices offers a grand buffet of tasty prose and poetry. This kickoff event of...

Weaves mountain folk into a soulful tapestry of roots, rock, and raw improvisations. A group bent on bringing their hearts to the stage and sharing the meaning and purpose of their lives, each member honors their historical roots while pushing their creative boundaries. Their music reflects...

The multi-award winning North Fork Valley Community & Parade Band has been groovin' locally since 2015 and is co-directed by Jeannette Carey and David Alderdice. It is a mixed ages community band (sponsored by The Learning Council) that meets Monday evenings in Hotchkiss from 6:00-7:30pm....

Funky Classical Celtic World Fusion band FEAST brings a fun and unique approach to crossing musical genres. Playing mainly Celtic-inspired music with their own original twist, FEAST mixes classical, traditional, and modern techniques, tunes, and instruments. Classically trained string instrumentalists and keyboardist play beautiful soaring...

Peach Street Revival is a blues rock, psychedelic, sweet guitar and bass riffin’ mouth-full! One delicious bite… after one delicious bite! May I have another, please?!!   Front woman Gonzales will croon you into psychedelia with the band’s original songs, and with their renditions of Jefferson Airplane,...

Niceness is rooted in the traditional sounds of island reggae; seamlessly integrating elements of soul, funk, latin and hip-hop while staying true to their authentic reggae vibes. Their lyrics embody a conscious message seldom found in this day and age, centrally focused on love, personal...

Clyde and the Milltailers is a Colorado based Alternative Folk trio that is influenced by early American music, history and folklore. Formed in Grand Junction Colorado By Steve “Clyde” Kilcrease and David Rowley in early 2014. The group's name being a local reference to radioactive uranium...

Town Park - Sun. 12-1:30pm Carrie Williams is a singer/songwriter/musician who simply loves music and everything connected to it. She comes from a brilliantly musical family and has been playing guitar and singing/ songwriting since she was fourteen and has more actively performed in public since 2006....

Dustdrops digs deep into his international collection to bring you an ever-evolving mix of forward-thinking, full-frequency dance music.  A born & raised Paonia local, Dustdrops has traveled far and wide sharing music, playing at events such as Eclipse Gathering (OR), Burning Man (NV) and Luminate...

  Growing up wandering the woods and waters of the Allegheny Region of New York has leaked into Jeanine's voice and lyrics. Using the woods as her private hermitage, she started singing and writing poetry as a child. Although songwriting, 'took it's sweet time', it was...

  Shelley Rae Korntved sang as she learned to speak, stomped her foot at five and delcared, she was going to play guitar. Four years later she got her wish in the form of a used Stella Harmony.  Her Dad told her "Singers are a dime a...

  Born in England, raised in Colorado. Samuel Peart has a very diverse collection of covers and originals. Acoustic rock, country, hip hop, and vocal heavy ballads are all strong influences in his repertoire.    ...

  Jack Gwydion is a fifth-generation Coloradan, hailing from the mountain town of Crested Butte. He lives to sense the beating heart of poetry in the city and in the forest, and has long admired musicians with small-town sincerity and big-world humanity. Aware these are terrifying,...

  Fifth Reel has been playing for contra dances, events like Robert Burns Suppers, weddings, parties, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations since 1996. The band produced a CD in 1999 under its former name of “Blarney Pilgrim.” Consisting of piano, fiddle, clarinet, saxophone, hammered dulcimer, bodhran and...

  From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a six piece Funkadeligrass band called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since it’s creation in 2012, the band has strived to...

  CodeStar has been enamored with music from a young age, having enjoyed concerts and conscious dance events since being a lil sprout in the garden of life.Growing up in Portland, Oregon, he was exposed to all kinds of music, where he experienced the magic of...

The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble plays fun groovy polyphonic music perfect for movement on the dance floor as well as relaxing journeys of the ear and soul. At different times, the funky 8-piece marimba ensemble (including a really big bass marimba) will be joined by...

Cirque Cyclery - Saturday 8:00pm A Rockin 4 piece acoustic band with members that hail from the heart of the San Juan Mountains from Ophir to Rideway. Music to dance, sing and drink by; from bluegrass to rockabilly with sweet instrumentals and vocal harmony jams. This...

  Beth Williams is an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINEE for BEST NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and award winning Texas singer songwriter recently transplanted to CO from Mason, TX.  Three of her songs have charted in BILLBOARD and CASHBOX magazines, she was nominated "Best...

  The Solar Brothers’ (a.k.a. local favorites Paul Frazier and Roy Martin) repertoire spans decades of Americana, classic pop, blues & folk genres of music. Their diverse set lists often include songs by Lyle Lovett, Poco, Dylan, CSN, John Prine and Monty Python. Complimenting original songs,...

Drawing from rock, folk, country, blues, and jazz,The Scones have dubbed their curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern “Rockin’ and Rollin’ Americana”. The San Antonio Express-News calls it “Americana for grown-ups”. The trio evolved out of the popular and well-traveled 60‘s-infused band The...

8:45-10:15 at the Blue Sage Built from guitarist Les Choy's desire to create a string-band based jazz ensemble, GYPSY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB draws from a roster of versatile musicians inhabiting Colorado's western slope. Gypsy Jazz is the accepted moniker for a genre of music that was...

Inspired by Bob Marley & the Wailers, Toots & the Maytals, the Skatalites and the Slackers from NYC, mojo plays feel good music for good times and great days!   Mojo is Michael Meadows on guitar, vocals and songwriting, Maggie Meadows on keyboards, Justin Hess on drums, John...

  Beth Quist's world class 4-octave soprano voice has led her to perform and tour with Bobby McFerrin, Sherefe’, Cirque du Soleil, and many others. As a solo performer she has recorded 4 albums playing guitar, hammer dulcimer, keyboards, and world percussion… often simultaneously. Her style...

  Multi instrumentalist Harry Harpoon hails from "Parts Unknown". He landed in Paonia again and has been playing his original style of Acoustic Folk Blues. This guy is the real deal folks! Don't miss him!  ...