Dolores Harvest Festival takes place on October 2 – The Journal
This year’s event features over groups and 50 vendors
Celebrate fall at the Dolores Harvest Festival and Auto Show on October 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Joe Rowell Park.
The market features 50 vendors, including arts and crafts, five food trucks, and farm and garden stalls with locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, beef, hemp, and mushrooms.
Esso Terra Cidery will launch its Apricot Apple Cider, and other vendors will sell local craft beers, wines and margaritas.
More live music has been added to the event this year, said organizer Susan Lisak, of the Dolores Chamber of Commerce.
The Bluegrass Heelers will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Flashback will perform from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and High Country Krunk will take the stage from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“It’ll be fun. Get out there and listen to some old country, honky-tonk and Hank Williams favorites,” said Jack Talmadge, guitarist for the Montezuma County-based Bluegrass Heelers.
The members of Bluegrass Heelers are Talmadge, Andy Hutchinson on banjo, Nikki Sargent on bass and Stan McNeil on dobro. There will be a limited supply of free group t-shirts.
Flashback specializes in rock and country music from the 1960s to the 1980s. Band members are Jim McClain, guitar and vocals; Marilyn Kroeker, guitar and vocals; Drew Greene, drums; Jim Dodson, keyboards; and Mark Stevens, bass.
“We’ve been playing for three years and are a talented group,” Kroeker said. “We know what people want to hear. People are hungry for live music.
This year the band has performed 12 concerts so far.
High Country Krunk stars guitarist and songwriter RC Hall, from Rico. He will perform “original tunes and covers inspired by the high country of Colorado”.
Harvest also offers a car show with a variety of categories including Best Car, Truck, Paint Job, Rat Rod, and Best in Show. The public votes for each category.
A variety of games and events will be at the festival. Enjoy the pumpkin painting, obstacle course, mini golf, moss pile, kids train, inflatable slide and hay rides.
“This festival is special and gets better every year. It’s the last big hurray of the season, and we love to see the community come out once again, ”said Lisak. “What’s especially nice is the perfect weather in October and the view of the changing colors of the park.”