Local Arts and Culture

Arts & Culture

Something about the North Fork Valley attracts and inspires creative types, the Valley seems to be a beacon to those who have a skill at expression. The area has skilled artists and artisans working in many media. We boast nationally known authors and musicians, world renowned glass artisans, talented photographers and painters, expressive thespians, exceptionally skilled blacksmiths and sculptors. The list goes on and on.

Blue Sage Center

A nonprofit organization located in Paonia, Colorado, the Blue Sage Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing community members with opportunities to create and experience art in all its forms. We offer a variety of expressive mediums – from classical to jazz and world music concerts, creative writing contest and readings – to suit the needs and interests of an increasingly diverse and artistic community. Today the Blue Sage serves about 10,000 residents of the North Fork Valley annually through classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.

Creamery Arts

After a decade of serving the art community in Delta County, the Creamery Arts Center is undergoing a restructuring.  The vision of a community space for education and the arts began in 2006 when a formerly vacant and run down building was extensively remodeled into a world-class art gallery and education center by  Linda Tullis.  The Creamery, which has since become a centerpiece of downtown Hotchkiss, as well as an attraction to visitors from outside the area, has strengthened art appreciation, provided low cost art classes to the area youth, and has provided gallery space for over 50 local artists and authors to sell their work.

Cherry Days

Paonia Cherry Days is one of the original agricultural celebrations and the longest standing community festival in Colorado, held in Paonia each year over the 4th of July holiday. Activities include carnival, music, 5k run, street sales, cherry pie eating contest, parade and kids area. 

Pioneer Days

Crawford’s Pioneer Days, like many small town community celebrations, really does hold a type of magic that orchestrated big town events can’t reproduce.
The weekend includes an Old Fashioned Melodrama, benefit live auction, baking contest, Fireworks fund raising dinner, Fireman’s pancake breakfast, awesome parade, haybale races, live music, many craft and food vendors, kids train rides and games in the park and the always hillarious outhouse races.
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Mountain Harvest Festival

Mountain Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of local music, art, farms, food & spirits organized by the nonprofit organization Mountain Harvest Creative. Held in the charming town of Paonia, visitors enjoy the music of the North Fork Valley, browse local arts and crafts and participate in the fun activities like the Great Chili Cookoff, Grape Stomp, Farm Tours and Saturday Sundown Swing. Mountain Harvest Festival is small town Americana at its best.
It starts from September 24-27th 2020

Cedaredge Apple Festival

Cedaredge Applefest is held annually on the first weekend in October to celebrate the fall season and the rich agricultural heritage of our area. Festivities include live music, art, craft & food vendors, a 5K and tons more!
Bringing together our local businesses, apple orchards, artists, musicians, 250+ vendors, and over 20,000 event attendees, you definitely don’t want to miss this amazing community event with distinct Cedaredge flair and flavor.

Deltarado Days

Yee-Haw! Get on over to the West, for small town family fun! Show your love for your farmers and ranchers by joining us in Delta for a professional Rodeo, quaint parade, game tournaments like Cornhole, a sleek Classic Car show, boot stompin’ Street Dance, and an all age inflatable fun park.
85th Annual Deltarado Days - July 30th - Aug 02, 2020

Delta County Fair

The 115th annual Delta County Fair is 7 days and nights of family fun for all ages, with events including the annual parade, rodeos, the 2nd annual community night, a demolition derby, an arena concert, and so much more!  And of course, the main attraction of the Delta County fair is the kids and their animals, with can't miss shows and events all throughout the week. Take a step back in time, and enjoy the rich heritage of the 115th annual Delta County Fair, in Hotchkiss, CO.
Sun, 2 Aug, 2020 – Sun, 9 Aug, 2020