Colorado Harvest Festivals
Colorado harvest festivals celebrate the bounty of crops the Colorado soil yields during the summer and fall months. These celebrations of crops make up a part of the huge agritourism industry in Colorado. Agritourism events connect consumers with the heritage, natural resource or culinary experience that make up the agriculture industry in Colorado.
In 2012, the USDA Ag census indicated that 864 Colorado farms offered agritourism and recreations services totaling nearly $30 million in farm income. There’s also farmers markets that take place year around and Colorado fairs also celebrate the local fare.
Colorado harvest festivals celebrate corn, chilies, peaches, lavender, wine, watermelon, cantelope, apples, potatoes, beer, spirits, chocolate, cherries, strawberries, mushrooms, sugar beets, pumpkins and there’s may be even be a few more in there. Many of the cornfields are converted into giant mazes after the harvest. These mazes make for a great family fall activity. Most of these festivals also have an arts and crafts zone featuring another result of Colorado’s immense talent pool.
Featured Colorado Harvest Festivals in 2019
- Mountain Harvest Festival, Sept. 26-29, 2019, Paonia, The Mountain Harvest Festival is much more than a music festival. Instead, we showcase local (“western slope”) performers in all areas of performance art who are enthusiastic about giving something to our community.
- Grand Lake Art Fest, Sept. 6-7, Grand Lake an annual showcase of fine art and handcrafted goods. The scenic town of Grand Lake is a favorite weekend getaway or day trip location for art lovers from all over
- Artumn Festival, Sept. 14-15, Crested Butte Lovers of fine arts and crafts will find a vast array of artisans and crafters displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture
- Farmers markets
- Colorado Fall Festivals
- Colorado Food Festivals
- Coloado Wine Festivals
- Colorado Beer Festivals
- Fall in Colorado Guide
- Halloween in Colorado
- The Complete Colorado Festivals Guide
If you're looking for more details on farm tours, educational courses and the agriculture industry in Colorado as a whole visit the The Colorado Department of agricultiure website.