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Palisade Peach Festival celebrates a bountiful crop

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Hattison Rensberry
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The 54th annual Palisade Peach Festival took place August 11-14, 2022

The late summer days mean roadside farm stands and farmers markets around the region are overflowing with peaches.

Palisade’s 54th annual peach festival took place recently to celebrate this year's crop.

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Hattison Rensberry
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KDNK
The Palisade Peach festival featured fruit tasting, peach-based novelties, crafts from local artisans, and a sampling of small businesses

Certain celebrities may get their peaches down in Georgia, but Palisade peaches are a summer staple of the Mountain West.

The annual Palisade Peach Agricultural Festival boasts peach-based novelties, crafts from local artisans, and a sampling of small businesses.

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Hattison Rensberry
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KDNK
Local businesses showcased a variety of peach products at the 54th annual Palisade Peach Festival

It's one of Colorado's most iconic summer festivals and one of the original agricultural festivals in the state, and ran from Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 14.

This story from KDNK was shared with Aspen Public Radio via Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a network of public media stations in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico, including Aspen Public Radio.

Hattison Rensberry grew up in Rifle, CO and earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design and drawing at the University of Northern Colorado. She comes to KDNK as reporter and host after working on the design-side of news for the past three years. Hattie does theater locally, photography, needlecrafts, and also provides editorial design for the Sopris Sun.