Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Harvest Time!

It's harvest time in the North Fork Valley.  There's fruit galore and all kinds of fresh produce.  The farm markets are busy and folks are busy canning and freezing the harvest.

And, it's time to celebrate.  Yes, the celebration will occur Sept. 27 - 30.  It's called the Mountain Harvest Festival and it celebrates the many harvests of the valley - music, art, food, wine, and community.  Won't you join the celebration?  Not only will the valley celebrate, but there are learning opportunities, too.  Workshops and tours related to farming and wine making. 

There's the Grape Stomp, too.  A really fun event in which teams compete to see which one can get the most juice from a tub of grapes.  Do you have a competitive spirit?  Do you and your friends think you could get the most juice from a bucket of grapes?  Would you like to represent the Bross Hotel?  The hotel will pay your registration fee, which supports the Paonia Library, and provide four tickets to the festival music event that evening.  If interested, please call Linda at 970-527-6776. 

Come celebrate the harvest!.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Music in the North Fork

Paonia and "music" are almost synonymous.  There are lots of musicians living here and many who stop here to share their music.  This month, August, you'll find a series of free concerts in the park on Thursday evenings.  August 16th will feature "Liza's Gogo Lab" with an electronica vibe that's great for dancing.  Then Darrell Scott arrives in Paonia on August 23rd.  He's straight out of Nashville and sings the old country music. 

If you can get away for two nights, arrive on August 22nd and attend the Paradise Theater concert featuring "Walter Parks and Swamp Cabbage".  They'll treat you to an evening of roots music. 

And, remember, the Bross Hotel B & B is your home in Paonia.  It's convenient to restaurants and both music venues.  You can make a reservation by calling 970-527-6776.  Come for the music, but stay for Linda's breakfast.