Canyons…rivers…mountains…the simple slogan used to promote Delta County captures the essence of what makes this such a breathtakingly beautiful area. From Grand Mesa to the North Fork Valley, the region offers a rich diversity of both vegetation and elevation.

The City of Delta is located at the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers, and offers a charming and eclectic Downtown with thriving businesses, gorgeous parks, a first-rate community recreation center, and a world-class golf course, Devil’s Thumb.

In the Surface Creek Valley, the town of Cedaredge is tucked at the base of Grand Mesa, billed as the largest flat-topped mountain in the world, with proximity to great restaurants, superior outdoor recreational opportunities, and a sparkling array of art galleries and entertainment venues. Nearby, the smaller towns of Austin, Cory and Eckert combine rural living with excellent amenities and easy access to some of America’s best fly fishing in the Gunnison River.

To the north east, the North Fork Valley, which encompasses the towns of Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford, is becoming known nationwide for its niche-market agriculture, wineries and distilleries. The toughest thing about visiting here is saying goodbye—but we know you’ll be back soon!


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crawford-ccCrawford Pioneer Days

June

The 50th Annual Crawford Pioneer Days will be held on June 12- 15, 2015, in Crawford, Colorado.


 

north-fork-uncorked-west-elks-ava-99x73North Fork Uncorked

June

The wineries of the North Fork will be holding special events, dinners and tours to showcase the quality and uniqueness of the Valley.


 

paonia-cherry-days-paonia-co1Cherry Days

July

This annual event in Paonia celebrates the cherry harvest in the North Fork Valley.


 

little-britches-rodeo-cedaredge-co-150x150-100x73Cedaredge: Little Britches Rodeo

July

Little Britches Rodeo is as tried and true a tradition as the sport of rodeo itself. It has grown from a single, annual event back in 1952, to more than 150 rodeos held in 26 states throughout the country. Each year, Cedaredge is proud to host the longest continuous Little Britches Rodeo in the world.


 

deltarado-dan-100x73DeltaRado Days

July

In 2014, DeltaRado Days will be in it’s 70th year, this summer celebration includes parades, music, picnics, a 5K run, and family fun.


 

west-elks-ava-colorado-150x150-100x73West Elks Wine Trail

August

The Wineries of the West Elks AVA announce the sixth annual West Elks Wine Trail event. Wineries participating are Alfred Eames Cellars, Azura Winery and Gallery, Black Bridge Winery, Delicious Orchards, Fire Mountain Vineyard, Leroux Creek Vineyards,  Mesa Winds Farm and Winery, S. Rhodes Vineyards, Stone Cottage Cellars, Terror Creek Winery and 5680.


 

mountain-harvest-festival-paonia-co-thumb-100x73Mountain Harvest Festival

September

The annual Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia is a wonderful community celebration of agriculture, art, music and life in general on Colorado’s Western Slope, held in Paonia in the North Fork Valley, the Heart of the Western Slope.


 

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERACedaredge: Applefest

October

Always, the first weekend of October, Cedaredge comes alive with music, food, art and more. Originally called Harvest Festival, AppleFest’s main theme is the celebration of one great fall event – the apple harvest.