Festivals

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Gear UP Festival  |  April 23-24, 2016

In it’s 13th year, the Mog (as it is affectionately known to locals) is getting a face lift. We’ve moved it to Fruita, changed the name, and expanded it to two days- but it’s still the same old Gear Sale & Festival that you’ve come to know and love. Great Deals on Great Gear, live music, local beer, and Telluride MountainFilm all in the incredible outdoor recreation mecca of Fruita, Colorado. FREE admission to the public. FREE doughnuts as always. More info

Fruita Fat Tire Festival   |  April 27 – April 30, 2017

Come ride miles of pristine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around the world and support those who support the passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy  From the VIP party Thursday night, to the live bands Friday and Saturday evenings under the Western Colorado stars in downtown Fruita, as well as one of the top cycling expo’s in the USA. Celebrate hundreds of miles of World Class MTB Trails and join in the fun! More info

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival  |   June 2 -3, 2017

The Amazing true story of this famous fowl dates back to September 10, 1945 when Mike, a young Wyandotte rooster, was about to become the dinner of Fruita farmer, Lloyd Olsen. With a sharp ax in hand, Mr. Olsen firmly held Mike, preparing to make the bird ready for his wife Clara’s cooking pot. Mr. Olsen swung the implement, thereby lopping off poor Mike’s head. Mike shook off the event, then continued trying to peck for food. Mike’s will to live remains an inspiration. It is a great comfort to know you can live a normal life, even after you have lost your mind.  More info

Fruita Fall Festival  |  Last weekend in September

The Fruita Fall Festival is the granddaddy of festivals on the Western Slope. The event is celebrated on the last full weekend in September. This festival offers three days of events with a parade, outhouse race, carnival, two stages with live music and over 150 various vendors. 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of the Fall Festival’s beginnings as the Cowpuncher’s Reunion. More info