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A look at the 2016 Palisade Peach Festival: peaches, people, parade, and pancakes

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The 2016 Palisade Peach Festival featured juicy peaches, a parade, people, marching bands, politicians, pancakes, and peaches in the park. The festival was thanks to the Palisade Chamber of Commerce and numerous volunteers.

These photos feature the serving of free peaches and ice cream to a line of festival goers in the town plaza by the mayor and town trustees and town staff members on Thursday, Aug. 18. The photos also feature marching bands, classic cars, and political floats in the Palisade Peach Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 20.

The Saturday festival events included a 5K Run, orchard farm tour, recipe contest sample sales, and the Peach Festival in Riverbend Park until 8 p.m. The day included music on the Peach Jam Stage, peach cuisine with Colorado Chefs, a kid’s peach eating contest, a guns vs hoses tug of war, and an adult peach eating contest. Festival goers were invited to also visit the Aug. 21 Sunday Farmers Market downtown. The market continues through Sept. 18.

SERVING FREE PEACHES AND ICE CREAM, MAYOR ROGER GRANAT, PALISADE PEACH FESTIVAL, 8-19-16
Mayor Roger Granat, town trustees, and town staff served free peaches and ice cream on Thursday Aug. 18 to a large crowd of festival goers lined up in the Town Plaza.

SERVICE FREE PEACHES AND ICE CREAM, FRANK WATT, PALISADE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR; ROBYNN SUNDERMEIER, TOWN TRUSTEE, PEACH FESTIVAL, 8-19-16

Free peaches and ice cream were scooped and served to eager festival goers by town trustees and staff at the Town Plaza on Thursday, Aug. 18. Public Works Director Frank Watt and Town Trustee Robynn Sundermeier seen here were working the line of servers. At the left, Ron Quarles, Palisade Community Development Director, pitches in.

PALISADE LIONS CLUB, BREAKFAST, PALISADE PEACH FESTIVAL, 8-20-16

The Palisade Lions Club served breakfast pancakes and eggs in Memorial Park on Saturday Aug. 20 for the Peach Festival.

PEACH FEST, PALISADE LIONS CLUB BREAKFAST, 8-20-16

Festival visitors filled Memorial Park for the pancake breakfast served by the Palisade Lions Club.

PALISADE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, PEACH FEST PARADE, 8-20-16

The Palisade Historical Society’s entry featured a classic car, seen passing by the former Palisasde High School building and remodeled gym.

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