The 23rd annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, presented by Alpine Bank, returns Sept. 18, 19, 20, and 21 to the Grand Valley and to Riverbend Park in Palisade.

The “Festival in the Park” takes place in Palisade’s Riverbend Park on Saturday, Sept. 20.  It is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival.  It features over 50 Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, live demonstrations and seminars, and a crowd of over 5,500 expected.

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“The granddaddy of Colorado wine festivals features 50 wineries from across Colorado. Don’t miss Saturday’s Festival in the Park in Palisade’s beautiful Riverbend Park,” the Palisade Chamber of Commerce announced.

“Winetasting, chefs, artisans, live music, seminars, food, special VIP tickets, bottle sales and more,” the chamber notes.  Take the “Tour the Wineries” on Sunday, Sept. 21, the chamber points out.   See the map online on the festival website.

The festival is, “All the more enjoyable when you dine, stay, and play in Palisade.” the chamber observes.

The festival is produced by The Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology (CAVE).  It promotes the interests of Colorado grape growers and wineries.