ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

FEED YOUR INSPIRATION IN THE NORTH FORK VALLEY!

Mountain Harvest FestivalĀ is a non-profit, four-day festival held in Paonia, Colorado on the last full weekend in September.

Local musicians, writers of poetry and prose, dancers, comedians, and various other dramatists conspire to entertain us non-stop throughout the festival!
Experience rural life at it’s best! The North Fork Valley is known for our bounty of produce, from peppers to lavender to wine grapes. Tour our valley and see for yourself!
Our valley has a plethora of talent! Artists are attracted to the inspiration they find here through scenery, the support of the community, and a peaceful lifestyle. We are a Certified Colorado Art District.
With two days of Farmers Markets in Town Park, you’ll see for yourself the copious variety of foods grown locally, often organic, and the creative products we make from our harvests.
Our mission is to celebrate and serve our local communities by showcasing the bounty of the North Fork Valley. We do this by presenting the Mountain Harvest Festival and also by supporting enhanced arts and agriculture education opportunities year round, including music in schools, film making, youth and sustainable agriculture programs.
Mountain Harvest Festival could not happen without the support of our community! Many facets of the Festival run through a team of volunteers. Be part of this beloved festival which brings joy to and greatly benefits our community!

It is a community-oriented event, which seeks to benefit the local economy by providing entertainment by local musicians, writers of poetry and prose, dancers, comedians, and various other dramatists; organizing a sales outlet for local growers, artists and crafts-persons; conducting agriculture-based workshops; and supporting charitable causes.

BOARD MEMBERS

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TOM BACKHUS

PRESIDENT

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HOLLY BIDLE

SECRETARY

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DALE CECIL

TREASURER

mike

MIKE DEJAGER

SARGENT AT ARMS

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DAVID JACOBSON

BOARD MEMBER

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KEELAN SMITH

BOARD MEMBER

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ANJANI DEVI

BOARD MEMBER

OUR TEAM

JOSH BEHRMAN

JOSH BEHRMAN

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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JOY LAX

PUBLICITY, GRAPHICS, & ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

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SABRINA DREFFER

MUSIC COORDINATOR

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EMMA GREGORY

VENDOR COORDINATOR

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

CHRISTY ELLER

WEB DESIGNER