It's one of the biggest and best festival of the year in western Colorado and here are five things you don't want to miss at the 2018 Fruita Fall Festival.

The Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival is September 21 through the 23rd and will be drawing large crowds throughout the weekend for various events, activities, and musical performances. The festival always features a ton of arts, crafts, and food vendors which makes figuring out what to have for lunch a real challenge.

Of course, there are a lot of fun things at Fruita Fall Festival including a street dance, carnival, and whole lot of great music,  but it's just impossible to do everything. So I'm going to recommend five things you don't want to miss at this year's festival.


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    Maybe this is just a Zane Thing, but I just love a good pancake breakfast and what better way to start your Saturday. The Fruita Lions Club will be serving all you can eat pancakes, ham, juice, coffee, and fruit. Five bucks for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and it all starts at 7:30 and goes until the parade starts at 10:00.

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    The annual parade happens at 10:00 am on Saturday featuring the winners from Friday night's Miss Fall Festival Pageant, marching bands, classic cars, tractors, horses and floats. The parade travels west on East Aspen, north on North Mulberry, and then west on East Pabor Avenue. So find a spot and enjoy "Celebrating Small Town America."

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    It's not just every day you can witness a race between outdoor toilets, so why wouldn't you take advantage of this rare opportunity? These outhouses may not be used for anything besides racing, (at least I'm hoping not) but they are constructed out of solid material and would probably suffice in the event of an emergency. On the line here is a lot of pride and the much-coveted outhouse trophy. There's also an award for the most creatively constructed outhouse. Come on out Friday evening at 5:30 and watch some of the best outhouse racing you could ever hope to see.

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    The cornhole tournament starts at 11:30 Sunday morning and the Denver Broncos kickoff against Baltimore Ravens at 11:00. Not to worry. They'll have TVs around the area so you can watch the game while you play - or wait for your turn. All participants get a drink ticket, and the winning team takes home cornhole boards.

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    Not to be confused with the actress Julia Roberts, Julie Roberts is a country singer who may not be a household name, but she's been around for a while, and she's , . Her best-known song is  "Break Down Here" and she's sold over a million albums. She's been on the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and has received numerous award nominations. You can enjoy Julie on the Circle Park Stage on Saturday night at 8:30 pm.

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