When it comes to putting on big festivals, I don't think anyone does it better than the town of Fruita.

No Carnival This Year, But It's Okay

I'm sure the kiddos were disappointed there wasn't a carnival this year, but that doesn't mean Fruita Fall Festival wasn't as good as ever. Festival organizers made sure there would be plenty of fun for the kids including bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, and some kid-friendly axe throwing. Oh, and by the way, they are hoping to be able to find a traveling carnival for next year's event.

The Smells of the Festival

One of the first things I notice when I'm at Fruita Fall Festival is that it smells like a festival. They always have so many great food trucks, it's impossible to try them all -- but you sure want to. I mean, who can resist a loaded deep-fried twinkie, or one of those amazing loaded funnel cakes?

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Fruita Fall Festival Is Family-Friendly

Another thing I noticed at Fruita Fall Festival is the people. It's a great place to watch people. There are people of all ages, but there's no question, it's a family-friendly event that moms and dads love to enjoy with their kids.

Fun Times At Fruita Fall Festival

The Fruita Fall Festival has been going strong for 106 years now, and it was great to have it back this year, following the COVID-cancellation of 2020. It's such a great event. You've got the annual parade, a cornhole tournament, kids' activities, food trucks, vendor booths - and a wide variety of musical offerings. If you didn't make it to Fruita for this year's festival, browse through the photos below for a virtual visit to the 106th annual Fruita Fall Festival.

See How Much Fruita's Population Has Grown Over the Years

How big is Fruita, Colorado? Here is a look at how this western Colorado has grown through the years.