Arbor Fest Brings Breweries Around Colorado To Grand Junction
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Hundreds of people started their weekend off right by attending Arbor Fest, which included beer from around Colorado, homemade chili, and plenty of vendors and music.
Telluride Brewing Company was one of the vendors that came to the festival to share their homemade hops. "We just opened the doors in October, so, we're a new baby. We're excited to be out there and spreading the wealth and our product."
Various booths brought their beer, food, clothing, jewelery and even homemade chili. One local resident Marline Burandt said she has been going to the fest for years. "Lots of people are out here, there's lots of company; it's warm and sunny. The chili is great," said Burandt.
Arbor Fest brought one Jene Hunt from New Mexico in to try the fresh Colorado hops. "A nice breeze out, I'm putting on a little sunscreen at the moment."
Another thing that added to the Arbor Fest was the Marble Competition. Ten kids competed to get to the national tournament, and Leah Lee marbles coach of Mesa County said, they can win some advantageous prizes. "For the kids who win national champion or best sport, they give them a college scholarship and some of them have a college scholarship by the time their ten."
But the kids are instilled with one important rule to always play by.
"Caring about the players and encouraging them to do their best. They know they are a team, and they know that they do better when they're trying to be a good sport," said Lee.
The winners are Jonathan Blair, 13, Sam Lee, 12, Anna Lee, 10 and Kate Carozza, 11.
The national tournament will take place in New Jersey June 17-21.