PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) Winefest has a giant economic impact on Palisade and Grand Junction. Officials at the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau said they expect to see 5,000 to 7,000 people. Each person spends $150 on average, so officials expect to see between $500,000 to $1 million at the end of the weekend. Ticket sales saw an 40-percent increase this year compared to last year according to Cassidee Shull at the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Ecology.

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