Mountain Fair

The 43rd Annual

Carbondale Mountain Fair


July 25, 26 & 27, 2014

Carbondale is an “arts” town, and is a central hub of arts activity in the Roaring Fork Valley from Aspen to Rifle. In 2012, we were the recipients of the Governor’s Art Award for our commitment to arts and creativity. Our Mountain Fair celebrates art in all forms of expression, and is known for a diverse range of arts and crafts, non-stop entertainment, great food and an amazing spirit. Over 300 volunteers come together to make this one of the most  popular and unique fairs in Colorado, and admission is FREE.

CALL TO ENTRY: Carbondale Mountain Fair Poster Contest

Contest Deadline: Apr. 24

The Carbondale Council for Arts & Humanities is seeking artwork submissions for the 43rd Carbondale Mountain Fair Poster. This year’s theme, Wild At Heart: Celebrating our People, Town, and Wilderness, honors the 50th year of the signing of the Wilderness Act and should be the inspiration point for the design. The winning design will be on the official poster, t-shirts, and the winner will receive $500. Designs can be in any medium and must be able to transfer to a digital image for reproduction. Designs are due Apr. 24 and can be dropped off at CCAH’s offices or mailed to P.O. Box 175, Carbondale, CO 81623. Please include artist name, phone number, and email with submission. More information call (970) 963-1680 or visit


Arts & Craft Vendors & Food Vendors

Any artist or craft person exhibiting his or her own handmade works of art. (Not manufactured, not imported.) Any community service, civic, or social organization, or educational institution selling only its own works of art. Criteria for judging include quality and uniqueness of items.

Valley Artists Gallery

The Valley Artists’ Gallery (previously known as the Local’s Booth) allows local artists who are current CCAH members to exhibit and sell their artwork in a cooperative, inexpensive way.  All artists must reside in the 816 zip code to apply and all submissions must be your own handmade (not manufactured, not imported) work. Gallery space is limited, and artwork will be juried.  Artists are required to assist with set-up and breakdown, and to work shifts during the fair.  CCAH will provide the tent, pro panels and pedestals.  Artists are responsible for their own display.  CCAH will handle the accounting and collect sales tax.  The booth fee is $50 and CCAH will take a 15% commission from your sales.  All applications must be received by May 1.  Notification will be made by May 31.  For more information, please call 970-963-1680 or e-mail


Arts & Craft Application Deadline has passed

Click here for the Mountain Fair Valley Artists’ Gallery Application

Click here for the 2014 Mountain Fair Food Vendor Application

Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • Arts and Craft Vendor Application Deadline – February 28th
  • Artists’ Gallery Application Deadline – May 1st
  • Artists’ Gallery Acceptance Notification – by May 31st
  • Arts & Crafts Vendor Acceptance Notification- April 4th
  • Food Vendor Application Deadline- April 4th
  • Food Vendor Acceptance Notification- May 2nd

A BIG Thank you to all of those who helped make the 42nd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair a success!

Over 300 volunteers come together ever year to make Mountain Fair one of the most  popular and unique fairs in Colorado!

PRODUCTION: Mark Taylor, Kevin Lundy, Pete Rich, Jeff Britt and Structural Engineers, Aubrey Hood, Mike Shunk, Alejo Dominguez, Atta Boy, Jason Cooper, Collin Tugwell, Garrett DelCastillo, Jason Cooper, Sid Guares, Steve Cavell, Emmett Hood, Eric Chacos, Mike Piccione, James Piccione, Regina Piccione, Rich Walsac, Marc Braell

ELECTRICIANS: Bill Laemmel/Carbondale Light and Power, Rob Janssen and Anibal Guevara

PARKING CZAR: The Honorable Barb Bush, Patty Nadon

SOUND & LIGHTS: Alchemy Audio Visual

COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT: KDNK, Sid Lincome, Lines in Space Surveyors, Larry Ballinger, Gene Schilling, Jeff Jackel, Town of Carbondale, Rob Goodwin, Carbondale EMT’s, Carbondale Fire Department, Carbondale Environmental Board, Carbondale Public Works, Carbondale Police Department, Carbondale Parks & Recreation Department, The Carbondale Town Trustees, Carbondale Swimming Pool, The PAC3, Days Inn of Carbondale, The Carbondale Chamber, Jeff Britt, Allegheny Meadows

CONTESTS & COMPETITIONS: Pie: Alta Otto, Suny Kay Harrison, Amber VanBerlo, Carly DeBeque-Jager, Chuck Bauer; Cake: Stacy Stein; Limbo: Dr. Limbo: John Foulkrod; Wood Splitting: Dan Giese, Rhonda Roberts; Mt. Sopris Run-off: Brion After, Independence Run & Hike; Porcupine Loop Bike Race: Nic Degross, Darren Broome, Aloha Mountain Cyclery; Fly-Casting Competition: Gill Finn; Kids Hula Hooping: Betty Hoops; Horseshoes: Connie MedaliS



Community Sustainers: True Nature Healing Arts, Town of Carbondale, Thrift Shop of Aspen, Colorado Creative Industries, Alpine Bank, Jim & Connie Calaway, KPCO, The Robert Young Foundation

Grand Curators: New Belgium Brewing, El Pomar Foundation, RG Fund, Pajwell Foundation, Blue Tent Marketing, John Duncan Charitable Trust, Bernhard Solutions, The Embrey Foundation, Aspen Times, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Bessie Minor Swift Foundation

Art Lovers: Alchemy Audio Visual, Arches Foundation, Premier Party Rentals, BrainStyles, Kay Brunnier, Gayle Embrey, Robert Naegle, Isberian Rug Company, Tailwind Jungle Lodge, Larry Cohen, Compass for Lifelong Discovery, Dos Gringos, Mark Harris & Claudia Lauer, Jane & Dick Hart, KDNK Community Radio, Lawrence Foundation, Martens Foundation, J. Frost Merriott CPA, The PAC3, RH Crossland Foundation, The Rose Foundation, Sopris Liquor & Wine, Barbie Cottrell/Stell & Dot, Joe & Liz Scofield

Musical Notes: Bonfire Coffee/The Village Smithy, Dance Initiative, Sue Edelstein & Bill Spence, Solar Flair Thermal Systems, Peppino’s, Club Rotario Roaring Fork LLC, Umbrella Roofing, Evergreen Events, Sherri Draper, Osmia Organics

Business Partners: Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Avalanche Ranch, Cool Brick Studios, Crystal River Glass Studio, DHM Landscape Architects, Independence Run & Hike, Main Street Framers, Pan & Fork Catering, William T. Phillips, Esq. Attorney at Law, Robert Schultz Consulting, Land + Shelter, Skybeam, Sol Theatre, The Sopris Sun, State Farm Insurance, Sustainable Settings, The Third Street Center, Walter Welch Interiors

Fair Friends: Ackerman Log & Timber, Laurie Loeb, Freshies Mojito Mix, Montanya Distillers, Peak Spirits, Big B’s Fabulous Juices, Alpine Angling, Sustainable Settings, Crystal River Beef, The Sopris Sun, The Roaring Fork Co-Op, Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Independence Run & Hike, Carbondale Rec Center, US Forest Service, RE-1 School District, Carbondale Library, Mike Strang, Steve’s Guitars, Carol Klein, John & Sarah Villafranco, Valley Events, Sustainable Settings, Jane Bachrach, Joe Scofield, Sondie Reiff, Tamara Jacobi, Dwyer Greens, Shaboomee Paddleboards

SPECIALTIES: Poster Design: Jennifer Sellers; Program: The Sopris Sun, Terri Ritchie; Photographers & Slideshow: Mark Burrows; Stage & Backstage Design: Chris Erickson, Amy Butowicz; Flower Design: Dwyers Greens; Jam Tent & Singer/Songwriter Comp: Shanti Gruber, Steve Standiford; Live Broadcast: KDNK Community Radio; CCAH Artist’s Gallery: Staci Dickerson, Pam Taylor; Dance Extravaganza Coordinator: Alison Birkenfield; T-Shirt Coordination: Bailey Nelson Haines, Raffle: Sue Drinker, Lis Ensminger; Silent Auction: Jane Hart

THE MOUNTAIN FAIR DREAM TEAM: Mark Taylor, Bill Laemmel, Annie Worley, Dave Kanzer, Jeff Britt, Leslie Johnson, Mark Weinhold, Mustang Molly, Jason White, George Wear, Marianne Ackerman, Hans Lindbloom, Courtney Eagleton, Sarah Johnson, Shanti Gruber, Katie Houchin, Alison Birkinfield, Barb Bush, Kat Rich, Teri Bruna, Jen Roeser, Michael Gorman, Jean Marie Hegarty, Richard Ottero, Krisin Levy, Drea Marsh

CCAH: Executive Director: Amy Kimberly; Mountain Fair Vendor Liaison: Marianne Ackerman; Operations Manager: Deborah Colley; Design & Marketing Director: Laura Stover; Financial Wizard: Linda Hoffman; Gallery Manager: Pam Taylor; Year Round Volunteers: Carol Klein, Sondie Reiff; Board of Directors: Jane Hart, Mark Taylor, Dan Giese, Gayle Embrey, Jonathan Shamis, Frank McGuirk, Sue Drinker, Mark Harris, Bailey Nelson Haines, Errko Alm


Poster Design Contest Winner

Jennifer Sellers, Winner











People’s Choice Awards

People's Choice Awards, Chris Ford (left) & Richard Moquin(right)

People's Choice Awards, Chris Ford (left) & Richard Moquin(right)