The Carbondale Mountain Fair began in 1972 with 20 booths showcasing local artists and artisans. Today, the Mountain Fair draws over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment–both in live music and various forms of performing arts; a family-area called The Oasis which provides interactive, creative experiences for children; great food; friendly competitions that run the gamut from pie baking to wood splitting, and an amazing spirit. That spirit is best evidenced by the over 300 volunteers who come together to run the fair. Throughout the weekend, over 20,000 people pass through from across the state and all over the country!
For Vendors / Musicians
Carbondale is an “arts” town, and is a central hub of arts activity in the Roaring Fork Valley from Aspen to Rifle. Our Mountain Fair celebrates art in all forms of expression, and is known for its diverse range, non-stop entertainment, great food and amazing spirit. Our juried fair is continually looking for interesting new musical acts, handmade goods and food.Read More
Now accepting late applications
To be selected as an Art Vendor at Mountain Fair, you must meet the following eligibility requirements. 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. For more information, please e-mail Marianne Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due March 31
To be selected as a Food Vendor at Mountain Fair, you must meet the following eligibility requirements. Any individual or organization selling ONLY its own, hand-prepared food is eligible to apply. Criteria for acceptance include quality, sale ability and uniqueness of time(s). All Food Vendors are required to comply with our Zero Waste Program policies and the Garfield County Health Regulations for Special Events. No genetically modified products, please. For more information, please e-mail Marianne Ackerman at email@example.com.
Application available in February
The Valley Artists' Booth allows local artists who are current CCAH members to exhibit and sell their artwork in a cooperative, inexpensive way. Gallery space is limited, and artwork will be juried. Applicants must be current members of CCAH and reside in an 816 ZIP code area. Submissions must be your own handmade (not manufactured, not imported) work. Criteria for judging include quality and uniqueness of items. Click the image above for more information.
Over 300 volunteers come together every year to make Mountain Fair one of the most popular and unique fairs in Colorado. Mountain Fair needs help with everything from selling T-shirts and Peace Patrolling the fairgrounds to Green Team and Backstage Security. Listen to great live music, view arts booths, eat delicious food, and mingle with Carbondale’s finest while you’re at it!Read More
Help raise money for CCAH selling raffle tickets donated by fantasticly supportive businesses from all over the Roaring Fork Valley. The Raffle is extremely important to CCAH fundraising. Raffle Booth Volunteers should dress fun and be assertive in a friendly way. Raffle Booth includes selling tickets, announcing winners, keeping rover aprons organized, counting tickets. Sign […]
The Peace Patrol helps set a harmonious tone at Mountain Fair. The Peace Patrol is there to greet folks at they enter the park, promote peace, safety, and good times, and to help people where they can. Responsibilities include: making sure no glass or alcohol is brought into the park, passing out sunscreen, misting people […]
Every year we strive to bring a broad spectrum of artists to the fair to satisfy the diverse group of around 20,000 visitors that visit Mountain Fair throughout the weekend. Check out last year’s headliners!Read More
Friday afternoon at 4pm
Bring a drum, percussion instrument or bucket and join in the fun.
Saturday morning, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Frank Martin returns to his songwriting forte — storytelling songs that explore the social, political and personal. His 2017 release, Blue on Blue on Blue, captures both Steve Earle’s earthy bite and Bruce Cockburn’s complexity. This longtime local is well regarded for his inventive, tasteful guitar playing and singing. As he tells his band mates… […]
Mountain Fair contests are fun and easy to participate in. Enjoy our version of county fair favorites from Pie Baking to Fly-Casting, Limbo and Wood Splitting!Read More
The Mountain Fair Poster Design contest is a tradition. The theme reflects this tradition and is an inspiration point for the creation of your design. The winning design will be on t-shirts, the official poster, and the artist will receive $500. The winning artist of this year’s Mountain Fair Poster Design Contest was…. Stephanie Larson […]
The annual 14+ mile foot race from Basalt to the Mountain Fair starts at the Emma Schoolhouse and finishes in the Open Space at Sopris Park. 14 miles a bit much for you? Join the 4 mile Fair Run from Prince Creek Road downhill to Sopris Park. These races are sponsored by Independence Run & […]
The winners of the 2016 contest in the “Cream Pie” category were Jasmine Liddington with Peach Creme Dream in first place (this pie also won Best in Show), Samantha Soucie with Heavenly Coconut Creamin second place and Jane Holmes with Coconut Cream in third place. “Fruit Pie” first place went to 1st Terry Rodgers with […]