Mountain Fair

The 43rd Annual

Carbondale Mountain Fair

 Wild At Heart: Celebrating Our People, Town, and Wilderness

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. We are currently in the running for to become a designated Creative District by the State of Colorado. The Carbondale Mountain Fair 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.

This Mountain Fair honors the 50th year of the signing of the Wilderness Bill. Our theme is Wild At Heart: Celebrating Our People, Town, and Wilderness. This 43rd Mountain Fair will also celebrate art in all forms of expression with the fair’s diverse range of arts and crafts, non-stop entertainment, great food and an amazing spirit. A “Family Area” includes interactive, creative experiences for children, and friendly competitions run the gamut from cake baking to wood splitting. With over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique crafts and food to Sopris Park and 300 volunteers on hand to help, the Mountain Fair weekend will once again gather the tribes from far and wide. World-class acts like Radio La Chusma,The Dirty Bourbon River Band, Lunar Fire, The Iguanas and more will bring fans and friends to Carbondale, adding to the fun.


PLEASE REMEMBER: No Dogs, Glass, Bicycles, or Smoking of Any Kind in the Park.  The Police do issue citations

Mountain Fair Program & Map

Download your own copy of the 2014 Mtn Fair Program and a 2014 Mtn Fair Map


Entertainment Line Up

VIEW the incredible entertainment schedule for this year’s fair!



The 43rd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair needs your help!  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 to Peace Patrolling the fairgrounds.  Not to mention you get to hear great live music by headliner bands such as the Appleseed Collective, Dirty Bourbon River Show, and Lunar Fire, view over 125 handmade arts & crafts booths, eat delicious food, and mingle with Carbondale’s finest and most festive community members!  Mountain Fair Volunteers who give over 4 hours of their time are also eligible to receive a Mountain Fair T-Shirt and enter a raffle to win their very own New Belgium Cruiser Bike!




Mountain Fair Shade Tent Area Lottery

The Shade Tent Lottery is in process! Notification of lottery winners will take place July 23 & 24. The cost of the space, should your name be drawn, is $100. You will be able to set up your tents at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25.


There is nothing like a little bit of friendly competition to bring people together! The contests at Mountain Fair’s ongoing traditions and from the Pie Contest to the Woodsplitting there is something for everyone!



Information for Vendors

Vendors can find more information, maps, and a schedule here. For questions call Marianne Ackerman at (970)319-3555 or email her at



The 2014 Mountain Fair Poster Contest Winner is Kurtis Sparrow.

And the People’s Choice Award goes to: Brian Colley!

The winner of this year’s poster contest goes to Kurtis Sparrow (artwork pictured left).  It was a tough decision as we recieved many professionally excellent and evocative imagery from our artists. The theme this year is Wild at Heart: Celebrating Our People, Town, and Wilderness in honor of the the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Curtis Sparrow’s poster will be altered to fit the needs of our t-shirts and poster, but his design included 50 hearts, bees, a fox, and owl, a figurative Mt. Sopris, and so much more detail. The People’s Choice Award goes to Brian Colley (artwork pictured right).  His piece was incredibly detailed and professional. It is truly a work of art! For questions call (970) 963-1680.