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
Applications due March 2
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 Alta Otto at email@example.com.
Application due April 3
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 Alta Otto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will become available in May
The Valley Artists' Booth allows local artists who are current Carbondale Arts members to exhibit and sell their artwork in a cooperative, inexpensive way. Booth space is limited, and artwork will be juried. Applicants must be current members of Carbondale Arts 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. Email questions to email@example.com
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
The Peace Patrol & Ambassadors joined forces a few years ago to help 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: assisting and relieving ambassadors, making sure no […]
Help raise money for Carbondale Arts by selling raffle tickets donated by fantastically supportive businesses from all over the Roaring Fork Valley. The Raffle Booth Volunteers entice Mountain Fair Participants to entering a raffle with such prizes as a brand new hot tub! The Raffle is extremely important to Carbondale Arts. Raffle Booth Volunteers should […]
Mountain Fair Ground Set Up volunteers work with the Mountain Fair Production crew to transform Sopris Park into a fair ground. Set up tents, parameters, road blockages, tables and chairs, signage and MORE! Physical labor, using ladders and power tools, and painting are all part of this sunny volunteer job! Sign up here.
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 headliner, 8:00pm
Expect an energetic live performance by one of Denver’s best up-and-coming bands. Fans can expect to see the group’s trademark, dance-inspiring performances. The outfit’s frenetic mandolin and guitar riffs and ferocious fiddle solos, mean you likely won’t be standing still as this eclectic group jams out. Josh Bower on Mando hails from the Roaring Fork […]
Sunday headliner, 5:40pm
Steeped in classic soul standards and outfitted with modern flair, The Burroughs are a nine piece band with a powerhouse sound that has been electrifying audiences across Colorado and beyond. No newcomer to uplifting spirits, Johnny Burroughs works as a licensed minister and music pastor. His church upbringing serves him well on stage, where the […]
Saturday headliner, 8:00pm
Jyemo Club has arrived! The new project from Jonny Jyemo brings together musicians from 4 different countries, each bringing their own flavor to spice up the vibes. This is dance music to celebrate life, this is dance music with a rebel attitude. Uniting Latin and Caribbean beats with north American funk and rock, singing in […]
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 48th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Theme is….Rainbow Connection and we are asking any interested artist to submit an idea for the poster and a rough sketch of idea, along with 2 work samples. A jury will pick an idea and we will work with the artist to create the final poster. The chosen artist […]
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. The longer race starts at the Emma Schoolhouse with registration starting at 6:30 a.m. 14 miles a bit much for you? A shorter, easier 4-mile downhill from the top of […]
Better start practicing for this year’s pie and cake baking contest– the competition is stiff! Categories for pie include: Fruit, Cream and Exotic. Categories for cake include: Cake, Exotic and Alternative. All pies and cake must arrive at the pavilion by 10:45am. The Pie Contest is on Saturday and the Cake Contest is on Sunday. […]