The 48th 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 and Peace Patrolling the fairgrounds to Green Team and Backstage Security. Not to mention you get to hear great live music by headliner bands such as Ponder The Albatross, Jyemo Club, and The Burroughs, view over 125 arts & crafts booths with handmade goods, 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!
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 glass or alcohol is brought into the park, passing out sunscreen, misting people with spray bottles (only if wanted), patrolling the ditch and park parameters, and directing people where they need to go. It is also the responsibility of the Peace Patrol to help monitor the park for nuisances such as underage drinking, aggressive, offensive, and rowdy behavior, or people acting in any sort of unsafe manner, and to report it to the proper authorities or Mountain Fair Staff.
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 dress fun and be assertive in a friendly way. Raffle Booth includes selling tickets, announcing winners, keeping rover aprons organized, counting tickets.
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!
The 2 Corners Parking Team is responsible for making sure all vendors, artists, and entertainment are parked in the proper locations. Parking is also in charge of patrolling the park perimeters to ensure only authorized and emergency vehicles are in these areas. The parking team will also periodically patrol the additional parking lot located at the middle school. Parking will communicate with 2 corners to ensure that no vehicles are blocking key access points.
Volunteer Booth Volunteers help to greet volunteers and ensure them a positive and fun Mountain Fair Volunteer Experience. Help sign-up new volunteers, organize volunteers when they arrive for their shift and maintain volunteer database.
Be resourceful and assist lost or inquiring Mountain Fair participants. Info Booth Volunteers are the experts on everything from the Entertainment line up, locations of bathrooms, lay out of the fairgrounds, lost & found, and contest sign ups.
Sell the infamous Mountain Fair t-shirt. The t-shirt is a “must have” for every Mountain Fair participant, so you’ll be popular! T-Shirt Booth volunteers organize merchandise, greet and assist customers. Some volunteers may be asked to help sell band merchandise. This is a great job for those who need to be in the shade, but you will be on your feet.
Give a Mountain Fair Vendor a BREAK! Mountain Fair Vendors have long days and need a break every now and then to take care of personal business. By being a Booth Sitter, you’ll be able to give a vendor the reprieve they need to enjoy the fair!
The backstage security person/crew is responsible to making sure the right people have access to the backstage area. Be sure you are comfortable saying no to fair folk who look like a good time!! Are you tough enough for the job?
There are a lot of places to park you bikes just outside the fair, but we like to have at least one place where we can guarantee that your bike with be safe! Volunteers who work at the Secure Bike Parking work with the staff of Aloha Mountain Cyclery to help park bikes and keep an eye on them while their owners enjoy the fair.