Saturday at the 49th Carbondale Colorado Mountain Fair

July 25 – Saturday at Mountain Fair!

As an organization and a community of dedicated volunteers, Carbondale Arts has devised a safe and creative plan that will allow everyone to celebrate within gathering guidelines.

The Carbondale Mountain Fair began in the early ‘70s 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! Bring your friends and family, and your masks, out this Saturday, July 25th, for this summertime tradition!

Mountain Makers Market

Up to 20 Colorado makers and craftspeople will comprise the Mountain Makers Market at 579 Main St. (the “Christmas Tree Lot” across from Beerworks). Support these wonderful local artisans and the fine arts culture in the community. The Carbondale Clay Center will also be holding a sale down the street in their front yard.  

To promote safety and comfort levels, shoppers are asked to register for a designated time slot to visit the Mountain Makers Market in 30 minute increments- Reserve your market time here! Depending on volume and spatial availability, walk-up visitors will be allowed. In adherence to the Town of Carbondale’s mask ordinance , facial coverings will be required to enter the market. The Mountain Fair T-shirt booth will be inside the market. Be sure to snag one of these collector’s item shirts or posters or shop availability online for contact-free purchasing.

The Worstminster Dog Show

Worstminster Dog Show
Worstminster Dog Show

Where the best of the worst and the worst of the worst are both Winners! The Worstminster Dog Show is a new and creative event for you dog lovers that will be held at the Carbondale Rodeo Grounds. Dog handlers are encouraged to dress up, including a mask of course. Full details and to register your dog, you may visit here.


  • PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL (3-5 months)
  • CANINE KINDERGARTEN (6 months – 1 year)
  • OVER THE HILL GANG (9+ years)
  • BIGGEST BITCH (largest female, over 50lbs)
  • FRIENDLY MALEMAN (largest male, over 50lbs)
  • DINKY DOGGIES (6lbs and under)

Dr. Ben Mackin will be the announcer and judges include Eric Berry of RJ Paddywacks , Wes Boyd of Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) , and Dr. Bonnie Abercrombie of Carbondale Animal Hospital . 

Saturday Night Live with Streamin’ Steve’s

Saturday Night Live with Streamin' Steves
Saturday Night Live with Streamin’ Steves

Tune in to YouTube or KDNK as the Carbondale Mountain Fair celebrates it’s 49th year with a live stream concert from Steve’s Guitars. Enjoy performances from Alya HoweNatalie Spears and Lizzie PlotkinDave Jordan and The ReMINDers for a fun-filled evening of music and magic.

This event will be raising funds for the 50th Mountain Fair, coming your way in 2021. Long live the fair!

Fair Fundraising Yoga via Zoom

“Sangha”is a Sanskrit word meaning” a community brought together by common goals”. Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley is such a community that comes together through the intention to create a culture that is welcoming to all and where you can count on support from each other in good times or challenging ones.

Faith Lipori will be teaching the Fair Fundraising Yoga via Zoom from 9:00- 10:15 a.m. You can register here ahead of time, as space will be limited to 100 participants.

Confluence Jamboree

  Image from Mountain Fair, 1973.
Image from Mountain Fair, 1973.

A collection of musicians and performers will travel through Carbondale neighborhoods on a mobile flatbed stage, bringing music, dance and joy throughout town.

You’re encouraged to decorate your yards, streets or entire neighborhoods to commemorate The Fair and can send Carbondale Arts your address or location and they will try to pay you a visit between 4 and 8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the Confluence Jamboree.

The Confluence Jamboree will only be able to visit neighborhoods within this boundary diameter : From the confluence of Hwys 133 and 82, to RVR – Carbondale Clay Center over to CRMS. 

Clay in the Yard

Come by Carbondale Clay Center during the Mountain Fair festivities, for a ceramic sale featuring local artists! Join under the big white tent and their new summertime retail space in the Artstream Nomadic Gallery on the CCC lawn from 9:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.

The Freedom Ride! A body positive dare to bare bike ride

The Freedom Ride! A body positive dare to bare bike ride
The Freedom Ride!

What to wear? Do not fear! The dress code for this bike ride is Bare As You Dare. How bare is that? How dare is that?…It’s all up to you, you decide what you are comfortable with. No one is excluded or discriminated against based on levels of clothing, body paint, or anything else, for that matter! All are welcome – practice radical acceptance of self and others in this nearly nude but not lewd event. This is a gender-inclusive, age-inclusive, race-inclusive, fun, friendly event.

The conditions for participation are simple: Ride nude-ish, nearly nude-ish, with your body covered in paint or adorned with colorful patterns and slogans, or in fancy dress. Don’t forget to decorate your helmet and bike!

Meet READY with masks on, at Sopris Park at 8:00 p.m. Please respect a physical distance of 10 feet or more from riders.

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