Don't miss the 45th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair July 29-31, 2016 in Sopris Park. 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!
Headliner bands include Tango Alpha Tango on Friday evening, Atomga on Saturday night and Black Lillies closing the fair down on Sunday. Contests include the infamous men's and women's Wood Splitting Championship, Pie and Cake Baking, Horseshoe Tournaments, the Porcupine Loop Bike Race, Mt. Sopris Runoff and others! Volunteers are instrumental in bringing our community this fair for free year after year, so donate a little time for the good of everyone and we promise you'll have fun while you do it! 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.