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Fantastic fall festivals

Thank you all for helping make 2015 a banner year for Carbondale Recreation’s 10th annual Celtic Fest and 14th annual Oktoberfest!

A big shout out to our amazing sponsors: Warsteiner, Orrison Distributing, Premier Party Rental, Andy’s Ice Carving, EverGreen Events, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Sopris Liquor and Wine, City Market, Comfort Inn and Suites, and Ackerman Log and Timber.



Thank you to the following volunteers for keeping the beer, wine, cider, and good times flowing: Nic DeGross, Jackie Powers, Bryant Maggert, Brent Moss, Kara Montie, Meghan Kirkland, Billy Kirkland, Billy’s Police Academy buddies, Black MacDonald, Rebecca Murray, Darin Binion, Cortney McDougall, Dan Giese, Amy Butowicz, Mark Taylor, Tee Fink, Gage Reese, Ryan Wylch, Dan Lehmkuhl, Marty Finkelstein, Lacey Malcomson, Noah Bauldridge, Katie Montie, Laura Bishop, Lauren Zeman, Bailey Paulses, Casey Doser, Susan Mount, John Mount, Kelly Thomas, Jeff Thomas, Jay Smith, Laura Smith, Kari Heuer, Tom Heuer, Jake Heuer, Gail Heuer, Leigh Heuer, Dan Self, and anyone else I might have missed.

From set up to take down, and everything in between, I could not have pulled off this monstrous event without the help of the following Carbondale Recreation staff members: Jason Thraen, Eric Brendlinger, Olive Tampol, Trevor Capel-Jones, Jonelle Luther, Matt Duffy and James Webster. You guys rock!



Our entertainers deserve a big hand for putting on some great shows: Potcheen, The Average German Band, Those Austrian Guys, the Starletts and the Chalet Dancers.

Finally some miscellaneous thank-yous to our security staff from Ace Security and Safety, our vendors (Mac’s Snack Shack, Renewal by Andersen of Colorado, and Mystical Wonders of Love), MRI for the extra portable toilets, and Sweet Coloradough for a surprise box of donuts!

For those of you who don’t know, the Fests are just for fun. We work really hard to put on these events as a free community party and strive to simply break even. So thank you for continuing to support our efforts. We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, the helpfulness of our staff and volunteers, and the willingness of our musicians to play for prices we can afford!

See you all in 2016! Be sure to bring your friends!

Jessi Rochel

Carbondale Recreation


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