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The 38th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair schedule of events

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE – The 38th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair continues in Sopris Park today and tomorrow, with free musical entertainment, pie and cake baking contests, an artisans fair, international food booths, a variety of competitions and children’s activities.

All events are at Sopris Park in downtown Carbondale, unless otherwise noted. Here’s what’s happening:

7:15 a.m. – Registration for Mount Sopris Runoff at Basalt 7-Eleven; challenging 16-mile run over the back roads from Basalt to Carbondale. Race begins at 8 a.m. and finishes at Sopris Park.



10 a.m. – Art Booths Open

10 a.m. – Fly Casting Competition in the Open Space hosted by Tony Fotopolis.



10:30-11:15 a.m. – Music Together for ages 2-6 with Annie Flynn (Children’s Oasis)

11 a.m. – Round Mountain, Balkan and West African styles to traditional Appalachian music (Gazebo)

11 a.m. – Pie Baking Contest (Judging Canopy), bring entries between 10-10:45 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – Story Telling w/Drea Marsh (Oasis)

Noon – Singles Horseshoe Tournament (Glassier Park, located on Weant Avenue two blocks south of Sopris Park)

Noon – Bluegrass jam at the Jam Tent on 7th Street, bring an instrument

12:15 p.m. – Old-fashioned family games and hand-cranked ice cream making with Rock Bottom Ranch (Oasis)

12:20 p.m. – Rising Stars Series, featuring the Jazz Aspen students and up-and-coming musician Marilyn Lindquist (Gazebo)

1:15 p.m. – The Jammin Jim Show, juggling, comedy and music for kids (Oasis)

2 p.m. – Adult Limbo Contest in the Open Space

2:15 p.m. – Jeff Kagan, Environmental Musical Kids Performer (Oasis)

2:45 p.m. – Jes Grew, southern fried grooves and jam rock (Gazebo)

3:30 p.m. – Music by Sophie Dasaro (Oasis)

3:45 p.m. – Acoustic Jam at the Jam Tent on 7th Street

4 p.m. – Women’s Wood Splitting Competition in the Open Space

4:30 p.m. – Hula Hoop Competition w/Betty Hoop (Oasis)

5 p.m. – Brave Combo, one of America’s best dance bands spanning three decades (Gazebo)

6:30 p.m. – Young performers on stage (Oasis)

7 p.m. – The Hillbilly Hellcats, Rockabilly old school style (Gazebo)

8:45 p.m. – Masri Nar Egyptian Fire Dance Troupe (Gazebo lawn)

10 a.m. – Earthbeat Choir (Gazebo); Art Booths Open

11 a.m. – Music Together w/Annie Flynn (Oasis)

11 a.m. – Cake Baking Contest (Judging Canopy), bring entries to the tent by 10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. – Old Tyme Jam at the Jam Tent on 7th Street

11:30 a.m. – The Sybarite 5, classical string music (Gazebo)

Noon – The Sneetches, play adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic directed by Anne Marie Zanca (Oasis)

Noon – Doubles Horseshoe Tournament (Glassier Park)

12:40 p.m. – Bikrams Yoga Exposition with Bel and Emily Carpenter (Oasis)

1 p.m. – Spring Creek, winners of the 2007

Telluride Bluegrass Band contest (Gazebo)

1:15 p.m. – The Jammin Jim Show (Oasis)

2:15 p.m. – Colin O’Brien, banjo for kids (Oasis)

2:45 p.m. – Boulder Acoustic Society, acoustic roots music (Gazebo)

3:10 p.m. – All Ages Talent Show (Oasis)

4 p.m. – Men’s Woodsplitting Competition in the Open Space

4 p.m. – Bluegrass Jam at Jam Tent on 7th Street

4:30 p.m. – Poi Workshop with Carolyn Cipperly and Friends (Oasis)

5 p.m. – Spiritual Rez, reggae funk (Gazebo); Art Booths begin to close

6:30 p.m. – Closing Parade beginning at The Oasis

7 p.m. – Juno What!, ’70s style funk from Motet members (Gazebo)

9 p.m. – 2009 Mountain Fair Slide Show, a retrospective of the weekend’s festivities presented by The Sopris Sun


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