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Well the smoke has finally cleared, Sopris Park is greening up nicely and the 34th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair is but a memory …

and what a memory it is! There is nothing like Mountain Fair, and that is confirmed year after year by bands (whose experience at Mountain Fair is like no other), by vendors, by volunteers and by the community at large.

The magic happens because it is a labor of love by all who participate. More than 300 volunteers come together every year to create a community event like no other. The beautiful thing is, as the world changes, so does the Mountain Fair. It is no longer some “hippie fest” (as it has been described) where women have long underarm hair and vendors sell hacky sacks. The Carbondale Mountain Fair is a sophisticated blend of entertainment, high quality arts and crafts and good old-fashioned fun for all ages.



Most importantly, it raises money for the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, which has brought lots of great music and events to Carbondale this summer. CCAH also doles out grants to local artists and students and runs a gallery on Main Street that showcases local artists in the Roaring Fork Valley.

This year, Mountain Fair also raised money for KDNK Radio, the Ross Montessori School, the Waldorf School, the Carbondale Clay Center and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.



Ultimately, Mountain Fair is about slowing down in our busy lives to come together as a community and celebrate this incredible valley we inhabit.

There are so many people to thank, and I will do that in an ad. However, I do want to thank everyone who participated, especially the town of Carbondale, the Carbondale Police Department, the fire department and public works. It’s amazing what we can pull off together.

Amy Kimberly

director, Carbondale Mountain Fair

The Silt Heyday Committee would like to thank all the contributors that helped to make the 36th Silt Heyday a huge success. This includes all those who donated financial support, door prizes, and services in lieu of money. Because of you, we were able to provide a home town celebration.

We wish to thank all the people that donated their time for Silt Heyday, including the Coal Ridge High School administrators, teachers and students; all other parade entrants, parade judges; booth providers; performers; local support including the Silt police and the security volunteers, the Silt Historical Society, our friends in the beer booth, the town of Silt employees, and all of the others that helped.

We want to thank all the newspapers, radio and TV stations that publicized the event, Harrelson Music who helped provide our sound system, American Canopy and Equipment for providing our tent in the park, the Garfield County commissioners who provided dumping, and Down Valley Septic for sanitary facilities. Thanks to our bands ” Heart of the Rockies, Rocking Horse and Acoustic Mayhem.

If we forgot anyone it is not intentional, and we thank you, too. It was difficult to keep track of all the work going on. Without all of this support, we could not have done it.

Silt Heyday Committee

(Alice Boulton, Bev Chambers, Ricky McLaughlin, Joan Nestor, Kim Price, Peggy Swank and Susie Wright)


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