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2021 Carbondale Mountain Fair
July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021
“From one year of social distancing to 50 years of socializing.”
It’s hard to believe that 50 years ago the Carbondale Mountain Fair came into being. Brought together by volunteers, lead by the Mother of the Fair, Laurie Loeb, the first few years hosted a traveling chautauqua, which quickly evolved into a locally-based, volunteer-run, non-sponsored festival that exemplifies the values of Carbondale; Collaboration, Creativity, Education, Volunteerism, Curiosity and Inclusion.
We will celebrate these values with a fair that will be memorable for all who attend in person or listen on the radio. The fair will spread out beyond its comfortable home of Sopris Park to allow for COVID friendly interactions, but the heart+soul of the fair will be all the love, history and humanity that have built community through art in Carbondale. Join us July 23–25th 2021 for this summertime tradition!
See schedule of events. All entertainment and events are subject to change. We recognize that at any moment all current plans could be cancelled. We are putting in every effort to remain flexible and adaptive. We are committed to the safety of the community.
About the Fair
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!