Mountain Fair Lives on in 2020

Mountain Fair, a staple in Carbondale for nearly 50 years, will be taking place at the end of July. Though the event looks differently than past celebrations, Mountain Fair plans to still capture the spirit, artistry, and fun of the local community.

Mountain Fair Events

Source: The Sopris Sun

Opening Blessing and Drumming
4 p.m. Friday, July 24
Tune into KDNK for an opening blessing by Eaden Shantay, followed by a small group of drummers on the mobile stage, with listeners invited to join in from home. It all wraps up with a small parade down Main Street. 

The Confluence Jamboree
4 to 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 24-26
A collection of musicians and performers will travel through Carbondale neighborhoods on a mobile flatbed stage, bringing music, dance, and joy throughout town — visit by July 22 to arrange a special visit! Expect great musical acts such as The Fiery Furnace Marching Band, Let Them Roar, Sleepy Justice, Natalie Spears and Lizzie Plotkin, Vid Weatherwax and Chris Bank, and more!  

Worstminster Dog Show
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 25
Where the best of the worst and the worst of the worst are both Winners! This new and creative event for our dog lovers, held at the Carbondale Rodeo Grounds. It’s $10 to register; one dog per person (owner/handler) and each dog can only be entered in one class. Veterinarian Ben Mackin will be the announcer and judges include Eric Berry of RJ Paddywacks, Wes Boyd of Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE), and Dr. Bonnie Abercrombie of Carbondale Animal Hospital. Visit by July 23 for details and registration. 

Art vendors will still be part of the 2020 Mountain Fair. Photo: Carbondale Arts, by Renee Ramge

Mountain Makers Market
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 26
Up to 20 Colorado makers and craftspeople will set up at 579 Main St. (the “Christmas Tree Lot” across from Beerworks). Many of these artists have lost income due to COVID-19, making Mountain Fair one of the few events they will get to do for the season. Shoppers should visit to register for a designated time slot to visit the Mountain Makers Market in 30-minute increments.

Saturday Night Live with Streamin’ Steves
8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 25
Tune in on YouTube or KDNK for a live stream concert from Steve’s Guitars. Enjoy performances from Alya Howe, Natalie Spears and Lizzie Plotkin, Dave Jordan, and The ReMINDers for a fun-filled evening of music and magic.

Yoga in the Park
9 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday, July 26
True Nature Healing Arts owner and yoga therapist Deva Shantay will lead a class at the Fair stomping grounds of Sopris Park. Be sure to register (quickly) in advance, as space is limited to 50 people (with 6 feet between practicing yogis). 

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