Mountain Fair

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Mountain Fair 2022: New Moon Magic

    By Alya Howe

    Hey, you, and me
    Say yes to WE
    For only in Unity
    Can this be,
    the “land of the free.”

    United States of mind  
    Is itread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scenes from the 51st Mountain Fair

    Everyone is a winner when it comes to Mountain Fair. That said, there are winners among the winners, including fly casting champions Matt Koenlsheck, Nate Biro and Jerry Alcorta. Former trustee Heather Henry won the women’s wood splitting competition and Jared Shimp took the cake as men’s top wood splitter.… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Mountain Fair cuenta con eventos bilingües

    Traducción por Jacquelinne Castro

     

    Este año marcará el 51o festival anual Mountain Fair, y junto con las actividades que ya conocemos y amamos, también se unieron algunas actividades nuevas y emocionantes. Este año, la zona de Oasis apto para niños de Mountain Fair incluirá laread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Bilingual events come to Mountain Fair

    This year will mark the 51st annual Mountain Fair, and along with the perennial activities we know and love, it will include some exciting new activities. This year, the kid-friendly Oasis zone of Mountain Fair will include the Creative Canopy Arts Tent and will offer new bilingual activities.read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A new moon rises over Mountain Fair

    The wildly wonderful and whimsical Amy Kimberly, along with stellar superstar Mark Taylor,  prepare to pass along the marvelous responsibility of managing Carbondale’s Mountain Fair — to a squad of apprentices who likewise shimmer with magical mountain fairy dust. 

    Kimberly has been director of the fair for nearly… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Elk Range makes mountain music

    A local bluegrass favorite, the acoustic quartet known as Elk Range, will be performing at this year’s Mountain Fair on Saturday, July 30. The band says that they are excited to play in their hometown for friends and fans, while bringing their music to a more eclectic audience. Through July… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Amy Kimberly prepares for ‘rewirement’

    Amy Kimberly is perhaps the best-known member of Carbondale’s eclectic community. She has been instrumental in carrying forth the Mountain Fair tradition since 2004, and her role as executive director of Carbondale Arts brought fresh zeal into the organization. In 2019, she was honored with the Governor’s Creative Leadership Award… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - July 29, 2021

    Re: redistricting

    Thank you, Sopris Sun, for all the articles on Colorado’s redistricting process and the public hearing that will be held at the Third Street Center this Saturday at 11 a.m.

    While the details of the redistricting process may seem complicated, the main purpose is simple:… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    The Thomas Lawley legacy

    Poem by Paula Lawley

    Wife of the late Thomas Lawley

    (Mountain Fair Director 1986-2003)

     

    A happy smile, a twinkle in his eye

    An easy laugh, he was dubbed “Mr. Nice Guy”

    Who loved his job promoting the arts

    Plus concerts,…

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  • Locations: News Published

    It's all of us – 50 years of fair

    Amy Kimberly, Carbondale Arts (CA) executive director and Mountain Fair director, shared that the first-ever gallery exhibition of the history of Mountain Fair, currently on display in The Launchpad’s R2 Gallery, “has been years in the planning.”

    Kimberly explained many of the items in the exhibitionread more →