Fierce competition for Mountain Fair booth space

Mar 5, 2018

Credit Renee Ramge

There are 100 hopefuls for 50 remaining booths at Carbondale’s Mountain Fair this year.


Applicants include painters and photographers, as well as an increasing number of designers who create eco-friendly, upcycled clothing.


In March, a jury will decide the final lineup. Alta Otto, vendor coordinator for the festival, said they take into account perennial fan-favorites. She said jewelry is popular at the festival and will be well-represented this year.


Another round of applications will open in May for a locals’ booth, open to artists who are Carbondale residents and also members of Carbondale Arts, the festival's host organization.