Farm Fest

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2022 Farm Fest — including event attendees, sponsors, vendors, ranchers & chefs

2023 dates
announced soon


2022 highlights

For information about the Carbondale Tourism Grant for agricultural and local food providers – please email tourism@carbondale.com

About Farm Fest

Farm Fest is a new tradition in Carbondale, an event where we celebrate our land, our heritage, and the spirit of our town. Farm Fest is a celebration of the changing of seasons, bringing a spotlight to Carbondale’s agricultural heritage through local food and flavors and farm visitor experiences.

This weekend-long event will include a celebration of local flavors throughout Carbondale’s vibrant restaurant community, farm activities, ranch tours, and recreational activities, a night farmers market in downtown Carbondale, plus a community harvest lunch at Spring Creeks Ranch featuring a line-up of local food champions who will create a feast from produce sourced throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and Western Colorado.

Farm Fest is a series of activations and events designed to connect residents and visitors with the agricultural heritage through flavors on their plates and in their glasses. The new community event replaces a previous Carbondale tradition of Oktoberfest with a new way to embrace the changing of seasons and harvest time in Colorado. Farm Fest will showcase and promote small agricultural businesses, food producers, and restaurants, tell their stories and highlight their connection to regional heritage.

Funds raised from the event passholder sales and partnerships will be used to launch a new tourism grant program for local agricultural and food businesses as well as a scholastic scholarship awarded to Colorado Mountain College’s Sustainability Studies Program.


Photos from Farm Fest 2022

Photography generously supplied by Capture Ten Photography


Farm Fest Schedule of Events 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

4:00 – 7:00 PM Welcome to Farm Fest, 4th Street Plaza – downtown Carbondale


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Know Your Farmer & Rancher — throughout Carbondale

Our local Carbondale farms and ranches will open their gates to visitors for a morning of tours and demos, service work, and other fun on-the-farm activities.

Smiling Goat Ranch, 271 Willow Lane, Carbondale CO 81623 

Coffman Ranch – Aspen Valley Land Trust, 1837 Co Rd 100, Carbondale CO 81623

Carbondale Arts Rio Grande ARTway Garden Clean Up and Mandala Making. Meet at Derail Park (under the arch) near the intersection of the bikepath and HWY 133.

Cedar Ridge Ranch, 3059 CR 103, Carbondale CO 81623

Thompson House, 301 Lewis Lane, Carbondale CO 81623 (access is from the parking area on Jewels Ln)


Harvest Luncheon — Spring Creeks Ranch, 644 Cowen Drive, Carbondale

A true celebration of Colorado’s harvest season featuring a line-up of favorite local chefs and local food champions


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Group Mountain Bike Ride with Carbondale Recreation Center and Revel Bikes

Simple Flow Yoga w/ Kula Yoga

Group Road Bike Ride with Aspen Cycling Tours


Become a Farm Fest Community Partner

We invite you to have a seat at the table. There are many ways to be involved with Farm Fest 2022.

Community partnership opportunities are available to view here. For more information please email Andrea Stewart: tourism@carbondale.com

Participate in our Night Farmer’s Market or Open your Farm and Ranch to visitors. For more information on participating please email Jamie Wall.

Volunteer at Farm Fest. Be part of the team behind the harvest luncheon, email Tracy Wilson.

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Where to chill out

Events & Activities

Dec
18

Jingle Bell Run

11am
Jan
6

First Friday

5pm - 9pm