July 28th & 29th, 2012 All Ages Registration begins July 27th in Sopris Park at information booth Building community through art, the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH) announces its 41st Mountain Fair competitions including pie and cake baking, wood splitting, fly-casting, limbo, horseshoes, the 34th annual Mt. Sopris Run-Off and Prince Creek 4-mile, and the 13th annual Porcupine Loop bike race. Look for the Mountain Fair program in the Thursday, July 26th edition of the Sopris Sun for a complete list of contests or visit www.carbondalearts.com for more information. The pie and cake baking contests take place on Saturday (pie) and Sunday (cake), 11am. There are three categories in each contest, and a final Best of Fair award. Pie (fruit, cream and exotic) and cake (cake, torte and vegan) should be dropped off by 10:30am at the judging canopy by the information booth. Winners receive a coveted Mountain Fair apron. Both in the open space in the center of the fair grounds, the women’s wood splitting championship is on Saturday at 4pm, and the men’s is Sunday, 4pm. All entrants must wear safety shoes, and steel-toed protectors are available as well as wood and axes. Registration begins Friday, and winners in each category receive a new wood-splitting maul. Run by the infamous Roaring Fork Valley fly-fisherman, Gill Finn, the fly-casting competition for both men and women takes place on Saturday at 10:30am in the fair open space. Registration is open until 9:45am on Saturday at the information booth, and prizes are donated by Alpine Angling. Get down with Dr. Limbo at 1:30pm Saturday in the fair open space. A kids’ limbo contest will held on Saturday at noon in the Oasis. Registration opens Friday at the information booth, and prizes are donated by Alpine Angling and Dr. Limbo. Singles and doubles horseshoes are played tournament-style in Glassier Park, two blocks south of Sopris Park on Weant Blvd. Singles horseshoes is Saturday and doubles is Sunday, both start at high noon. Registration begins Friday at the information booth. The 34th Annual Mount Sopris 14-Mile Run-Off and Prince Creek 4-Mile Independence Run and Hike sponsors this race with a shorter, easier 4K downhill from the top of Prince Creek Road. The original race has also been shortened a bit, starting at the Emma Schoolhouse. Registration for the longer races will be held at the Emma Schoolhouse starting at 6:30am. The 4-mile race registration will t
CCAH 41st Mountain Fair Competitions!
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