Rist Canyon Mountain Festival
Across from Fire Station 1 at 11835 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, Colorado
Just 14 miles from downtown Fort Collins and 27 miles from Loveland
The Rist Canyon Mountain Festival is the annual fundraiser for the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. Come rain or shine, this one-day event features a full day’s lineup of entertainment and activities for the entire family.
Other festival favorites include a gigantic used book sale (books range in price from 20₡ to $2.00, $5 coffee table books with selections for infants through seniors), silent auction, bake sale, plant sale, firefighter dunk tank, craft and art vendors, food trucks, large covered seating area, and the 2023 RCVFD commemorative t-shirt booth.
FREE admission, parking, tractor-pulled hayride shuttle to/from the parking area (handicapped parking area available), musical entertainment, large kid’s activity area, farm animals, educational booths and demonstrations, and ice cream.
RCVFD provides emergency response to life and property from fires, natural disasters, medical emergencies, motor vehicle and cyclist accidents, and all other rescue/emergency situations. The RCVFD serves a more than 110 square mile area that includes Rist Canyon, Stove Prairie, and the Buckhorn, as well as providing mutual aid to an additional 50 square miles.
Funds raised from the Mountain Festival are vital for the financial operation of the all-volunteer, 100% donation-based fire department. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to the RCVFD Treasurer, PO Box 2, Bellvue, CO 80512, or made through PayPal at www.RCVFD.org/donate. RCVFD is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Join our other wonderful community sponsors in supporting the Rist Canyon Volunteer fire Department!
So far in 2023, we have an amazing array of businesses and individuals partnering with RCVFD to support the festival. Sponsorships range from Presenting Sponsor at the $5,000 level to Festival Friends at $25 with seven levels in between. In-kind and monetary donations also are greatly appreciated. Contact Tony Pavlantos for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-231-1569.
Corporate Sponsorship Form–click here: 2023 Web Sponsor packet
FREE LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY LONG!!!
Come visit our massive book tent – 10,000+ books!!! – hardback and paperback books in so many categories, books on tape, dvds, vhs, jigsaw puzzles, gift baskets and so much more! One of the most popular attractions at the festival, the book tent is not to be missed.
All of the books in the book tent are donated by the community, sorted and organized by the Book Bees, a group of dedicated folks who spend weeks preparing for the festival. For those wishing to donate books, we have permanent book boxes at the following locations:
Fire Station #1 in Rist Canyon
Pleasant Valley Church across from the Bellvue Post Office
In early May we will have temporary book boxes at:
If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Stanley at 970-221-2024 or email at email@example.com
You don’t want to miss the Silent Auction this year. Come browse through the wonderful selection, pick up a thoughtful gift or a little something for yourself. Check out the fabulous goods and services donated from the generous businesses and individuals in our community. Click here to see the array of goodies at the auction: http://www.silentauctionfc.com/
The Festival Silent Auction is a popular event featuring items and services for the entire family. It also is a fun opportunity for you or your business to be recognized the day of the festival as attendees place their bids on their favorite selections. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating an item or service, please contact Janet Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every festival we host a variety of local crafters, artisans, and any other
talented folks who would like to have a booth at our event. Vendor booths are $50 for a 12×12 space, and we provide free wifi. For additional information, contact Vendor Booths Chair Debbie Benson at 720-999-3003 or email@example.com.
Vendor Booth Application–click here: 2023 Vendor Booth Application
Space is provided to not-for-profit organizations to showcase their activities free of charge. Opportunities are outlined in the attached application. For additional information contact Trisha at tajohnLMT@gmail.com.
Not-For-Profit Booth Application–click here: 2023 Not_For_Profit Application
Contact information for the various festival activities, information, or how you can be involved, is available from the following Friends of the Festival:
- Craft & Vendor Booths: Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nonprofit Booths & Kids Activities: Trisha at tajohnLMT@gmail.com
- Live Entertainment: Sandy at email@example.com
- Book Tent: Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Plant Sale: Kimberly Carr at email@example.com
- Silent Auction: Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bake Sale: Patti at email@example.com
- Food Trucks: Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Corporate Sponsorships: Tony at email@example.com
- Social Media/Website: Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Media Inquiries: Karen at email@example.com
- For all other inquiries, contact HJ Siegel at HJ@computer.org
We look forward to having you join us!