Mountains of fun in Carbondale |

Mountains of fun in Carbondale

Joel StoningtonAspen, CO Colorado
Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times

CARBONDALE Sunday morning began with a cute performance at the Carbondale Mountain Fair when 60 kids sang Elton John classics and other songs as part of the Earthbeat Choir. Out in the crowd, parents swayed, snapped photos and clapped as the kids belted out the songs and followed the words with sign language.

It was a classic moment at Carbondale’s annual Mountain Fair, with live music from the likes of Laura Love, and activities such as the doubles horseshoe contest on Sunday. Locals from throughout the valley were out in force during the family-friendly weekend fair. At the annual cake judging contest Sunday, three tables had costumed judges trying out the three categories of cakes, tortes and exotics.

The various culinary delights on display represented an exceptional array of goodies. And the judges delighted in the yummies while draining glasses of champagne in between.”I’m just here getting everyone drunk,” said Adam Roeder, of Carbondale, who quickly answered a whistle from a table with a full glass of champagne.named “berry lemon” at the cakes table prompted someone to say, “Sounds like a lounge act.”

Icing on one item at the torte table declared, “Poetic justice is having your cake and eating it too. Be happy, chocolate is the divine madness.””They’re fabulous,” said Kim Stacey, of Carbondale, judging cakes for her sixth straight year. “I really appreciate the care people put into it.”

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