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ABOUT THE EVENT

A GREAT EVENT IN A GREAT COMMUNITY

Ridgway is located at the junction of Highways 550 and 62, in Southwest Colorado, Gateway to the beautiful San Juan Mountains.  Montrose, Ouray and Telluride are just a few miles from Ridgway.  We are an important town on the San Juan Scenic Highway, the most beautiful and popular tourist route in Colorado. 

 

In it's 38th year, the Ridgway Rendezvous offers both artists and patrons a well organized, quality show.  We are known for one of  the most picturesque locations for booth set-up and for shoppers in our spacious town park and for successful sales for our vendors.  The Rendezvous is a juried show with a commitment to quality.

 

The show is attended by several thousand customers and is hailed by many of our regular participants as “one of their best shows of the year”.   The organizers offer live musical entertainment all day both days of the show and several attractions are geared specifically to children.  The event is fun for the whole family and there is no admission charge.  We hope to see you this summer!

 

The Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival is hosted and sponsored by Weehawken Creative Art. Funds raised at this event help support Weehawken Creative Arts Youth Art Programs.  The Ridgway Rendezvous is Weehawken's largest annual fundraising event.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

HOURS OF OPERATION

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

 

AUGUST 12, 2023

SATURDAY 9 AM - 5PM

AUGUST 13, 2023

SUNDAY 10 AM - 4 PM

LOCATION:

Ridgway Hartwell Town Park

 

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

WEEHAWKEN OFFERS A KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS TABLE LED BY ONE OF WEEHAWKEN'S AWESOME YOUTH ART ASSISTANTS

SATURDAY:

Open Creation Station

from 9 am until 11 am

Specific Craft Projects

from 11 am - 4 pm

SUNDAY:

Open Creation Stations

from 10 am until 11 am

Specific Craft Projects

from 11 am - 3 pm

ADDITIONALLY, A FUN TRAIN RIDE IS AVAILABLE TO YOUTH (the "station" is near the Fire Department on the North side of the park)

 

AS WELL AS A PLAY PARK CENTRALLY LOCATED INSIDE OF THE EVENT.

ADDITIONALLY, ON SATURDAYS, THE RIDGWAY RAILROAD MUSEUM (DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THE EVENT) OFFERS REAL TRAIN RIDES -- FREE ALL DAY!

PARKING

PARKING FOR VENDORS IS AVAILABLE IN THE LOT BEHIND THE LIBRARY ON RAILROAD STREET. 

 

PARKING FOR THE PUBLIC IS AVAILABLE ALL AROUND THE DOWNTOWN AREA, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC LOTS ADJACENT TO HARTWELL PARK AND BEHIND THE LIBRARY.

 

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PARK AT THE FAIRGROUNDS PARKING AREA AND WALK 2 BLOCKS TO THE EVENT (ENTER AT THE VISITOR'S CENTER ON HWY 62) 

ONSITE FOOD

OUR EVENT FEATURES A FOOD COURT IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE EVENT, NEAR THE GAZEBO.

Vendors this year include:

  • Be Crepeful

  • Blue Ribbon BBQ

  • Bravos Food Truck

  • Greenwoods Ridgway (Sun only)

  • Martin's Tacos (Sat only)

  • Polar Shaved Ice

  • Sunrise Burritos

There's also incredible dining in Ridgway.  Click here for a list of restaurants in town.

VENDOR LIST

LOCAL ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS

SHOWCASING OUR LOCAL ARTISTS DEMONSTRATIONS 

Schedule:

SATURDAY:

9:30 - 10:45 am:

Tent 3 (by Gazebo):

Meadow Coldon - Fiber Spinning

 

9:45-11:45 am

Tent 1 (by food court): 

Melissa McChristian - Painting

 

Tent 2 (by True Grit):

Tammi Brazee - Resin Casting

 

11 - 1:30 pm

Tent 3 (by Gazebo)

Sunny Wick - Needle Felting

 

MIDDAY: 

AERIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS NEAR THE GAZEBO

 

Noon - 2 pm

Tent 1 (by food court):

Meghan Reker - Painting, Mixed

 

Tent 2 (by True Grit):

Josef Mayfield - Crochet

 

1:45 - 4 pm

Tent 3 (by gazebo)

John Mitchell - Watercolor

 

2:15-4:15 pm

Tent 1 (by food court):

Alice Billings - Painting

 

Tent 2 (by True Grit)

Cie Hoover - Wood/Mixed

SUNDAY:

10ish am - 1pm 

Tent 1 (by the True Grit):

Sue Rose - Mosaics

Tent 2 (by the food court):  

Jen Sawyer - Solar wheel throwing & hand building clay

1:15 - 3:30 pm:

Tent 1 (by the True Grit):

 Melissa McChristian - Painting

Tent 2 (by the food court):

Josef Mayfield - Crochet

If you would like a chance to demonstrate in 2024 please email us HERE!

Entertainment SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 12th

9:30-11:00

Jazz with Yaz and Kenny

 

11:15-12:45

Donny Morales

1:00-3:00

Doug & Heather

 

3:15-4:45 Solohawk

Sunday, August 13th

10:00-11:00

Jazz with Yaz and Kenny

 

11:30-1:00

Haro and the Dark

1:30-2:30

Donny Morales

2:45-4:00

Til Willis

Both Days - Roaming the Festival:   The Ridgway Fire Dept. Kids Train!  (Start at the Ridgway Fire Department)

 

Saturday, starting at 9 am: 

Free (real) Train Rides at the Ridgway Railroad Museum (directly across from the Arts Festival). 

FUNDRAISER for the Ridgway Fire Department:  PANCAKE BREAKFAST ($10 adults, $5 Children, $25 family) both Saturday AND Sunday at the Firehouse, 7:30 - 10:30 am

AERIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS

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