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Contact:  Ashley King or Trisha Oakland at Weehawken:  970.318.0150  


Ridgway, CO –

The beautiful town of Ridgway is known for spectacular scenery, railroads, ranching, recreation and of course:  the Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival held every year in August for the past 34 years.

In its 35th year, Weehawken Creative Arts will welcome over 140 juried artists and vendors from across the United States on August 10th and 11th in the Town of Ridgway‘s historic park. The 2019 Rendezvous is sure to be the best Rendezvous yet, with an abundance of new artists and craftsmen’s work to enjoy.

All types of fine arts and original crafts will be represented at this show.  Additionally, there will be a diverse assortment of food concessions offering everything from barbeque to salmon tacos.  This year’s event will feature delicious brews from Colorado Boy Brewery and will also feature signature drinks such as margaritas, mimosas and Bloody Marys, as well as wine at the event.

This two-day festival offers plenty for you to enjoy all day long throughout each day.  The entertainment on the Main Stage runs continuously on both days of the show with music ranging from bluegrass to a youth theater performance to rock and roll.  Watch art transpire as demonstrations of all types are scheduled by the vendors throughout each day.

These events are perfect for all ages; having plenty of extra special things for families and kids to do – even just playing in the incredible park or walking on the gorgeous river trail between events!  On Saturday and Sunday, children will enjoy riding the Ridgway Fire Department train, a magic show, and free arts and crafts booths under the guidance of early arts educator Claudia Brauer.

This annual show is located at the junction of Highways 550 and 62 in Southwest Colorado, Gateway to the beautiful San Juan Mountains. The show runs on Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm and on Sunday from 10 am until 5 pm.  Free parking is available at the 4-H Fairgrounds parking lot and a free shuttle will run on Saturday starting at 11 am between the parking area and the event. Admission to the Ridgway Rendezvous on Saturday and Sunday is FREE, so make plans to bring your whole family and a car load of friends for a fun weekend in Ridgway Colorado!   

For more information, contact Weehawken Creative Arts at [email protected] or call 970-318-0150.  This event is sponsored by Weehawken Creative arts and is a fundraiser for the children’s arts programming offered through Weehawken.   


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