2023 FAQ

Site Location 

Town of Crestone: The event is held throughout the enitre town including Town Hall Park,  Little Pearl Park & Creekside Park. Just drive into the middle of Crestone and you can’t miss us.

Event Parking & Shuttle

Please park in designated spots in the Town of Crestone. Shuttles and carpooling will be arranged for Home Tours.

Site Schedule 

A full program schedule will be posted on our website with a QR code available.  Posters will be posted at the Info Booth and 3 stages. 

How much does it cost to come to the Energy Fair?

The Energy Fair has been a free event since its inception in 1990.  We honor this tradition to offer free education to all regardless of their financial situation.  We are encouraging a donation or a trade of volunteer hours to help us create an atmosphere of true exchange.  Please consider making a contribution through our Colorado Gives Day campaign:  DONATE HERE – Crestone Energy Fair


Please register for volunteer shifts athttps://tinyurl.com/EnergyFairVolunteer

Each 3-4 hour volunteer shift completed will receive a meal ticket upon completion of your shift.

Is there set-up help needed?  

Yes, help will be needed on Wednesday, September 13, Thursday, September 14 & Friday, September 15 10AM-7PM.

Is help needed during the event?

Yes! Our event is volunteer run so we have many roles to fill throughout the day.

Is there break down help needed?

Yes, we will need break down help on Monday, September 18 from 10AM-6PM.
For other volunteer questions, please email volunteers@crestoneenergyfair.org.

Is water available?

Yes, we will have water available on site for hand washing.  We will have access to one town water pump, but please consider bringing your own drinking water. 

Are there bathroom facilities on site

Yes, port-a-johns will be available.

Is shade available?

The venue is in the Town of Crestone and we will provide shade for the main audience seating areas.  Please consider bringing your own shade for areas not covered.

Camping & Lodging

Camping – BLM and Forest Service land is close and it is free to camp on in Colorado for up to 14 days in the same spot. 

North Crestone Campground – $7/night Check for availability   

Lodging – There are many Air BnB’s and several Inn’s located in Crestone.  You can also visit https://www.crestonelodging.com/

Will there be vendors?

There will be a variety of arts and crafts vendors on site throughout the day. If you would like to vend, please fill out our vending form on our website and separate instructions will be sent to you. https://crestoneenergyfair.org/vendor-info

Will there be food on site? 

Licensed food vendors will be on site all weekend and there are several restaurants located in the Town of Crestone:  Cloud Station, OFIA & T-Road Brewery. 

Grocery stores?

The Elephant Cloud and the Crestone Mercantile are in the town of Crestone. 

Is there power on site?

No – you are welcome to bring your own portable solar or other alternative energy systems.   We also recommend bringing headlamps, flashlights and/or solar lights for the evening. (Vendors & Presenters will have power options available)

Is WiFi available?

Yes – the Town of Crestone has free wifi service.

Ciello WiFi
Password:  ciellowifi

Is there phone service on site?

Yes most major phone companies have service in Town but coverage can be spotty.

What can I do with my trash, recycling, and compost?

We ask that you help us Leave No Trace by packing it in/packing it out.   

There will be trash, recycling and composting receptacles on site but please remember we are far from services and every bit of clean-up helps.  Compost is welcome to stay for local garden projects.

Closest Emergency Services?

Call 911 for Emergencies.

Basic 1st AID will be available for your own use on site. The Baca Grande Emergency Medical Services is the closest EMS and ambulance service located within a few miles of the event. The nearest hospitals are an hour away in Alamosa and Salida, CO. 

How far is it to the nearest gas station?

Crestone – Elephant Cloud – O miles away

Saguache – 26 miles away

Mosca Pit Stop – 32 miles away

Is the event family friendly?

Yes!  There will be a Family Village hosted by Rainbow Lightning. If you are bringing children, consider helping out with a volunteer shift in the village. Please contact Taylor Martin for more information taylorthetailor@rainbowlightning.org.  

Are pets allowed?

Pets are allowed on leash in the Town of Crestone, but please be mindful of the heat and that this will be a very busy event. We encourage you to leave pets at home.