Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.| 11835 Rist Canyon Rd., Bellvue, CO 80512

It is time to mark your calendars for the annual Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department Mountain Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, across from Fire Station No. 1 at. All proceeds benefit the volunteer-based, donation-funded Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (RCVFD). Events include a full day’s lineup of performers, demonstrations, and activities for the entire family. Presented live onstage in partnership with the Bohemian Foundation will be Liz Barnez, Don Diemer, Cowtown, Also Known As, and Choice City Trio.

Other festival favorites being featured are a gigantic used book sale (books range in price from 20₡ to $2.00 and $5 coffee table books), silent auction, bake sale, plant sale, firefighter dunk tank, craft and art vendors, food trucks, educational booths and demonstrations, large covered seating area, and the 2022 RCVFD commemorative t-shirt booth. Admission, parking, tractor-pulled hayride shuttle to/from the parking area, live entertainment, large kid’s activity area, and ice cream all are free of charge.

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. The approximately 35 volunteer firefighters provide emergency response to life and property from fires, natural disasters, medical emergencies, motor vehicle and cyclist accidents, and all other rescue situations.

As the 2022 summer season takes hold, it always is important for visitors and residents to be Fire Wise, keep an eye on the skies for potential dangers, and drive aware watching for wildlife, cyclists, and increased summer traffic. Stay informed and know the rules of the high country as making time in the area safe and enjoyable is a paramount priority.  Tips and information are available at

“We are proud to provide a unique event for the entire family sharing our beautiful outdoor mountain setting just 14 miles from downtown Fort Collins and 27 miles from Loveland,” says RCVFD Chief Elsner.  “We look forward to everyone celebrating with us at the 2022 RCVFD Mountain Festival! Your support of our dedicated all-volunteer firefighters in their biggest fund-raiser of the year is sincerely appreciated.”

We hope you will mark your calendars and plan to bring the entire family to enjoy the festival in this beautiful mountain setting. For more information visit or follow us on

Find out how to participate as a vendor (profit or non-profit participant), volunteer, sponsor, or to donate items to the silent auction by contacting the Festival Coordinator, H.J. Siegel at