Larry, Pat & Dave Playing
  It is a weekend of traditional music and dance, a place to share friendship, learn something new, share what we know, and have a lot of fun.

WOW! There is a
Family Dance
with Larry Edelman!
Potluck dinner
Contra Dance
AM workshops
Afternoon workshops
Special Dance
Evening Contra Dance
Late Night Dance-11:30
AM workshops
Contra Dance
Closing Circle (3:30)

There are now more opportunities to offer workshops than ever before. Have you ever considered offering a workshop? Workshops can be about music or dance, or just about anything else that interests you. You don't have to have a professional level of expertise, just a willingness to share what you know with others.

How It Works
Pre-registration is required (no drop-ins allowed). Send in the registration form and a check payable to MoonFestival. We are limited to 140 people (20 kids), so send in your registration early If we are full, we will call you and offer you a place on the waiting list.

Old Timey Band
You will NOT be notified if you are accepted (unless you either send a stamped self-addressed envelope with your registration, or request an e-mail response). We may attempt to gender balance.

There is a $15 cancellation fee until September 15 - afterward there will be no refunds. Registration is not transferable. If a problem arises, call the registrar, Chuck Palmer.

Upon arrival, check in with Chuck Palmer, pick up your button, & your pre-ordered T-Shirt from Ken Horwege and sign up for a chore with Debra Edell.

What To Bring
Musical instruments, songs, laughter, dancing shoes, flashlight, sleeping bag, favorite coffee mug, warm clothes, and the kids.

Colorado Mountain
Ranch policy is:

Accommodations are co-ed, dorm style cabins with bunk beds (first come, first served), or bring a tent for camping.


ONLY $75 Per adult ($85 after Sept 8) plus one chore for the whole weekend, $40 per child 4-15 years of age, free for tot 3 and under. Everyone nust be registered, including the little ones, free or not. The MoonFestivalis a cooperative weekend. Everyone helps out by doing one 3 hour chore - this helps to keep the cost down, and it's a great way for people to get to know each other. Call Debra (303-755-1063) for Friday chore assignments or if you need to sign up for a chore ahead of time due to limited time at the MoonFest.

Contra Dancers

If you choose to bring your children to the MoonFestival, you must either sign them up for the Tot's Co-op or the Kid's Co-op, or else be responsible for supervising them at all times.

The Kid's Co-op (for 4-15 year olds) is run by the parents and an organizing committee. During adult workshops and dances, children's activities and a supervised sleeping area will be provided. Parents are required to lead 1 one-hour kid's workshops or activities in addition to their regular assigned chore.

Kids 12-15 are required to lead 1 one-hour kid's workshop, or spend one hour taking care of the younger kids during an evening dance. Both parents and older kids must sign up to lead these workshops on the registration form. A detailed follow-up letter will be sent to all parents.

    Friday night is a potluck that begins at 6:00 pm. Bring enough food for 6-8 people. We provide the drinks and tableware.
    Be sure to put your name on your containers and remember to pick them up after dinner. Or bring containers that you can abandon, to be reused for the food sale on Sunday.
    The rest of the meals are cooked cooperatively. The menus include special needs foods.
    For early risers, a variety of breakfast items (granola, cold cereal, milk, soy milk and yogurt) are available at 7:00 am.

 Boulder & Denver Contact  Debra Edell  303-755-1063
 Fort Collins Contact  David Bye  970-493-2217
 Registration  Chuck Palmer  303-786-8502
 Food Czar  David Bye  970-493-2217
 Friday Potluck Coordinator  Lela Emmons  303-871-0366
 Kids' Co-op Coordinator  Dave Taenzer  303-368-8504
 Workshop Coordinator  Vicky Bunsen  303-778-6047
 Musician Coordinator  Joel Hayes  303-369-1921

 T-Shirt Design by Patricia Palmer

Colorado Mountain Ranch is west of Gold Hill.

Either  Take Mapleton west out of Boulder 10 2/3 miles.
At any fork in the road, go up.
Proceed into Gold Hill.

Or Head west up Boulder Canyon several miles.
Turn right at the sign for Gold Hill and follow the main road about 9 1/3 miles.
Turn left down Main Street into Gold Hill.
GO through town. Take the left fork at the fire station.
Continue 1/3 mile out of Gold Hill. The ranch is on the left. 

Return your completed registration to:

c/o Chuck Palmer
2270 Bluebell Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-8030

  • September 22-24, 2000
  • Colorado Mountain Ranch, Gold Hill, CO
  • $75 adult before Sept 8, $85 after
  • $40 child 4-15, free tot 0-3
  • Special Dance Staurday Afternoon

Registration Form
Print, complete and mail the Registration Form with check to address above.