Fall Festival

22oct2:00 pm5:00 pmFall FestivalCrested Butte Library

Event Details

Join us on Saturday, October 22 between 2-5 pm for our inaugural fall festival at the Crested Butte Library!

2-4 pm – for families

 Tasty snacks, a cute owl craft, and a scavenger hunt inside and outside the library

4-5 pm

“Four Shillings Short” performance

A Samhain/Halloween Concert with musical group, Four Shillings Short – music, stories & folklore celebrating the Celtic New Year.


About Four Shillings Short:

Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn.

About Samhain (pronounced ‘sow-in’):

A Samhain/Halloween Concert includes, poetry, songs, stories and folklore in celebration of the Ancient Celtic Bonfire festival of Samhain also known as Féile na Marbh (the Feast of the Dead). Samhain is Irish-Gaelic for ‘the Summer’s end’, and is pronounced ‘sow-in‘ and marks the end of harvest, the beginning of Winter and the Celtic New Year and is traditionally celebrated at the end of October and beginning of November.  It is considered a celebration of life over death, and a time to remember those who have left the world of the living. Candles would be lit at the graves of loved ones and bonfires were lit throughout the countryside. It is believed that the borders between the world of the living and the dead is thinner on this night – also known as ‘Ancestor night’. Halloween is based on the ‘Feast of Samhain’ and many of our modern day customs are based on this festival including ghost stories, Halloween costumes, bobbing for apples, and the jack-o-lantern.



(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Crested Butte Library

504 Maroon Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224


Crested Butte Library

970-349-6535 cblibrary@gunnisoncountylibraries.org

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