The free and family-fun Rist Canyon Mountain Festival tops off the summer from 10-4 pm Saturday, Sept 7, just northwest of Fort Collins at 11835 Rist Canyon Road. Held on a beautiful mountain meadow, Festival highlights include a huge used book sale, live music, bake sale, plant sale, silent auction, unique arts and crafts, an old-fashioned dunk tank, food and drink vendors, and free ice cream. Youth will enjoy kids’ activities, hay rides, Smokey Bear, farm animals, fire trucks, and a life-flight helicopter. Both admission and parking are free. All proceeds benefit the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, providing fire, medical, and emergency services to over 100 square miles. For more information, visit rcvfd.org.