Brief by Marcia Darnell
San Luis Valley – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine
The Sunshine Festival, arguably the San Luis Valley’s biggest event, is leaving Alamosa. The festival’s committee has been at loggerheads with the city council over vendor fees, park rental fees and electrical fees. Organizers and vendors say the fees are too high, while the city says the costs of police protection and sanitation aren’t completely covered by those fees. Vendors at similar events in Grand Junction, Fort Collins and Denver are not charged fees.