About the Event
The High Country Jubilee is a statewide gathering for members of the disability community and their friends, families, and allies. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome! Part festival, part retreat, and all fun, we invite folks from across Colorado to make the trip to Gunnison to participate.
- Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
- Time: 2-6pm marketplace, lawn games, discussion panels. 6-10pm live music, dinner for purchase, dancing
- Place: I Bar Ranch, Gunnison, CO
- Cost: $15 suggested donation per person. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Ticket includes all activities and live music. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a cash bar.
Festivities will take place at I Bar Ranch, a beautiful venue featuring a stage for live music, open fields, a bonfire ring, plenty of free parking, and room for overnight camping. The venue is wheelchair-accessible but does have many dirt and gravel paths. The bathrooms are spacious with an accessible stall. Overnight camping is free for attendees but not easily wheelchair accessible (must travel over grass). Special permission is required for camper/RV/bus parking: please email email@example.com to discuss your situation.
Programming begins at 2pm on Saturday, September 7, with lawn games and a marketplace featuring entrepreneurs with disabilities. Then from 4-6pm we’ll host a discussion panel led by adults with disabilities. Come anytime that afternoon to explore the venue, shop at the marketplace, play outside, and listen to adults with disabilities as they discuss topics urgent to our community. Bring your questions!
Starting at 6pm, we’ll transition to socializing, offering dinner for purchase by the plate, a cash bar, and dancing to live bands.
** If you’re an adult with a disability and you want to join the marketplace as a vendor or participate on the panel, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. **
FOOD & DRINK:
Pre-purchase meal tickets for an Italian dinner buffet (with meat and vegetarian options) from Mario’s Gunnison at $15 per plate. We’ll do our best to provide gluten-free and vegan options as part of the buffet, but feel free to bring in your own snacks to supplement if you have specific dietary needs. There will be a cash bar onsite.
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING:
This is a build-your-own-adventure type of party; out-of-towners should plan to arrange their own transportation and accommodations for their trip to Gunnison. Daily accessible bus service between Denver and Gunnison is available via RTD’s Bustang. If you belong to a day program or social group, consider pitching the idea of a group get-away to your program coordinator! As for lodging, you can pitch a tent with your friends or family onsite for free, or reserve one of the many hotel rooms or rental houses in the area. Special permission is required for camper/RV/bus parking at the venue: please email email@example.com to discuss your situation.
This event is family-friendly, wheelchair-accessible, and ASL-interpreted. There are several dirt and gravel paths onsite. Bathrooms at the venue are split into two sides by gender, with multiple stalls on each side, and at least one accessible stall per side. The bathrooms are very roomy overall. In order to create the most accessible environment for all our guests, be advised that folks from any and all genders may use either side of the bathrooms, depending on where they feel most comfortable. Also, parents and/or caregivers may accompany folks to the bathrooms as necessary. When it comes to bathrooms, we recommend we all stay focused on taking care of (and minding our own) business. Thank you!
If you have additional accessibility needs, please let us know so we can help you have a comfortable, enjoyable experience.
BRING YOUR PEOPLE:
All are welcome! Please feel free to bring caregivers or other support staff as needed to ensure that you have a wonderful experience. Support staff will not be available onsite.
The High Country Jubilee is hosted by The Wayfaring Band, with support from Six Points Gunnison.
The Wayfaring Band is not a rock-and-roll band, but a band of travelers. We are a nonprofit organization based in Denver, and we create road trips and adventure travel for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We also offer a social leadership program for adults without disabilities who are interested in inclusion and diversity.
Six Points Gunnison is a nonprofit organization serving developmentally disabled adults in Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties. Six Points provides a variety of services based on each individual client’s needs and is a subcontractor of Community Options, Inc. of Montrose, CO. Community Options is a licensed community centered board (CCB), which provides case management, eligibility determination, waiting list management, and other resources for the developmentally disabled.
We look forward to welcoming you to the High Country Jubilee!