coming March 8-10, 2024

Festival Information

The 41st annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will take place March 8-10, 2024. Tickets go on sale January 3rd. Check back regularly for updates!

2024 Schedule


Crane, Craft and Home Expo

For 2024, the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce will once again hold the Crane, Craft and Home Expo at the new Outcalt Event and Conference Center at the Ski-Hi Complex. Help celebrate the annual migration of sandhill cranes by selling your works of art, crafted jewelry, fiber ware, photography, carvings, fine baked goods, and so much more! Registration for 2024 is not yet open, but check back often for updates!

Festival Updates

2024 Crane Fest speakers: sneak peek

It's time for our first 2024 festival update! Today we will give you a sneak peek at the amazing speakers we have lined up for this year's festival.

Here’s to the next 40 years

Cary Aloia
The 40th Anniversary of the MVCF was an overwhelming success. Here's to another 40 years of cranes, community, and conservation.

Hawks Aloft Returns

After a forced hiatus from recent crane festivals due to COVID restrictions, we are very pleased to announce that Hawks Aloft will once again be bringing their Avian Ambassadors to this year's Crane, Craft and Nature Fair.

Festival Locations