Press contact: Debbie@pecanstreetfestival.org
NEXT FESTIVAL: 43rd Annual Spring Pecan Street Festival, May 2 & 3, 2020
Pecan Street Festival’s
39th Annual Fall Festival: OUR 80th FESTIVAL!
September 21st & 22nd, 2019
Produced by the Pecan Street Association, a 501c4
*RAIN OR SHINE!*
Now in our 42st year of the Pecan Street Festival (“PSF”) — with 42 spring fests and 38 fall fests under our belt — we bring Texans our 80th festival to date. It will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21st and 22nd (11am-10pm Sat./11am-8pm Sun.). The PSF is the largest, and longest-running, of Texas’ arts/crafts and music festivals. It draws nearly 300 local and national arts, crafts and food vendors, +/-50 musical acts and a quarter-million attendees during the weekend. PSF is also FREE; the ONLY large-scale festival around that can boast this!
The Pecan Street Association (“PSA”), the non-profit behind the festival, gives back to the community via donations to local non-profits and historical education/preservation of Pecan Street (aka Sixth St.).
PSA ANNOUNCES A NEW LOOK FOR THE FALL:
In conjunction with the Austin Fire Department’s desire for wider fire lanes, we are changing the whole look of the arts and crafts booths and vendor spaces of the festival. All tents will line the sides of Sixth St., in the parking spaces, facing inward towards the booths opposite (with several also opening to the sidewalks), creating a wider, more open, walking space down the middle of the street. We’ll also be consolidating food vendors into two food court areas.
“We are excited about the new Festival look and think attendees will appreciate the extra room to roam and the expanded accessibility to all of our presenters and vendors.” – Luis Zapata, Executive Producer, PSF
We will have a wonderful array of food, vendors, offering festival-goers pottery, printmaking, pen and acrylic work, hand blown glass, jewelry, assemblage art and carnival rides for the kids & more. Vendors are selected from the best locally and nationally.
Music this festival features ALL local acts. Highlights: DRRTYWULVZ, Trouble in the Streets, Soulshine Rhythm Experience, Time of Night brass band, and Rockbottom String Band. Over at our Red River “LOVESTREAM” stage, we’ll be incorporating more performing arts and are extending the hours of the Silent Disco we debuted this past spring.
Our featured artist is local Linda Dumont with an original piece for our posters and t-shirts sold at the PSA booth; her booth is adjacent (Trinity and 6th St.).
NEW ADDITION: Permaculture workshops for kids (San Jacinto between 6th & 7th St. north of carnival rides), given by children’s author and environmentalist, Sheryl Davis, A.K.A. the intrepid Daniela McFly, as she teaches children how to grow and care for their very own trees! (seeds and “JiffyPot” giveaways).
CapMetro is increasing their express bus services for easier access on Saturday of the festival.
Sponsors: Zevia; Chameleon Cold Brew; State Farm; Clif Bar; Karbach, Statewide Remodeling, eBay, Shipt, Jeep, State Farm, Spectrum, Big Swig, Hello Fresh, Metro by T-Mobile, 5-Hour Energy, Pecos Pete’s, Everfest, Precision Camera & Video,The Austin Convention Center, The City of Austin, The Austin Chronicle, SoulCiti and Do512.