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Pecan Street Festival
37th Annual Fall Festival

September 19th & 20th, 2020

Produced by the Pecan Street Association, a 501c4

ALWAYS *RAIN OR SHINE!*  ALWAYS *FREE!*

Now in our 43rd year of the Pecan Street Festival (“PSF”) — with 42 spring fests and 39 fall fests – PLUS our online Pecan Fest Wired substitution for our 2020 Spring fest – under our belt; at this point,* we plan on bringing Texans our 82nd (81st IRL) festival to date on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19th & 20th, 2020 (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.).

We will be returning to our traditional layout with booths in the middle of the street come fall (thank you AFD!)
photo credit: Will Taylor, Lost in Austin

We’ll have a fabulous array of food and vendors, offering festival-goers pottery, printmaking, pen and acrylic work, paintings of all mediums, hand blown glass, jewelry, assemblage art and carnival rides for the kids & more.

Meanwhile, we continue our efforts in the social media realm with #PecanFestWired; and additionally, #KeepAustinWired, as a larger umbrella to keep artists and musicians connected with would-be audiences in all realms during our socially-distanced era.

The music and performing acts are posted here for audiences to support online. These #PecanFestWired acts will perform, if available, at the fall festival.

Our featured visual artist is Fernando Muñoz.  He will design the festival poster/t-shirts graphic.

In partnership with the City of Austin & The Austin Convention Center, each festival, we host a non-profit – this festival it is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, who needs our support more than ever right now. Mentors are in great need – the public can watch this video to learn how to become a “Big.”

Sponsors: See our homepage for up-to-date sponsor information.

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*WE WILL MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION ABOUT OUR FALL FESTIVAL NO LATER THAN JUNE 30th, 2020. We were quoted in a story about fall events here.

VIDEOS:
Media on Edge Fall 2019; Media On Edge Spring 2019Media On Edge Fall 2018;  Media On Edge Spring 2018;  Cloud Craft Studios Fall 2017

PICS:

Red Road Warriors, Spring 2019; credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
Christopher Haddad, PSF producer; credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
silent disco; credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org
credit: Will Taylor, LostinAustin.org