Pecan Street Festival


Pecan Street Festival

The Pecan Street Festival is the common name for the Old Pecan Street Spring and Fall Arts Festival, a free, bi-annual juried fine art and arts and crafts festival held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The festival is the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting over 300,000 people per event and generating $43 million in economic impact.Facts|date=September 2008

The festival, which was first held in the fall of 1978, was renamed the Capital One Pecan Street Festival in the fall of 2008. [cite web |url=http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/09/21/0921pecan.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=52 |title=Festival has made a name for itself (even if it's new) |last=George |first=Patrick |publisher=Austin American-Statesman |date=2008-09-21 |accessdate=2008-09-23]

Activities

- 250 juried original artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, wood, glass, jewelers, pottery, mosaics, candles, original clothing, etc.

- Five stages of live music, dance and performing arts: Main Stage features mix of Americana and Latin music, Cutting Edge Stage features Rock and Blues, International Stage features international bands and dance, Performing Arts Stage features theater, poetry and dance, and Children’s Stage features music, puppet and magic shows

- Pecan Street Powerflicker Student Film Festival at the Alamo Drafthouse

- Keeping it Healthy! At The Pecan Street Festival features vendors with cleaner, greener, and healthier products

- Children’s Carnival and Petting Zoo

- Children’s Art Classes

- 40 food vendors featuring ethically diverse menus

History

Originally produced, funded and conceptualized by French Smith III it was taken over through legal action by the Old Pecan Street Association in 1997.Fact|date=September 2008 Roadstar Productions, Smith's company, continued to produce it for eight more years.Fact|date=September 2008 In the fall of 2006, the Old Pecan Street Association selected Special Events Management to run the festival. [cite web |url=http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/outandabout/entries/2006/04/18/old_pecan_is_on.html |title=Old Pecan is on |last=Barnes |first=Michael |publisher=Austin American-Statesman |date=2006-04-18 |accessdate=2008-09-23]

References

External links

* [http://www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com/ Old Pecan Street Festival]


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