Corvallis Fall Festival returns this weekend

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An illustration depicting the Corvallis fall Festival. The festival will be on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in Central Park.

Olyvia Neal, News Contributor

As Oregon heads into fall, school starts again, and people begin taking part in their fall traditions, the Corvallis community is once again hosting their annual fall festival. 

Starting Saturday, Sept. 24th, from 10 AM to 6 PM, and continuing on Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM, this is the 49th annual Corvallis Fall festival. This event will be held in Central Park, with a shuttle coming from Samaritan Square, and admission will be free for all involved.

There will be over 170 artisan booths throughout the park representing a variety of artistic media – definitely something for everyone,” said Executive Director of the Corvallis Fall Festival, Donele Pettit-Mieding.

Like previous festivals, this year’s will contain booths, as well as live entertainment, and options for food provided by local non-profits. This year’s festival will include 170 artist booths, 50 of which will be new to the festival this year. On Saturday, young artists will sell their creations at the festival’s Young Artists Marketplace. 

The event will also be home to music performances, completely free of charge to attend. 

The Macks, originally from OSU, were just voted Portland’s Best New Band & they will be performing on the Main Stage on Sunday at 3:30pm – for free,”  Pettit-Mieding said. 

New events this year will include the Art Discovery Zone, which will host the collaborative project “Kids See: The Undersea World”. There will also be the Corvallis Fall Festival Dance Party on Saturday night with Russian, Romani, Ska, and other dance music playing. Finally, the Family Stage will provide entertainment all weekend long, including magic, puppet shows, and a peek at the Majestic Theatre’s upcoming performance of Elf

It is recommended by the director that attendees walk or bike if possible, and bike racks will be available for use in the Art Center parking lot.