MISSISSIPPI AVENUE STREET FAIR 2010
SATURDAY JULY 10
10am to 9pm / All Ages / Free
Presented by: Historic Mississippi Ave Business Association (HMBA) & Boise Neighborhood Association (BNA)
Benefits: The Boise-Eliot Elementary and Albina Youth Opportunity Schools
Location: N Mississippi Ave - 5 blocks bounded by N Fremont and N Skidmore (closed to vehicular traffic)
Parade: At High Noon - all welcome
Nine years ago The Mississippi Avenue Street Fair began as a simple community-building event called the Boise-Eliot Multicultural Fair. The one-day event has since become Portland biggest street fair - attracting over 30,000 attendees in 2009 and sprawling over five city blocks in the heart of the Historic Mississippi Avenue Business District.
The attractions have grown along with the fair, here are a few highlights:
Four Stages of Entertainment:
With nearly 30 acts performing on four stages - there is something for everyone. Catch legacy acts like Linda Hornbuckle and Norman Sylvester on the Main Stage; discover emerging artists like Renegade Minstrels and The Beauty on The Courtyard and Dance stages. Be the first to get a sneak preview of the new Portland Folk Festival with the programming on The Parlour on the Hill stage. Plus for kids of all ages arrive early for a brand new kids' music program presented by Legacy Emanuel Hospital & The Children's Hospital at Emanuel on all multiple stages.
Local Brew Garden presented by Yelp:
Last year's sold-out organic beer garden was so well received by craft beer aficionados that fair returns with an expanded focus on "local" breweries including: Hopworks Urban Brewery, Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Lompoc Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing, Southern Oregon Brewing and 10 Barrel Brewing Company.
Whole Foods Local Bites:
Fifteen local growers and producers will be presenting their own products -from Habanero hot sauce to natural beef to locally grown basil - in a "farmer's market" style pavillion. Stop by to smell, taste and touch our commitment to LOCAL!
Over 100 Street Fair Vendors presented by Dreamer's Marketplace:
Explore over 100 of the region's most diverse artisans, products and services along the spine of the street fair! There is even a "Green Block" devoted to organizations and vendors involved in sustainable, green industries.
Boise-Eliot Kids Corner:
Interactive games, dunk tank, kids crafts, bingo, and more.
Grandfather's Rib-Off Competition:
"Grandfather" Leonard Smith's barbecue contest honors to the most deserving with samples available to all!
2009 Mississippi Avenue Street Fair photos
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