Fall fest returns

Free fair to have twice as many tents as last year

Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Second Annual Autumn Festival Street Fair returns to Marine Park from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the end of the tourist season.

Artist and brewer Rachael Juzeler organized last year's fair to encourage Juneau people - not just visitors - to use Marine Park.

"The idea is, 'Welcome to Juneau, come get your town back and utilize the space downtown,'" Juzeler said.

Some 500 people passed through last year's fair, which coincided with an all-day Rock the Vote concert at the Marine Park shelter. The last ship of the tourist season actually stops in town on Tuesday.

The fair, which is free, will be set up on the edge of the plaza, near the library. Juzeler will have about a dozen tents - twice as many as last year. Four will be for local arts and crafts - jewelry, pottery, essences, jelly, glass beads, clothes, knickknacks and more.

The Juneau Docks and Harbors Department will allow the fair to use the tourist kiosks for some of its food booths. Costa's Diner will cook crepes, at least two booths will serve Indian tacos, one will sell hamburgers and fries, Raven's Cafe will be on hand, the Montessori school will offer popcorn and Mike Wiley will set up his Spinnin' Pig Memphis Style BBQ.

Longtime Juneau musician C. Scott Fry is organizing the musical entertainment and will play with Mark Bush, Patrice Helmar, an acoustic version of Daddy-O, and possibly Bluegrass 101.



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