Buskers in the Burg

Ellensburg’s FallFest – Buskers in the Burg

Saturday, September 25th & 26th, 2015

Historic Downtown Ellensburg, WA

Check out the official website at: Buskers in the Burg.org

Savor a taste of Ellensburg with local Farmer’s Market and Harvest Halls featuring food pairings with area wine, beer, and spirits!

Entertain the kids with inflatable bounce rides, face painting, balloon animals, and children’s crafts. Stroll the local shops and galleries while enjoying the entertainment of numerous busker acts at street locations throughout the downtown.

Vote for your favorite act and listen to the winners perform briefly on stage before kicking up your heels at an evening street dance.


2014 Events Schedule

Friday: Beer and Wine Walk & Busker Variety Show ( 21 + event)

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm     


Wine and Beer Walk. Enjoy a preview of busker acts while you enjoy tastings of area wine and beer throughout Downtown Ellensburg. 
7:30 pm Busker Variety Show and Concert provides comdey, magic, music and more! Get a preview of the best busker and stage acts and finish the evening off with a concert by a very special guests MC. Get an exclusive look at some of Saturday's best performers before anyone else.


Saturday: Free Family Fun @ Buskers in the Burg 

9:00 am – 1:00 pm          Kittitas County Farmer’s Market
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Children’s Activities – 4th Avenue and Rotary Pavilion

       -Inflatables sposnored by Bounce Central 

       -Straw Maze sponsored by Ward Rugh

       -Paint a Pumpkin from Huffman Farms

       -Puddin Pony will be offering pony rides all day! Fencing sponsored by Old Mill Country Store

       -Explore a fire truck, ambulance, and the safety house with the Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue

       -Chalk Art in the Street sponsored by the Childrens Activity Museum

Click here for more information!

10:00 am Kick-off Puppet Parade through Farmer’s Market on 4th Avenue and then north on the alleyway next to Rotary Pavilion.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Buskers perform and voting takes place via cellphone text balloting
10:30 am Gifts of the Vine Stage on 4th Avenue opens (corner of 4th and Main). 
6:00 pm Top three winners of Busker Contest perform at Kelleher Motors Stage (5th and Pearl). Beer and wine garden opens.
7:00 pm

Cody Beebe & The Crooks at Kelleher Motors Stage

9:00 pm

Austin Jenckes at Kelleher Motors Stage


Ellensburg FallFest - Kids Activities


Enjoy another day in Ellensburg! Browse and shop in the local galleries and shops. Enjoy lunch in one of our fine restaruants. Oh and don't miss the Rascal Rodeo!



What is a Busker?

busk•er, n. \‘bəs-kər\ one who plays music or otherwise performs for voluntary donations in the street or in subways. ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from obsolete French busquer ‘seek,’ from Italian buscare or Spanish buscar, of Germanic origin. Originally of nautical use in the sense of ‘cruise about’ or ‘tack,’ the term later meant ‘go around selling,’ hence ‘go around performing’ (mid 19th cent.).