Ellensburg’s FallFest – Buskers in the Burg
Saturday, September 26th& 27th, 2014
Historic Downtown Ellensburg, WA
Check out the official website at: FallFest – Buskers in the Burg
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.
2013 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. Get a preview of the best busker and stage acts and finish the evening off with a concert by a very special guest John Keister at 119 E 4th Avenue. Also at the variety show will be the Nick Foster Band, and Aerial Angels!|
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
|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||Bog Hoppers at Kelleher Motors Stage|
|9:00 pm||Open Country Joy reunion at Kelleher Motors Stage|
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!
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.).