Encinitas gears up for its annual Fall Festival
November 14, 2013 by James
Each November for the last twenty years, Encinitas residents have enjoyed their Fall Festival, presented by the Downtown Encinitas Main Street Association (DEMA), and this year’s event is coming up fast.
The DEMA’s mission is to preserve and improve Encinitas’s historic downtown district so that it will continue to provide a safe and pleasant atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. The Fall Festival, previously called the Poinsettia Festival, is one of the biggest events of the DEMA year.
The Fall Festival is a street fair that gives shoppers a chance to get a jump on the holidays. Held in the Historic District downtown, this year will see more than 450 vendors selling food, arts, gifts, and crafts. An additional 40 restaurants and 200 shops, located between D and J streets on the Coast Highway, will also be open for business. Between the vendors and the stores, shoppers have a wide selection to choose from.
In addition, there will be live music in two different venues: the Community Stage, near F Street; and The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage at The Lumberyard, a popular restaurant on the Coast Highway.
The Festival is slated for Sunday, November 24, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Coast Highway will be closed between D and J Streets as of 4:00 am. However, there are a number of parking facilities a short walk from the Festival, including lots at city hall, Moonlight Beach, and the Coaster station.
Festival planners could work with poster printers to create colorful, exciting displays for store windows, inviting people to the event.