Popular Memphis festival returns this fall

August 9, 2016 by  

The Cooper-Young Festival is taking place next month in Memphis, presented by the Cooper-Young Community Association.

Attracting approximately 100,000 visitors each year, the event takes place in one of the ‘Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America’, according to the American Planning Association.

It will have more than 400 artisans from all over the country who will be selling their handmade items like jewelry, sculpture, pottery, and clothing. There will be three stages set to feature more than 10 bands.

There are a couple of related events being held prior to the festival. The Cooper-Young Artist Invitational will be held on September 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The competition is open to local artists and is hosted by Cowork Memphis. Guests will enjoy art displays, live music, and refreshments.

Also, the Festival Friday 4-Miler will take place on September 16 beginning at 7:00 PM. This is a fundraising event for the Cooper-Young Community Association. Fees are $30 in advance or $35 on the day, or $17.50 for sprint runners.

Memphis printing companies are often asked to provide items such as banners or posters to promote events like the festival.

The festival will be held between Cooper Street and Young Avenue on September 17 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Admission is free. To find out more about this event, or to become a volunteer, call 901-276-7222.