The Fauntleroy Fall Festival is always an indoor-outdoor celebration – but the overdue arrival of fall rain put a little more emphasis on the indoor for Sunday’s 10th-anniversary edition. We reported on the festival as it began (WSB coverage here) – and then WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams roamed to capture more of the memory-making scenes, such as, above, Marcus Wiatr, left, setting up his umbrella on the meditation labyrinth inside The Hall at Fauntleroy – and back outside, Audrey Maffeo, 3, seeking creative inspiration before painting a pumpkin:
Back inside, the annual Cake Walk delighted participants: Carolyn Tucker drew another number for a lucky winner:
How exciting was it to win? Emma Maffeo, 7, hugged her sister Audrey, 3:
McKenna Ross, 7, jumped with joy after her number was called with only a few cakes left:
Fauntleroy’s performing troupes enchanted audiences: Here’s schoolhouse-based Dance West Seattle‘s Emma VanOrden taking a bow at the end of a mini-showing of “The Magical Doll Maker”:
Dance West Seattle’s Heather Halvorson waited to greet children after the performance:
And Cole Peck talked with a guest after the show:
When not watching a dancer or listening to a musician, young festivalgoers were back in action themselves. Ze’ev Loetel, below left, and Campbell Wood, both 3, climbed on the indoor bouncy house:
Back outside, activity opportunities abounded under the tent in the Fauntleroy Church/YMCA parking lot: You could build a birdhouse, as did Gideon Knox, 9, left:
Or you could get an “undrivers’ license”:
And climb a “rock wall”:
Special visitors from the Seattle Fire Department dropped by; even the roaming stiltwalker was impressed when Engine 37 from Sunrise Heights arrived:
Rylan Gauthier, 10 and brother Toren, 2, stopped to watch it get into place for tours:
Those enjoying tours of Engine 37 also included Melissa Brown and Campbell Wood, 3:
Nearby, you could check out the chickens, as did Sarah Schreder Peters:
Other farm animals were on hand courtesy of Debbie Doolittle:
Oh, and about those pumpkins? We showed the “before” photo in our early coverage – within a few hours, the transformations were complete:
The Fauntleroy Fall Festival is an all-volunteer effort put on by a long list of fine folks you can see here – if you missed it, keep an eye out for word of next October’s date!
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