Photos: Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2012 shone, in and out of the rain

October 15, 2012 at 5:57 am | In Fauntleroy, West Seattle festivals, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

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!

5 Comments

  1. Great festival – can’t believe its FREE! Thanks for the event. The pony rides were fun even in the rain : )

    Comment by BMC — 7:39 am October 15, 2012 #

  2. Thank you WSB for posting such a nice wrap up!

    Comment by Kim — 10:31 am October 15, 2012 #

  3. Always a fun event! I am sad to have missed it this year due to being out of town. Can’t wait until next year.

    Comment by E — 5:31 pm October 15, 2012 #

  4. What great photos. You captured the excitement and fun of the day. WSB, you do GOOD WORK!

    Comment by Martha — 5:53 pm October 15, 2012 #

  5. We loved the climbing wall. Because of the rain the pony ride line was small we didn’t have to wait more than 10 minutes. Looking forward to it again next year! Thanks Fauntleroy Community for putting on such a great event

    Comment by Woodsman — 9:00 pm October 15, 2012 #

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