Video, photos: Fauntleroy Fall Festival’s 2013 fun

October 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm | In Fauntleroy, West Seattle festivals, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

(WSB photos and video by co-publishers Patrick Sand and Tracy Record)
2:28 PM: From cake judging to drumming to pumpkin-painting, the Fauntleroy Fall Festival is on! 9100 block of California SW (Fauntleroy Church, Y, Schoolhouse), both sides of the street:

Even behind the schoolhouse – which is where you’ll find the critters, including Gideon the miniature donkey and Buttercup the miniature horse:

Don’t miss a thing, now until 5:30 pm. Even if you’re from elsewhere on the peninsula, friendly folks like Fauntleroy Community Association president David Haggerty are here to welcome you:

Lots of activities to keep kids busy – this is no spectator festival! They can build birdboxes:

That’s in the church parking lot, where you’ll find some of the live music until the big tent, too. (added) Here’s a quick Instagram clip of Lauren Petrie, popular for playing at dances around West Seattle and beyond:

Festival info’s all in our West Seattle Sunday preview.

6:03 PM: Festival’s over; we’re continuing to add photos and video. Here’s Dance! West Seattle (headquartered in Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, performing today in the Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall):

That’s from their preview of the annual “Magical Doll Maker” holiday production, as explained here. Back across at The Hall, the cakewalk was a hot ticket:

It followed the judging of cakes created by community members – the big winner, this owl cake:

The owl cake was the creation of Aine McMahon-Grace:

In addition to Aine’s creation, the ferry cake caught our eye:

And there was a “beginners” category including these two:

Back over in the church parking lot, central festival venue, the Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) booth was selling pulled-pork sandwiches, with Elliot (below, center) on hand to help:

Fall in Fauntleroy is also about celebrating salmon, and again this year, creek/watershed steward Judy Pickens assisted young festivalgoers in the creation and decoration of salmon hats:

You can help call the salmon home by joining the annual drumming/singing event at the Fauntleroy Creek Overlook (across from the ferry dock) next Sunday (October 27th), 5 pm.

Back to today’s festival – other volunteers in action included Kathleen Steele and Pat inside the Fauntleroy Y (WSB sponsor):

Outside, FCA board member Kathleen Dellplain was on balloon duty:

And it’s not the Fauntleroy Fall Festival without a stiltwalker sighting:

Also with a great overview of the festival – young wall-climbers!

Remember the pumpkin-painting at the start of our story? By mid-afternoon, there were painted pumpkins aplenty:

Besides the mentioned-earlier salmon-homecoming event next Sunday, lots more coming up in Fauntleroy – watch fauntleroy.net (and the WSB calendar) for event updates, including between-festivals fundraisers for the FFF.

7 Comments

  1. The Lincoln Park Coop Preschool, tenant of the school house, loved meeting all of the neighborhood families! Thanks for hosting and organizing the event!

    Comment by Becky — 6:36 pm October 20, 2013 #

  2. did any-one happen to find a navy blue, hooded, zip up full body fleece suit (baby size 4-6 ,mos). it has multi colored stripes on the inside….
    (in the back parking lot)

    we had so much fun we forgot out clothes! thanks for the great activities.

    Comment by sam-c — 6:40 pm October 20, 2013 #

  3. got it! my husband just went back to check and the awesome folks at tuxedoes and tennis shoes retrieved it for us!! thanks! they make a very tasty squash soup too, I might add.

    Comment by sam-c — 7:16 pm October 20, 2013 #

  4. I was hoping to try that but there was a line and we had to move on. Glad you got the baby suit back. And glad to see another awesome volunteer-run event get a good turnout … hope to see everyone at the Junction Harvest Festival *next* Sunday! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:39 pm October 20, 2013 #

  5. Do you happen to know who was sponsoring the birdhouse table?

    Comment by Tee — 12:26 am October 21, 2013 #

  6. Hi, There has been no official sponsor of the bird house building table. Myself and a few quality volunteers (Dean Tucker and Eric Wetzel) have cut the kits for the last several years. Past projects were bird houses or planter boxes. This is a year around collection effort. We have gotten donations of wood from West Seattle Fence in the past and tried to use scraps and old fencing when available.

    I hope your child’s experience was positive.

    Gordy Mandt

    Comment by Gordy Mandt — 10:42 am October 21, 2013 #

  7. There are no sponsors of the Fauntleroy Fall Festival. It is a gift brought to the community by the Fauntleroy Community Association, the Fauntleroy YMCA and Fauntleroy Church, UCC, with the help of about 90 volunteers (which includes the planning committee, who come from the above 3 organizations). It is also funded by those organizations, a couple of fundraisers, and donations. Thank you to all the volunteers who make this happen!

    Comment by Terry Clements — 1:13 pm October 23, 2013 #

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