As-it-happened coverage: Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2014 – fun in the sun (and indoors too)


FIRST REPORT, 2:24 PM: In, and out, of the sun – the Fauntleroy Fall Festival is on!

Above, our quick Instagram clip showing some of the decorated cakes awaiting the Cake Walk – you are encouraged to admire them and vote:

Then join in the 3:15 pm walk (for which some not-as-ornate-but-yummy-looking-too cakes are available as well). The cakes are in the Emerald Room (downstairs) at The Hall at Fauntleroy in the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Other festival activities are in and around the schoolhouse (including a petting zoo on the west side):

… and Fauntleroy Church / YMCA across the street – look for the tent with pumpkin painting, birdhouse making, and more. Address here is 9131 and 9140 California SW, and the festival’s on until 5 – get here!

2:47 PM UPDATE: Lots of music at the festival – the Epitones Jazz Quartet at the schoolhouse right now:

Elsewhere on the festival grounds, Toni Reineke was in brass mode; you probably know her best for her leadership of what’s now the West Seattle Community Orchestras:

And a festival fave – the Endolyne Children’s Choir:

The official festival schedule shows you the full lineup – including the West Seattle Big Band at 3:45 in The Hall at Fauntleroy’s Emerald Room, inviting you to indulge in a little (or a lot of) swing dancing.

3:42 PM UPDATE: SFD’s Engine 37 is a hit:

It’s parked by the church. That’s also where you might meet royalty:

That’s West Seattle Hi-Yu Junior Court Queen Bianca Carufel.

4:23 PM UPDATE: The festival’s three-hour span goes by so fast – but many have come to enjoy the afternoon:

That includes the indoor crowd for the cakewalk we mentioned earlier:

In the cake-decorating contest, the winning entry was a double-entry by Carolyn Tucker:

In the first-timers’ category, Lindsay Morgan Tracy‘s Frankencake scared up the win:

Still more to show you … as the all-volunteer-produced festival goes into its final half-hour.

5:22 PM: Festival’s over, cleanup’s on. We’ll be adding more photos and video – caught the WS Big Band’s final number …

Some classic rock on the church-parking-lot stage with B Sharp Studio & the 5 Buck Band

and also some earnest last-minute birdhouse-making:

The festival was free for visitors, supported by community donations and sponsors like the Fauntleroy Community Association, which is now set up to accept online membership payments (if you’re a local resident/business/organization interested in joining) and festival donations – see the donation button here! (And see many more photos on the festival Facebook page, whose editor Irene Stewart was making the rounds of the festival grounds all afternoon long.)

P.S. Next Sunday afternoon, you’re invited back to Fauntleroy to help drum, sing, and chant to call the salmon home – 5 pm (October 26th) by the Fauntleroy Creek overlook, across from the ferry dock.

9 Replies to "As-it-happened coverage: Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2014 - fun in the sun (and indoors too)"

  • Resident October 19, 2014 (3:46 pm)

    Is that why Director Place at The top near Barton/ Wildwood is closed off? It didn’t seem like it was an official Seattle road closure.

    • WSB October 19, 2014 (4:02 pm)

      I’m not sure of the street name but there is yellow tape across the street on the north side of the schoolhouse.

  • Kevin October 19, 2014 (5:27 pm)

    The schedule said something about Gail Ann Photography taking portraits on Director Street.

  • Amy M October 19, 2014 (7:35 pm)

    That was the best FFF ever! We had a blast with our family and friends. It was SO refreshing that it was almost all free or very inexpensive – also very nice people serving the community with smiles !

  • Westgirl October 19, 2014 (8:01 pm)

    My family had a great time. Thanks for all the fun activities!

  • E October 19, 2014 (10:11 pm)

    What a wonderful festival! Thank you to the many many volunteers who make this happen.

  • Irene October 20, 2014 (7:27 am)

    Tracy and Patrick, you guys rock!

  • GUA8Avenger30Mike October 22, 2014 (1:42 pm)

    That was a very popular event. The last time I saw a crowd of kids that big was the 4th of July parade in Admiral. Wow, that was a lot of families.

  • Kari October 22, 2014 (8:18 pm)

    There were record numbers this year. What a fabulous event for the community.

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