Downtown Boulder’s Fall Festival Returns to the Pearl Street Mall September 23 – 25, 2011

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Downtown Boulder’s Fall Festival Returns to the Pearl Street Mall
September 23 – 25, 2011

Boulder County’s favorite fall celebration brings live music, brews, artisan booths, a children’s carnival and much more to the heart of Boulder next weekend

[Boulder, CO]  September 16, 2011– Year after year, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Festival draws locals and visitors alike to the heart of the city – the renowned Pearl Street Mall.  A true celebration of community spirit, this three day festival offers live entertainment on the Eldora Main Stage, a beer/wine/margarita garden, food, artisan booths and a Children’s Carnival.  

“There is no better place to enjoy autumn then at our Fall Fest,” said Sean Maher, executive director of Downtown Boulder, Inc.  “For the kiddos we have the carnival, face painting and a special performance by Lois LaFond and the Rockadiles, one of the most beloved local children’s acts in Boulder.  And, for adults, we have live musical performances from a wide genre of bands and some of the best microbrews in the state thanks to the Avery Brewing Company.”

On the Eldora Main Stage fan favorites like Girls on Top!,The Nacho Men, The Fab 4, Spring Creek and others will perform throughout the event (see below for a complete schedule). On Saturday evening, Churchill performs.  In 2009, they were one of the top three finalists in Denver’s Hometown for the Holidays competition. The final performance on Sunday will be Fierce Bad Rabbit, the Ft. Collins based band that made a name for themselves earlier this year at the wildly popular South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.


Friday, September 23   5 – 10 p.m.    
 5 – 7 p.m. Girls on Top!  
7:30 – 10 p.m. The Nacho Men   
Saturday, September 24   11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. – Lois LaFond & the Rockadiles
1 – 2:30 p.m. Last Flight Out       
3 – 4:30 p.m. Selasee   
5 - 7 p.m. The Fab 4
7:30 – 10 p.m. Churchill

Sunday, September 25   11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Ballet Nouveau Colorado & Taps Are Talking
2 – 3:30 p.m. Spring Creek
4 – 5:30 p.m.  Fierce Bad Rabbit

All Day Saturday & Sunday:
Downtown Boulder’s Fall Festival Art Show  - Pearl Street from 11th – 15th    
Beer garden  - 1300 Block of Pearl Street
Children’s Carnival - 14th Street between Spruce and Pearl
For the second year, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest is a Zero Waste event – most of the waste will be diverted from landfills and composted or recycled instead.  Expanding on/in the spirit of Zero Waste this year, for the first time, the Art Show will feature a Recycled and/or Re-purposed Art section on the 1200 block.  “All of the artists on the mall between Broadway and 13th Street will display work that is in some way recycled, re-purposed or reclaimed materials,” said Anna Salim, Fall Fest event director.  “Whether it’s hats made from old suits, head scarves from old ties, or wall hangings made from recycled steel and tile – attendees are guaranteed to see many creative ways to re-use, recycle and reclaim just about anything!”

Fall Festival is produced by Downtown Boulder. Inc.
Sponsors include: 5280 Magazine, 9News, Daily Camera, KUNC radio, Coast 2 Coast & Eldora Mountain Resort

For more information:
General public: 303-449-3774 | |
Press: Anna Salim (Fall Festival Director) or Terri Takata-Smith (Director of Marketing/Communications)
303-449-3774 (office) & 303-725-1431 (cellular) | or

About Downtown Boulder, Incorporated
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.  With a mission to maintain Downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure, DBI’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and by producing year-round community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors.  (