Pecan Street Festival

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The Pecan Street Festival is the common name for the Old Pecan Street Spring and Fall Arts Festival, a free, bi-annual juried fine art and arts and crafts festival held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas.

The festival was first held in Fall 1978.[1] The festival includes juried original artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, wood, glass, jewelers, pottery, mosaics, candles, original clothing, etc.; five stages of live music, dance and performing arts; vendors; children’s carnival, petting zoo, and art classes.


Originally produced, funded and conceptualized by French Smith III it was taken over through legal action by the Old Pecan Street Association in 1997.[citation needed] Roadstar Productions, Smith's company, continued to produce it for eight more years.[citation needed] In the fall of 2006, the Old Pecan Street Association selected Special Events Management to run the festival.[2]


  1. ^ George, Patrick (2008-09-21). "Festival has made a name for itself (even if it's new)". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  2. ^ Barnes, Michael (2006-04-18). "Old Pecan is on". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 

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