Friday, September 30, 2011
San Francisco...Castro Street Fair! Harvey Milk's legacy marches on! October 2nd!
The festive "Castro Street Fair" hatched up by former businessman Harvey Milk (& slain politician) and launched thirty-eight years ago, kicks off on once again in San Francisco on Sunday October 2nd.
The theme for the annual event this year is:
"The Happiest Place in San Francisco!"
The organizers have lined up a stellar roster of talent which includes Joshua Klipp, the Freeplay Dance Crew, Chloe Sevigny impersonator Drew Droege, and the Beard Summit (a band).
Performers from Barnaby's "World of Entertainment" are slated to interact with street guests, too.
In keeping with the latest "Food Truck" craze, the Fair has given the nod to a handful of mobile eateries to participate this year.
Beer booths will be allowed, so thirsty revellers will be able to wash down their culinary delights with an agreeable belch!
One sponsor - Stoli - will be offering up Vodka.
Donations of $5.00 are suggested.
The proceeds will benefit more than 30 local non-profit charities.
For the most part, there will not be any significant changes in respect to operations this year.
"The merchants and the residents in the neighborhood seem to be happy with the event which is why we like to keep the status quo with a lot of infrastructure and the footprint," a rep boasted proudly.
Vendors will be flogging an assortment of products with widespread appeal to the gay community, touting local gay organizations, and attempting to lure traffic their way with special promotions and great give-a-ways difficult to resist.
Castro Street Fair will throw the gates open wide at 11 a.m. and ceremoniously close 'em at 6 p.m.
See 'ya there!