Special Thanks to This Year's Fall Festival Donors!

Ninth Annual FF logo (1) This Saturday, November 9th, Portland Parkway will transform into the 9th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival! If you've been before, you know this festival is fun for the whole family and features: live music, local food, over 100 vendors, kids activities, beer and wine garden and more! One of the biggest highlights is our Raffle and Silent Auction, which features $1000s in amazing prizes! Now folks, this isn't your typical Raffle with dinky prizes and a broken slinky; we'll be raffling off 20 amazing items every hour to the lucky raffle winners! No need to adjust your eyes, you've read this correctly, we draw 120 winners at the festival! Our Raffle features fantastic finds fit for anyone, including gift cards, art pieces, gift baskets, and more! Remember, the more entries you put in, the more prizes you can win! Tickets will be for sale on site at the Fall Festival. One raffle entry will cost $3, and save and purchase two raffle entries for $5. You can also enter the raffle using tickets that will be sold at the festival (1 entry = 3 tickets, 2 entries = 5 tickets).

LFA Fall Fest 2012, ©Rick D'Elia 2012/www.deliaphotographic.comWhen Local First Arizona Director, Kimber Lanning, first started the Certified Local Fall Festival she intended to celebrate "local" and show off Arizona. She had 27 vendors and over one thousand attendees. Today that vision has grown to over 100 vendors and an expected attendee number of ten-thousand! Without our continued support from generous donations by members, we could not have surpassed even the wildest of expectations this festival continues to conquer. We want to give a special thank you to all participating businesses and donors in every capacity!

LFA Fall Fest 2012, ©Rick D'Elia 2012/www.deliaphotographic.com

For the first time, our Silent Auction is online and open early! This means no confusing bidsheets, no line-cutters, no hassle whatsoever! The Silent Auction is now open for bidding and will close at 3:00 PM on November 9th. We will have all items on display at the festival and kiosks available for registration and in-person bids as well!

Bidding has already begun, but there's still time to register and start knocking down that holiday gift list, or buy that special treat you keep promising yourself!

To begin viewing and bidding online, click here. To bid on your smart phone, click here.

Here's a peek at some of the local businesses who graciously donated tons of items for this year's raffle:

[column width="47%" padding="6%"] Julie's Originals Essential Body Pleasures TEXAZ Grill Pueblo Grande Museum Desert Song District American Kitchen and Wine Bar Truce Phenomenal Women Clothes Minded Olivastro Oil & Balsamics Salon D'Shayn The Stockyards Souvia Tea Chelsea's Kitchen Le Grande Orange Harper's Nursery Hula's Modern Tiki Terroir Wine Pub Hug N Pups Tryst Cafe Zia Records SUTRA Midtown Yoga The Heard Museum Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Antique Sugar Vintage Clothing Urban Cookies Bakeshop Kathy Zimmerman Photography La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar Modern Margarita Handlebar Fox Restaurant Concepts Desert Botanical Garden Daily Dose Old Town Bar & Grill Practical Art on Central Chicago Hamburger Co. Inc. Hava Java Arizona Art Supply Postino Wine Cafe Switch Restaurant & Wine Bar FEZ Spinato's Pizza National Comedy Theatre [/column][column width="47%" padding="0"]M.R. Designs and Gift Sole Sports Running Zone Songbird Coffee & Tea House Sugarlips Cakery Deer Valley Rock Art Center Tonto Bar & Grill Frances Devour Phoenix Restaurant Coalition Sibley's West Fairytale Brownies Pink Spot Coffee and Ice Cream Phoenix Zoo Lemon Road Refresh Glass Brenda's English Teas and Gift Baskets Greater Than Coffee Freshinit SugarJam Cookies Harley's Italian Bistro Flanny's Bar and Grill Dolly Steamboat Joe's Farm Grill Changing Hands Bookstore Heckler Design Ben's Bells Bookmans Simply Posh Women's Consignment Boutique Pizza People Pub Children's Museum of Phoenix The Root Salon China Mist Brands Grassfed Beef Crisps Sassy Glasses Crema Cafe & Courtyard Main Stage Theater Page Springs Cellars Pillsbury Wine Mano Y Metate Café Esperanza Edible Phoenix Chase's Diner [/column][end_columns]