The 11th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival on Saturday, November 14, from 10am-4pm is just around the corner, and this year's event will be jam-packed with amazing opportunities and experiences. To make sure you don't miss anything, here's our guide to getting the most out of the Certified Local Fall Festival:
1. Bring the Whole Family
The Certified Local Fall Festival is free to attend and there will be tons of activities going on throughout the festival for kids, adults, and everyone in between. We also invite you to bring your well-behaved pooches to enjoy the day!
2. Ride the Light Rail
Don’t worry about parking, ride the light rail! The Certified Local Fall Festival is located at Portland Parkway conveniently located across from the Roosevelt St. and Central Avenue light rail station.
3. Arrive Early
The first 500 attendees to the Certified Local Fall Festival get a gift bag stuffed to the brim with goodies from over 50 local businesses!
4. Jumpstart your Holiday Shopping
Vendors from all over the state will be selling unique items you won’t find anywhere else, plus we'll display items from our online silent auction (click to start bidding now!). Stop by the Local First Arizona booth to learn about Buy Local Month starting on November 27, our annual holiday campaign to remind shoppers to #GiftLocalAZ!
5. Come Hungry
Sample delicious morsels from some of the best restaurants and food trucks in Arizona. Samples are available for just one ticket (tickets are $1 each and can be purchased on site)!
6. Don't Miss the Hensley Beverage Garden
Taste Arizona-made wines, beers, and sprits in the Hensley Beverage Garden, samples are just two tickets and entrance is free (21+). We'll have over 25 different vendors to taste from!
7. Enjoy Live Entertainment All Day Long
The Credit Union West Entertainment Stage will host some of Arizona's favorite musical talents throughout the day. Click here for the lineup of local entertainment.
8. Test Your Luck with the Raffle
Tickets will be $3 a piece or 2 tickets for $5 (you can use sample tickets to buy raffle tickets, too!.) We’re giving away 20 prizes an hour, including restaurant gift cards, free oil changes, museum memberships, and more. Click here to buy your raffle tickets ahead of time and for more chances to win!
9. Declare Yourself a Localist
Are you a Localist? Stop by the Local First Arizona booth to sign up for this unique membership, where you'll get exclusive invites to local opportunities around the state. Click here to learn more about what it means to be a Localist.
10. Connect and Engage with Your Community.
This event is all about bringing the community together to celebrate all things local to Arizona. Take the time to say hello to the local business owners in your community and meet someone new! Share with each other some of the reasons why you are proud to call Arizona home.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, November 14! Join the conversation on social media with the tag #LFAFallFest. For more details on the festival, click here.