Local First Arizona Announces Details for 9th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2013 Certified Local Fall Fest Generic logo

LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR 9TH ANNUAL CERTIFIED LOCAL FALL FESTIVAL Annual celebration of local businesses expected to draw thousands

WHAT: 9th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival - All day, family friendly fun for all ages! The Certified Local Fall Festival is an annual celebration of all things local to Arizona. This year’s festival will feature 100+ vendors with some of Arizona’s favorite local businesses, food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks, a beer and wine garden featuring Arizona-produced wine and beer, live entertainment from some of Arizona’s most talented musicians and performance artists, crafts and activities for kids and families, a raffle and silent auction with unique prizes and items, and much more.

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHO: Local First Arizona, a statewide nonprofit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through supporting at celebrating local businesses, hosts the annual Certified Local Fall Festival. Headlining sponsors include APS, Scott’s Marketplace, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Wist Office Products, Duck and Decanter, SCF Arizona, Kidstop Toys, Raising Arizona Kids, Arizona Vines & Wines, Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, and the City of Phoenix.

WHY: When Arizonans support local and independently owned businesses, up to four times more money stays and circulates in the local economy to support local job creation, strong schools and local services, and vibrant and diverse communities. The Certified Local Fall Festival is a fun way to engage the community with the local business community and remind them about the benefits of supporting local businesses. The Fall Festival also gives community members an opportunity to meet 100+ local businesses from all over the state and get a head start on their holiday shopping.

WHERE: Portland Parkway, 10 W Portland St, Phoenix, AZ 85003. The festival will be held on Portland Street west of Central Avenue. The festival is easily accessible from the Light Rail station at Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

COST: Entrance to the Certified Local Fall Festival is free. $1 food tickets will be available for purchase at the Fall Festival. Admittance to the Beer and Wine Garden is $10. Local business vendors will be selling a variety of unique gifts and products, prices vary. Attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items on site.

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