Sunday, September 18, 2011
This year's festival has 138 sponsors, $120,000 in sponsorships and $90,000 in in-kind services.
The Duluth Fall Festival Committee feted sponsors Sept. 15 during the “Taste of Duluth” at the Payne-Corley House. Twelve local restaurants and caterers served samples of their gourmet and casual cuisine at the elegant dress-up party. “Taste of Duluth” is one of several events that lead up to the festival scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25 on the Duluth Town Green and downtown city streets. Festival organizers usually encourage sponsors and volunteers to wear their festival T-shirts to every event, but not so at the tasting where the rule is: “No T-shirts allowed.” The festival is observing its 29th year, and the current T-shirts are gold. They will be highly visible during the upcoming festival weekend. Sponsors received their 2011 T-shirts as…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Popular dance band to perform community concert two weeks prior to Duluth Fall Festival.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Duluth Fall Festival Committee is presenting a free community concert featuring Rupert’s Orchestra Saturday, Sept. 10, as a prelude to festival fun. The popular 12-piece orchestra will have everyone on their feet dancing to its music. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Duluth Festival Center Amphitheater on the Town Green. Betti Seni will be the opening act. Rupert’s Orchestra, formed in 1987 as the house band at the former Rupert’s nightclub in Buckhead, played for packed crowds there for eight years. The orchestra continues to perform Top 40 hits, Motown sounds, classic rock and 1940s Big Band music at private, corporate and community events. The Duluth Fall Festival always occurs the last weekend in September, which this year …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Fifty committees and nearly 400 volunteers gear up for another successful festival Sept. 24-25.
The signs promoting this year's Duluth Fall Festival have been put up, and volunteers are finalizing details of the community's largest event. The Sept. 24-25 event on the Town Green and the city's downtown streets attracts 80,000 to 100,000 festival-goers. Festivities at the 29th annual fall event include a parade, 400 arts, crafts, sponsor and food booths, live entertainment on the Festival Center Stage and the Gazebo, a 5K road race, and a children’s activity area. A carnival opens Sept. 21 and continues through the festival. The festival is put on by nearly 50 committees and 400 volunteers and is supported by many local individuals and businesses. Sponsors and volunteers were recognized at a "Sizzlin' Summer Picnic" Aug. 6 at Wild …