CPNO’s Fall Fest–which welcomes neighbors and visitors alike and showcases our neighborhood in all its diversity and fun–is our major annual fundraiser. Begun in 2001–so 2018 will be our 18th year–it has been held in rain and in sun, on the grass and on the pavement, and just seems to keep getting better. 2017 with its near-perfect weather and ferris wheel, was perhaps the best ever. Check this space for news of Fall Fest 2018. To visit the 2017 Fall Fest web site, click here.
This is what Ken Edelstein, Fall Fest Chair, said about Fall Fest 2017:
Thanks Candler Park. Congratulations on a stupendous Fall Fest.
We set lots of records this year: More booths. More food vendors. More people (we think). And 153 volunteers.
The 17th annual edition also was our first to clear $60,000. That means CPNO gets to give more support to other nonprofits and community projects.
Most of the feedback I heard was along these lines: “Y’all have the nicest community” (from vendors), and “I like this new layout” (from locals). It helped that we had excellent weather. And if you didn’t ride that Ferris wheel — well, I just hope you get another chance at it.
So many people put creative energy and serious skills into throwing Fall Fest 2017. Great artists and musicians. Generous sponsors. All those volunteers. I’d especially like to thank our amazing Fall Fest Committee: Corey Anderson, Natalie Anderson, Ryan Boblett, Rachel Bowser, Mark Clement, Sam Eckersley, Sam Eisenberg, Chris Fitzgerald, Holly Goldberg, Lee Lindsey, Lexa King, Gigi Miller, Russell Miller, Martin Morley, Marcie Morse and Martin Steib. Let’s do it again!
Counterclockwise from top left:
Upward and downward views from the Ferris wheel (Lee Lindsey). Yogis bowing to the giant wheel (Lee Lindsey). Grassy amphitheater (Lee Lindsey). Tribute (stage photos by Will Goicochea). Instagram photo contest sign (photo by Jason Lindsey).