Fauntleroy Fall Festival

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The Fauntleroy Fall Festival is an annual neighborhood celebration brought to you by the Fauntleroy Community Association, Fauntleroy Church UCC, West Seattle/Fauntleroy YMCA, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering, Endolyne Joe’s, Fauntleroy Children’s Center, Little Pilgrim School, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, and members of the Fauntleroy community.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2016 [graphic] Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 23

Make sure you save the afternoon of Sunday, October 26, for the 2016 Fauntleroy Fall Festival. Read about current planning efforts in “Many Hands at Work on Fall Festival ‘16” (Neighbors, September 2016). Want to get involved? E-mail fauntleroyfallfestival@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook. Stay tuned for more information closer to festival time.

Plan now to participate in the Cake Decorating Contest and Cake Walk

This year’s festival includes the ever-popular Cake Decorating Contest and Cake Walk events. This will occur in the Vashon Room at the Hall at Fauntleroy. In order to make this event a success, we are calling on bakers to provide cakes. We need lots of them!

Photo of cakes at the 2015 Cake Decorating ContestThe decorating contest has three categories: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Cakes can be any shape or size but should have either a Fall, Halloween or West Seattle theme. They can be very simple to very elaborate, baked and decorated by an individual, or a parent and child, a family, or a group of friends. Click on the photo at right for a small sample of cakes from last year’s event. Visit our Archives page for lots of beautiful cake pictures over the years.

Cakes should be brought to the Vashon Room on the day of the festival, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. Voting will begin at 1:30 and continue until about 3 p.m. Once the votes have been tallied, prizes will be awarded for each category. (Who votes? You do, along with other Fall Festival guests.) And then the Cake Walk begins! The Cake Walk continues until all the cakes have been given away. If you do not want to enter the Cake Decorating Contest, you can bake and donate a cake for the Cake Walk.

Questions about the Cake Decorating Contest and/or Cake Walk? E-mail Carolyn Tucker at tucker_family@mac.com.

Last year's festival fun

The biggest event of the Fauntleroy community year took place on Sunday, October 11, 2015 (2–5 p.m.). More than 1,500 people turned out at The Hall at Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, and Fauntleroy Church and parking lot for activities such as rock climbing, pumpkin decorating, birdhouse construction, bull riding, fly tieing, environmental corner activities, exploring a fire truck, navigating an inflatable obstacle course, pony rides, petting farm (bunnies and chickens and goats) and an instrument petting zoo (violin, trombone, clarinet and the like).

Music and other performances included the B Sharp Studio Band, Back Porch Apostles Band, Endolyne Children’s Choir, Hilltop Jazz Project, Jump Jazz Trio, West Seattle Dance (scenes from The Doll Maker), and the West Seattle Big Band.

The 5th annual Cake Decorating Contest and Cake Walk took place on the lower level of The Hall at Fauntleroy. Contest categories included Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Cakes in all shapes and sizes had Fall, Halloween, or West Seattle themes.

Food was available for purchase at various sites, offered by Endolyne Joe’s, Guadalajara, Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes Catering, and the Fauntleroy Church youth group.

Schedule of 2015 events | Poster: 8.5x11 | 11x17 | Photo Archive

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