The deets for the Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival

The Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival will be rolling in and setting up this Saturday, Oct. 22 at Auditorium Shores from 11am-8pm. Entrance is FREE and there’s plenty to do for everyone.

This festival is fitting for the entire gypsy family. Tiny gypsies and furry gypsies are welcome and will have lots to do! Tiny gypsies can enjoy face painting, an interactive chalkboard in the kids area, music and of course, food. There will also be story time and various sideshow acts throughout the park.

Live music will be happening all day and will feature Delta Spirit, Hacienda and Alabama Shakes will be there for a rock n’ roll revival, so be sure to check ’em out.

Your furry gypsies are more than welcome but there are some guidelines in place in order for everyone to have a good and safe time. Your pets must be on a leash and at your side at all times, so please do not extend retractable leashes! Be sure to pick up that poop too, no one wants dog mess on their feets while they’re trying to indulge in all the treats-bag it & trash it fools! Also, do your best to prevent any aggressive behavior between the pups, pet owners-do your part to ensure that everyone can have a wonderful time. Even though it’s getting cooler, please provide your dog with plenty of drinking water and remember that human food may be harmful to our furry gypsies. Don’t worry, it’s not all work and no play for the pups. The picnic has kept them in mind, and they can enjoy activities in the dog area. They can get their fortunes told by a dog behaviorist and can play dress up and participate in the puppy parade! CUTE!

Promise that it won't be this creepy, but, just so you get the idea...

While you are enjoying your food this year, remember your faves! KGSR is back to find the fan favorite of the festival! Each trailer will have a “text to vote” number on it, may the best trailer win. Also, those that vote will be entered to win a pair of season passes to the 2012 KGSR Music Lounge. Experts will be voting to, on categories such as: Best Taco, Best on a Bun, Best Vegetarian, Best Ethnic, Best Drink and Best Dessert.

PARKING: There is no parking at the festival, but there are plenty of spaces within walking distance:
– 301 Congress Avenue
– 300 San Antonio
– One Texas Center Garage at Barton Springs Rd. & S. 1st St.
– Austin Convention Center Parking Garage at 2nd & Brazos
– Austin City Hall at Cesar Chavez & Guadalupe

BIKE PARKING: Take eco-friendly transportation to the Festival by walking or biking to Auditorium Shores. Bike Parking will be available at two of the four festival entrances:
– the West entrance on West Riverside Drive closest to Lamar
– the main entrance on West Riverside Drive and South First Street
Bonus: Mellow Johnny’s will be at the West entrance to fix minor repairs and fix flats for all you gypsy cyclists.

DON’T SMOKE! Remember that day it rained? Yeah, well, it wasn’t enough and the burn ban is still in effect so please follow city guidelines and keep the stogies at home.

So now that you have zero questions, we hope to see you this Saturday!





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