is an Art/Music Festival saluting our veterans and first responders, hosted by The Historic Avondale Merchants Association (HAMA) and Post 61
We'll be filling Avondale's Western Avenue with arts and crafts, vendor booths, live music, car show, food trucks, a craft beer garden, duck races, Kid Zone, Student Art Contest, a fine art area with wine tasting and more!
October 21st from 10:00am till 5:00pm
Proceeds benefit our Veterans Post 61 & 1st Responders
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The connection between the Historic Avondale Merchants Association and area veterans is strong.
Our 2015 and 2016 street festivals were named VETFest to reflect that connection and to celebrate our veterans. The name of this year's festival may have changed to Western Ave Rocktoberfest but our commitment to celebrating, supporting and recognizing our veterans remains the same.
This includes booths featuring art created by veteran artists. Art plays an important role for veterans returning from combat and processing combat effects. Our festival provides veteran artists a place where they can share and sell their art.
And who better to help us plan an event celebrating veterans than veterans themselves? That's why members of American Legion Post No. 61 play an important role in planning and putting on VETFest/Rocktoberfest.
In addition, a portion of the money raised through booth registration fees (for non-veteran artists/vendors/food trucks) go to Post No. 61 veteran charities as well as local first responder charities. For the past two VETFest, we presented Post No. 61 over $8,000.00.
Rocktoberfest is a family friendly street festival, open to all with veteran support and recognition at its heart.