Mark your calendars, planning people. Fiesta on the Hill happens this Sunday, October 26.
Fiesta on the Hill is a Bernal tradition — a bustling Cortland street party that also benefits the intensely important Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. This year, the organizing committee decided to *cough cough* spice up the marriage a bit by rethinking the standard Fiesta on the Hill format.
Neighbor Genevieve is on the Fiesta organizing team, and she shared this preview of some sexy new attractions for Fiesta 2014:
Fiesta is now in it’s 26th year. 10 am to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10/26/14
The big news is that this year we’re really focusing local makers and movers!
- On Main Stage we’ll have big time children’s music musician (and SF resident!) Frances England playing from 12:30-1:30
- Lots of local musical acts: 30th Street Chorus, Manila Slim, Duo Pizzicato (plays regularly at what used to be Liberty Cottage)
- Salsa band Los Boleros to close out the festival
- City grazing goats (in lieu of the sometimes un-PC petting zoo)
- Food trucks from Off the Grid
- Bernal muralist and celebrity artist Amos Goldbaum will be selling his sexy shirts
- Bernal Dads Racing will have their race cars on display, including America’s Most Badass Volvo Station Wagon
- Savor tasty gourmet funnel cakes with bacon in agave syrup, from the folks at Endless Summer Sweets (a graduate of the La Cocina program).
- Cruise Cortand on a mechanized horse from Mission Ponies
UPDATE, 23 October: Neighbor Genevieve seeks some additional volunteers at Fiesta:
The job: guarding barricades and soliciting for donations for the BH Neighborhood Center
Hours: Flexible. But we are asking for 4 hour shifts, 10 am-2,pm and 2-6 pm
What They Get: Tee shirt, and redeemable tokens for lunch for Pizza Hacker and Frozen Khusterd, and free coffee from Philz!
Must Be: Friendly, able to stand for that amount of time
11 thoughts on “A Sneak Preview of Sunday’s New 2014 Fiesta on the Hill on Cortland”
Living a block and a half up from the “Fiesta” I always plan on flying to San Diego on Friday and returning Monday. This is the annual Disaster on the Hill. I miss it entirely.
Totally respect your opinion, we know it can be a strain for the neighbors along the party route! I do hope to see some of your neighbors who will be in town at the event.
Of all the street fairs in SF (and there are a LOT), I like the Bernal street fair the best because it’s home-grown. Most of the others now have professional organizers who make them look alike with the same vendors, the same entertainment, and the same feel.
Thanks David for your comment! No same same for us! We tried hard this year to make it more vibrant to reflect tha neighborhood’s flavor. Hope to see you there!
The Bernal History Project volunteers will be there, too, with our binders full of historical Bernal photos and maps. If you want to know more about the history of your home, come and find our table — we love hearing stories from the neighborhood!
Mission Ponies sounds like something born of the Armory. I was stoked on my kid being old enough for a real pony ride– this should be interesting! Also, I don’t imagine the city’s hill-grazing goats are pettable?
Believe it or not the grazing goats are TOTALLY pettable! We do hope to see you there. And we’ve got the amusement rides from last year as well, and some other fun surprises. See you there!
Will we see the crazy balloon lady again?
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