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Festifall Arts Festival Info for Downtown Community

Festifall Arts Festival Info for Downtown Businesses & Organizations

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In an economic impact study completed in 2011, the average attendee spends roughly $40 while attending community events in Chapel Hill. Community Events produced by the Town of Chapel Hill create approximately $600,000 dollars in positive economic impact.  
Chapel Hill's Festifall Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Festifall Arts Festival is one of North Carolina's longest running events and has been voted Chapel Hill's Best Annual Event for three consecutive years. Community events enhance the quality of life for our citizens, and represent the fabric of our community. 

Over 15,000 residents and visitors alike will convene on West Franklin Street in beautiful Downtown Chapel Hill.   

Festifall showcases 
over eighty local and regional artists, working in a variety of media. With works in fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, pottery, wood and more visitors are sure to find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift or unique work of art for their home.   

Families can indulge their creative side with hands-on activities. 
 And all will enjoy the music and dance stages. 


We encourage the downtown merchants to creatively promote the festival and their business by creating "FestiFall" shopping and dining offers on October 6th, to maximize your exposure, increase sales, and create more traffic during and following the event.


The downtown district will be impacted by the following street closings: West Franklin Street will be closed from Church Street to Graham Street from 6am until 9pm. Mallette Street, Kenan Street and Roberson Street will also be closed to thru Traffic. There will be free shuttles to the festival on Chapel Hill Transit or simply BIKE IN!


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If you have any questions or comments, please contact Wes Tilghman, Special Event Coordinator at the Town of Chapel Hill at 919-968-2784 or

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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk, Executive Director, at 919-967-9440 or   
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