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Downtown Merchants: Take a Festifall Survey!
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Economic Impact of Festifall Arts Festival:

The average group size for out of town visitors is 2.8 people per group.

The average number of nights spent in a hotel is 32 one night stays.

Of 256 total people surveyed, 61% were local, while 39% were visiting from out of town.

Average expenditure among tourist groups totaled $37.71 per person, with total expenditures estimated at $220, 861.47.

On Sunday, October 5th, the Town of Chapel Hill again welcomed over 15,000 residents and visitors to West Franklin Street in downtown to experience the Festifall Arts Festival.  Voted recently as Chapel Hill's Best Annual Event, Festifall continues to be an extraordinary opportunity for the community and artists to interact in a full day of artful discovery.

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department is seeking feedback from the downtown community on this year's event. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts: 

Take the Festifall Survey


The mission of our Parks & Recreation Department's Festivals and Events is to enhance the quality of life for residents, represent the fabric of our community, and support positive economic impact in downtown. The Festifall Arts Festival has undergone some significant branding and programmatic improvements over the past decade, to incorporate more quality art on exhibit, engage more with local arts organizations, galleries, and artists, and focus on collaborative efforts with downtown stakeholders, beginning with downtown business owners.

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

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