MISSISSIPPI AVENUE STREET FAIR 2010
SATURDAY JULY 10
10am to 9pm / All Ages / Free
Presented by: Historic Mississippi Ave Business Association (HMBA) & Boise Neighborhood Association (BNA)
Benefits: The Boise-Eliot Elementary and Albina Youth Opportunity Schools
Location: N Mississippi Ave - 5 blocks bounded by N Fremont and N Skidmore (closed to vehicular traffic)
Parade: At High Noon – all welcome
Nine years ago The Mississippi Avenue Street Fair began as a simple community-building
event called the Boise-Eliot Multicultural Fair. The one-day event has since become Portland
biggest street fair – attracting over 30,000 attendees in 2009 and sprawling over five city blocks
in the heart of the Historic Mississippi Avenue Business District.
The attractions have grown along with the fair, here are a few highlights:
Four Stages of Entertainment:
With nearly 30 acts performing on four stages – there is something for everyone. Catch legacy acts like Linda
Hornbuckle and Norman Sylvester on the Main Stage; discover emerging artists like Renegade Minstrels and
The Beauty on The Courtyard and Dance stages. Be the first to get a sneak preview of the new Portland Folk
Festival with the programming on The Parlour on the Hill stage. Plus for kids of all ages arrive early for a brand
new kids’ music program presented by Legacy Emanuel Hospital & The Children’s Hospital at Emanuel on all
See attached Entertainment Schedule for details
Local Brew Garden presented by Yelp:
Last year’s sold-out organic beer garden was so well received by craft beer aficionados that fair returns with an
expanded focus on “local” breweries including: Hopworks Urban Brewery, Lucky Labrador Brewing
Company, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Lompoc Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing, Southern Oregon
Brewing and 10 Barrel Brewing Company.
See attached Local Brew Garden Fact Sheet for details
Whole Foods Local Bites:
Fifteen local growers and producers will be presenting their own products –from Habanero hot sauce to natural
beef to locally grown basil - in a “farmer’s market” style pavillion. Stop by to smell, taste and touch our
commitment to LOCAL!
See attached Local Bites Fact Sheet for details
Over 100 Street Fair Vendors presented by Dreamer’s Marketplace:
Explore over 100 of the region’s most diverse artisans, products and services along the spine of the street fair!
There is even a “Green Block” devoted to organizations and vendors involved in sustainable, green industries.
Boise-Eliot Kids Corner:
Interactive games, dunk tank, kids crafts, bingo, and more.
Grandfather’s Rib-Off Competition:
“Grandfather” Leonard Smith’s barbecue contest honors to the most deserving with samples available to all!
The biggest block party in North Portland has evolved into a must-attend event
for neighbors and folks from across the city….Packing the extra wallop of being a local seen-and-be-seen
event onto itself. Freakin' fantastic funfest!
~ The Sentinel
I make a point of attending as many street fairs and festivals as I can and the Mississippi Avenue Street
Fair is always one of the best.
Mississippi Avenue Street Fair celebrates the diversity—sound, race, and generational—of this
booming Portland neighborhood.
~ Portland Mercury
The Mississippi Avenue Street Fair is the everyday culture clash of N Mississippi on acid.
The countless diverse facets of Mississippi explode out of storefronts and side streets into the
Technicolor hullabaloo that is the Street Fair.
~ Willamette Week
2009 Mississippi Avenue Street Fair photos, poster, and schedule
Bridget Bayer, Chair / email@example.com / 503.290.4377 - Mobile