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The Street Faire is back until Friday



The student government’s Street Faire is back at UO until Friday at 6 p.m. Some rain showers dampened the tents and food trucks on Wednesday and more rain is expected throughout the week.

Marc Winegarden, the owner of Bandon’s Best Kettle Korn, said that turn out will not suffer because of rain. Winegarden has attended the Street Faire for the past 10 years, and he said that some rain is good for business.

“Weather won’t affect turnout; more people like popcorn when it’s like this.”

The fair, which is held every fall and spring, features a variety of food vendors, artisan crafts, nonprofit groups and student organizations. Vendors will line their tents and food trucks along 13th Avenue between Kincaid Street and University Street.

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) hosts the Street Fair and uses it to raise funds.

Students shuffle through posters at the ASUO Fall Street Faire on Oct. 11, 2017. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

Lauren Duran, a sophomore English major, said it “reminds me that the community is very tightknit and that the community will come together and enjoy this thing they put on every year.”

Various vendors filled the street with food smells and eye-catching tapestries, Duran’s personal favorite.

Though the foot traffic can get congested and the food lines were long, Duran said she was excited to be there to see all the freshman experience it for the first time.

Joshua Simon, a sophomore at the UO majoring in music education, said this week’s fair is the third one he has attended. He likes to go to a lot of different food carts but says his favorite is the one with homemade funnel cakes.

“I was walking out of the EMU and I just saw a bunch of places and I was like, ‘What is this?’ and I go and I am like, ‘Alright. I guess there is a fair here,’ so I just started eating,” said Simon.

Simon advised first-time visitors to the Street Faire to plan out the when they are going to eat at the trucks and tents so that they do not have to wait until the end of the year to enjoy the next fair.

 

The ASUO Fall Street Faire on Oct. 11, 2017. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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