First Autumn Festival Coming to Texas Tech

Campus event will include arts, music, dancing and food from local vendors.

Autumn Festival 2014

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This year marks the beginning of Texas Tech University's Autumn Festival, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

The festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 8) on campus at Memorial Circle and the Engineering Key. The festival will feature live, local music, a farmer's market, dance performances and a chef's demonstration stage.

“We are excited to bring the first Autumn Festival to the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “This event is perfect for a family outing and for all ages to enjoy. With the local vendors, music and food, we hope to continue to strengthen the bond between the university and local community and also familiarize students with the Lubbock and South Plains area arts scene.”

Some products featured will be art of all different styles – oil, watercolor, ceramics, clay, mosaics – photography, woodworking, jewelry, handmade soaps and bath accessories, repurposed furniture and items, just to name a few.

Local vendors who provide wares, food or art are invited to display and sell their works while dancers and Texas musicians provide entertainment. Vendors must apply and pay a $25 registration fee for the festival by Friday (Oct. 24). Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance by Wednesday (Oct. 29).

Vendor applications and regulations are available on the Autumn Festival website. Completed applications can be emailed to

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Each event will take place at the Black Box Laboratory Theatre, the main stage (West Memorial Circle) and/or the songwriter stage (North Engineering Key).

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