Cooper-Young Fest announces new date

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 27, 2020 11:39 AM CT

This year’s Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival will be held on Halloween this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 2020 festival is now scheduled 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. 

“It will be step back in time for us since our very first festival was celebrated on Halloween weekend back in 1988,” said Tamara Cook, executive director, of the Cooper-Young Business Association. “Cheers to cooler weather.”

The original date for this year’s festival was Sept. 19. 

The kickoff party is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, at Epicenter, 902 S. Cooper St. The party will highlight the 2020 festival poster artist John McIntire, and include free food, posters and music. 

The vendor art booth application will be posted online at midnight Saturday, August 1. The booths are first-come, first-served. The association is interested in art including pottery, paintings, glass objects, metal and repurposed items, “tie-dye anything,” sculptures, wood furniture, handmade jewelry, handmade hats, rock and mineral items, wind chimes and “the funky and weird.”


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