Fall Festival boosts Corvallis economy

45th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival

CORVALLIS, Ore. - On the second day of Fall, Corvallis kicked off one of its biggest events of the year: The Fall Festival.

Live music took over the center of Corvallis on Saturday, but the real show at the 45th annual Fall Festival is the art.

Whether it's kids drawing on cars, or professional artists from all over the west coast showing off their best work, the sights and sounds helped ring in the new season's arrival.

More than 160 artists are showcasing their work to thousands of people in Corvallis, all of whom presented their own style.

Nicholas Vicknair drove three hours from Bend for the festival to present his art for the first time.

"I'm actually very surprised how many people are here and how friendly everyone is," said Vicknair. "It's been a pretty good experience so far."

Vicknair says art shows like the Fall Festival give him a chance to find a home for his art.

"We take a lot of enjoyment in placing pieces in people's home, it's like becoming a part of their family," said Vicknair.

Organizers say that the event is not only good for artists, but it's also a shot in the arm for the Corvallis economy. It's also an exciting introduction to fall.

The live music and festivities will begin again on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission to the festival is free.

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