Good Fellas

It can’t be true. A festival devoted solely to celebrating Arizona’s locally owned businesses? A beer and wine garden offering samples of imbibe-ables made at breweries and vineyards located right here? Free food from local restaurants?

Nah. It can’t be. And yet, it is, for the sixth consecutive year, Local First Arizona’s Certified Local Fall Festival will jam Duck and Decanter’s restaurant grounds with live entertainment from some of Arizona’s favorite musicians, complimentary snacks from locally owned eateries, and free gift bags to the first 500 desert rats through the door. This Arizona-centric bash promotes Local First’s mantra about supporting resident growers and craftspeople, but even if you typically buy grub imported from Seattle, you’ll have a blast.

Sat., Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2010
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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