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Minor shift in Folsom Street Fair location - one block west

By September 07, 2014

images/articles/news/regional/2013_Events/Folsom_Street_Fair_2013_Story/IMG_5611 Web.jpgThe Folsom Street Fair will take place on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th Streets on Sunday, September 21 from 11 AM - 6 PM.

While the South of Market streets have changed fairly drastically over the last 20 years, the location of Folsom Street Fair hasn't changed at all. In 1995, the fair expanded its footprint to include the block of Folsom between 11th and 12th Streets; however, in all of the years since then, the fair's footprint has remained constant and unwavering. Until this year, that is. For the first time since 1995, Folsom Street Fair will be updating its layout to accommodate the needs of a changing city.

According to Executive Director Demetri Moshoyannis, "The Board of Directors agreed to move the fair slightly in order to achieve three major objectives: 1. Improving street traffic around the fair; 2. Minimizing impact on residential side streets; and, 3. Engaging new community businesses. The shift of just one block in our fair footprint means that we can improve traffic flow by opening up 8th Street to live traffic; we can engage fewer residential side streets; and, we can create new or improved relationships with community businesses like The SF Eagle, Sports Authority, and Cat Head's BBQ - all of whom will be able to participate more actively now. Getting the Eagle onto the fairgrounds feels especially relevant for many of us in the Leather community."




According to Board President Phillip Babcock, "Folsom Street Events hopes that this shift is an improvement for the event, the community, the businesses and our fairgoers. We don't want to keep producing the same fair year after year. In fact, we meet and plan frequently in order to work towards a more improved experience for everyone. We hope that the community likes the change; we're excited to try something a little different."

images/articles/news/regional/2013_Events/Folsom_Street_Fair_2013_Story/IMG_5577 Web.jpgSponsorships for 2014 include: Steamworks, Mr. S Leather, Kink.com, and GLOSS, Distillery 209, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, and Southern Comfort, 9x6 Lubes, Blow Buddies, eXtreme Restraints.com andBoyzShop.com, Factory Video and Cum Union, Powerhouse, Orchid and Serpent, 440 Castro, Falcon Studios/Raging Stallion Studios, and Adult Friend Finder, Bay Area Reporter, SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, Frontiers, and Gay Cities, T-Dance, Full Fetish, and Aftershock, and Kimpton Hotels, MisterBNB.com

The official events produced by Folsom Street Events will be Magnitude on Saturday, September 20; Folsom Street Fair on Sunday, September 21; and DEVIANTS on Sunday, September 21.

Folsom Street Events is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that creates world-class leather and fetish events that unite adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self expression and exciting entertainment. Our events raise funds to sustain San Francisco Bay Area-based and national charities.

For more information, visit http://www.folsomstreetevents.org